Alex Carter

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Deal Or No Deal: investigating gameshow maths

Alex Carter Feature
Aug 19, 2016

As news breaks that Deal Or No Deal is coming to an end this autumn, we revisit the maths involved in Noel Edmonds' beard...

Gunge, pub quizzes and a baby: Edinburgh Fringe review

Jenny Morrill Alex Carter Feature
Aug 17, 2016

Get Your Own Back Live, Knightmare, Chloe from 24 and a bit of GroupOn? Jenny and Alex have been to the Fringe...

Bargain Hunt and the quest for useless knowledge

Alex Carter Feature
Aug 17, 2016

The BBC has a packed line-up of daytime antique shows, but the original Bargain Hunt still provides the most edutainment...

Does Star Trek: Nemesis deserve its reputation?

Alex Carter Feature
Aug 3, 2016

A Generation’s Final Journey nearly killed the franchise. But did it deserve to bomb?

Homes Under The Hammer: the most comforting show on TV

Alex Carter Feature
Aug 2, 2016

Homes Under The Hammer is a comforting constant in an ever-changing world. Here's why it's your TV best friend...

Star Trek: Insurrection - revisiting Star Trek 9

Alex Carter Feature
Jul 27, 2016

From the highs of Star Trek: First Contact, why did Star Trek: Insurrection become the most forgotten Trek movie?

Star Trek: Generations - looking back at Star Trek 7

Alex Carter Feature
Jul 12, 2016

The film where Jean-Luc Picard met James T Kirk: we take a look back at Star Trek: Generations...

Recontacting Star Trek: First Contact

Alex Carter Feature
Jul 7, 2016

It's the borg! We take a look back at one of the most popular Star Trek movies, Jonathan Frakes' Star Trek: First Contact...

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - revisiting the film

Alex Carter Feature
Jun 29, 2016

The final big screen outing for the original crew, we take a look back at Star Trek 6...

Star Trek V: revisiting The Final Frontier

Alex Carter Feature
Jun 20, 2016

The War On Terror meets The Final Frontier and asks the most important question of all time. What does God need with a starship?

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - revisiting the movie

Alex Carter Feature
May 12, 2016

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy lead the Star Trek crew on a quest to rescue some whales. Yep, it's Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home...

The Star Trek Q Spinoff Showcase

Alex Carter Feature
Mar 8, 2016

Isn't it about time Star Trek's Q had a spin-off TV series? Here are a few entirely serious suggestions...

Red Shoe Diaries: rewatching a 90s' 'classic'

Jenny Morrill Alex Carter Feature
Jan 27, 2016

In an alternate universe, Tasha Yar is sending Fox Mulder dirty stories. Naturally, we take a look...

The Star Wars Holiday Special revisited

Alex Carter Feature
Dec 24, 2015

Reality takes a holiday along with the Star Wars cast. But is the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special that bad?

Less-known Christmas films: The Smurfs - A Christmas Carol

Alex Carter Feature
Dec 9, 2015

We continue to trawl the DVD bargain bins hunting for overlooked Christmas films. Today? The Smurfs do A Christmas Carol.

The Ghostbusters sequels that have already been made

Alex Carter Feature
Nov 10, 2015

If you're not keen on the idea of the new reboot - or can't wait for it - there are plenty of other Ghostbusters sequels that already exist.

Looking back at Thomas And The Magic Railroad

Alex Carter Feature
May 23, 2015

We try and make some sense of the utterly bizarre Thomas The Tank Engine movie. What's Peter Fonda doing in a cave with a lady train again?

Night Of The Living Dead, and its 28 follow-ups

Alex Carter Feature
Apr 20, 2015

George A Romero's classic Night Of The Living Dead arguably has 28 follow-ups to date. We've even done a flowchart to prove it...

Revisiting Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

Alex Carter Feature
Apr 16, 2015

The late Leonard Nimoy made his directorial debut with Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. We take a lookback at the movie...

How much money could you win on Bullseye?

Jenny Morrill Alex Carter Feature
Feb 24, 2015

Assuming you played the perfect game of Bullseye and won all the prizes, how much could you walk away with?

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