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Stargate Atlantis: Season 1 - Episodes 5-8 [DVD]
Stargate Atlantis: Season 1 - Episodes 5-8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Hewlett
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £0.98

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atlantis continues at strength, 11 April 2005
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This DVD continues the saga of the Stargate spin off from the very strong first disc. Note that the episodes on the disc are out of broadcast order. 'Underground' has been moved to a later disc and 'Home' is on this volume instead. The cover artist was likely not informed as the mysterious webbing-like images on the cover are largely from 'Underground'.
The disc kicks of with the excellently played if rather conviniently ended 'Suspicion' which provides some tense internal conflict in Atlantis and further establishes the world of the show.
Childhood's End, while at first sight borrowing heavily from sci-fi clichés, turns a new Atlantis twist on the tale and provides some hilarious McKay moments along the way.
Poisoning the Well is a thoughtful morality tale tying the theme of medical ethics with the concept of 'Victory at all costs.' The episode boasts a central role for Dr Beckett alowing him to shine and actor Paul McGillian a chance to flesh out his character from bumbling comic relief. Despite noticable similarities with SG-1's 'Cure' highlighted by an appearence by an actress from that episode, the show holds its own well and gives us some interesting insights into the personal morality of many of the main characters.
The final offering, 'Home,' ruined for first time Sky watchers by the TV trailer giving far too much away, is by itself a well written tale of suspense which plays well on fans' tendency to point out inconsistencies in a smug voice.


Drive USA
Drive USA
by Andrew Michael Vincent
Edition: Paperback

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The right guide for driving on the right, 28 July 2004
This review is from: Drive USA (Paperback)
Hiring or buyign a car in the US? Little or no idea what you're gettign into? Then buy this book! It is a comprehensive guide to driving in the USA which covers hiring or buyign a car, drivign itself, and what to do in every conceivable emergency. Want to know your Miranda rights, or how to go about setting cruise control? This book will give you all of the details necessary for a safe and not financially devastating drive around the US of A.


Road Trip USA: Cross-country Adventures on America's Two-lane Highways (Moon Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways)
Road Trip USA: Cross-country Adventures on America's Two-lane Highways (Moon Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways)
by Jamie Jensen
Edition: Paperback

35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but too specific, 28 July 2004
This book is likely an excellent guide for those who have a vague wish to take a road trip around the states but no clear idea of where to go, but if you have any plans or ideas of your own this probably isn't for you - it is more a book of factual anecdotes chronicaling a series of pre-set routes taken by the author than a guidebook, although the information on a specific place may be useful should you arrive there on your route. I would instead recommend the latest Rough Guide to the USA edition.


Living & Working In America 6e: The complete guide to studying, working or living in the USA: The Complete Guide to a Successful Short or Long-Term Stay (How to)
Living & Working In America 6e: The complete guide to studying, working or living in the USA: The Complete Guide to a Successful Short or Long-Term Stay (How to)
by Steve Mills
Edition: Paperback

26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide, 28 July 2004
This book is the most comprehensive piece of literature I have been able to find on moving to and living in the USA. It covers nearly every topic imaginable, with much detail on the necessary evils of visas, finances, job hunts and the infamous Internal Revenue Service. The views are correctly weighted, with pros and cons given equal attention, so don't worry about being blasted with propaganda. Modern British readers may find a few of the explanations a little odd - I got the feeling Dr. Mills' view of England was little old fashioned - he finds it necessary to translate words like 'automobile', 'area code' and 'bathtub' and to explain aspects of culture now fully assimilated into Britain. Also the book could be better proof-read, as spelling errors and typos abound, and despite the repeated references to 9/11, he recommends a theatre booking office in World Trade Centre Tower 2.
Despite these small technical foibles, the book is up-to-date, interesting and extremely useful. None of its niggling flaws present any problem to the reader, and having 'bathtub' translated to 'bath' for you certainly makes reading easier! An essential guide to moving to the US from Britain, and readable as both a reference guidebook or an interesting picture of American life.


Rand Mcnally 2004 Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico (Rand McNally Road Atlas: United States/Canada/Mexico)
Rand Mcnally 2004 Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico (Rand McNally Road Atlas: United States/Canada/Mexico)
by Rand McNally
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars find your way with the classic, 20 July 2004
The Rand McNally 2004 atlas is an indispensible refernce guide for anyone travellnig in the US, as it covers each state with a full highway road map, with in depth streetmaps of the major cities of each state, and a placename index for each state. The classic mapmakers of the USA, Rand McNally have produced an excellent road atlas for 2004.


Stargate SG-1: Season 7 (Vol. 37) [DVD]
Stargate SG-1: Season 7 (Vol. 37) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Dean Anderson
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.58

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good but flawed, 19 July 2004
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I bought this disk in a spirit of some excitment, given the scope of last year's 'Full Circle' and the promsie of an episode which was almsot a movie. The episodes are engaging, fun, and as dramatic and excitgn as I've come to expect from such an excellent series. However, the plot seems a littl contrived: O'Neill's predicament seems to crop up at every turn to solve every problem and move the plot forward, and the convenience of some of the plot points leaves you feeling a little cheated. The episode was obviously supposed to be a movie, adn the budget of a TV sereis also makes it suffer (the off-screen destruction of the seventh fleet, for instance). Despit this moaning, however, the episode is overall a great couple of hours, and well worth the purchase.


The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot
The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot
by John Miller
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Remind yourself of the last decade, 19 July 2004
Most people think the war on terrorism began on September 11th. As this book will tell you, this is nowhere near the truth. Comprehensive and interesting, The Cell keeps up a pace which holds the readers interest, never slipping into the trap of endless lists of names or dates. Occasionally the author's familiarity with the cases can result in a reader stumbling over who exactly is who, but its a small quibble. Look behind the scenes on the war, and see the chain of events which molded Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.


Yield
Yield
Price: £6.67

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Generally great, 9 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Yield (Audio CD)
Although as with any Pearl Jam album there are odd 'experiments' such as '•', Yield is a very strong album if only for my personal two favourtie PJ songs oen after the other. Although i initially bought this album solely for the excellent cover (only time ive ever doen that) Given to Fly and Wishlist have quickly moved onto my list of the best songs I've ever heard. Also excellent are Faithfull and Do the Evolution, so I would certainly recommend a purchase, despite a couple of small flaws.


The Martial Arts: Origins, philosophy, practice.
The Martial Arts: Origins, philosophy, practice.
by Peter Lewis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.66

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview, 2 Feb. 2004
Interested in broadning your martial arts knowledge? Or in changing styles? This is the book for you. More than anything else I have read, this book details every major martial art and a few obscure ones to boot. For each the author focuses on history, philosophy and training methods/emphasis. The arts are presented with a minimum of the bias which is so often present when dealing with the subject, and the glossary will make the book as accessible to newcomers as it is to black belts.


75 Down Blocks: Refining Karate Technique
75 Down Blocks: Refining Karate Technique
by Rick Clark
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful resource, 2 Feb. 2004
'75 down blocks' is perhaps a bit of a stretch as a title. the first two of those 75 are the maegari block from karate and not a practical application, and in some of the applications it is a bit of a stretch to see the down block, or it appears merely tacked onto a different movement. However, the book will provide a useful resource for any martial artist, and the introduction is especially intresting, providing hard data to back up its conclusions on street fighting. Overall, useful as a reference guide, but not the definitive work on the subject.


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