Category Archives: Entertainment

The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Time to Remember (Review)

This is Harry H. Corbett’s second appearance in The Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of British B movies, and it’s a very different role to Inspector Bruce in Marriage of Convenience. Corbett gave a straightforward performance as Bruce, verging on bland … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Manga Series (Review)

As is so often the case, the Girls’ Last Tour anime ended while the manga series was still ongoing. I don’t often bother to find out what happens next, but in this case the anime had really sparked my interest … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Crier in Emptiness

This week we explored strange new worlds with Big Finish in Doctor Who’s Divergent universe in Scherzo.  Then we sought out strange new life forms in Star Trek with The Changeling.  Before I start a different Thursday series, I wanted to come … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Changeling

Nomad.  The very name conjures images of… Actually for me, it reminds me of a coffee pot my grandmother used to have.  It was a long, cylindrical thing made of metal that, lord knows, predated safety inspections on such devices.  … Continue reading

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Scherzo

Returning to Big Finish after a bit of a gap has been a mixed bag and I’m desperately torn on my feelings about Scherzo.  Having left our universe at the end of Zagreus, Charley and the Doctor are in a … Continue reading

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The Spider and the Tulip (Review)

The recent Blu-ray and DVD release of 1945 Japanese wartime propaganda film Momotaro: Sacred Sailors comes with a bonus on the same disk, a 1943 short animation from Kenzo Masaoka. The Spider and the Tulip is absolutely enchanting, but to … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Number Six (Review)

A few entries into this series of Edgar Wallace B Movies recently have not really been murder mysteries, and once again we are into the realms of a crime thriller here rather than a mystery. That gives us only two … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 12 (Review)

Connection / Friends The view from Igirisu: “Why do you want to know about that stuff anyway?” “I don’t know.” This kind of thing has happened in every single episode of Girls’ Last Tour, providing a clever thematic structure to … Continue reading

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Mass Effect: The Complete Comics

Let’s take a break from actual video games, retro or otherwise, to dive into a video game-related subject: the complete collection of Mass Effect comics.  This tome caught my eye one day and I picked it up to read a … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais?

This next episode is hard to come to grips with, but you’ve got to hand it to them, it’s an idea that is worth exploring. (Come on! I couldn’t resist. You can’t even fault me!) The idea is that Greek … Continue reading

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The Wormery

It’s been a while, but with life returning to normal, my job has us back in the office, so it’s time I go back to Big Finish for some more Doctor Who audio adventures. “The audio medium can be so … Continue reading

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Momotaro: Sacred Sailors (Review)

In 1945 the first ever Japanese feature-length animated film was released, funded by the Japanese Naval Ministry as a tool for propaganda. As an anime fan with a keen interest in history, I couldn’t resist purchasing this as a special … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The Share Out (Review)

This entry in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of British B movies shows us the most civilised looking criminal gang I have ever seen. They look like a group of smart business people having a meeting about their company finances, … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 11 (Review)

Culture / Destruction / The Past The view from Igirisu: “Apparently some wars were caused by differing cultures.” “Really? I wonder why.” “Maybe because things we don’t understand are scary, or something.” Probably the most interesting aspect of this series … Continue reading

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Subnautica: Below Zero

As readers of the Junkyard know, I loved Subnautica.  UnknownWorlds released a survival game that kept me completely immersed without needing to create an action-packed battle game.  Instead, it’s a game that keeps your toes curling as you dive deep into the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Amok Time

Amok Time is the first episode of season 2 and it’s a wonderful opening giving us a clue about Spock, his culture, and why we grew up with a song we all loved call Heart and Soul by T’Pau.  Well… … Continue reading

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Doctor Who at the Proms

Continuing still further on from our recent examination of Doctor Who extras, I have to take us through David Tennant and Matt Smith’s eras to some very special events: Doctor Who at the Proms.  There were three times the Doctor … Continue reading

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Mysterious Girlfriend X (Anime Review)

Akira Tsubaki is fascinated by the new girl in his class. Who wouldn’t be? She’s really odd. She falls asleep at her desk every lunchtime instead of eating anything, she laughs out loud for no apparent reason, and she wears … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Flat Two (Review)

“I’m going away for a little vacation, the South of France, Italy, Greece, I would like to pay this debt myself before I go… it would make my vacation enjoyable, and much more enjoyable if you came with me, especially … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 10 (Review)

Train / Wavelength / Capture The view from Igirisu: Where are we going, and how fast are we moving? “The Earth turns, and time passes.” We are always moving, even when we are standing perfectly still. Yuu thinks they are … Continue reading

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