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A Teenage boy with a passion for all things nerdy! Expect a lot of Doctor Who, Cult/Horror Movies, Literature and Novels, History, Comic Books and random thoughts. Posts published weekly on a Friday evening. DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the items reviewed on this site and i also do not own of the pictures (unless stated so). If you own one of the photos and wish for it to be removed contact me at this adress: Super.pig@live.co.uk. However all of the written work is my own and is protected under copyright law.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Doctor Who at 50: Musings on the Great Intelligence

Growing up as I did, in the wilderness years of Doctor Who’s existence, I got most of my information concerning the show from the internet and the BBC’s official website. On those few scant pages I would look through publicity photos and the odd video clip. It was here that I discovered the Yeti in “Photo-novels” of The Abominable Snowmen (1967) and The Web of Fear (1968). The black and white telesnaps fascinated the younger me, particularly those from the Web of Fear. How the hell did the Yeti end up on the London Underground? Luckily for me I had done well in some sort of primary school maths test and was rewarded with a copy of the Trouhgton Years VHS. The episodes on the tape included Enemy of the World Episode 3 and the Space Pirates Episode 2 but the main item of interest was The Abominable Snowmen Episode 2. Here we’re the Yeti I’d read about, the ones I’d seen in blurry black and white photos but these weren’t still images. Needless to say that tape got worn out pretty quickly.

Monday, 10 June 2013

The Lamp (1986)

*Sorry guys, probably due to just how unknown this film seems to be I could hardly find any decent pictures to go with this review, so apologies but this time you'll have to rely on your imaginations!

The Lamp seems to be something of a forgotten film, having an out of print DVD release in the UK but only getting a VHS release in the US. Information about the movie is also very sparse. According to Wikipedia the American version was retiled The Outing and had several minutes of footage cut. The version I watched can be found on you tube, and was simply called the Lamp so I’m guessing I watched the original and European cut? Now after explaining a little about The Lamps history I really wanted to begin my next sentence with “Now this is a shame as The Lamp deserves a reputation as a forgotten classic” but sadly as entertaining as The Lamp is, it was admittedly a bit of letdown. It’s still a great 80’s horror and a lot better than some of the more well known B movies from the period, yet somehow I doubt it will ever become recognised.