Andrew Blair

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Star Wars: why does the Empire keep building Death Stars?

Andrew Blair Feature
Feb 4, 2016

Is there actually a story reason why the Empire in Star Wars is obsessed with Death Stars? We take a look...

Remembering 90s Thunderbirds & Captain Scarlet toys

Andrew Blair Feature
Feb 2, 2016

The Gerry Anderson toys that arrived in the 1990s may have been a little bit shonky, but they provided hours of fun...

Doctor Who: breaking down a key scene

Andrew Blair Feature
Jan 20, 2016

The Yeti attack at Covent Garden in recently recovered Doctor Who episode, The Web Of Fear, is a masterwork. Here's why...

Doctor Who series 9 and horror

Andrew Blair Feature
Jan 7, 2016

With a bit of distance from Doctor Who series 9, a look back at its treatment of horror, death and gore...

22 geeky references in songs

Andrew Blair Feature
Jan 4, 2016

From H.P Lovecraft to Tolkien to H2G2, nods to geek culture have been infiltrating the lyrics of popular beat combos for decades...

Doctor Who: 50 noteworthy villains

Andrew Blair Feature
Dec 4, 2015

From crowd pleasers to evil scientists to historical baddies and more, we revisit 50 characters from Doctor Who's pantheon of villainy...

Less-known Christmas films: Beethoven's Christmas Adventure

Andrew Blair Feature
Dec 2, 2015

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure is the seventh film in the never-ending series. But is it a lost Christmas gem? Er...

What does BBC Store offer to Doctor Who fans?

Andrew Blair Feature
Nov 6, 2015

BBC Store has opened up decades of the Beeb's archives for digital purchase. What does that mean for Doctor Who fans?

Adapting His Dark Materials: where the BBC can succeed

Andrew Blair Feature
Nov 4, 2015

BBC One has ordered a TV series based on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Here's why TV should fare better than previous adaptations...

FIFA: the highs and lows over the years

Andrew Blair Feature
Oct 29, 2015

FIFA 2001? Rubbish. FIFA 99? It might just be the best version of the game ever.

Turbo Kid review

Andrew Blair Review
Oct 6, 2015

Turbo Kid. It''s "a violent mix of George Miller and a BBC Look and Read production". Starring Michael Ironside.

Doctor Who, Genesis Of The Daleks and ethics

Andrew Blair Feature
Sep 25, 2015

What did revisiting Genesis Of The Daleks' ethical dilemma in The Magician's Apprentice tell us about Peter Capaldi's Doctor? Spoilers...

Revisiting Terry Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell books

Andrew Blair Feature
Sep 17, 2015

A fond look-back at Sir Terry Pratchett's underappreciated Johnny Maxwell children's trilogy...

The Doctor and the Master: the history of a friendship

Andrew Blair Feature
Sep 11, 2015

As the Doctor Who series 9 premiere approaches, we look back on the complex lifelong friendship between the Doctor and the Master...

Doctor Who: how does series structure affect story?

Andrew Blair Feature
Sep 3, 2015

With another series break rumoured for Doctor Who in 2016, Andrew mulls over how the show's storytelling is affected by series structure...

Doctor Who series 9: latest trailer breakdown

Andrew Blair Feature
Aug 13, 2015

There's a second full trailer for Doctor Who series 9, and here's what we unpacked inside it...

The top 50 80s kids' TV themes

Andrew Blair Feature
Jul 30, 2015

From Bananaman to Grange Hill, join us in a spot of TV nostalgia as we celebrate 50 great 1980s kids' TV theme songs...

The Legend Of Barney Thomson review

Andrew Blair Review
Jul 24, 2015

This black comedy from Robert Carlyle is a solid first go in the director's chair...

Inside Out: co-director Ronnie del Carmen interview

Andrew Blair Interview
Jul 22, 2015

Ronnie del Carmen chats to us about Inside Out, The Numskulls, Pixar, Batman and Jason Statham...

Doctor Who series 9: first trailer breakdown

Andrew Blair Feature
Jul 10, 2015

Doctor Who series 9 with Peter Capaldi arrives in September, which gives us plenty of time to speculate over this first trailer...

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