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Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Macra Terror – Part 2

Nick Brown
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"There is no such thing as Macra" Saturday 18 March 1967 A lot of screaming this week. In this episode I mean, not from my vicinity (I'm brave, me). Possibly the screamiest episode so far in fact. Som...

15 Characters Han Solo Met in 'Star Wars Legends Canon' (Even if He Didn't Need to)

Anthony Gramuglia
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Han Solo remains the most popular character in the Star Wars saga, so much so that Disney is funding a film all about Han Solo's life before A New Hope. This isn't the first time, of course, that Han ...

Rewatching... Star Trek: Errand Of Mercy

Nick Brown
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"...we Klingons play to win" Thursday 23 March 1967 There's this race of aliens called the Klingons, and Kirk doesn't like them. They're warlike and brutal; Starfleet has just advised that negotiation...

Rewatching... The Avengers: Never, Never Say Die

Nick Brown
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"I've killed him again!" Friday 17 March 1967 Ah, one of my all time favourite episodes. A close up of a pair of smart shoes. They are soon muddy shoes and we see a tall man walking towards a main roa...

Major Draw

Made in DNA
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The countdown is on until the release of Hollywood's big-budget action-thriller adaptation of Shirow Masamune's Ghost in the Shell. Both highly-anticipated and highly-reviled, the movie has become the...

'The World’s End' is Not the End of the World for Simon Pegg

Rich Monetti
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The first years after college, getting the boys back together for homecoming was almost as seamless as lining up the next keg. But as the years progressed, bringing the past full circle fell victim to...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Macra Terror – Part 1

Nick Brown
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Saturday 11 March 1967 Alright pedants, I'm not strictly watching or rewatching. This story hasn't (at time of writing) been rediscovered. So I'm listening, although I am also looking at still images....

Anticipation Killed the Cat

Nickolas Rudolph
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If you are like me, you have a stream of information coming at you from all your social media accounts, mostly about things you have liked and are interested in. Like sucking down a mint chocolate chi...

Rewatching... Star Trek: The Devil In The Dark

Nick Brown
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"I'm a doctor not a bricklayer" Thursday 9 March 1967 As far as boldly going and seeking out of new life and civilisations goes, mankind seems to have been doing a pretty good job of it already, judgi...

JJ Abrams' Star Trek Movies are Being Held to a Higher Science Fiction Standard

Rich Monetti
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A lot of Trekkies don’t like JJ Abrams and his rendition of Star Trek. But I hope to show that detractors don’t hold the previous films to the same standard, and I’m going to favorably compare The Wra...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Moonbase – Part 4

Nick Brown
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“…we’ve got enough madmen here already.” Saturday 4 March 1967 There are really impressive numbers of Cybermen in this. They march across the lunar landscape and begin to assemble a weapon. I count el...

Rewatching... Star Trek: This Side Of Paradise

Nick Brown
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Thursday 2 March 1967 "Who wants to counteract paradise, Jim boy?" There are two things I especially like in Star Trek. One is when the crew all start going out of their minds, and the other is when i...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Moonbase – Part 3

Nick Brown
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Saturday 25 February 1967 "Clever. Clever. Clever." I like the Cybermen’s new voices. Perhaps not as easy to understand as the old ones but much scarier and more emotionless and robotic. Emotionless i...

Rewatching... Star Trek: Space Seed

Nick Brown
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Thursday 16 February 1967 The Enterprise encounters an old 1990s spaceship drifting and sending out a Morse code message. Apparently, in the mid 1990s we had our last World War, a “Eugenics War” where...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Moonbase – Part 2

Nick Brown
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Saturday 18 February 1967 Polly seems to be setting the template of the screaming companion. There hasn’t been an awful lot of screaming up till now, but since the new Doctor took over the horror cont...

Re-watching... Doctor Who: The Moonbase – Part 1

Nick Brown
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Saturday 11 February 1967 The fish-based shenanigans in the Atlantis-set The Underwater Menace were fun but not really my idea of Doctor Who. Now this is more like it. After the cliffhanger last week ...