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Archive for February, 2005

By Eddie Robson on 28 February 2005 Comments Off

Johnny Depp’s favourite comic actor returns in what is easily the best vehicle for his talents since ‘The Fast Show’…

By Mark Clapham on 18 February 2005 Comments Off

So, how does such a stupid idea become such a good comic book?

By Eddie Robson on 15 February 2005 Comments Off

A little belated, this review, as the CD came out last November – but as it didn’t exactly emerge in a blaze of publicity, allow us to build a little hype…

By Eddie Robson on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

Watching ‘Nathan Barley’ involves a sort of self-reflexive masochism that eventually drives you insane…

By Eddie Robson on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

We take a look at the first ever animated version of ‘Doctor Who’, which is soon to be made available for streaming on the BBC website…

By Mark Clapham on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

With a revival of ‘Doctor Who’ as a fully-fledged TV series on the cards, BBC Worldwide have conveniently released this story from the show’s last season.

By Mark Clapham on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

‘Earthshock’ is a rare example of ‘Doctor Who’ as action rollercoaster…

By Mark Clapham on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

Could there be anything more 60s than pop culture horrors the Daleks rolling through Swinging London?

By Eddie Robson on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

Since the Doctor Who DVD releases are aimed largely at the 1970s nostalgia brigade, I probably shouldn’t be surprised that it’s taken BBC Worldwide two years to get around to putting out one of William Hartnell’s stories. It’s still a disgrace though.

By Jim Smith on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

These movies have their flaws, and plenty of them, but you can watch both of them in only a little longer than the time it takes to sit though ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’.

By Eddie Robson on 13 February 2005 Comments Off

The ideas and aesthetics behind Anderson’s Supermarionation series have appealed to many generations in spite of the primitive mode of their production…

By Mark Clapham on 11 February 2005 Comments Off

Surprisingly, lightning has somehow struck twice – this is another clever adaptation of a 1970s favourite that, while not necessarily matching the original, very efficiently reshapes the material into a form with greater relevance to a contemporary audien

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By Mark Clapham on 11 February 2005 Comments Off

To make up for the recent drought, here’s a random round-up of last week’s comics, in alphabetical order, to keep you going.

By Eddie Robson on 09 February 2005 Comments Off

I’m not going to pretend that viewing old William Hartnell ‘Doctor Who’ stories is going to place you in good stead for the new series…

By Stephen Lavington on 08 February 2005 Comments Off

The London Film Festival has hit a hat trick of zingers with its mystery movie over the last few years. 2002 saw the Oscar-nominated Douglas Sirk tribute ‘Far From Heaven’, and 2003 showcased the immensely enjoyable ‘School of Rock’.

By Mark Clapham on 03 February 2005 Comments Off

Released in US cinemas in the summer of 2004 to a less than rapturous reception, this adaptation of Marvel’s most violent character has now turned up on DVD in the UK. Did it appear in cinemas? Well, possibly…