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Tiger Universal Trigger Capo - Chrome
Tiger Universal Trigger Capo - Chrome
Price: 5.18

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb capo!, 30 Dec 2011
I was looking around for a capo and was a bit concerned as having read the Amazon reviews a lot said that they broke and were flimsy for the price, this one had the best reviews so purchased.

It arrived very quickly and is extremely durable and strong- it sounds great too!

Fantastic price, no complaints.

Star Trek [DVD]
Star Trek [DVD]
Dvd ~ Chris Pine
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 4.00

16 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor. This is not `Star Trek', 1 Sep 2010
This review is from: Star Trek [DVD] (DVD)
I'll be honest- This movie was bad. Without a doubt the worst Star Trek one out there. But there's the thing, this is so mutated in its form here that it isn't really like Star Trek. Yes, it has a few back references and sly in jokes, but it is way too modern and flashy to be kept in the same league as the others.

The effects are good but you don't care about them, it is all effects and no real substance. Flashy, lots of shakey camera and lens flare, it is more like a modern action film than part of the Star Trek franchise. The story isn't top quality either, and this "alternate universe" thing is a way to get more license to do what J.J Abrams wants with sequels.

The casting is sub par also. McCoy and Spock were good, but Kirk, Scotty,Sulu Uhura and Chekov were not. And these are important, recasting the originals is so important, but has not been done well. Yes, Kirk got into fights in the old series and films, but he was never a young "thug" like this. He was philosophical, unlike this one. Scotty is nothing like Scotty. Uhura neither looks, sounds or acts like Uhura. Sulu is also poor and Chekov lacks any physical similarity to Walter Koenig's original.

This was very poor. It has none of the soul of the old original Star Trek's, they were about morality and had relatable characters and stories, this does not.
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Star Trek Insurrection - Dvd [1999]
Star Trek Insurrection - Dvd [1999]
Dvd ~ Patrick Stewart
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 9.93

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More like a dragged out TV episode, 9 Aug 2010
Star Trek Insurrection is more like a good TV episode than a cinematic masterpiece- I could imagine this being a good TV episode, or a two parter- But it doesn't quite stand up on the big screen. The plot is too thin, and has no big villain, the themes are also that which you would see explored in a series episode.

It's got some nice moments and characterisation, but in general comes across a bit weak.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Special Edition) [DVD] [1986]
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Special Edition) [DVD] [1986]
Dvd ~ William Shatner
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliantly enjoyable Star Trek!, 4 Aug 2010
Star Trek The Voyage Home is highly regarded among fans, and works- brilliantly. It works because of the actors- Shatner & Nimoy & Kelley are once again on top form- And the likes of Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols and George Takei get a much bigger role to play than usual.

At it's heart, the Voyage Home is an extremely fun, enjoyable adventure- We see the small seven man crew of the stolen Klingon bird of prey travel back in time to 20th century Earth- in an attempt to save itself from certain destruction in the 23rd. A space probe has returned into Earth orbit, neutralising ships and stations in its wake- It is scanning the oceans, but getting no response- What they learn, is that it is trying to communicate with the Whales- But Whales have beebn made extinct by mankind back in the early 21st century.

Kirk and his crew go to San Francisco, in the 80's, to try and get two humpback whales- and bring them back to their own time. It is hugely enjoyable, and has some fantastic comedy moments of genius! Well done Star Trek

Star Trek: Motion Picture [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Star Trek: Motion Picture [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ William Shatner

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek:, 4 Aug 2010
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is often branded, along with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, as the two worst or weakest of the Star Trek movies. In my own opinion, The Motion Picture does have its weaknesses, but is certainly no horrible affair.

The main issues I have with the story are as follows:
1. Too many effects shots, and too many long effects shots, which drag down the action
2. Little character development. Bar a few scenes, most of the episode sees the main characters on the bridge, facing this alien cloud- We get no real personal scenes
3. Not as funny as TOS- We don't get much of the humour or dynamic between Kirk, Spock and McCoy here like in the series.

It seems director Robert Wise was trying to build up the tension, through long effects shots and serious, grave performances- For some it works, and for some, they find it "boring" or "dull". I'm sort of in the middle.

It does get dull in places, such as the endless shots of the Enterprise going through this space cloud (Despite how well done they are for the 70's)- But it's not a bad watch really, it certainly does feel "big" and "epic" and "cinematic", the leads give great acting performances, and it is always nice to see another Trek adventure
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Football Manager 2010 (PC/MAC DVD)
Football Manager 2010 (PC/MAC DVD)

4.0 out of 5 stars Good addicting fun, 25 July 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This is a good addicting game that will last you a while- I'd say it's an improvement on FM09 but their are still a few bugs or improvements that can be made.

