Review: Doctor Who – The Middle

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s Constance’s (Miranda Raison) birthday; so Flip (Lisa Greenwood) decides she needs to throw a “Wren party” for the occasion. When the Doctor (Colin Baker) takes them to the planet Formica it seems like an ideal world for the occasion, with the locals living a life of luxury. But what is the price of the freedom to do anything you want? Where are the older people & what is the mysterious Middle they keep hearing about? When people start giving the Doctor funny looks they soon find out. Continue reading

Kevin Smith biopic ‘Shooting Clerks’ gets UK premiere!

It’s been a long road for Scotland-based Indie film-makers Auld Reekie Media; but their debut feature ‘Shooting Clerks’ is finally getting it’s UK Premiere at the famous Prince Charles Cinema on 16th January 2018 @ 8:45pm . This is a momentous occasion as Kevin Smith himself has previously held several screenings at the venue; most recently for Yoga Hosers in 2016.

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Review: Short Trips – The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) awakes with his memory gone. Luckily he is soon told he is the squire to Sir Keeyoht of la Koura. He will follow his sire on a great quest battling dragons and seeking out the vile enchanter, the Doctor. This all sounds very familiar to Adric, but not quite right. Still, being the squire to Keeyoht with his teeth & curls feels right enough. Continue reading

Big Finish Review – The Time War

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Big Finish go back to the early days of the Time War with the 8th Doctor. As with a few other recent release we get to explore how the Doctor struggles to keep hold of who he is when the universe around him turns dark and bitter in the midst of war. Continue reading

Interview with John Jarratt (Wolf Creek)

We recently spoke with Australian actor John Jarratt – best known for portraying the main antagonist Mick Taylor in the Wolf Creek film/TV series.

 

“You need three things to make a successful film, the script, the script and the script”

 


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Big Finish Review: King Lear

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


King Lear is one of my favourite Shakespeare stories. It’s deceptive in its relatively simple premise. A King with a huge ego asks his daughters to profess their love for him in increasingly over the top ways. 2 of his daughters are all to happy to go along with this to get their share of his kingdom in exchange. The youngest and most beloved daughter knows better and won’t just say how much she loves him, as this knows the words mean nothing when said just to get his things. She gets pushed aside for this, whilst the 2 daughters who did inherit his kingdom start giving him less and less place within it, to the point where he ends up on the street with his fool and he learns what a fool he has been. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Aliens Among Us (Part 2)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Torchwood return for the second of their outings set after the events of Miracle Day (check out our review of Part 1 here). This set fleshes out the characters introduced in the first boxset and the larger new Torchwood world and deepens the plot with the new Alien menace. Continue reading

Interview with Alex Vincent (Childs Play, Cult Of Chucky)

We recently spoke with actor Alex Vincent about his role as Andy Barclay in the Child’s Play franchise as well as life offscreen.

“Chucky gets a lot more takes than anyone else does” 

Review: B&B (2017) starring Paul McGann

Review by Ben Gummery


B&B is a new LGBT-themed thriller from writer/director Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who) in a Hummingbird Films production; funded by Creative EnglandFilm Cymru, and Pont Neuf Productions. The film is being distributed in the UK by Pecadillo Pictures.

‘Marc (Tom Bateman) and Fred (Sean Teale) return to bait the owner (Paul McGann) of a remote Christian B&B who they had successfully sued him for not allowing them to share a bed. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something sinister in mind’

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Audio Review: Blake’s 7 – Crossfire Part 1

Review by Ian McArdell


After their successful return in box set format last July, for The Spoils of War, this latest release for the Blake’s 7 – The Classic Audio Adventures range initiates a fresh run of twelve stories under the umbrella title of Crossfire which is proposed as a new sub-season of stories, set within Series C. Continue reading