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Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion Of Earth [DVD] [1964]
Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion Of Earth [DVD] [1964]
Dvd ~ William Hartnell
Price: £5.91

5.0 out of 5 stars A milestone in Who-history, 4 Aug. 2014
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A must have for classic Who fans. This is where the show started to become a lot more epic, a lot broader in scope, and indeed the character of the Doctor becomes more heroic.

My only advice is to watch it one part per night and be sure to utalise the "CGI effects" option on the menu. This will replace afew pitiful model shots (and I mean the WORST model shots imaginable) with awesome CGI shots of the Dalek spaceships hovering past.

Seriously, those model shots make the ones from Plan 9 from outer space look like Independence day.


Doctor Who - Planet of Giants [DVD] [1964]
Doctor Who - Planet of Giants [DVD] [1964]
Dvd ~ William Hartnell
Price: £6.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh, 4 Aug. 2014
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I wouldn't bother with this story to be honest, if you've already seen ANYTHING about ANYONE shrinking you've seen this.


Doctor Who - Death to the Daleks [DVD] [1974]
Doctor Who - Death to the Daleks [DVD] [1974]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Price: £6.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazyness, 4 Aug. 2014
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Not a good portrayal of the Daleks but an interesting story, some crazy stuff does go down.


The Burning Prince (Doctor Who)
The Burning Prince (Doctor Who)
by John Dorney
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £14.94

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly the most edge-of-your-seat BF so far., 4 May 2013
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This story is said to take place afew moments after Arc of Infinity, the Doctor having left Tegan and Nyssa in a hotel in Amsterdam.

I believe it takes place shortly after the (poorly made but well-novelised) story Warriors of the Deep. The ever-present dark tone, gritty outlook of the world and the sheer danger the Doctor and the characters face in the story are PURE and UNDENIABLE season 21 material.

Plus, the Doctor's image on the cover looks like he did in Season 21, shorter hair and a slightly different outfit. So when you watch the story, remember when the Doctor mentions Nyssa and Tegan, just pretend he said TURLOUGH and Tegan, the story fits so perfectly after Warriors that you will need not concentrate on that thought again.

Also, the artwork inside the cover is very helpful, showing what the monsters and vehicles look like, something Destination Nerva could have done with. Sometimes I do struggle to decide what the monsters look like, you know ?


Destination: Nerva (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures)
Destination: Nerva (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures)
by Nicholas Briggs
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 4 May 2013
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A great start for Tom Baker's Doctor on big finish, and much better than I have heard people say.

It really feels like it takes place mere seconds after Talons of Weng Chiang, however, a little imagination is required, as Tom does sound older.

Don't get me wrong, he sounds great, but does come across as being an older Doctor. While this may seem like a bad thing, it isn't, you really have to understand that different and worse are two very different things.

As for the story itself, the music is very fitting and compliments the 4th Doctor, the monster/s thoroughly menacing and the cast all very good at their respective roles, but don't be fooled by the bright cover, this is a dark story. I imagine the corridors and the metallic rooms of early Nerva (some gaping vast, some tight like those of a submarine) to be dimly lit in military blue. A must buy.
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Doctor Who - The Nightmare Fair
Doctor Who - The Nightmare Fair
by Graham Williams
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An authentic look into What could have been, with Dr Who., 29 Jun. 2011
The Nightmare Fair being the name of the story, and the episode having been denied the chance to be made for TV broadcast, this Novelisation by writer Graham Williams is a chance for the book-reading recipient to experience what could have been the Doctor's next adventure after the 22nd Season (in 1985).

It is by fate, that the story wasn't ever made into a serial for television, and a sad fate at that. By the intervention of Michael Grade and the BBC bosses, the series was put on Hiatus (a year and a halfs break, it would soon be confirmed that a 23rd series would take place on Television in September 86, by popular demand of fans and viewers who objected to its absense on television).

So yeah, this is the story that we would have had the chance to see on television, the Doctor, potrayed by Colin Baker and his human female companion, Peri , played by the young actress Nicola Bryant.

Things would have been very diffrent indeed, maybe not entirely better, but it is very intresting for me (as a dedicated watcher of this era) to experience that story which could have been. Try it, the Novel, if you like Colin Bakers portral of Dr Who and dont mind having to use a little imagination, it should be very much right up your street. And worth reading .


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth getting., 21 April 2011
A very good, Tardis Keyring that will prove of the highest and most agreeable
-quality, should you choose to buy it. I was the opposite of dissapointed when I opend it! Is really nice looking.


Doctor Who: Business Unusual
Doctor Who: Business Unusual
by Gary Russell
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars What business unusual indeed !, 21 April 2011
Not suitable for my tastes, I put it down after two weeks and it lay there, untouched, gathering dust a plenty for many a weekend afternoon. (I'll have to remember to stick with the REAL Dr Who stories and fiction, rather than the fan-fiction of a derranged maniac thankyou .)

