Tag Archives: Comedy

Zombie Land Saga (Review)

The school idol phenomenon is fertile ground for anime. If you’re not familiar with the genre, it’s a simple enough idea: some school girls get together to form a group of singers, who overcome various obstacles and hardships to become … Continue reading

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Invaders of the Rokujouma!?

Anyone who has learnt a bit of basic Japanese will recognise “roku” as the number six, which will give you a clue as to the meaning of the title of this anime. Rokujouma isn’t a district or a town, but … Continue reading

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The Goodies: The Tower of London

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the first episode of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, and regular commenter in the Junkyard SFMike requested an article about The Goodies. You could hardly think of two more different … Continue reading

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Re-Kan

The title of this anime series translates as “Sixth Sense”, so it’s understandable that the DVD release goes with the original Japanese title rather than the translation. Anyone coming to this series expecting anything creepy or mysterious would be disappointed. … Continue reading

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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin Episode 1

I first watched The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin as a child (not on first broadcast – I wasn’t born), and found it absolutely hilarious. It appealed to me on one particular level, mainly thanks to the farting chairs … Continue reading

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Ms Vampire Who Lives in My Neighbourhood

Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the realities of life and watch something that is just a silly bit of fun. The title of this one might give you a clue that it falls into that category. It’s … Continue reading

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Red Dwarf: The End

We open with a shot of somebody, perhaps Lister, cleaning the outside of Red Dwarf. As the camera pans away we see the full scale of the ship, and it’s enormous. This is a utilitarian view of the future, with … Continue reading

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Mayo Chiki!

First broadcast in 2011, Mayo Chiki! has been out on DVD for a while now, so I was lucky enough to find it in a second hand DVD shop for a good price. I thought it was worth a try … Continue reading

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Shaun of the Dead

When Shaun of the Dead was released in Spain the title was changed to Zombies Party, with the tagline “A night… of death”.  That rather misses the point, doesn’t it, and not just because the film takes place mostly in … Continue reading

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The Curse of Fatal Death

After the Paul McGann Movie in 1996 it felt like Doctor Who might never be coming back to television.  The big revival had come and gone.  So in 1999 even a silly little comedy sketch was welcome.  People still remembered … Continue reading

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