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Archive for April, 2005

By Mark Clapham on 29 April 2005 Comments Off

The Slitheen invasion gets serious – sort of.

By Eddie Robson on 29 April 2005 Comments Off

So, time for the backlash? No, because backlashes are only initiated by the childish and bored. It just happens that ‘Aliens of London’ is the weakest New Who episode thus far…

By Eddie Robson on 29 April 2005 Comments Off

Probably the biggest problem with this episode is that a large portion of the audience is liable to insist that ‘Doctor Who’ be like this every week…

By Jim Smith on 29 April 2005 Comments Off

So, in no particular order, here are twenty great things about ‘The End of the World’.

By Mark Clapham on 29 April 2005 Comments Off

‘Rose’, the first episode of the BBC’s much-hyped ‘Doctor Who’ relaunch had to not only bring ‘Doctor Who’ up to date for a 2005 audience, but also re-introduce a genre British TV hasn’t seen for a while…

By Eddie Robson on 29 April 2005 Comments Off

It’s funny – I knew that this new series of ‘Doctor Who’ was going to be aimed squarely at new viewers. Yet I didn’t fully appreciate what this meant in dramatic terms…

By Jim Smith on 29 April 2005 Comments Off

For most of its life ‘Doctor Who’ was an odd fusion of ordinary television and itself. That’s something that we’ve lost sight of in the years it’s been away (even the TV movie was like ‘The X-Files’ ) …

By Eddie Robson on 19 April 2005 Comments Off

I don’t know anything about Patrick Hamilton or his novels. But then that’s the point of BBC4, isn’t it? It allows you to feel like you know something about something.

By Jim Smith on 19 April 2005 Comments Off

If yellow is the colour of fear in the spectrum of emotion… what are puce, aquamarine, indigo and lavender?

By Mark Clapham on 17 April 2005 Comments Off

Meet 3/4 of the Shiny Shelf team at Charing Cross Road branch of Borders in London at 6:30pm on Thursday 14 April 2005…

By Jim Smith on 11 April 2005 Comments Off

Lucasfilm always put out good DVDs, the ‘Willow’ edition of last year was impressively lavish given the film’s utterly unloved status and here at shinyshelf we fully expect the three disc boxed edition of the Ewok TV movies to be announced any day now.

By Jim Smith on 11 April 2005 Comments Off

Okay, I’ll come clean right away and admit it – ‘Licence to Kill’ isn’t the best Bond film. It isn’t close to being one of the the best Bond films, and – and I’m being fair here – nobody thinks it’s one of the best Bond films…

By Stephen Lavington on 11 April 2005 Comments Off

To celebrate the forthcoming release of ‘Die Another Day’, we’re reviewing our favourite Bond films on DVD all this week…

By Jim Smith on 04 April 2005 Comments Off

If I’d have reviewed ‘Fingersmith’ after just seeing part one I’d have concentrated on a number of issues.