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Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: £7.00

8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bonkers! but brilliant, 11 Sept. 2009
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The twin dilemma is actually great! the first classic who episodes i've watched in ooo, twenty years, and it had it all, a mentally ill doctor, weird enemies, a high camp value and excellent clothes, couldn't rate it more highly, it's just a shame michael grade got his paws on it or colin baker could've been awesome!

No sarcasm intended.
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Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead, 2009 Easter Special   [DVD]
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead, 2009 Easter Special [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Tennant
Price: £3.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grand!, 31 May 2009
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aye, it wasn't bollywood drama, but it was grand! I reckon they got stuck between writing a new series and cutting it short for a special, so not fantastic, but it was fun, dramatic in bits, and good banter, although the prophecy bit at the end had been used before. So, now on to the dramatastic conclusion/regeneration spread over 3 episodes! But a lot of fun in this one nonetheless.


Doctor Who - Battlefield [DVD] [1989]
Doctor Who - Battlefield [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Price: £6.95

31 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars are they really fans?, 30 Sept. 2008
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This review is solely to give a more balanced account than the ones already posted. I think Sylvester Mccoy is awesome, I remember watching this one back in the day as a primary-school kid and thinking it was brilliant. And I think anyone who grew up with Sylvester would agree. Ace was an awesome assistant, in that she occasionally got to blow things up. Now, any doctor who reviews you read should be taken with a pinch of salt, as they are mostly written by the over-40s, who seem to think that anything after 1976, in a programme that is based on constant change in actor, assistant, producer and writing team, is going to be substandard. It ain't. Doctor Who has always been camp silly nonsense, and it seems a little weird that the duffers who complain about post-discovery of america Who constantly moan about special effects, when those prior to 1821 were based on two squirrels and a block of cheese! So, if you want to be entertained by a wee scottish bloke and a teenage tearaway thwarting the forces of evil equipped only with an umbrella, then this is the one for you, if, on the other hand, you want Ingmar Bergman style drama, then buy that one Tom Baker dvd that is endorsed by the Catholic Church, the Illuminati, the Masons, the Byzantine Empire and the Conservative Party. Either way, you won't be disappointed!
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Doctor Who - The Trial Of A Time Lord [1986] [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Trial Of A Time Lord [1986] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: £13.99

4 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eeh bah gum, 26 Jun. 2008
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Hmm, dr who fans seem to be a funny bunch, all torn-faced that it can't always be tom baker wacked out on jellybabies! I'm going to buy this even though I've never seen it cause dr who's great, and even though it might be a bit wacky, dull or silly, who cares? It's still entertaining tv! Colin Baker had great hair and a cool jacket, what more do you need? Apart from the release of all the sylvester mccoy episodes? Especially the ones with Ace! Hooray for midget Scottish psychopaths and riot girls!
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George Best Plus
George Best Plus
Price: £8.48

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unbelievableble, 13 May 2008
This review is from: George Best Plus (Audio CD)
I only got this album 15 years after it came out, being too young in the 80's to notice indie music, but I remember waiting outside my local record shop at 8.30 in the morning before it opened up specifically to buy this album. It's that good!

The lightning fast guitars, the groaning, the lurgy, and lyrics like, "every time a car drives past/ I think it's you, every time somebody laughs/I think it's you." although that's from a bonus track, it still fits the theme of the rest of the album perfectly.

Gedge ya gadge, I salute you!


The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
by Victor Pelevin
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pelevin does it again, only weirder!, 26 Feb. 2008
This book is similar to The Clay Machine Gun, in that it focuses on metaphysics, indeed, it seems to be one long metaphysical conversation at times. It is written with Pelevin's usual poetic gift for prose and it adds occasional touches of humour which are in tune with the story's sexual overtones. But I should stress that although the story is about a millenia-old prostitute, the tone is rarely tawdry. It is essentially a love/reality transcendence tail (tee hee) albeit involving a werewolf and a foxy distant Chinese relative. The tone is fairly dark at times, but this may largely be due to the presence of Nordic mythology motifs, which, if you've read the Edda, are obviously nuts!
I would also urge you to purchase it, if merely for the fact that his publishers might get round to printing his other books if this sells well!

Also, the other review for this book is actually about Numbers, which hasn't been published yet, so don't expect any bankers and Pokemon. This is about werewolves, werefoxes and the FSB, fun!


Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-1974: Lectures at the College De France, 1973-1974 (Michel Foucault: Lectures at the Collège de France)
Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-1974: Lectures at the College De France, 1973-1974 (Michel Foucault: Lectures at the Collège de France)
by Michel Foucault
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £31.00

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars glorious!, 4 Jan. 2007
This is the first book I have read which actually explains what happens to you when you enter a psychiatric hospital. Having been sectioned in the past, I was finally able to say to myself, "so that's why they did that!" after reading this book. This goes along with Madness Explained by Bentall, the Divided Self by Laing and Foucault's Abnormal lecture series as the only books talking about madness in a humane, guilt-free manner that may help to liberate individuals rather than leading them down paths full of red herrings.


The Last Romance
The Last Romance
Price: £14.76

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best yet, 23 Oct. 2005
This review is from: The Last Romance (Audio CD)
I have been pleasantly surprised by this album, I was disappointed by their last two. I felt they were just drifting, but on this record Aidan has raised his lyrical acuity up a notch and the musical bits from Malcolm accompany him perfectly. They at last convey a sense of euphoria on There is no Ending, even though the lyrics are full of self-loathing. And on speed-date they seem to be producing an anti-swinger manifesto which I can wholeheartedly sympathise with. Could it be they've turned a corner? Seen the light at the end of the M9? Fallen in love? Whatever it may be, I'm glad they're still spreading the miserabilist gospel


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