Category Archives: Books

On Target: The Crusades

This Christmas, my wife surprised me with a Doctor Who book that I’d never seen before.  Or, to be more precise, I’d never seen it like this before.  Many, many years ago, I’d read The Crusades in what I believed … Continue reading

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The Doctor and the Enterprise

Let me start this article by saying that I don’t usually do a lot of research for what I write.  I write from the hip, or from the heart, and it’s based on how I feel about a given subject.  … Continue reading

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The Mountains of Madness (Blue Fox Comics edition)

I’m often told I’m a little weird.  Once upon a long time ago, I might have found that offensive but not any more.  When Craig asked the Doctor in the Doctor Who episode The Lodger if anyone ever told him … Continue reading

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Plunge

The year is coming to an end so I wanted to take a moment to detour into the realm of graphic novels one more time.  Who knows, maybe I’ll give someone an idea for a last minute Christmas gift! Since … Continue reading

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Weird Detective: The Stars are Wrong

Taking another week off video games I wanted to share news of a special treat I found.  I did not grow up as a comic-book kid.  I had a few, I recall distinctly.  There was a Godzilla issue with a … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Shattered Visage

The Prisoner ends with Fallout which is such a major piece of television history that it almost defies description.  But not content to end there, I read the graphic novel Shattered Visage, which takes place 20 odd years later and … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Scratchman

News flash: TOM BAKER IS AWESOME.  Let’s call a spade a gardening instrument: Tom Baker is 100% the reason I fell in love with Doctor Who as a show.  He showed me that it was perfectly acceptable to be quirky … Continue reading

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The Target Storybook

When I was a kid, nothing was more exciting than getting a new Doctor Who book from the TARGET book range.  I utterly adored them.  Then, one day, I finished the collection and there were none left to collect.  When … Continue reading

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Haruhi Suzumiya Manga Series

Over the last six months we have written about every episode of Haruhi, plus the film, but our journey through Haruhi’s world wouldn’t be complete unless we take a quick look at what comes after that. And that means looking … Continue reading

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Bunny Drop (Manga)

Earlier this month I wrote about the anime series Usagi Drop, based on the manga series of the same name.  When I say the same name, the manga series actually bothers to translate the Japanese word usagi, so you will … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual 1986

We are at the end of a fascinating journey, looking at each and every one of the original run of Doctor Who annuals.  The range started off in the 60s as gloriously bizarre affairs, descending into thrown-together messes in the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual 1985

Promoted as the “21st Year Anniversary Issue”, although oddly the 20th was never mentioned, the 1985 annual features seven short stories, and two articles that go behind the scenes on the production of Doctor Who.  The first of those is … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1984)

“Get back, Doctor!” One step closer and I trigger the bomb!” That’s not a bad opening line for the first story in a Doctor Who annual, is it, but before we get to all that it’s worth mentioning that this … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1983)

The 1983 Doctor Who Annual might have the blurriest photographic cover ever, but there seems to be a genuine attempt to make it more appealing to fans of Doctor Who than previous annuals.  The big change is the effort that … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1982)

The 1982 Doctor Who Annual (undated, published in 1981) has a split personality.  It’s a Fourth Doctor annual, and it’s a Fifth Doctor annual.  There are six stories and one comic strip, with all but the final two stories featuring … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual 1981

The amount of stories was reduced again for the 1981 Doctor Who Annual, with just one comic strip and five short stories.  However, the child of 1980 had no reason to feel hard-done-by, because the stories are actually all of … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual 1980

The 1980 Doctor Who Annual offers slim pickings once again to fans of Doctor Who fiction, with only five stories and two comic strips.  On the plus side, it’s the first annual for many years to feature recognisable artwork for … Continue reading

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Who Goes There (Nick Griffiths)

I have to confess to not being a very fast reader, mainly due to laziness. I can often judge how good a book is by how long it takes before I give up and turn on the telly instead, or … Continue reading

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The Dr Who Annual 1979

Isn’t it strange how one of the high points of Doctor Who on television was accompanied by the low point of the annual range.  The Fourth Doctor annuals were really made to a very poor standard, and that applies to … Continue reading

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The Book of Questions

One last deviation from video games before the new year begins.  Since I’ve been reviewing books these last couple Sundays and games on Saturdays, I thought we could merge the two for one last idea for families and friends.  This … Continue reading

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