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New World Disappointments

Written By: Carl Frill

With the release of Fallout: New Vegas’s new DLC, Old World Blues, answers brought up in the past are finally answered as we delve into the world of the Big Empty. Old World Blues is the 3rd DLC for Fallout: New Vegas, which if you’re unfamiliar with is definitely worth trying, covering a wide array of gaming styles & tastes. So what does this latest addition bring to an already full game?
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The Future of Primeval, Why the BBC Should Show It’s Doctor Some Love, and Why ITV Needs to be Decisive

Written By: Philip Lickley

As Primeval Series five comes to its conclusion I thought I would take a brief look at Primeval series five; where I’d like to see Primeval going with a series six; and the future of British sci-fi in general. (more…)


Primeval: Series 5 Episode 6 Review

Written By: Philip Lickley

*** Warning – contains spoilers ***

Sorry for the lateness of this review of this week’s concluding episode of Primeval Series Five but I have been away. So has the episode of Primeval been worth waiting for as much as, obviously, you have been waiting for this review? Well, it is an astounding yes.

After the CGI-fest of episode five that excelled in its sense of pacing, plot twists and plot development, we get what is basically part two of the story, as shown by the brief pre-credits summing up of the key points of the previous episode.

This concluding part of the series takes everything that has happened in series four and five and very neatly wraps it up and ties in some previous stories from the first three series very nicely and hints at what is to come. (more…)


Primeval: Series 5 Episode 5 Review

Written By: Philip Lickley

*** Contains spoilers ***

Wow. So this was the big one for the series so far, methinks. But how did the latest episode of series five stack up in the pantheon of Primeval?

Well it certainly has been the episode with the widest scope and ambition and one that had to bring a lot to the screen and treat it well and with lots of consideration. Did it manage it? In the whole, yes.

After last’s week cliffhanger of Philip starting up the machine that will create a big anomaly we’d expect to pick up with that, but instead the episode kicks off right into the action with two teenage girls finding themselves stuck in a typical scene from a nightmare: a large T-Rex is on the rampage, eating people, and general causing a nuisance, in one of the most impressive examples of CGI you’ll ever see on a television show. Whereas, admittedly 17 years ago, Jurassic Park had to rely on weather, rain and darkness to cover up the gaps in CGI, here we have the most famous of dinosaurs running around in broad daylight and it looked fantastic.

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Primeval: Series 5 Episode 4 Review

Written By: Philip Lickley

*** Warning – contains spoilers ***

As we reach the second half of the latest series of Primeval the episodes take a darker turn and deliver a claustrophic episode set almost entirely within the sturdy concrete walls of the amp, though in this case they might not be as sturdy as we thought… (more…)


Primeval: Series 5 Episode 3 Review

Written By: Philip Lickley

** Warning: contains spoilers **

Series five hits the half way point with an episode set in Victorian London and an explanation for the old tale of Spring Heeled Jack, the weird figure with razor claws and a great jumping ability that allegedly killed people back in the 1800s, though the episode couldn’t explain the fire-breathing reports of the time but we’ll gloss over that. (more…)


Primeval: Series 5 Episode 2 Review

Written By: Phillip Lickley

** Warning: contains spoilers **

Series five goes from strength to strength in one of the most tense episodes yet with an amazing playoff at the end. The episode opens with a nuclear submarine in distress due to being pulled off course, and its electrical systems disrupted, by an anomaly. Throw into the mix a large sea creature bashing it from the outside and a comatosed raptor inside and, before the credits even role, you have a nuclear submarine in serious distress. (more…)