Film & Comic Con Cardiff – September 2017

Once again we attended this event as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!

Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery – during the 23rd & 24th of September 2017.


Guests that attended this weekends event included:-

Colin Baker (Doctor Who)
Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who)
Wai Ching Ho (Daredevil)
Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars)
Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Ross O’Hennessy (Game of Thrones)

And many more!

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Review: Doctor Who – The Silurian Candidate

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) & Mel (Bonnie Langford) continue their new adventures together. The Doctor decides to stop off somewhere to take care of something. As it’ll only take a little while there is no need for the companions to come with him. Of course Ace doesn’t buy this and it turns out for good reason. The Doctor’s business involves the Silurians and soon they are all involved in the eternal struggle between the Earths original owners and the human race. But this time, the Silurians have an inside man. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The Blood Furnace

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) & Mel (Bonnie Langford) arrive in a recently reopened dock yard in Merseyside 1991. But how has the dock reopened under the Dark Alloy Corporation? Soon our heroes find alien involvement and when it turns out an old college friend of Mel’s is in charge at the docks, she is offered a job. The Doctor and Ace go in search of one of the aliens who is assassinating people and Mel mulls over the offer whilst offering computer help in the meantime.

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London Film & Comic Con July 2017

Event Report by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


London’s biggest con is back and bigger than ever. There were stalls galore, the original 66 Batmobile flanked by the Bat boat and bike (a bittersweet reminder the late great Adam West was due to attend), a cosplay stage and talks both paid and unpaid throughout the 3 days of the event ran by Showmasters and held once again at London Olympia on 28th – 30th July 2017.

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“Meeting our heroes really can turn us all into children in the best possible way.”

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Review: Doctor Who – The High Price of Parking

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


John Dorney writes this 7th Doctor adventure in which the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) and Mel (Bonnie Langford) visit the planetoid ‘Parking’ to park the Tardis on the way to its host planet Dashrah. Unfortunately things have gone awry on this planet-sized car park; as our Tardis crew find out when some rather suspicious parking wardens mistaken them for ‘Free Parkers’. But what are the free parkers? Why are they out to blow ships up on Parking? And what exactly is going on in the lower levels of Parking? Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Shadow Planet / World Apart

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 7th Doctor is the next to get the 2 one hour stories in one release treatment and they even resurrected Hex for the occasion!

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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

Big Finish Review: Doctor Who – Maker of Demons

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I could almost feel like when Matthew J Elliott wrote ‘Makers of Demons’ that he had read my review of ‘Fiesta of the Damned’. I am not enough of an ego-maniac to think so (and he wouldn’t have had enough time) but it’s like he missed any of the pitfalls I found in ‘Fiesta’ to deliver a wonderful story (with due respect to the fore mentioned story!)

The story is straight-forward and engaging. The Doctor and Mel have been to the planet Prosper to settle some humans in with the locals (the Mogera) and negotiate a treaty to make this possible. Leaving behind a new and sustainable energy source ‘Doctorium’ (discovered and named by guess who!). Years later The Doctor, Mel & Ace return to the planet; but the peace has been shattered and the Mogera have been transformed into monsters, seemingly by Doctorium; but as you might guess there is more to this than meets the eyes.

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‘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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Interview: Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who)

maxresdefault (1)27 years since we last saw Ace travelling in the TARDIS – we at Indie Mac User have caught up with Classic Who Icon Sophie Aldred to talk about all things Doctor Who and life post it’s cancellation in 1989.

“I loved making Doctor Who”

 

 


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