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5.0 out of 5 stars Works fine in my Brother printer, 12 Oct. 2015
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The Ultimate Inferior Beings
The Ultimate Inferior Beings
by Mark Roman
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally biased review by a mate of the author., 14 Aug. 2012
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An old friend, a respectable scientist, recently confessed to me that he had written a comedic science fiction novel. With typical modesty, he referred to it as "just a very silly story" and claimed that it was the result of youthful folly. Then he added that it had just been published and he was living the dream.

Well, it is a very silly story but also clever and funny and readable. This is Roman's first novel and, from my perspective, the narrative becomes more assured as the story progresses (or maybe I was just getting into it). I enjoyed the chapters set on the spacecraft and found the mad brick-fixated blob world to be an even funnier, more-satisfying read and the appendices were better still.

Roman has a distinctive, recognisable style and the kind of wit and charm that engages a reader until the afternoon bathwater's gone cold and dinner has triggered the smoke alarm. I look forward to reading more of his work.

Blind Spot - Hitler's Secretary [DVD] [2004] [NTSC]
Blind Spot - Hitler's Secretary [DVD] [2004] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Othmar Schmiderer
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Price: £19.99

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An ordinary person witnessing history., 27 Aug. 2004
Traudl Junge was 22 when she was chosen to be one of Adolf Hitler's private secretaries. The documentary consists of a simple interview with Traudl Junge at the age of 81. She gives an account of her time with Hitler including the last days in the bunker.
This film is a firsthand account from a woman who was a chosen to work as Hitler's secretary after winning a typing contest. It's an account of an ordinary person witnessing history in the making - for instance, she recalls in detail the aftermath of the assassination attempt on Hitler and adds that Mussolini visited in the afternoon. She describes the staff around Hitler as being isolated from the outside world and her account of Hitler's final days in the bunker is surreal.
Blind Spot is compelling viewing and won the audience award at the Berlin film festival and the best documentary award at the Chicago film festival in 2002.
I was prompted to write this review after reading Joe Haschka's sickening review in which he attempts to trivialise this documentary. I can't begin to express the depth of contempt I have for someone mocking a dying woman.

Babylon 5: Season 2 [DVD]
Babylon 5: Season 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Boxleitner
Offered by MyAubergine
Price: £17.74

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first episode was the hook..., 28 May 2003
This review is from: Babylon 5: Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)
There was a mystery through the first season of Babylon 5 a powerful alien race, the Minbari, were on the verge of wiping-out humanity but surrendered at during the final battle and never told anybody why. However, we knew that the commander of the Babylon 5 had been captured by the aliens during the final battle and that the incident had been erased from his memory.
In the first episode of this season it was revealed that while onboard the alien spaceship the commander did not:
Save the life of the alien king,
Defeat the alien champion,
Show mercy,
Convince the aliens that it had all been a terrible misunderstanding,
Demonstrate that humanity was a noble (yet misunderstood) species,
Blow-up the central battle computer,
Snog the alien princess.
The revelation, when it finally came, was one of the most original and imaginative ideas I've encountered.
...And for me, that was the moment when the series caught my imagination and became something special.

The Dalek Survival Guide (Dr Who)
The Dalek Survival Guide (Dr Who)
by Nicholas Briggs
Edition: Paperback

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Daleks Are Real, 28 Oct. 2002
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This book reveals the long-suspected truth that "Dr Who" is the dramatised biography of the mysterious time traveller known only as, "The Doctor" and that the Daleks really exist. True this book has its faults: it's aimed at the dedicated Dalek scholar rather than members of the lay public, there are no photographs among the illustrations and its cover price is a little high...
...But I can assure you that when I read the account of Miss Francine Mole - trapped with a Dalek in a mine on Kemble and forced to ride her "so unyielding and proud" companion to freedom - I was quite overcome. In fact it was several minutes before I could compose myself, wipe the tears from my eyes and continue reading.

Doctor Who-The Cybermen
Doctor Who-The Cybermen
by David Banks
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cybermen: A behind-the-scenes book of the very best kind., 14 Oct. 2002
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The Cybermen were one of the most popular monsters featured on the long running British science fiction series, Doctor Who. Although they appeared to be seven-foot tall metal robots, the cybermen were, in fact, once human. Faced with a hostile environment and a decreasing lifespan, the cybermen replaced their organs and limbs with more durable bionic components. They surgically replaced all weaknesses, including the emotional weaknesses that made them human, becoming in the process something less than human - dehumanised machine creatures determined to survive by the conquest and assimilation of other races. (They are suspected to be one of the inspirations for Star Trek's, Borg.)
The book covers the creation of the monsters by scientist Kit Pedlar and screenwriter Gerry Davis as well as the history of the cybermen on screen. Additionally, an unofficial "events occurring offstage" history describing the evolution of the creatures over the 22 years they appeared in the series is presented together with a "Genesis of the Cybermen" plot outline from cyberman creator Gerry Davis.
The book was written by David Banks who played the CyberLeader in the last four cybermen adventures and illustrated by Andrew Skilleter, the artist responsible for the Doctor Who video sleeves. The author's enthusiasm for the series and the love for the part are clearly evident. Fans (and there are many of us) will appreciate this firsthand account of the production of a much-loved TV series and the creation of one of the classic science fiction monsters.
Although the book is not in print at the time of writing, Doctor Who is undergoing a renaissance in the form of a series of paperback novels and new adventures being released as audio dramas on CD. Given the keenness of the BBC to capitalise on Doctor Who it's certainly possible that this book will be reprinted.

Cube [DVD] [1998]
Cube [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Nicole de Boer
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Price: £7.21

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great little movie... ...but it's NOT the cinema version., 28 July 2000
This review is from: Cube [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
This movie feels a lot like an episode of the Outer Limits or the Twilight Zone. An assorted group of people attempt to escape from a giant cube composed of identical cube-shaped rooms while avoiding some rather nasty deathtraps. It's a tense, claustrophobic film with excellent character development and a wonderful example of a low budget (one set, small cast) film that really succeeds.

Sadly this DVD is not the film that I saw at the cinema - the DVD version seems to have been heavily edited in comparison to the UK cinema version. As a result the movie lacks tension, parts of the movie don't make sense and you may even find yourself hitting the rewind button to work out what just happened.

In short - I sat down to watch the film that I'd enjoyed at the cinema and was disgusted to find someone had replaced it with an abridged-for-the-feeble-minded version.


When I originally wrote this review I gave the film one star. Twelve years later, the review received a comment stating that "dropped to one star simply because of the cuts is just downright HARSH." The commenter, Cobaltmotari, is correct, Cube is an excellent movie and deserves a better rating. I've upgraded the rating.

Also, I recommend the Region 1 version in preference to the UK version.
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