Index Into the library… Fictionside FICTIONSIDE 101: Five types of Hollywood Reboot FICTIONSIDE 102: Jokerside’s 10 Rules of Engagement FICTIONSIDE 103: Who needs a shared cinematic universe? FICTIONSIDE 104: Heroes & Villains FICTIONSIDE 105: When Franchises Head to Space! Film Back to the Future – When the Future Zoomed Past Batman Beyond: The Devil and Ben Affleck Batman at 75: The Ultimate Festive Favourite – Batman Returns 1966: Batman the Movie at 50 The Dark Knight at 10: 10 ways it Introduced a Little Anarchy “Words that stay” – Celebrating The Dark Crystal “Closer than you think” – Celebrating Labyrinth 1966: Invasion Earth 2150 – Movie Daleks at 50 (I) Die Hard: The 12 Rules of Dying Hard and the Mantle of the Hat (II) Die Hard: Essential Die Hard Moments and a Mission to Moscow Hammer: Dracula Prince of Darkness at 50 – Dead and just not putting up with it Highlander at 30: Part 1 – The Threat of the Future (I) Escape back to the Planet of the Apes: Page to Screen (II) Escape Back to the Planet of the Apes: Tim Burton’s Missing Link (III) Escape Back to the Planet of the Apes: Enter Paradox (IV) Reboot to the future: The Rise and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (V) Reboot to the future: Losing the Battle but Winning the War of the Planet of the Apes 1966: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at 50 Horror Films: Which Horror Icon Are You? Horror Films: ‘What’s your pleasure, sir?’ Archive Hellraiser Review Horror Films: Pleasure and Pain Indivisible – The Hellraiser Saga Hellraiser: Scarlet Endgames – The recent deaths of Pinhead reviewed (I) Halloween Horror: A Nightmare on Elm Street – “The Undiscovered Country…” (II) Halloween Horror: Nightmare on Elm Street – “In that Sleep of Death…” (III) Nightmare before Christmas: A Nightmare on Elm Street: “The rest is silence…” (I) Halloween I: Michael Myers’ First Blood (II) Halloween II: New Masks Please (III) Halloween III: Difficult Middle Children (IV) Halloween IV: Watering Down the Franchise (H20 and Resurrection under the knife) (V) Halloween V: Re-carving the Pumpkin – Michael Myers Zombie-style James Bond: “Choose your next witticism carefully…” Goldfinger turns 50 (I) James Bond: Man Talk – Connery #Bondathon (II) James Bond: The Other Fella – Lazenby #Bondathon (III) James Bond: The Tedious Inevitability of an Unloved Season: Moore #Bondathon (IV) James Bond: You Should Have Brought Lilies: Dalton #Bondathon (V) James Bond: Just a Professional doing a Job – Brosnan #Bondathon (VI) James Bond: Everyone Needs a Hobby – Craig #Bondathon (VII) James Bond: Microfilm A – Bonding Time James Bond: All The Time in the World – Bond reviews from the archive James Bond: ‘Moneypennny, let me tell you the secret of the world…’ – Ultimate Bond Guides (I) Mad Max: “That other George Franchise” and its Essential Max Factors (II) Mad Max: “The Long Road to Hollywood” (I) Marvel: That Extra Limb… Where did it all go wrong for the Amazing Spider-Man? (II) Marvel: Are Franchises Electric… Where did it all go Wrong for the Amazing Spider-Man? (III) Marvel: Back in the Fold… Where can it all go right for the new Spider-Man? Marvel: Minimising Daredevil and Maximising Ant-Man Marvel: “Go to Hell Castle” – The Punisher on Film The Mummy Unwrapped: Original Shifting Sand from Universal to Hammer Star Trek: The Number 2 and Just Who the Hell is John Harrison? Star Trek: “It is a reminder to me that all things end” RIP Spock Star Trek: The Needs of the Two Star Trek: Which Crew member of the Enterprise are You? Star Trek: What’s your Inner Star Trek Alien? Star Wars: From the Empire to an Ankle Far, Far Away Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – A Canon Divided Desert Clothing: A Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Snow Boots: Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Jungle Garb: Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Terminator: Twisted Timelines and the Horror Within! 1964 – 2004 Terminator: Twisted Timelines and the Horror Within! 