The Other Doctors. 50th Anniversary and Beyond

Following on from The Other 11 Doctors, a fantastic alternate history to Doctor Who, Alasdair Stuart looks back at the alternative 50th Anniversary, and forward to the latest incarnation The Day of the Doctor The 11th Doctor’s run finished, in many ways, twice. The departure of Rupert Grint and Karen Gillan as Andy and Rowena […]




The Death Of You And Me-What We Know About The Returned So Far

Tonight, the fifth episode of The Returned airs. The French series has established itself as one of the most profoundly unsettling pieces of TV in years, with an air of restrained menace and an ever growing sense of foreboding. However, as is always the case with series like this, there’s a nagging fear; What if […]




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Review: The Returned Episode 1

The Returned opens quietly, as we’re walked around a small mountain town in France. We see a bar, filled with the usual teenage drinkers and an older man, Jérôme, who’s come to see one of the waitresses. She apologises and he says he’ll try again and leaves. He arrives at a support group meeting and […]




The Returned

NEW Doctor Who Spin Off – Movie – Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer

Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary For months now, fans have speculated, and complained, about the relative lack of new material for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. Whilst An Adventure in Space and Time, the behind the scenes docu-drama certainly looks fascinating and the anniversary special has long been confirmed, the questions haven’t slowed down. How long will […]




The Alternate Start To The Cornetto Trilogy

As we write this, the finale of the Cornetto Trilogy is entering its final stages. The World’s End is the third (well, third and a half if you count ‘Paul’) movie in the unofficial trilogy of genre fiction/comedy/blisteringly funny, smart and frequently touching dissections of the male geek psyche trilogy that Edgar Wright and Simon […]




Oz The Great and Powerful – Review

The idea of a prequel to The Wizard of Oz isn’t a new one with Wicked already a huge success but we’ve not seen one focus so completely on the wizard before. It makes sense too, given that the wizard is so central to the plot of the original movie. Therefore, with Oz The Great […]




The Truth About A Good Day To Die Hard

It’s not a Die Hard movie. Don’t worry this isn’t the lazy ‘God someone has paid me to sit on my arse and watch a movie and it’s SUCH A DRAG because it wasn’t a heartbreaking work of genius’ bullshit that some critics are especially prone to. A Good Day To Die Hard features Bruce […]




The Other 11 Doctors – Female Doctor Who

(With thanks to Pete Strover and Craig Oxbrow for playing this game on Twitter last night) So, the Doctor. The Oncoming Storm. DOC-TOR. Call him what you want, but regardless of what you call him he’s always…him. A female Doctor is an idea that’s been floated more than once, with The Curse of Fatal Death […]




Welcome Back To Honolulu Heights: Being Human Season 5 Preview

I’m a weird Being Human viewer. I remember the pilot being shown and adoring it. It was a perfect combination of full bore supernatural contemporary drama and the sort of crappy bedsit sitcom/drama that British TV does so incredibly well. You got the sense that Mitchell, George and Annie would pop round to Meteor Street […]




Duncan Jones on World of Warcraft

…Good? I’m honestly pretty conflicted about this, for reasons which I suspect have more to do with me than the property. Firstly, I just don’t have the only game play gene. God knows I tried. Seriously. I was one of the first few intakes on Galactica Online and LOVED it. Flying around in a raptor, […]




David Bradley as William Hartnell – An Adventure in Space and Time

It’s very tempting to go a bit sour grapes about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary. At time of writing, companies like IDW and Big Finish are making a bigger deal of the anniversary than the BBC is with, so far, half last year’s season, a single 60 minute special and a 90 minute docudrama about […]




Scifi Review of 2012 – Comics, Movies, TV and Books

Comics Three titles really stood out for me this year. Amelia Cole and the Unknown World, one of the launch range from Monkeybrain Comics, is the story of a female mage trapped in an alternate dimension, the fight she faces there to protect magic and magic users and that universe’s very odd version of superheroes. […]




Amelia Cole and the Unknown World