Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

The End Of Timennant

Saturday, January 2, 2010 11:20 10 Comments

Right, well, what can I say about the Christmas two-parter? Along with many others I have commented in the past about Russell T. Davies’ series endings, and how he’s seemed to rope in extra characters for sheer sentimentality, and not because they actually do anything to benefit the plot, and how there is a tendency [...]

This was posted under category: Reviews, Science Fiction, TV/Film

The Greatest Show On Earth

Thursday, October 29, 2009 20:33 4 Comments

Richard Dawkins annoys me at times. I find his anti-religion rhetoric haranguing, no more pleasant than that of a gentleman wandering round the centre of town yelling that all sinners will “burn in a lake of hellfire”. To me, it doesn’t really matter which of them are right; it’s not polite, it’s not nice to [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Reviews, Science

@NakedWines — The Naked… Truth?

Saturday, October 24, 2009 7:20 5 Comments

Our household received a voucher from a company called Naked Wines. It said: “special treat for customers of – £40 naked wines voucher”. It also said “claim your voucher online or by telephone”; “choose your wines from our delicious range”; “next day delivery to your doorstep”, and the thing which I think is key [...]

This was posted under category: Branding, Ranting, Reviews

Football Manager 2010 Review

Thursday, October 15, 2009 17:28 141 Comments

One of the things that the people behind the remarkably successful Football Manager series have learned is that when they bring out the new season edition, people will buy it. But it’s not just a case of people buying any old crap: it’s a case of people buying it because they have a history of [...]

This was posted under category: Gaming, Reviews, Sport


Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:20 18 Comments

I’m not normally a massive fan of kiddie films. I do got to see quite a few, but this is pretty much because I have two small children. I have therefore been to see an awful lot of dross. There was Bee Movie, which I thought was the most tortuous ninety minutes I had spent [...]

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Mutiny on the Bounty on Ice

Monday, September 14, 2009 7:20 180 Comments

Okay, okay, I have to come clean about the post title. There is no “Mutiny on the Bounty on Ice”, at least as yet, although it surely can’t be long before the BBC attempt to make it into some sort of talent show, no doubt with Andrew Lloyd bleedin’ Webber gurning all over the place. [...]

This was posted under category: Books, History, Reviews

Doctor Who: The Black Guardian Trilogy

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:20 26 Comments

Dating back to 1983, the The Black Guardian Trilogy has just been released on DVD. It features three stories from the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who, including the companions Tegan, Nyssa and of course Turlough. For me, Peter Davison was my childhood Doctor Who as I remember it: I was too young to properly [...]

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Corfu Part 2 – Roda Oasis Hotel

Friday, September 4, 2009 7:20 30 Comments

Well, if you recall my post from a week ago, you’ll have noticed that I was to visit the Hotel Roda Oasis, and looking to find out whether it was, or was not like the reviews said. First, it was clean. There was a regular maid service — the rooms were cleaned every day (except [...]

This was posted under category: Reviews, Travel

Inverting the Pyramid: A History of Football Tactics

Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:24 19 Comments

There comes a time in any holiday when pick up the obligatory holiday book and rifle through a few pages while you sit by the pool. Well, you do that if you’re not me, anyway. I tend not to read by the pool for one simple reason: you won’t find me by the pool. I’ll [...]

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This Week, I Have Mostly Been On Holiday

Friday, August 28, 2009 7:20 3 Comments

[a little Fast Show 'Jesse' reference there for you.] No, if you’ve noticed some interruption to the normal flow of spam hammering; if it seems that a few more spam comments have made their way through to the website proper than usual, this is because I have been on holiday for the last two weeks. [...]

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