Doctor Who: Warlock’s Cross - Audio review

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It’s time the truth was told. About UNIT. About the Cybermen invasion. About the so-called ‘Doctor’. About what happened all those years ago, at Warlock’s Cross. About what became of Corporal Linda Maxwell. About Lieutenant Daniel Hopkins, the man they keep locked up in a cage, in a secret prison… It’s time. Because UNIT scientific adviser Elizabeth Klein is going to help ensure that the truth is brought to light. Today’s the day… that UNIT falls… [click here...]

 

A Very Spidey Christmas - Soundtrack review

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Just in time for the holiday season, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: A Very Spidey Christmas (EP) is available from Sony Music. Voiced by cast members of the Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this five-track (10 min, 56 sec) EP reimagines classic holiday favourites with Spider-Man inspired lyrics... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Operation Volcano - Graphic novel

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Celebrate all-new Seventh Doctor action with his television showrunner! An unknown intelligence in orbit. A terrifying vessel in the Australian Outback. The future of the world at stake. The Intrusion Counter-Measures Group activated. And the Doctor and Ace slap bang in the middle of it all! This is Operation Volcano! Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London) and his characters from Remembrance of the Daleks join writer and Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel (Rivers of London, The Vinyl Detective), artist Christopher Jones (Doctor Who: The Third Doctor) and colourist Marco Lesko (Robotech) to craft an explosively propulsive espionage thriller for the ages…! [click here...]

 

Tank Girl: Colour Classics: Book 1 - review

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By a feat of sheer stubbornness, Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin’s Tank Girl has managed to survive for over three decades. As a celebration, we’ve given her a fresh lick of paint to cover up the rust, and raided the deepest reaches of her panty drawer for embarrassing photos, libellous documents and discarded chocolate wrappers. This first book in the series covers the genesis and early years of Tank Girl, before everything went a bit weird… [click here...]

 

The Box of Delights - Soundtrack review

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Silva Screen Records release Roger Limb's 1984 score from the BBC miniseries The Box of Delights. Performed by The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, this album is compiled and mastered by Mark Ayres. Poet Laureate John Masefield's classic 1935 fantasy novel was adapted by the BBC and broadcast in six parts between 21 November and 24 December 1984. The story of a young schoolboy whose ownership of a magic box allows him to shrink, fly, revisit the past and experience incredible wonders and creatures inspired ambitious special effects and scooped three BAFTA awards, one for best children's series and two for television craft... [click here...]

 

The Prince of Darkness (1987) - Blu-ray review

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When the last guardian of the forgotten sect, The Brotherhood of Sleep (a religious organisation kept secret even from the Vatican), dies he leaves a key to a Catholic priest. The key opens a door into the basement of an abandoned church. Inside is a large canister which appears to contain a green sludge. The priest asks a college professor of theoretic physics to investigate, and he agrees, taking along a handful of his students. They discover, via an old manuscript, that the canister is seven million years old and can only be opened from the inside. The substance it holds is the essence of pure evil - Satan itself, if you like. As the students attempt to study it, the sky begins to change, and hordes of mysteriously psychotic homeless people surround the building, making it a prison. The green substance begins to spread its contagion by spraying in the face of its victims - while the survivors try to barricade themselves in a room - preparatory to bringing through Satan's father, the Anti-God... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Quantum Possibility Engine

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The Doctor and Ace are locked up. The TARDIS is gone. Things just couldn’t get any worse… could they? Of course they could! Things can always get worse – the new President of the Solar System, Josiah W Dogbolter, didn’t get where he is in life without learning that. That’s why he has a Quantum Possibility Engine. It’s a wonderful machine, creating a wonderful Solar System. And with this wonderful device, he can bring happiness and peace to all. Possibly. Either that, or tear the universe to shreds – it’s hard to be sure which... [click here...]

 

The Making of Planet of the Apes - Book review

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In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler tells the exciting, and largely unknown, story of this legendary Hollywood production. Meticulously researched and designed to capture the look and atmosphere of the film, The Making of Planet of the Apes explores behind-the-scenes tales, newly discovered details, and never-before-seen photographs and concept art – including rare journal pages and sketches from star Charlton Heston’s private collection – as well as unit photography, posters and more unique ephemera. Comprehensive in scope, this is the definitive look at the original blockbuster film, a must-have for fans, film buffs and collectors alike… [click here...]

 

The Prisoner The Uncertainty Machine - review

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MI5 agent Breen has been ordered to break into the most secure and secret intelligence location in the world, codenamed the Village, and either rescue or liquidate his fellow agent – and lover – Carey, before vital information she is carrying can be extracted. Subsequently, Breen awakens to find himself renamed Number Six, a prisoner of the Village and its mysterious controller, known only as Number Two. Now Number Six is about to discover that, when it comes to the Village, nothing is what it seems and reality is fluid, as he struggles to unwrap the mystery of the place and the secrets behind its true architect… [click here...]

 

Grip (Xbox One) - Game review

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Grip is a high octane, hardcore combat racer, packing ferocious speed and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons. Evolved from street racing, the world of Grip is brutal and cut-throat. Winning the race is never enough, greatness comes from the journey and trail of merciless destruction you unleash upon your rivals. Scale walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your tyres on to as you master tracks, tricks and perform mind-blowing stunts to race your way across the cosmos. Customise your vehicle, utilise devastating weapons and exploit a destructible environment to ensure not only victory, but the complete annihilation of your opponents... [click here...]