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Doctor Who (Tom Baker) -The Horns of Nimon

This four-part story, which ended up being the final episode of Season 17 (as next week’s story, was never completed filming) was written by Anthony Read and ran from 22 … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Fly II (1989) – Chris Walas

Having previously reviewed Cronenberg’s classic remake of The Fly, it’s time to move onto, thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, the sequel to that classic, that sadly pales in comparison, … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – Way of the Stalking Horse and Find Me a Rainbow

Way of the Stalking Horse, which aired 20 February, 1986, and was written by Bruce Cervi, sees Thomas (Tom Selleck), taking on a case from a man, Dan Wolf (Morgan … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reelies 2015 – Final Round – Favourite Film

This one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004) – Susanna Clarke

I’d always been intrigued by the cover of this book, and the idea of magicians in England in the 19th century tweaked my interest as well. I was never put … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) – Nothing to Fear, Be a Clown, Appointment in Crime Alley

Time for more Bat-goodness with these three episodes that originally aired on 15, 16 & 17 of September, 1992. First up is Nothing to Fear, which sees the Scarecrow (Henry … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Curse of the Fly (1965) – Don Sharp

The second sequel to the original film connects in only the loosest ways, is next up on the Sci-Fi Chronicles list, and I was eager to see another take on … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Gunfighter (1950) – Henry King

More western goodness flows from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, as I dig into the first recommendation following my screening of High Noon. The Gunfighter sees … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Nightmare of Eden

This four-part tale that aired from 24 November to 15 December, 1979, was written by Bob Baker, and takes a pretty broad and strong “Just Say No” to drugs stance … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Fly (1958) -Kurt Neumann

The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me another classic, one I am actually ashamed to admit I have never seen, but I was such a huge fan of the Cronenberg remake that … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment


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