Andrew Blair

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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...

Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD review

Andrew Blair Review Jul 7, 2015

Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Pat Mills and John Wagner are amongst the talking heads in the first full documentary about the mighty 2000AD.

EIFF 2015: Chuck Norris vs Communism review

Andrew Blair Review Jul 1, 2015

Was there ever a more interesting movie title? Plus, Chuck Norris vs Communism does live up to its name...

Maggie review

Andrew Blair Review Jun 26, 2015

Maggie may be an Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, but it's Abigail Breslin who really steals the show...

Uncanny review

Andrew Blair Review Jun 26, 2015

Unable to escape comparisons to Ex Machina, Uncanny is nevertheless a fantastic, thought-provoking AI film in its own right...

Inside Out review

Andrew Blair Review Jun 24, 2015

Pixar's latest movie, Inside Out, shows us the world through the eyes of our emotions. Be warned: some of those emotions might leak out...

Top 50 90s kids' TV themes

Andrew Blair Feature Jun 19, 2015

It's time for... Animaniacs, Playdays and Round The Twist - We double dare you to not sing along with these...

Doctor Who series 9: what next for Gallifrey?

Andrew Blair Feature May 27, 2015

We look ahead to Doctor Who series 9 and ask what the future holds for Peter Capaldi's Doctor and the home planet of the Time Lords?

Looking back at the Discworld videogame

Andrew Blair Feature May 8, 2015

The videogame of Terry Pratchett's Discworld remains - well, let's go with 'not very easy'...

Is Liam Neeson shortchanging his talent?

Andrew Blair Feature May 7, 2015

We all know Liam Neeson is a fine actor with an enviable range. But are his action days doing his talents justice?

What next for Saturday night UK family drama?

Andrew Blair Feature May 5, 2015

From Primeval to Merlin and Atlantis, Doctor Who's return spawned a host of Saturday teatime dramas that have since disappeared. What next?