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DOCTOR WHO: THE WOMAN WHO LIVED is an Engaging Study of Immortality

This series of Doctor Who tackled something completely unprecedented in the show: a two-parter that’s not a two-parter. It’s the overarching story of Ashildr, tackled by two different writers, dealing with wildly different plots – and Maisie Williams arguably plays two different characters. After watching The Girl Who Died, I was fairly unconvinced that they were […]

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Fanboy Round-Up: MARVEL, DC and DOCTOR WHO All Get New Shows

Welcome back to Fanboy Round-Up, your weekly refresher of the big hits in news. This past week was dominated by the two superhero driving forces: Marvel and DC, with lots of major news hitting from both ends. Lemme put on a pot of coffee and we can get going with this thing. THOR: RAGNAROK Has […]

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DOCTOR WHO: UNDER THE LAKE is a Delightfully Creepy Thriller

Spoilers etc. After the explosive two-part premiere with pretty much everything thrown into a giant pot – Daleks, Davros, Missy, Skaro, UNIT, time-frozen planes – Doctor Who needed to dial things back a bit. What better way to do that than with a classic ghost scarer? Under the Lake saw the return of Toby Whithouse […]

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Fanboy Round-Up: DOCTOR WHO! X-MEN! STAR WARS!

Welcome back to another edition of Fanboy Round-Up, your weekly refresher of last week’s news output. If you missed out on anything or just want a bit of a top-up then this column is for you! It was a real varied batch; a Men in Black reboot was announced along with some Prometheus sequels, as […]

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DOCTOR WHO: THE WITCH’S FAMILIAR Deftly Examines the Doctor and Davros

Doctor Who returned to our screens last week with a bombastic opener that – in my opinion – could have done with a bit of a rewrite. As such, I was nervously anticipating The Witch’s Familiar, the second part of this epic tale. Would it just be more of Steven Moffat throwing wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey crap at […]

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Fanboy Round-Up: DOCTOR WHO! PACIFIC RIM! TRANSFORMERS!

Welcome to another edition of Fanboy Round-Up, your weekly, well, round-up of news. If you missed out on a lot of cool stuff or just want a little bit of a refresher then this is for you! Last week was pretty big for news; lots of Doctor Who, lots of Pacific Rim and a healthy […]

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Review: DOCTOR WHO: THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE

It’s back! Nine months after another forgettable Christmas special which Steven Moffat probably wrote in an afternoon, Doctor Who blasted back onto our screens in traditionally explosive fashion. There was excitement, confusion, fun, irritance and a slight bit of, “why does that guy look like a shrivelled ballsack?”. The Magician’s Apprentice was a very bombastic […]

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Fanboy Round-Up: STAR WARS Toys and CIVIL WAR Cuttings

Welcome to another edition of Fanboy Round-Up – your weekly, well, round-up of the big news from the past week. It’s really for if you’re a complete news addict, or if you missed out on a lot of last week’s reporting, or whether you just want a little refresher of the highlights. Unfortunately, there wasn’t […]

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Fanboy Round-Up: STAR WARS! STAR WARS! STAR WARS (and Marvel)!

Welcome one and all to Fanboy Round-Up – one of those lazy excuses for an article when you don’t have anything else to write about. Have you been especially busy this week and haven’t had time to check out all the latest and greatest geek news? Well, that sucks, but fret not; it’s all here! […]

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