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Futurama - Bender's Game [DVD]
Futurama - Bender's Game [DVD]
Dvd ~ Billy West
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Actually, getting better, 13 Nov. 2008
Curious mix of reviews here, but I found that this is actually probably the best of the feature length Futuramas so far, and especially welcome after the rather uninteresting second installment, Beast with a Billion Backs. Yes, the plot does meander a bit, but the jokes come rapidly and most hit home.

I suspect enjoyment of this may depend on just how nerdy you were as a teenager...

This New Ocean: History of the First Space Age (Modern Library)
This New Ocean: History of the First Space Age (Modern Library)
by William E. Burrows
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.05

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Politically focused, 9 Feb. 2004
The first half of this book was excellent, as the pioneers of rocketry were introduced and their passions described. However, the second half was much more focused on the politics of the space race and NASA's relationship with the Government - which it is obviously linked. However, I found that there was not enough of the science of getting into space, and the descriptions of the first flight and first moon landing lacked wonder.

The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun read, but terrible facts, 26 July 2003
This review is from: The Da Vinci Code (Hardcover)
An entertaining mystery, good pacing, likeable characters, but the factual errors made me wince; things like the small 'button' GPS transmitter (that sends the location to a GPS satellite) and the idea that the 'cryptex' is an example of public key cryptography. Truly terrible research of the subject, which makes me wonder about all the rest of it, things I don't know about.
But! After all that, I did enjoy it. Though I would recommend reading Neal Stephenson's 'Cryptonomicon' for an excellent novel about codes and ciphers, and Umberto Eco's 'Foucault's Pendulum' for historical conspiricy.

Starry Night Backyard 4.0
Starry Night Backyard 4.0

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice features, but big and bulky, 4 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Starry Night Backyard 4.0 (CD-ROM)
The improved graphics and additional features are excellent in this new version of Starry Night Backyard, but make sure you have at least the recommended specs as it runs amazingly slow on anything less. If you want something that does the job of a home planetarium, still looks nice but doesn't have all the (perhaps extraneous) features of this, stick to version 3 (still available through Amazon at the moment); its small, fast and shows you everything you need.
But on a new PC, I expect this would be a very nice piece of software.

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