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Shaw and Sullivan - The Mystery of Statis House: Volume 2
Shaw and Sullivan - The Mystery of Statis House: Volume 2
by Jordan William Shortman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 Jan. 2016
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Another brilliant book by this young writer gripping from start to finish. Well worth a read


Shaw and Sullivan: The Dark Man of Greystone: Volume 1
Shaw and Sullivan: The Dark Man of Greystone: Volume 1
by Jordan William Shortman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What a great read. I literally couldn't put it down, 19 Sept. 2015
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What a great read. I literally couldn't put it down. Gripping from beginning to end just how I like a book to be. Highly recommended.


Doctor Who - The Curse of Fenric [1989] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Curse of Fenric [1989] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars ... Curse of Fenric is quite possibly one of the best stories from the Sylvester McCoy era and possible one ..., 4 Jun. 2015
The Curse of Fenric is quite possibly one of the best stories from the Sylvester McCoy era and possible one of the best Doctor Who tales ever.

The Curse of Fenric stars,

Sylvester McCoy - The 7th Doctor
Sophie Aldred - Ace
(The Curse of Fenric was ranked 26th in The First 50 Years Pol recently published by Doctor Who Magazine in 2014)

The Curse of Fenric is a perfect example of why the BBC shouldn't have cancelled Doctor Who in 1989 as this story demonstrates the direction it would have taken. The story focuses mainly around the companion, Ace, giving her a backstory. Early on in her time on the series she told us that she didn't like her mother. This story twists that so that a baby that she grows to love over the course of the story turns out to actually be her mother. This turns out to be one of Fenrics games that we find out he has been playing with the Doctor ever since their first meeting which takes place off screen.
The Curse of Fenric has definatly earned it's place in the history of Doctor Who.


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

5.0 out of 5 stars Battlefield is excellent, 4 Jun. 2015
Battlefield is a good story, that is very underrated by fans of the show. I personally, really like it.

Battlefield stars,

Sylvester McCoy - The 7th Doctor
Sophie Aldred - Ace
Nicholas Courtney - The Brigadier
Jean Marsh - Morgaine
(Battlefield was ranked 159th in the recent, The 50 Years Pol, published in 2014)

Battlefield is the opening story from the final series of Doctor Who before it was cancelled in 1989. The story featured the return of UNIT and the Brigadier and Bessie, the Doctor's car from Jon Pertwee's era.
Battlefield revealed a darker side to the Doctor and his companion Ace began to face her demons, something that really came to the forefront in the story, The Curse of Fenric. The Doctor is called Merlin throughout this story and it implies that at some point, he becomes the wizard.
Ace faces a real demon called the Destroyer, the costume is fantastic, and the Brigadier makes a supreme sacrifice. It becomes obvious that the Doctor is playing with people's lives.
This story combines mythology and the traditional makings of a UNIT tale.
Battlefield is action packed and makes us look at the Doctor in a brand new light.


Doctor Who: The E-Space Trilogy (Full Circle / State of Decay / Warriors' Gate) [DVD]
Doctor Who: The E-Space Trilogy (Full Circle / State of Decay / Warriors' Gate) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £14.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The E-Space Trilogy is a great series of stories., 2 Jun. 2015
This trilogy finds the TARDIS crew of the 4th Doctor, Romana and K-9 trapped in E-Space after falling through a CVE. Over the course of the three adventures, we say hello and goodbye to companions, meet various different alien creatures and for possibly the first time, some plot threads left hanging which were sort of tied in the last two adventures with Tom Baker before being fully tied in the recent run of adventures featuring the 5th Doctor thanks to big finish.

This series stars;

Tom Baker - The 4th Doctor
Lalla Ward - Romana
John Leeson - K-9
Matthew Waterhouse - Adric

(Full Circle was ranked 143rd in, The First 50 Years Pol, published by Doctor Who Magazine in 2014)
(State of Decay was ranked 109th in, The First 50 Years Pol, published by Doctor Who Magazine in 2014)
(Warriors Gate was ranked 115th in, The First 50 Years Pol, published by Doctor Who Magazine in 2014)

