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WWE - From The Vault: Shawn Michaels [2003] [DVD]
WWE - From The Vault: Shawn Michaels [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Wwe
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Chin Music, 28 Jan. 2014
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Some absolutely priceless matches, with some of the older ones from my later teens, the hell in a cell match is a ground breaker, but the Iron Man match for the first time on DVD, a match that will never be matched.


Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling (Hardcover) Canadian Edition by Bret Hart
Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling (Hardcover) Canadian Edition by Bret Hart

5.0 out of 5 stars The best there is, 28 Jan. 2014
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Bret Hart, following his Summerslam match against Curt Hennig in 1991 captivated me by his sheer passion for what he was doing and his showing how skill could win against big things from there to the rest of his career - and this book shows the man and his own faults, his friendships and of course his relationships with his enemies. This of course was written before his reconciliation with McMahon, Lavesque and of course Hickenbottom. A book that follows me everywhere and I never leave it home. Thanks a lot for the inspiration given to a much younger me Bret!


The Lost Era: Well of Souls (Star Trek)
The Lost Era: Well of Souls (Star Trek)
by Ilsa J. Bick
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars More 1701-C, more Garrett!, 28 Jan. 2014
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The missing ship and crew, some more about them and their back story to Yesterday's Enterprise. It was an interesting choice to have it all centered around something more spiritual, but I especially liked the absentee mother that formed Garrett here, gave her so much more creditability for the professional mothers (and fathers) that exist out there and the dilemmas they face in being so far from their families. I like this crew and have always been obsessed with this ship since I was a teen and watched YE. More from them please!


Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks [DVD] [1987]
Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks [DVD] [1987]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy

4.0 out of 5 stars Time will tell, it always does, 28 Jan. 2014
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I would have given this 3 1/2 stars, but it deserves the 4 I gave it here I think. The story was fairly ambitious but as was typical of the McCoy early era it relied too much on comedy and parody than on telling anything considered too dramatic. If this were done in today's eras I feel it would have been given that flare and justice to tell the story of a powerful weapon destined to destroy on such a scale (the moment anyone?). That being said there are some good action moments, such as the opening battle with the RAF soldiers and the Ace battles afterwards, and whilst I downplay the comedy side, it was a strength of McCoy's that brought some chuckling moments, such as the unlimited rice pudding speech with Davros - brilliant!

This DVD again suffers also from not having sufficient extras, which would make it a solid 4 stars.


Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks [DVD] [1975]
Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £6.31

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pity, I have no understanding of the word!, 28 Jan. 2014
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THE definitive Doctor Who, in my opinion, the best story in the 50 years of the show, the environment was well picked and dressed, especially for the day. The acting was very much disbelief suspending and the story of the Daleks origin, whilst having some minor differences to their inroduction in the first Hartnell story with them, it pays sufficient homage to it and indeed is still the story used today, this story set the tone for what every adventure should follow, absolutely brilliant.
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Doctor Who - The Caves Of Androzani [1984] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Caves Of Androzani [1984] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
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Price: £9.71

5.0 out of 5 stars So you see I'm not going to let you stop me now!, 28 Jan. 2014
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THE best Davison story, and in fact one of the best Doctor Who stories ever made. This was another isolated example of how Davison could handle the darker tales, and ones that address current affairs at the time, gun running and drug trafficking being an issue in modern day society and even so in the 80's. The 5th Doctor takes his new assistant Peri to Androzani Minor for some - I can only guess - sightseeing and this ends in them being swept up (as is usual fare for the Doctor!) in local events and intrigue. Besides some slight over the top acting from Morgus actor John Normington and some minor elements - such as the Magma Beast don't stand against the jury of time, the story is solid as a rock and shows what a good script, excellent direction and right on acting from the main stars can do for this show, particularly in the years when it was under such a microscope. Will always be in my collection!

This DVD is only let down by the lack of extras that adorn it's anniversary counterpart, but there are still some lovely pieces, such as the regeneration filming and outtakes and the interview with Christopher Gable (the fantastic Sharaz Jek).


Doctor Who - Resurrection Of The Daleks [1983] [DVD]
Doctor Who - Resurrection Of The Daleks [1983] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
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Price: £11.93

4.0 out of 5 stars Aim for the eye piece!, 28 Jan. 2014
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Quickly to say that this was a good story, a nice way to end Tegan's tenure and a refreshingly darker refresh for the Daleks - as that is what they were intended for and to mix things up in Peter Davison's later season, whilst he IS MY Doctor - his seasons were quite light hearted so it was nice to see him flex his muscles in the role in rare exceptions like this, Caves of Androzani and Earthshock - and how good he did that side of the Doctor, foreshadowing much later Doctors.

The DVD here again is reasonably supplemented by good extras and it was good to see the Earth setting as it is in modern times.

Recommended


Doctor Who - The Movie [1996] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Movie [1996] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Paul McGann
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Price: £12.75

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4.0 out of 5 stars This can't be how it ends!, 28 Jan. 2014
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And fortunately it wasn't and indeed not even for the unfortunate Paul McGann who got the chance at 'Night of the Doctor' recently to remind us of what a good Doctor he actually was.

This story is quite straight forward, but it does what it needs to in allowing a transition from Dr 7-8. The problem most people have (and to a small amount me too) is it's US influence - as this is a UK production and should remain so as that is where it belongs, but they did a good job in my opinion, some elements did come across as too US in their dramatic use but the end result could have led onto a series and it is a shame it did not.

This DVD unfortunately is a bare bones release and has few extras, but still is a good presentation with some interesting items to supplement the main feature, such as the audition for Paul McGann.

Give it another try I say!


Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who
Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who
by Justin Richards
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.08

3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it is supposed to, 28 Jan. 2014
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I would have given this 3 1/2 stars as it is certainly more than adequate, I write this for an adult point of view (as I am one allegedly). This book is intended for children, but I am a 'completionist' and as such wanted to add it - the facts are basic, but for children who likely don't know the program's history it is very good and easy to follow. From my perspective some of the photos are quite rare and indeed very interesting to see. Worth adding to your collection if that's your thing like me but more geared for the kids!


Doctor Who Time Frame: An Illustrated History (Doctor Who/30th Anniversary)
Doctor Who Time Frame: An Illustrated History (Doctor Who/30th Anniversary)
by David J. Howe
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Lost in Time, 28 Jan. 2014
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I had this book as a Christmas present in 1993, however moving to Australia in 2006 I had to give it (amongst many other things) up in order to move, now that I live in the USA permanently I decided to reacquire some of my favorite things.

This book is written before even Paul McGann's 1996 outing so it is fascinating to see how people thought the future might look with Who being off the air for then 3 1/2 years. But the rest of the book is great and was a fantastic summary of the then 30 years of the series and I loved the opening credits starting the decade sections off, and some of the material was at the time rare to see, only rivalled now by the Vault for the 50 year anniversary.

Highly recommended if you want to build an archive, the Dr certainly had to start his library somewhere!


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