Terrahawks - Soundtrack review

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Terrahawks marked a return to action for Gerry Anderson after a protracted period of inactivity. From the end of Space: 1999 in December 1976 to the start of 1983 he produced next to nothing – his career seemed over. Fortunately for his fans it was just an extended hiatus, which ended with a puppet production that echoed his earliest work. One of the biggest questions to answer, and certainly some of the biggest shoes to fill, was who’d write the music… and how would it be recorded...? [click here...]

 

Magic: The Gathering: Cookbook - Book review

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Planeswalkers! Feast your way through Magic: The Gathering with this first-ever official cookbook inspired by the beloved game. Featuring more than 70 recipes inspired by Magic: The Gathering, this cookbook takes readers on a journey through the beloved game with easy-to-follow recipes. With beautiful full-colour photography as well as art from the game, Magic: The Gathering: The Official Cookbook is a must-have for foodies and fans alike... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Time and the Rani - Score review

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Time and the Rani was the opening serial of Season 24, first broadcast on 07 September 1987. It marked the debut of Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and made use of CGI – very much in a basic form as the technology was still in development. It also debuted a new computer-animated opening title sequence, with a new synthesiser version of the theme created by Keff McCulloch. The composer was invited to create incidental music for the series and became a regular member of the team, subsequently writing scores for Paradise Towers, Delta and the Bannerman, Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis, Battlefield, Dimensions in Time and the original VHS release of the incomplete Shada. McCulloch, Dominic Glynn and Mark Ayres were the composers for the last three years of Doctor Who during its original run (which ended in 1989), the latter compiling and producing this release... [click here...]

 

Micro Scalextric: Batman Vs Joker - Toy review

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The Caped Crusader takes on the Clown Prince of Crime himself in this Batman vs Joker battery-operated Micro Scalextric set. Featuring 2 x character cars modelled on Batman and the Joker, this set features 4.08 meters of track, with 9 track layouts which includes a loop-the-loop and half pipe... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen - Score

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As with so much television music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, the original master tapes of Carey Blyton’s score for Revenge of the Cybermen were not retained. The only surviving copy is a set of four 7½ips ‘composer’s copy’ domestic ¼-inch tapes. It is from digital transfers of these that this release is taken. Sadly, and to Blyton’s obvious and understandable disappointment, the completed music did not meet with the complete approval of the production team, and much of it was not used. Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop added some electronic embellishments and arranged some additional cues for Parts Two and Three, but most of those were also left on the proverbial cutting room floor. For this release, Blyton’s original score is presented (and heard here for the first time), followed by the additional, alternative and ‘enhanced’ cues, all of which were also on Carey Blyton’s tapes… [click here...]

 

Mechanics: Gravity: Loops & Turns - Toy review

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Explore the invisible forces of nature. With the help of Geomag magnets, young minds will learn to use gravity to construct their own magical motor, running the spheres up and down the track. Discovering the Mechanics Gravity line, and understanding the laws of physics, will help the young engineer in all of us understand how gravity works... [click here...]

 

Terraformers (PS4 / PS5) - Game review

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Terraformers is an expansive turn-based colony builder and resource management game with roguelike elements. Explore the Red Planet, develop spectacular cities, spread life and terraform the planet with ambitious projects. Send your leaders to mysterious locations and uncover rich resource depots, giant crystal caves and stunning natural wonders. Found new cities on craters and in lava Tubes. Make them thrive and meet your population's rising demands. As the planet is procedurally generated, every new playthrough is unique. Choose the best buildings from a selection of randomly proposed projects at the start of every year. Plan your city layout efficiently and find strong synergies between buildings. Grow your cities into utopian metropolises or industrial settlements automated by robots... [click here...]

 

If I Have to be Haunted (Hardback) - Book review

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Chinese American Cara Tang is just trying to get through high school, but that is the least of her problems. She is a Ghost Speaker, which means she can not only see the ghosts of dead people and prospectively help them find their way but. When Cara comes across the body of Zach Coleson, she makes the ultimate mistake of reacting to his ghost. Much as she hates his very existence, Cara feels she can’t refuse him help... [click here...]

 

Gord (PS5) - Game review

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On the orders of the King, you are charged with striking out to make your mark on an untamed world - building and growing settlements in the face of resistance from raiders, monsters and more. Take command of the Tribe of the Dawn and embrace the ethical complexity of leadership as you shepherd the community - their safety and sanity are your responsibility. Protect them from hunger, disease and trauma. Nurture their faith and train them for battle. While the gord offers respite, the darkness does not rest. You must prepare your party, find the courage to explore these forsaken lands, lead the conquest, and carve a path that will shape the kingdom. Wretched creatures and malevolent deities await you, but powerful incantations and skilled combatants give you a fighting chance to bring light to the darkness... [click here...]

 

Moving Out 2 (PS4 / PS5) - Game review

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Moving Out is back and wackier than ever, and now with online play. Return to Packmore and use your moving skills across brand new dimensions and some old favourites. Help rebuild Smooth Moves and become an all-star F.A.R.T. (Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician)... [click here...]