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Doctor Who Eighth Doctor Adventures – The Time War Series 2 review

As Doctor Who fans we are used to enjoying stories in varying eras of the show, but there is a special thrill with the current Eighth Doctor offerings from Big Finish. While the Ravenous stories see a younger Eighth enjoying adventures in the company of companions Liv and Helen, the alternate strand is set much...

Ackley Bridge series 2 episode 1 recap

Despite using its six episodes to explore a whole range of important social issues, one big problem with Ackley Bridge series one was that it failed to really address what it advertised itself as. The show wasn’t about how religion and culture can separate friendships, and now that pretense has been shed the second series...

Doctor Who: The Helliax Rift review

Despite being an essential part of the Pertwee years, the Doctor’s connection with UNIT – his alien-fighting army allies – faded within two years of Tom Baker’s arrival in Doctor Who and they were not seen again en masse until the last series of the classic era. With Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and co hailing from the 1970s/80s...

The Good Karma Hospital: series 2 episode 6 review

“It’s hard to hide how you feel about someone.” “Sometimes love is worth the risk.” Episode 6 of The Good Karma Hospital begins with Hari, a young fisherman, being pursued along the beach by an angry mob. When his beaten bloodied body is then dumped outside the hospital, eyewitness AJ is forced into some quick...

The Good Karma Hospital: series 2 episode 5 review

“We treat what’s in front of us and we move on. This job’s hard enough without making moral judgements on our patients.” Episode 5 of The Good Karma Hospital begins with Dr Nair treating his fiancée to a surprise breakfast on the beach, but he’s barely sat down at the table before being called in...

The Good Karma Hospital: series 2 episode 4 review

“What do they say? Life laughs at those who make plans.” Episode 4 of The Good Karma Hospital begins with Doctors Walker and Varma still at the picturesque plantation, still reeling from last week’s cliffhanger revelation. “He wants to talk to you.” “Who? My uncle or my father?” Varma tries to mediate but Ruby is...

Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Chronicles Vol 1 review

Following last year’s box set of The Ninth Doctor Chronicles from Big Finish, the partially narrated format has been used again to give stories drawn from David Tennant’s tenure. This collection offers one tale with each of his regular companions, though Donna is replaced with her mother, and one from the time of the 2009 specials,...

Westworld season 2 episode 1 review: 10 Miles of Bloodshed

Westworld season one should have been a slam dunk. A mystery box show at a time when such stories were only just coming back into vogue, and the tale of a robot uprising just as the public paranoia about artificial intelligence was hitting a middle stage, Westworld had enough talent and ideas behind it to...

Marvel’s Runaways review

When something becomes as ubiquitous as superheroes are on the big and small screens, it’s only a matter of time before every genre under the sun has its own version of the same characters, tropes and narrative conventions. Last year we had Deadpool and Logan offering us R-rated comedy and western, respectively, and the MCU...

Doctor Who Short Trips 8.03 review – The Turn Of The Screw

After a quick schedule shuffle, the latest Doctor Who Short Trip release is an Eddie Robson penned tale featuring Warrant Officer Charlie Sato, a member of the UNIT team who guard ‘The Vault’. First created for the Companion Chronicles range, Charlie Sato is voiced by Jee Yee Tso who may be more familiar to fans...