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Thunderbirds Are Go - Vol. 1 [DVD]
Thunderbirds Are Go - Vol. 1 [DVD]
Price: £10.00

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB, 4 Jun. 2015
After the utter car crash of 2004, it appears that the Tracy boys are once again in the hands of those who will do it justice. I caught Thunderbirds on the 1992 re release as a captivated 12 year old, now as a 35 year old with a 4 year old daughter, I can share my love of Gerry Anderson's greatest work with her. Obviously there are changes (Brains now being Asian, Alan being much younger etc) but the vast majority are positive - I love the new TB3 and TB5, the launch sequences are beautifully done - and the characters well rounded. Alan stands out as doing a brilliant balancing act between being "the youngest who is overlooked" and a "fully fledged" pilot of TB3 - I did worry he was going to fall into the trap of being a whiny little brat who was eminently unlike-able, but no. Old fans like me will notice the various little nods to the original (the picture Virgil stands by for TB2's launch sequence is exactly the same, for example - as was the hilarious line from John in the pilot (on being told the Hood demanded all the TB ships he says "sounds like a list of demands from a bad movie" I suspect a nod to Mr Frakes)

It's so nice to see something "updated" that actually works, I would perhaps prefer longer to tell the stories and to pace the episodes a little slower, but over all it gets 10/10 from me.


Ayrton Senna: The Whole Story
Ayrton Senna: The Whole Story
by Christopher Hilton
Edition: Paperback

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive book of Senna's life., 24 Nov. 2007
Ayrton Senna. The name conjures up many feelings in many people, the greatest ever driver? A vicious and uncompromising racer? a warm and kind individual of many depths? After reading this book the answer is obvious - He was all of that and more, Hilton writes in such a way that you understand everything about the man. Hilton has thoroughly researched his subject, and also speaks from the position of knowing Senna. From wheeling an elderly patient in a wheelchair - to the epic and bitter battles with Prost and Mansell (and also not afraid to expose Senna's more questionable behavior either) this book covers every aspect of Ayrton's life. And more intriguingly he tackles the "second life" Senna's legend has taken on since that fateful afternoon at Tamburello some 13 years ago.

Put simply: It is one of the best books on Formula one and motoracing that I have ever read - and by far the best ever on Ayrton Senna.


Hello Master
Hello Master
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £11.92

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Featuring the NHL2007 song "Talk to Her", 9 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Hello Master (Audio CD)
Priestess have earned a place in my mental jukebox with the excellent song "Talk to her". The beat and flow is brilliant. EA Sports NHL Hockey 2007 has this on it's soundtrack and it made an instant impression on me. I'm looking forward to the rest of the CD!


True Colours: Football Kits from 1980 to the Present Day
True Colours: Football Kits from 1980 to the Present Day
by John Devlin
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No top flight fan should be without this!, 5 Feb. 2006
This book is brilliant - quite simply. From the painstaking research, the beautiful, easy to read layouts and of course the past twenty years kits of all the current Premiership big boys (to do a book on all 92 league clubs in this detail would make the thing about a foot thick!) I'm sure you all have a favourite replica from the past somewhere in your memory bank. With this you can relive the best (and worst) kit designs that your clubs' players have sported. Being a Man Utd fan It'd be remiss of me not to mention a certain Grey effort in the mid nineties, not only did it look awful, but United never won a single game whilst wearing it! (And yes that's the one that Sir Alex scrapped during the 6-3 pummeling against Southampton - (and did you know that United still shipped 3 goals in the second half without it!) But for every "eeeeurrrrrgggghhhhh!" there's a kit that may evoke sweet memories of glory, or just a design that you feel is really smart. Again the Treble winning kit of 1999 comes to mind there :) Oh and you can answer the long standing argument with this book - just how many kit changes have the clubs' fans forked out for over the past 20 years? And who is the worst culprit (It's NOT Man Utd!!) Actually according to the book, Liverpool have had more strip changes than anyone. Also in a nice touch, alternate versions and once off kits are featured too - such as Bolton Wanderers Centenery shirt that aired in only one Premiership game, and Charlton's centenery shirt from last year as well. My only gripe is that Keepers' kits are not shown - shame remembering the eye catching paint factory explosions our custodians have had to wear in the past (Ian Walker's lovely orange and blue deckchair outfit from Spurs' 96-97 season?)
Overall barring that, there is nothing negative about this book - though I do hope the author does at least attempt a follow up with other clubs included.


Red Dwarf: Series 5 [DVD]
Red Dwarf: Series 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Llewelyn
Offered by streetsahead
Price: £4.14

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 10 Dec. 2004
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This review is from: Red Dwarf: Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
This is an absolute must buy for any Red Dwarf fan, or anyone with a sense of humour! Season V is Red Dwarf in it's absolute prime (season's III, IV began to gather the pace). The season boasts some excellent episodes, most notably "Quarantine" featuring everyone's favourite psychotic fluffy penguin - Mr Flibble - some brilliant stories in episodes like "The Inquisitor", Demons and Angels, Holoship and "Back to Reality". And also the episodes that are "weaker" as a whole such as "Terrorform" still hit the heights, though not as frequently as those I mentioned - who could forget the "taranshula" scene in the opening of "Terrorform"? Personally I think the funniest scene belongs to Quarantine (the absolute best ep on the disc) Rimmer, being blessed with telekinetic powers (and penguin glove puppet) moves an axe to launch itself into Kryten's back. Lister askes the mechanoid if he's OK to which the slouched forward robot replies "I have a medium sized fire axe buried in my spinal column sir - that sort of thing can really put a crimp on your day!" Season VI will be out in Feb 05, and for the most part keeps the momentum going - the excellent cliff hanger to the end of the season is something to remember (especially if you remember the origional airing of it) Then it tails of in mid season VII (when the writing team changed, and Chris Barrie was part time) though later episodes are sporadically funny in set places - the frankly awful season VIII was perhaps, one too many.


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