Review: The Sixth Doctor Adventures – Purity Undreamed

Review by Jacob Licklider


*** Warning: Spoilers Ahead ****

 

Let’s cut to the chase, Purity Undreamed is a set with a very weird starting point as an audio drama. Following on from Water Worlds and continuing on the development of Hebe Harrison it sets out to introduce several side characters who are attempting to recur, a new villain for the series, and end by setting up next year’s box sets for the Sixth Doctor and Mel (or at least that’s the assumption since they have not been formally announced yet to feature Mel). It’s a three-hour box set that is almost entirely setup from three different writers: Paul Magrs, Jonathan Morris, and Robert Valentine. Valentine is also serving as script editor with producer Jacqueline Rayner, both contributing as guides for the overarching story arcs. The biggest issue with Purity Undreamed comes from something that happens in the third story, setting up the villain which will be spoiled in this review, if you want non-spoiler thoughts then listen to this if you enjoyed Water Worlds as it maintains a lot of what went really well with that set although is a bit inconsistent. The behind the scenes for the second story, Reverse Engineering, reveals that Jonathan Morris had less time to complete the story, implying that another story may have fallen through. Because of this there is a disconnect between how the character of Patricia McBride, played by Imogen Stubbs, is characterised. This is not an issue of action, but of the character’s beliefs as the third story, Robert Valentine’s Chronomancer is a character piece meant to reveal that Patricia McBride is a woman harbouring bigotry going so far as to advocating for eugenics so the future is “better” and without disability. Continue reading

Former RuPaul’s Drag Race winner slams show for being racist

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 winner James Ross (Tyra Sanchez) has posted on his social media regarding a potential return to Drag Race.

Following RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 which saw past winners from the franchise returning to compete for the title “Queen of All Queens” many wondered if this format returned would we see the inclusion of “the other Tyra”.

In usual Tyra/James Ross fashion the post does not paint Rupaul, the show or the fandom in a good light!


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Ncuti Gatwa to start Doctor Who filming in November

Ncuti Gatwa is set to to start filming his first Doctor Who season this November.

The 14th season of the long running BBC series and the first starring the Sex Education star, isn’t expected to air until 2024, but there’s speculation he could also make an appearance in an anniversary special before then.


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New tech driving live gaming studio popularity

In the iGaming industry, nothing stays new for too long. A groundbreaking development gets improved on faster than you can imagine. That has been the case with live gaming studios, where industry leader Evolution Gaming can’t stop coming up with something even more impressive.

Saying that your company are “game creators and game changers” is a bold statement indeed. Evolution Gaming states that on their website, but it’s extremely hard to disagree with them.


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American actress and director Anne Celeste Heche has died age 53

American actress and director Anne Celeste Heche has died age 53.

Heche had been in the hospital since Friday (August 5th) when a car she was driving crashed and caught fire in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles.

The US actress Heche has died, a week after she was critically injured in a car crash.

Heche came to recognition portraying Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera Another World (1987–1991), which won her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards. She came to prominence in the late 1990s with roles in the crime drama film Donnie Brasco (1997), the disaster film Volcano (1997), the slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), the action comedy film Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), and the drama-thriller film Return to Paradise (1998).


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Harry Potter ‘Dark Arts’ Steelbook 4K Ultra HD set announced

Warner Bros. is re-releasing all eight Harry Potter films in a 4K Ultra HD BluRay SteelBook set titled ‘The Dark Arts Steelbook Collection‘ just in time for Halloween.


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Zoe Terakes joins upcoming Marvel series

Zoe Terakes has joined the cast of the Disney+ series Ironheart in a key role.


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American Horror Story alums set to return for Season 11

FX announced last week during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that the Season 11 of American Horror Story will premiere this Fall.

According to several reports, those returning for Season 11 include a number of familiar faces, including AHS alums including a massive fan favourite!


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Warner Bros. officially changes title of DC’s Pennyworth

Pennyworth is returning for its third season in October, and new installments of the DC Comics-inspired show will debut straight onto HBO Max instead of Epix.

The prequel show now boasts a new title: Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler.

The new title appears at the end of the show’s official Season 3 trailer.


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RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 2: Sneak peak

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race has a whole new format for season 2. VH1 has released a sneak peek online.

The VH1 reality show, which kicks off Friday, asks stars to “unleash the drag queen that lies within.” And for season 2, the series is getting a radical transformation of its own, keeping the identities of the celebs a secret from the audience until they’re eliminated from the competition each week.


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