Review – FrightFest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

FrightFest is an internationally renowned genre film festival that takes place in London each year; but what is the secret of its success? That’s the subject of this documentary from director Chris Collier.

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Review: Doctor Who – Black Thursday / Power Game

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In this double header release Peter Davison as the 5th Doctor is joined again by Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Mark Strickson (Turlough), Jon Culshaw (Kamelion).

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Audio Review: Survivors Series 8

Review by Ian McArdell


It has been a long thirteen months since the last audio box set of Terry Nation’s Survivors, Big Finish’s continuation of the classic 1970s television drama. With the world’s population ravaged by a deadly pandemic, the series charts the lives of those who are attempting to rebuild against all the odds.

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Review: Unit – Revisitations

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


UNIT is back… and so are some of the foes the Doctor has stopped taking the Earth before. Continue reading

Review: The Seventh Doctor – The New Adventures (Vol 1)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) is back, this time joined by his pals from the Virgin novels Chris (Travis Oliver) and Roz (Yasmin Bannerman). Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The Early Adventures – The Dalek Occupation of Winter

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Let’s start with what an awesome title this is, harkening back to the way they used to have more poetic story names. And this tells you a lot about the style of this piece by David K Barnes. It does in many ways go back to the classic story telling of Doctor Who, as these early adventures tend to. What’s striking about this one for me is how it also blends in a lot of modern techniques of writing and characters whilst making them fit perfectly. Take the character of Jacklyn Karna (Sara Powell). She feels like a modern villain but the Doctor uses very old-school techniques to wrong-foot her and it’s great.

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Review: Peripheral (2018)

From director Paul Hyett and writer Dan Schaffer comes the new psychological thriller/horror ‘Peripheral‘. The film has it’s UK premiere today (November 3rd) as part of the FrightFest halloween all-dayer and stars Hannah Arterton, Elliot James Langridge, Rosie Day & Jenny Seagrove.   Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The Dispossessed

Review by Kenton Hall


Following the previous main range story Red Planets, I was looking forward to The Dispossessed; I’ve found myself enjoying the TARDIS team of the Doctor, Mel and Ace a lot more than I expected. Don’t get me wrong, I think great strides have been made with Bonnie Langford’s character on audio. And, perhaps most importantly, I was 13 when the Seventh Doctor and Ace were on TV. Like Ringo’s drums, they loom large in my legend. But there is a subtle chemistry between the two actors, only briefed tapped in their one joint TV story, that bubbles away nicely. 
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