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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Clue of the Silver Key

Bernard Lee is back as Superintendent Meredith and he’s even more watchable than last time, mainly because of a very entertaining double act with young bobby on the beat Quigley, played with an endearing air of bewilderment by future Doctor … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 8

“The Clue Left Behind“ The view from Igirisu: The focus on Kazumi continues this week. Although she originally seemed like just one fairly minor part of an ensemble, her prominence has increased every week to the point where she is … Continue reading

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Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Space Observatory

Puzzles: they’re everywhere.  I don’t mean like trying to work out why your son can’t close a closet door.  Those puzzles you don’t have to pay for.  I mean actual puzzles, of the jigsaw variety.  Walk into a Barnes and … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment

A show like The Outer Limits typically stays in the realm of science fiction, horror, or periodically fantasy.  Rarely does one expect a genre show to take on comedy.  Yet that is exactly what we see here.  Controlled Experiment isn’t … Continue reading

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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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Amagami SS+ Plus

A quick recap to start with: Amagami SS is an anime based on a game, allowing the player to follow different routes to establish a relationship with any one of several different girls. For the anime, this was adapted very … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Man at the Carlton Tower

This 1961 entry into the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of B Movies is the first offering on the second DVD set. It starts in a very different way to any of the previous ones, with a burglary being committed. The … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 7

“Fragments of Hope“ The view from Igirisu: There is a rollercoaster of hope and despair this week, with the possibility that the pills the witches need to save their lives could be replicated, and then the revelation that it’s going … Continue reading

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Call of the Sea

As frequent visitors to the Junkyard know, I am a fan of the works of HP Lovecraft.  Having recently read a graphic novel of one of his best works, The Mountains of Madness, I was still craving some time in that … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Mice

I found The Mice interesting for the wrong reasons: I felt like we were prepped for this one over the last two stories.  Tourist Attractions also features Henry Silva, and The Zanti Misfits posits what to do with the criminals … 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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Amagami SS

Amagami is Japanese for a gentle or playful bite, the sort of thing a kitten or puppy would do to a sibling or parent. If you want to know the reason for that, you will need to keep watching right … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 6

“The Reason For Her Smile“ The view from Igirisu: One interesting thing about this series has been the insignificance of the witches’ ratings in terms of their ability to beat their opponents. It’s an interesting reflection of the ways in … 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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The Outer Limits: The Zanti Misfits

I think The Zanti Misfits is one of the stronger Outer Limits episodes and doesn’t even spoil the big punch like so many other episodes by giving us a glimpse of the alien in the pre-credit sequence.  In fact, what … Continue reading

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Class: The Lost

Perhaps it makes sense but all the episodes seem to lead very smoothly to this moment.  The relationships had to go through the first few episodes to establish their bonds, the last few have focused on the paranoia and insecurities … Continue reading

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Mirai (Anime Review)

Kun’s life is turned upside down when his little sister is born. At first he is enchanted by this new, amazing thing that has become a part of his family, but soon he realises that all the attention has been … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 5

“Astronomical Observation“ The view from Igirisu: The mood whiplash that we are starting to expect from Brynhildr in the Darkness plays out this episode in the opposite direction to last week, with the episode starting on a more light-hearted note … Continue reading

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Empyrion: Galactic Survival

It’s very disappointing when you are craving more of a game but there’s just one of the title on the market.  Steam offers you a chance to look up similar games in the same way that Amazon gives us the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Tourist Attraction

Weirdly, right after giving us The Borderland, a strangely Lovecraftian glimpse into a land of “non-Euclidean geometry”, The Outer Limits surprises us with what might have been one of Cthulhu’s cousins with Tourist Attraction.   The thing is, there is a … Continue reading

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