Full Circle deals with the travellers arrival in E-Space while on their way to Gallifrey. The TARDIS lands on the planet Alzarius, at a time called Mistfall. Mistfall means that reptilian creatures called The Marshmen will rise from the marshes around the planet and besiege the colonists that are living on the planet. While Romana is taken over by the Marshmen, K-9 beheaded and the Doctor trying to uncover the truth about Mistfall, the future for the planet and all their lives look bleak.
In fact it's not that bleak as you know the Doctor will solve the problem.
This doesn't mean though that the story isn't tense and surprisingly enjoyable, the bright and sunny weather on the planet completely contrasts the dark and bleak future heading for the planet. The Marshmen costumes are surprisingly good, and Lalla Ward's performance of her character being possessed is well done, despite the bad spiders seen early on in the story.
Perhaps the most shocking thing about Full Circle is that one day, the Alzarians will one day become the Marshmen and the realization that they will become the thing they most fear.
Full Circle is a good little story, underrated by many, it is a good, solid Doctor Who tale.

State of Decay deals with Vampires.
Originally written for the 1977 series under the name, The Vampire Planet, it was originally to feature Tom Baker and Louise Jameson as Leela. However, the story was never made because it would have clashed with the BBC's adaption of the Bram Stoker's Dracula. This story was replaced by The Horror of Fang Rock.
When John Nathan-Turner took over as producer in 1979, he resurrected the serial and selected it to be included in the E-Space Trilogy. Most of the story was kept the same as it originally was however it had be altered slightly because of the new companion Adric.
State of Decay is an excellent tale, again underrated by many fans, this tale features some surprisingly dark moments. One moment that particularly stands is the discovery of the missing village locals. They are shown as little more than shrivelled husks. Another dark moment comes when they open what they think is were the fuel is held and it turns out to be blood.
State of Decay is Doctor Who at it's bloodcurdling gothic best!

Warriors Gate is a mature final to the trilogy.
Warriors Gate is a complex and ambitious tale which rounds off the E-Space trilogy, with a trip to one of the cheapest sets in the history of the show. This is because it is essentially a gigantic green screen. The story features the mature topic of slavery, something which Doctor Who hasn't been shy to deal with in the past but it seems more mature than other serials.
Despite the fact that the story takes place in a giant green screen, it is surprisingly tense and entertaining. This is the last story to feature the Doctor's companions Romana and K-9. K-9 is damaged by the time winds and will only function in the world behind the mirrors. (You will have to watch the story to understand about the mirrors as it is a long story!) Romana decides to stay and free other Tharils from slavery and the Doctor gives her K-9 to help her in her quest and they set off the black and white distance at the end of the fourth episode.
Clever and moving, Warrior's Gate sets the tone for the final two Baker serials as the Doctor.

The E-Space is a good purchase and features three classic stories from what is often an underrated time of Doctor Who.
Watch them and make up your mind, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.


Jubilee (Doctor Who)
Jubilee (Doctor Who)
by Robert Shearman
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story, 29 Dec. 2014
This review is from: Jubilee (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
This story isn't the best that has been created by Big Finish, it certainly isn't the worst but it is a bit boring. It was obviously good enough for it to be adapted for television with the episode 'Dalek' however the adaption is better than the original creation. However it is an enjoyable audio adventure with the great audio companion Evelyn
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The Harvest (Doctor Who)
The Harvest (Doctor Who)
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable Audio by Big Finish, 29 Dec. 2014
The Harvest introduces the new Big Finish companion Hex played by Philip Olivier and brings back the Cybermen. This audio isn't the best that has been created by Big Finish but it certainly isn't the worst and is an enjoyable audio adventure that introduces one of the best audio companions.


Doctor Who - The Reaping (Big Finish)
Doctor Who - The Reaping (Big Finish)
by Joseph Lidster
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really well written Big Finish Audio, 29 Dec. 2014
The Reaping is a very well written Doctor Who story. It features Colin Baker as the 6th Doctor and Nicola Bryant as his companion Peri. I'm not going to go into the storyline as it really is well written but I felt that Peri was never well written in the television series but has been written for wonderfully with Big Finish and they really have expanded the character. This is a good story from Big Finish.
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Doctor Who: The Vault  (First Edition)
Doctor Who: The Vault (First Edition)
by Marcus Hearn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

5.0 out of 5 stars The Vault is a great book to have., 29 Dec. 2014
This is a great book covering everything about Doctor Who. It is a great book


Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book (Doctor Who (BBC))
Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book (Doctor Who (BBC))
by Jacqueline Rayner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.48

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book, 29 Dec. 2014
A brilliant, brilliant book full of great questions to keep a Doctor Who fan entertained


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