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Star Cops: Mother Earth Part 1 review

In the summer of 1987, the BBC transmitted a show which fused the genres of science fiction and crime; Star Cops followed Nathan Spring, a traditional copper thrust into space as the head of the nascent International Space Police Force. Devised by Blake’s 7 script editor and Doctor Who scribe Chris Boucher, the show was...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review

For some, the Jurassic World reboot was a fun revival of a classic series that had fizzled out years before, and the huge box office return certainly indicated that there was a hunger for more dinosaur disaster fare. For others, however, it was a disappointing, soulless rehash of a beloved property. Everyone else just had...

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 Short Trip 8.05 review: Trap for Fools

For this latest Doctor Who Short Trip we join Turlough back in the classroom. Not at Brendon, the public school from Mawdryn Undead where the Doctor first encountered him, but at the futuristic St. Neot’s – a school run on traditional lines for the elite of the galaxy. Shrouded from the hubbub of the universe, St. Neot’s...

Jago & Litefoot Forever review

Following the sad passing of Trevor Baxter, Big Finish had to shelve plans for a fourteenth boxset of Jago & Litefoot (and possibly more) and have released Jago & Litefoot Forever to both celebrate Trevor and draw a line under the series, left hanging at the end of the previous boxset. To do so, writer...

Doctor Who Fourth Doctor Adventures: Series 7 Volume 2 review

Available as either a boxset or four individual instalments, the seventh series of Fourth Doctor Adventures concludes with Volume 2, and it’s four more hugely entertaining stories for Tom Baker’s Doctor in the company of Leela (Louise Jameson). Justin Richards starts with The Shadow Of London. It’s the 1940s and London seems unusually quiet, and...

Torchwood: We Always Get Out Alive review

The latest Torchwood release from Big Finish is We Always Get Out Alive, a Gwen and Rhys story with both Eve Myles and Kai Owen performing. If that’s not enough to rouse interest, it was also written by the prolific Guy Adams. Guy takes us to a car journey. Gwen and Rhys are on the...

UNIT Cyber Reality boxset review

Six box sets in, and with Autons, Silurians and Sea Devils, The Silence, Daleks and Sontarans already faced, it was inevitable that Kate Stewart’s UNIT team would tackle the Cybermen at some point. Of course, they did so onscreen in Dark Water/Death In Heaven, but these stories are set earlier. Picking up on the story...