2007 – 2032 (and beyond…) The Hobbit: The Phantom Menace – The Desolation of Prequels The Hobbit: Which Hobbit Character Are You (I) Lord of the Rings: “A Wizard is Never Late” – The Fellowship of the Ring (II) Lord of the Rings: “Let’s Hunt Some Orc” – The Two Towers (III) Lord of the Rings: “The Taste of Strawberries” – The Return of The King Oscars 2013 – Bingo! Oscars 2013 – Snubs Knockout! Waterworld at 20: We need to Parley about Mariner Radio The History Years: Simon Mayo’s 2001 departure from Radio 1 Chris Moyles Exits Stage Left in 2012: ‘Some weird victory’ Chris Moyles Returns Stage Right in 2015: ‘Gonna be here every morning on Radio X – until they fire us’ Art & Comics #Batman: Which Villain Are You? Batman at 75: The Joker – Anonymous Clown (I) Batman at 75: Gotham City on Film – Ill Met By Moonlight in the 20th Century (II) Batman at 75: Gotham City on Film – Cracked Actor in the 21st Century Batman: Hot off the Press – The Freshly Minted Batman#1 (1940) Reviewed Batman at 75: Ra’s al Ghul…The Dark Knight Villain to Beat Batman: Rebooting Batmen – The Brave and the Bold Batman: The Lite Knight (The Dark Knight Rises part one) Batman at 75: Dark Knights, Lite Knights & the Time of the Bat Constantine: The Endless War of the Roses HR Giger: Airbrushing the Horror of Hollywood Man of Steel: Which Superman Character Are You? (I) Man of Steel: “Some time ago a friend asked me a question…” (II) Man of Steel II: “Dark and Heavy Skies Hung over the City…” (II) Man of Steel III: “The Rising Price of Kryptonite” Marvel: Phase 2 – One of our Tanks is Missing Marvel: Phase 2 – Look to the Stars Marvel: Disney and the Age of Marvel The Wolverine: What’s your X-Man power? (I) X-Men: Saved by the Decades (Part Two) (II) X-Men: Saved by the Decades (Part One) Music 1966: Pet Sounds at 50 1966: Revolver at 50 Personas: Letting the Evening Go with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles Other Egos Chopping Down A Dolls House: What if The White Album was a single album? (I) Britpop: 20 Years since Parklife Escaped the Traps (With Lyrics!) (II) Britpop: Blur’s Great Britpop Escape Blur: 12 of the best post-Britpop Blur: The Magic Whip Reviewed Britpop: Supergrass and I Should Coco at 20 David Bowie: The Forgotten Trilogy David Bowie: Can’t Get Enough of that Doomsday Song: Bowie & The Next Day David Bowie: Persona and Personae – Which Bowie are you? David Bowie: The Man Who Fell to Earth – Station to Station at 40 David Bowie: Enter the Duke – Station to Station at 40 Personas: Chasing Major Tom – David Bowie’s Other Egos Personas: Running from Valentine – David Bowie’s Other Egos “Oh no, don’t say it’s true” David Bowie 1947 – 2016 Doctor Who: When the Radiophonic Workshop went to Shoreditch (#Whovember) Glastonbury: Memory of a Wet Festival Rock ‘n’ Roll: 60 years of Rocking Around the Clock Television Doctor Who Series 9 Essay I: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Skaro and the End of the Acid Reign Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 2: A Change of Bootstraps Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 3: Are Historical Adventures Important again? Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 4: The Knightmare of Immortality Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 5: Have companions become more important than the Doctor? Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 6: Too Soon for a Siege? Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 7: Companion Closure – What’s in a Series? Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 8: Influences leave a Score to Settle Doctor Who Series 9 Essay 9: The Return to Gallifrey and Chekov’s Hybrid Doctor Who: Ranking the Hiatuses! Doctor Who: Which Doctor Are You? Doctor Who at 10 year’s old: Classic versus New Doctor Who: Moff v RTD – When Steven Moffat made History (New Who special) Doctor Who: Change for a Time – ‘Deep Breath’ Reviewed #DoctorWho Doctor Who and the Halfway Point of Series 8 (I) Doctor Who: The Early 1970s, The Third Doctor and Velvet Aspirations (II) Doctor Who: The Late 1970s, The Fourth Doctor and Stitches in Time (III) Doctor Who: Five ways that Steven Moffat has remade the Fifth Doctor Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors and the End of an Ice Age Doctor Who: In the Thrilling Adventure of the Twilight of the Ponds (I) Doctor Who: Dawn of the Impossible Girl (II) Doctor Who: Dawn of the Impossible Girl Doctor Who: 999 “You need a Doctor…” – Nine of the Ninth Doctor Who: Legacy – “We’re trying to defeat the Daleks, not start a jumble sale” (Whovember #1) Doctor Who: Multiplicity – “He can wear whatever face he likes!” (Whovember #2) Doctor Who: End of the Daleks – “Ghosts from the future” (Whovember #3) Doctor Who: A Fresh Scarf – “Harry Sullivan is an imbecile” (Whovember #4) Doctor Who: Companions’ Snakes on a Brain – “…Dreams are important” (Whovember #5) Doctor Who: Reputation – “He’s dangling on the edge of oblivion!” (Whovember #6) Doctor Who: Ace – “…I always leave these things to the last moment” (Whovember #7) Doctor Who: The 17 Year Itch – “In the fight for survival, there are no rules” (Whovember #8) (IX) Doctor Who: Slitheen – The Green, the Good and the Ugly (Whovember #9) (X.i) Doctor Who: Celebrity Histories – “Stepped through in either direction” (Whovember #10 Alpha) (X.ii) Doctor Who: Celebrity Histories – “I’m Going to be King. Run!” (Whovember #10 Omega) (XI.i) Doctor Who: Silence – “Fooling you twice the same way” (Whovember #11 Alpha) (XI.ii) Doctor Who: Silents – “You should kill us all on sight” (Whovember #11 Sigma) (XI.iii) Doctor Who: Silents – “Back to back on the fields” (Whovember #11 Omega) Doctor Who: The New Series Whovember Recap! Doctor Who: Countdown to New-Whovember – The Classic Who Recap! (I) Doctor Who: Arrival of the “Unimaginative Plodder” – The 1970s (Marchster #1) (II) Doctor Who: “Somewhat Reduced Circumstances” – The 1980s (Marchster #2) Doctor Who: “Dear me, how tiresome” – A Tale of Two Jacobis (Marchster #3) Doctor Who: “No beard this time… Well, a Wife” – The 2000s (Marchster #4) Doctor Who: “I need my friend back” – The 2010s (Marchster #5) Doctor Who: “I’m glad one of us is amused” – The 1990s (MaRCHster #6) Doctor Who: The Master through the Decades – The Classic Series Compression Eliminated Doctor Who: The Master through the decades – The New Series Compression Eliminated Doctor Who: The Doctor, the BBC and the Unstoppable Leaks Doctor Who The Trial of Morbius! The Golden Age of Cybermen Part 1: From The Tenth Planet to The Moonbase The Golden Age of Cybermen Part 2: From The Tombs to The Invasion Constantine: The Original Sins of Adaptation (I) Dracula: “Vlad About Town” – AD 2015 (II) Dracula: “Learning from Mis-Stakes” – AD 2015 The Flash: The Fastest Show on TV Returns (I) Frankenstein: “We Will Need New Material” – AD 2014 (II) Frankenstein: “We Will Need New Material” – AD 2014 (III) “The Frankenstein Murders” – Frankenstein on TV and Film AD 2016 Game of Thrones: The Dog and the Wolf – A Clash of Comfort “You fool Hyde, you can never defeat us” – Jekyll and Hyde AD 2016 The Leftovers: the First Season Left Behind DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Surprise Return of the Spaceship Show Marvel’s Inhumans: Partial Eclipse of the Big Screen? Merlin: Swords and Sorcery Part I – For the Love of Camelot! (II) Merlin: Swords and Sorcery – For the Hate of Camlann! Penny Dreadful and Hannibal: Fall of the Witches, Rise of the Dragon Penny Dreadful: The Last Rites. Space: A lap of loneliness – Voyager I goes interstellar (I) Star Trek: The Next Generation – Replicated Comfort Food 1966: Star Trek at 50 Year of Hell? Star Trek: Voyager – The First Year under the Microscope Star Trek: Phasers set to Nobody Won. What Star Trek Voyager taught us about coalition Star Trek Discovery Series 1: Our review of Trek’s new Wagon Train to the Stars Thunderbirds: Are… Really… Early… Go! Gaming Nintendo and Satoru Iwata: Dream Brothers Super Mario Bros. the Movie! Dystopia hits the Mushroom Kingdom Super Mario Bros. The anniversary play-through!