I still get the occasional "FM encountered a serious error and needs to close" bug, and some of the experience can be improved (Such as press conferences, which get very predictable and tedious after your first few) and general things.

Despite that, the rest is good. The 3D match engine is nice, and this is a good game which will keep you entertained for hours!

Doctor Who  - Series 5, Volume 3 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Offered by Direct-Offers-UK-FBA
Price: 2.69

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Bag, 10 July 2010
Before I start, just to correct the info up on the page above, the episodes are not written by Steven Moffat- Simon Nye and Chris Chibnall write these-

Amy's Choice is quite frankly brilliant- And handles everything extremely well. There is humour, action and tension- The Dream Lord is a brilliant villain, superbly acted by Toby Jones, and very well written. This was my first 10/10 for the series and is very re-watchable!

The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood two parter is a bit of a mixed bag for me;

Part One (The Hungry Earth) is pretty good. I'd give it an 8/10. It builds up very well, a great introductory first episode, with fine writing and good potential, however, I don't like Part 2.

It gets tedious, and the intro narration of the Silurian leader a thousand years in the future sucks out any tension in the story- Amy & Nasreen (A scientist at the drill) "negotiate" with these "homo reptillia" (Which is factually wrong) for the planet, which is very unrealistic. What would happen when they reach an agreement and rise to the surface, only to be ignored and shot down by the military and world leaders? Yes, indeed. The writing in Part 2 is sloppy, with two many forced pieces of emotion and sticking out plot devices- The way Ambrose kills the Silurian warrior is out of character, and comes without any prior experience to make her do so- The writer tries to write it in ("Oh, look what you've done to my dad! Tell me! Or I'll kill you!) and fails- I also found the acting from the co-stars (Not Matt, Karen & Arthur) to be lackluster

The last 5 minutes are great though, due to a reason I won't spoil if you haven't seen these!

Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen / Silver Nemesis [DVD] [1975]
Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen / Silver Nemesis [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: 13.00

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good watch!, 10 July 2010
These two episodes are not actually too well thought of in fandom, Revenge Of The Cybermen being described as boring or lazy, and Silver Nemesis recieves criticism for too easy to kill Cybermen making them less threatening, and lack of a strong enough plot-

They have their basis correct, yes, these episodes are not perfect. There certainly are better Cybermen episodes, for example, "Earthshock" is a better story with much more threatening Cybermen- Tomb of the Cybermen is a legendary story, as is The Invasion- However, I like these two episodes, and are far from bad-

Revenge Of The Cybermen is part of one of my favourite seasons of Classic Who, and I like it. The Doctor is well on form, as is companions Sarah & Harry, and I find this a good watch

I also enjoy Silver Nemesis for its fun factor- But the plot is basically a remake of "Remembrance of The Daleks" with Cybermen- However, it is still enjoyable and both will make a good piece of viewing

Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen [DVD] [1985]
Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen [DVD] [1985]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: 6.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good to me, 10 July 2010
I like Attack Of The Cybermen- But I can understand why some don't.

The Cybermen are back, and the plot requires a lot of referencing to the past, and this can confuse viewers who have not seen past Cybermen stories- Luckily for me and other obsessed whovians this was no issue-

Overall, I find this a strong little episode, with despite weaker cybermen than last time, is a pleasent viewing experience and a little favourite of mine

Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 1 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: 3.79

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Start To A New Era, 9 July 2010
Steven Moffat and the new production team have managed to kick off a new era of Doctor Who, with a brand new Doctor and a brand new sidekick with a good degree of success, as the ratings have proven-

The episodes are pretty good in general for this first volume-

The Eleventh Hour- 9/10
The Eleventh Hour is a great start to the new era and the new Doctor. Matt Smith is brilliant, as is Karen Gillan as Amy Pond. The plot is solid and the episode is a very satisfying watch-
The Beast Below- 6/10
The Beast Below was once again written by new head writer & showrunner Moffat, and was designed as a good characterisation episode for Amy & The Doctor- The premise is good, but the villains (The Smilers) are under used, and some plot elements are not explained enough-
Victory Of The Daleks- 6/10
The final episode on this disc is this World War Two Dalek tale, where the Doctor meets Winston Churchill and a new race of The Daleks. The plot is decent, although some of it isn't quite up to scratch, noticeably the Dalek saucer being a disused cigar factory and looking pretty much like an office with some consoles fitted in- The new Daleks got some stick for their colourful and "big" design, but I think they're fine- This episode is an enjoyable watch, but not quite as good as it could have been

Not a bad start though, and Volume Two is even better!

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