Adric Returns to Big Finish !!!!

The TARDIS returns to 1982 as three companions join the Fifth Doctor for new stories brought to you by Big Finish !!!!!

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As first revealed in this week’s brand new Doctor Who Magazine, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) is back with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) for three more main range Doctor Who adventures!


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Big Finish – Doctor Who: Bernice Summerfield Vol. 3: ‘The Unbound Universe’

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s another moment when Big Finish find something new to do you never would have thought of and you suddenly realise it’s what you never knew you always wanted.
Since they have gone down the road of ‘The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield’ it’s been great to see the Doctor paired with Bernice and how they have managed to keep Bernice as the central character without lessening the Doctor. But to then throw in a whole new universe from a range that hasn’t had a release in 8 years, it’s both insane and genius! 

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“This really feels like an ambitious collection of stories that each work on their own but also feel like part of one bigger story that doesn’t get lost in the mix. The whole cast and crew behind this story are on their A game to say the least.”

 

 


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Big Finish – You’re Him Aren’t You (Paul Darrow Autobiography)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

I have a confession, don’t tell anyone… but I’ve never watched Blakes 7. I’ve watched the first episode and said, I must get back to this and then didn’t. So worse than not watching it, the episode I watched didn’t feature Paul Darrow, a real offence. I have been lucky enough to interview Paul at a con and found him to be a complete gentleman, charming and intriguing. So when I was sent his autobiography to review on audio book from Big Finish, I was definitely in.978-1-78575-341-1

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Interview with film-maker Patrick Rea – FrightFest 2016

Interview by Jay Kay (Host of Horror Happens radio show).


With the latest incarnation of HORROR CHANNEL’S FRIGHTFEST ready to consume and infect on London August 25th through 29th , the DISCOVERY STAGE will showcase a variety of genre features that continue to rule the film festival circuit! A part of that group of selected films and filmmakers is Kansas City madman Patrick Rea! Known for his short film work around the world including PILLOW FIGHT, A HOWL OF A GOOD TIME, COUNTER PARTS as well as the 2013 thriller NAILBITER; Rea will be presenting his latest feature called ENCLOSURE. This tense and supernatural tale of isolation focuses on a married couple and the choices that they must make as their camping trip falls under siege by a variation of what could be called monsters. We grabbed Rea in between film projects to talk about ENCLOSURE, micro filmmaking, connecting casting and of course playing at FRIGHTFEST!patrick

“I think the ‘container’ horror film really gets my creative juices flowing, because we have to really work hard to keep things interesting for the audience. It’s not easy making a film like this, despite not having many locations. It actually becomes way more challenging to find ways to keep the audience engaged while being in primarily one place.”

 

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Review: Used Body Parts (Short – 2016)

Review by Jay Kay (Host of Horror Happens radio show).


UBP1Take part HOSTEL… blend with influences of genre films like PIECES, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, MANIAC and serve on a platform of no escape in the indie gem REST STOP. With this combined madness, you have the tense, stunning and visual impactful short film USED BODY PARTS by Venita Ozols-Graham. Currently screening at film festivals across the country and around the world as well as included in the ETHERIA FILM NIGHT: ROAD SHOW lineup at DAYS OF THE DEAD conventions, Venita brings her passion project to life and is joined by her actress and daughter Brigitte Graham, actress Jordan Elizabeth, actor Michael Villar and legendary horror and television figure Tim DeZarn (Alien Nation and Cabin in the Woods). Continue reading

Big Finish – Doctor Who: 4th Doctor Adventures – The Pursuit of History / Casualties of Time

Review by Doctor Squee (Head Reviewer & host of Gallifrey Stands podcast)


I have been looking forward to this 2-part adventure! Not only is it always a pleasure to have Tom Baker stepping back into his role as the 4th Doctor, but to have the return of David Warner as Cuthbert and Toby Hadoke as Mr Dorrick is something not to be missed. These characters were originally introduced at the end of 4th Doctor series 2 (The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase) alongside Tom and Mary Tamm’s Romana 1. So it is a little bittersweet when you hear on the extra’s Nicholas Briggs talking about how bringing in Lalla Ward for this series meant that they could continue some of the storylines left open from Tamm’s adventures. As always though the trick of making you feel like it’s the same person no matter which Romana you are dealing with is achieved; something we maybe take for granted sometimes.

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Big Finish Review: Torchwood – Broken/Made You Look

Review by Doctor Squee (Head Reviewer & Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Time for a round-up of the latest Big Finish Torchwood releases and my first review since Indie Mac User became an official reviewer for Big Finish (fanfare and bunting released!).

First up we have the long awaited Broken. Exploring the gap between Ianto saying goodbye to his Cyber girlfriend and really stepping into the thick of the action as a full member of the Torchwood team. In a recent panel hosted by yours truly, I got to ask Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto himself) about this adventure…

‘That’s a question quite a lot of fans ask, what happens between Yanto hiding a cyberwoman in the basement and suddenly being promoted to a fully-fledged member of the team. That sort of arc wasn’t really investigated in the show but this is an audio piece that really delves into that and answers a lot of question the fans might have had.’

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David Suchet cast in Doctor Who Series 10!

Famous actor David Suchet (best know for playing Agatha Chritie’s Poirot on TV) has a guest spot in Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 4; the BBC has confirmed today.


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Review: Blessid (2015)

Blessid is a new psychological thriller from director Rob Fitz and writer Rob Heske.

The film stars Rachel Kerbs, Rick Montgomery Jr & Gene Silvers.  


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Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies

The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 83 after a long illness.

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Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character. Continue reading