Intro:
Why I bought this novel: Knowing Colin Baker's Doctor, and having watched (and many months later, rewatched!) his full debut season on Dr Who, I wanted to read the story of how he met the accomplace, Melaine (played by stage actress Bonnie Langford in the Series).

The character appears during his Trial Series, in the future story Terror of the Vervoids, which I believe is his first time meeting this particular Character, but it is NOT her first time. Interesting, eh? So basicly the reason I payed for this book was to read about how she came to be the Doctors assisant, and this little story was, less than helpful in showing me.

Onto the analysis of what I thought of the product::::::: -

Mind you, I didnt find the book very inviting, I was dissapointing by the story, because of its "Earthly earth" beasd plot and settings. Reading through it, progressing the story, could not have been more uninteresting and reluctant a task for me. Mind you, again, it WAS not something I was entrely that well prepared for. Gary Russel, a name you will recognise if you're a Whovian (because of his work)is someone who works on fictional productions that tie in with the series. He wanted to show us the Doctor, Colin Baker's Doctor, in a story that CHRONOLOGICLY takes place after both of his Television Series.

So what you need to know about that PARTICULAR NOVEL he wrote, it ties in with the Series (albeit rather unsatisfactorily, due to its conflicting nature to that of THE SERIES) and it shows us an interpretation of the Doctor, that author Gary Russel ahd invisioned: Milder, pleasantier, and mellowed like a stale block of cheese. This wasnt the character I had come to adore in the real fiction work (TV stories and radioplays, even the FREAKIN comic strips from Dr Who Magazine where close enough! and all).

So overall, I REALLY HAVE TO SAY THIS!!! The book Business Unusual may SEEM promising, but to someone like me who has come to appreciate and enjoy the Television series and Colin Baker's REAL portrayal of the character, this book was just not walking the dog. -So to speak. I would advise you keep away from, and dont bother with it. Find better Fiction work out there. he Big Finish audio adventures are highly acclaimed and wonderful, if you sit through atleast half a dozen of them, I guarantee that a handfull of that pick will be regarded as classic work, unmissable work, to the average Whovian.

Bottom line is: theres far better, out there, and this aint it. ;)


Maroon Neat Design Clip-On Men's Braces (BR5)
Maroon Neat Design Clip-On Men's Braces (BR5)
Offered by Tim Garner
Price: £14.95

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine pair, and are they the ones for you?, 26 Feb. 2011
As a person that commonly wears braces/suspenders, the finest I wear for practical reasons (the comfort of having your trousers not fall off or feel loose), and these are definately very effective. The slim shape of them, and great styled pattern and colour, make them most suitable for me.

They can feel pretty tight (if you have them at too high a hinch, so mind you they can alos be at times loose, fall off from over your shoulder they could), the clips are easy enough to adjust (Im referring to the metal at the front), however, I found the back (cant place a name for the thing at the back, but its like a hinch that holds both bands in place, and can be pulled to hinch them up or pulled down to lessen the tensile grip on your suspenders). So the thing at the back was not too easy to adjust, I have to resort to changing the clips at the front.

Do I find the pair to be of good manufacture? I do indeed, they're made in England, where we refer to the product as "braces". Although I am very fond of the work by the manufacturers (Tim Garner) what I must point out ot you is the work of Tim Garner. With favourabley well styled pattern, good quality colour stlyes and all-round very dishy appearance in the work of their suspenders/brace products, I would have to buy off them again some time.

You can find BOTH the clamps, and the runner-ends from their store front. You may even find pairs, with the same colour and pattern, available in the TWO different formats, only with Tim garner. Great stuff.

Here is what you may want/need to know about this particular pair:

.Slim, yes, these are anything but broad. Its good to have slim, its a traditional and classic supender shape, rather than broader.

.Material is very fine, very strong. Durable, good stretch. And adviseable you take care of them. Just, whatever you do, dont let any sharp pair of scissors get anywhere near them when the tensile-grip is on. They may be destroyed.

.The pattern and syle is available from Tim Garner/best braces in Navy instead of burgundy. (I bought the burgundy with clamps. There are both colours, available in each format) Here is the Navy with runner-ends, which need buttoning on; Button On Braces - Navy Neat Design Men's Braces by Best Braces Company

. The metal used on the clamps is silver, it complements the colour pattern. The corner of them is pretty pointy, jaggedy. -Which is kindof unusual, so just take a bit of coution when adjusting these. You may get an unpleasant prick, though its not worth worrying about.

.These are X-back. A format mroe effective at holding up trousers than the Y-back. Y-back just pulls the trousers of the user up in a wedgie-like manner. My advice with a pair like this, is to keep each brace-clamp evenly positioned on the waist of your trousers. Good symetry is most appropriate for proper suspender-wearing.

Overall, I judge these pretty favourabley among my other suspenders. They rank highly for their practical convenience and adjustable syle of wear. Yeah, just dont wear them inappropriately now, I mean you take a little care with the wear of suspenders, and they can suit you well and serve their purpose.


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