Thursday’s bite and pillage news

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  • Eidos to release Doctor Who game for PS2, DS
  • Who’s in the Dalek casing? (spoiler alert)

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Season finale: Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles

 

The thing about the writers’ strike is that shows are ending before their naturally allotted time.

Sometimes, the show runners prepared for it and the series ended on a relative high (for example, Heroes).

Sometimes, the show runners were unprepared for it and the series just stopped (for example, Las Vegas, Bionic Woman), although that usually coincided with the series being cancelled (cf Las Vegas, Bionic Woman).

And sometimes the show runners were prepared for it and the show tried to go out on a high, but failed. I’m thinking of Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles here.

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Wednesday’s question-answering news

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Audio and radio play reviews

Review: Doctor Who – Max Warp

Max Warp It’s a cracking show, looking at the latest, fastest, sleekest models. There’s three guys who present it: an old, politically incorrect guy who’s well known for his outspoken nature and his support of the armed forces; there’s the younger, cooler one, named after a a furry rodent; and there’s the older, duller mechanical spod who likes talking about mechanics.

It’s all going so well right up until that young cool one goes and crashes an experimental vehicle and dies.

Hang on. Dies? That can’t be right.

Did you think I was talking about Top Gear?

No, of course you didn’t. I wrote Doctor Who at the top for one thing. No, this is the spaceship show ‘Max Warp’, starring the vocal talents of Graeme Garden, James Fleet and Duncan James (who used to be a pop star or something). And you can hear it in the latest, and possibly the most tasteless Big Finish Doctor Who play so far.

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Tuesday’s early renewals news

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