Review: Doctor Who – Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


After the success of last month’s 5th Doctor release Alien Heart / Dalek Soul Big Finish now gives us a 6th Doctor 2-story set in the same format; with each story taking an hours running time. It’s a really strong format that leads to sharp pacey stories. These two follow that trend. Continue reading

Review – The Diary of River Song: Series 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Now this one was released during the Christmas period, but my, what a perfect way to kick of the new year!

River Song (Alex Kingston) is paired with not 1, but 2 Doctors in this set; those being 6 & 7, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. And they manage to do it without River taking a back seat at anytime. Of course it helps when you have as strong a character as River, but it would be easy to have a writer accidentally turn it into a Doctor Who set by another name, this does not happen.drs02_slipcase_1417sq_cover_large Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: Quicksilver

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Constance (Miranda Raison) wants to go home, Flip (Lisa Greenwood) is back and alien tech is being used in just post war Vienna. It’s all go in this one! Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: Order of the Daleks

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I rarely comment on the artwork for Big Finish releases. It is always good; but when the artwork for Order of the Daleks was released, it definitely caught the eye. Stained glass Daleks. Genius! This certainly peaked my interest.

This story does not disappoint. It’s a marvellous script by Mike Tucker, who in the past has worked as a visual effects assistant in the original run of Doctor Who and in the 2005 version was a model unit supervisor who worked on the design of the modern Dalek. The passion for the show and the Daleks very much oozes out of this script. Continue reading

‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event 2016

Offical Event ReportersLewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery


The critically acclaimed Doctor Who convention ‘Regenerations‘ made it’s triumphant return this weekend after a three year hiatus !!!!

This years event took place at The Village Hotel in Swansea over the weekend of the 24/25th September 2016.
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Big Finish Review – Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol 1

Written by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The following review contains mild spoilers!!! Continue reading

‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event returns for 2016!!!!

 

The critically acclaimed Regenerations Doctor Who convention returns for 2016, and once again it’s planned to be very special!

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‘A Dozen Summers’ being released on DVD

http://dozensummersmovie.co.uk/wp-content/themes/fullscreen/themify/img.php?src=http://dozensummersmovie.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Background-Pic-5-1024x576.jpg&w=745&h=381&zc=1From British writer/director Kenton Hall; ‘A Dozen Summers‘  is described as two 12 year old girls who hi-jack a movie and turn it into a story about their lives. This is an interesting concept in and of itself but also consider the lead roles are played by Hall’s own daughters Scarlet & Hero Hall and Kenton himself plays their father in the film.The film starts with some wonderfully hilarious voice-over from Colin Baker (of Doctor Who fame) which sets the comedy bar high. Through-out there are ‘various fourth-wall moments’ and references to the many tropes and devices used by film-makers.

4/5 ‘Bold, Hopeful British indie comedy/drama at it’s best’

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Film & Comic Con Cardiff 2016

Event ReportersLewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery


This was our third ‘con’ as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!  Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery. Continue reading

Comic Con Cymru 2016

imageSouth Wales newest film/TV & comic convention debuted at St Davids Hall, Cardiff on 16th & 17th January 2016.
The event filled most floors of the venue’s foyer with a variety of stalls selling comics, crafts & film/TV merchandise as well as exhibits, talks, celebrity guests, autographs, cosplay & photo sessions. Offering low entry fee’s the event was well attended both days by people of all ages.

Celebrity guests included Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Nicola Bryant (Doctor Who), Ian McNeice (Doc Martin), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Norman Lovett (Red Dwarf), Arti Shah (Star Wars), Pam Rose (Star Wars), Virginia Hey (Farscape) and many more! Continue reading