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January 16, 2015

Weekly Wonder Woman: Superman/Wonder Woman #14-15, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three #16, Wonder Woman '77 #2, Sensation Comics #19-21, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

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Superman/Wonder Woman

Lots to do today in the first Friday Weekly Wonder Woman, with not only this week’s new releases to deal with, but also playing catch up on the ones I missed reviewing over Christmas. All this despite there already having been a WWW this week already - it truly is a golden age, if not the actual Golden Age.

So after the jump, a look at Superman/Wonder Woman issues 14 and 15, which have some exciting revelations and returning arch enemies, another Injustice involving Diana punching Sinestro a lot, the second Wonder Woman ’77 continues the action down the disco and three whole issues of Sensation Comics look at everything from Wonder Woman’s inspiration of female soldiers through to people Instagramming her backside.

And, oh yes, there was another Justice League movie released this week in the US. Guess who’s in that, too?

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December 1, 2014

Preview: Space: 1999 - The Bringers of Wonder (Special Edition)

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Space: 1999 - Bringers of Wonder

Space: 1999 - Bringers of Wonder

Starring: Barbara Bain, Martin Landau
Price: £13
Released: December 8 2014

Today is a day of firsts. Not only is it December 1st, the first day of Advent, it’s also the first time since I started this blog up way back in 2005 (gosh, nearly 10 years ago!) that I’ve published a guest post. Isn’t that amazing?

This first guest post is by noted author and critic Mr James Cooray Smith, who has bitten the bullet and done something I could never do: watch Space: 1999 again. In this case, he’s watched the forthcoming limited edition Blu-ray release of the show’s only ever two-part episode, The Bringers of Wonder, as well as the cinema version of said two-parter, Destination Moonbase Alpha - get it while it’s hot, because only 1,999 copies of this are being produced.

After the jump, Jim will let you know what he thinks and reveals that the show is officially considered a form of torture in the US. Before then, here’s a trailer, and if you’re feeling brave, I’ve also provided the two episodes in question, so you can see what you’re going to get (NB: watching the episodes may be considered illegal under Geneva conventions of all kinds):

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July 25, 2014

Review: Y Gwyll/Hinterland (DVD)

Posted on July 25, 2014 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Hinterland DVD main screen

Y GwyllStarring: Richard Harrington, Mali Harries
Price: £15.15 (Amazon price)
Released: 30 June

One of the most bizarre things about this year's airing on BBC4 of the S4C show Y Gwyll (aka Hinterland) is that it was largely in English. Every scene of each of its four episodes had been shot in both Welsh and English and a completely Welsh version of the show had aired on S4C in October/November 2013. Yet BBC4, which has been prepared to air on Saturday nights during primetime shows entirely in French, Flemish, Swedish, Danish and Italian, decided instead to air the last-minute hybrid English-Welsh version that BBC1 Wales had chosen to air in January.

Viewers who were aware of this wanted to know why and probably would have liked to have seen the fully Welsh version, at least to compare and contrast, but perhaps also because it was actually very slightly better. Now they can. Because while Arrow Films, the home of Nordic Noir DVD releases in the UK, released that hybrid version on DVD last month as Hinterland/Y Gwyll, a few weeks later, they very quietly also released the Welsh version as Y Gwyll/Hinterland, too.

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