Thursday, April 28, 2011

Talking Who Episode 2 (Impossible Astronaut/Planet Of The Spiders Reviews)

Hey guys

I took part in an Internet show called Talking Who with Elisar and Sean

We talked about

1) The Impossible Astronaut
2) Predictions for Day Of The Moon
3) Planet Of The Spiders DVD Review
4) Sarah Jane CBBC Tribute show
5) Doctor Stew

Here is the show

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mortal Kombat Review (Playstation 3)

Hey everyone

Here is my review of Mortal Kombat which came out last week, I will say some of the images maybe distrubing to some people because Fatalities and X-Ray attacks are performed. If you are distrubed by these, do enjoy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Talking Who Appearence Coming On Wednesday

Hey Everyone

Hows it going? Right I got some excellent news to present you to you guys. I am going to be part of vodcast talking about Doctor Who called "Talking Who".

Elisar and Sean asked me to if I wanted to take part in talking about Doctor Who and I said yes because I am a fan of the Doctor Who.

I saw Episode 1 of their Talking Who where they did a tribute to Elisabeth Sladen, talked about the new series and other news, which you can see below. Does go on for 51 minutes.

In the week that I am being a guest host on Talking Elisar, Sean and I will be reviewing The Impossible Astronaut and the DVD of Planet of the Spiders along with discussing the latest Doctor Who news.

Join us live in the chat room and tweet us your comments and reviews and we will be reading out some of them live on the show.

Watch Those Video Guys Talking Who Episode 2 straight after Those Video Guys: - click on LIVE (Youtube Live) (Ustream Live)

Wednesday 27th April
9pm UK
4pm New York
1pm Los Angeles

Hope you can come along guys, if you like watching me or a fan of Doctor Who.

Will blog again soon


Friday, April 22, 2011

Elisabeth Sladen 1948-2011 (RIP) Tribute

Hey everyone

I was asked by people on Youtube and PSN to give my thoughts on Elisabeth Sladen who passed away on Tuesday by Cancer.

Here it is my tribute to one of the best companions in Doctor Who.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Crysis 2 Nano Edition & Mortal Kombat 9 Kollectors Edition Unboxings

Hey Guys

Today I got two collector editions of two different games

Crysis 2 Nano Edition

Mortal Kombat 9 Kollectors Edition

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

iPad 2 Review

Hey Guys

I forgot to put in this blog a week ago my review of the iPad 2 which Im still using now and I think it is really cool.

Here is my review

Have a great day everyone


Monday, April 18, 2011

Doctor Who Planet Of The Spiders DVD Review

Hey everyone

With Doctor Who beginning again on Saturday with the new series, I decided to get back into the flow with reviews again and I decided to review a Classic series story that comes out today on DVD but I got it on Saturday through the post.


Planet Of The Spiders UK DVD Cover

This is Jon Pertwee's last outing as the Doctor and also stars Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. The story is about when a former UNIT member Mike Yates takes Sarah Jane to a Tibetan retreat to show her a group of men using meditation rituals to make contact with an alien power. Turns out to be a connection from Earth to Metebelis 3 which was previously mentioned in the Green Death. On Metebelis 3 it is a planet ruled by Spiders who are masters over man on the planet who want the crystal back, in which Doctor stole and got back from Jo Grant in a letter.

Now the Doctor has to go back to Metebelis 3 to face his worst fear of the Great One who is a giant spider and all of mankind.

I remember first watching this story on UK Gold back in 1998 when they were doing on a Sunday morning depending on the time they were shown. If it was 4 parter it would be 9am in the morning but 6-7 parters would be a 6am start for the story.

This story was written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (Uncredited), they came out with a great story, not the best 6 parter story but a good one indeed. I felt the performances of Jon Pertwee was still top of his game and brought the best out of everyone and that is something I notice when I watch Troughton, Tom Baker, Matt Smith as well which is a brilliant quality.

I loved Jonny Kane's performance of Tommy who starts off as someone who has learning difficulties and then once he looks into the crystal he becomes a genius and a great protector. I liked how Sloman and Letts wrote that piece. I do notice in the commentary that Letts said they couldnt do that anymore which I can understand which people would find it a bit shocking how someone with learning difficulties can be treated.

I wished that Nicholas Courtney was in it more but it felt more of an off Earth story than a Earth Story which was one of the reasons why Pertwee decided to leave. Richard Franklin makes an appearence as Captain Yates who is not with UNIT after what happened in Invasion of The Dinosaurs, it was nice twist.

It does feature a lot of actors that were in past Pertwee stories that I didnt know until I watched the Final Curtain.

They were a lot of comedy moments in there which helped the pacing of the story that if it was too serious then I would have lost interest in the story.

I liked how Jon's Doctor was scared in this story when confronting the Great One and thought it gave it some important value that Pertwee's doctor had to face a demon/fear that would lead into the next step.

I loved the final scene involving the Doctor, Sarah Jane and The Brigader where the Doctor is close to death and the touching scene and dialogue from them is really moving and made you close to tears. I thought the way they did the regeneration wasnt the best but the build up to it was great.

Great story overall with great picture and sound quality again from the BBC and 2Entertain.

Onto the extras I listened to the commentary after watching the story later on Saturday and found it interesting to listen to and features Elisabeth Sladen, Nic Courtney (RIP), Richard Franklin, Barry Letts (RIP)and Terrance Dicks. I always enjoy listening to stories by Letts and Dicks on the production which you gave some insight behind the scenes of any story which is great. I was a bit surprised that Elisabeth Sladen was only in the commentary and not in the documentary but to know she doesnt like Spiders back then.

The Final Curtain documentary was really good to watch as it starts with Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks talking about why they wanted to leave and why Jon Pertwee wanted to leave. We will never know why Pertwee really wanted to leave as Pertwee had said that he would have stayed on if his friend Shaun Sutton had paided him more money in which Letts says it is nonsense that Pertwee left because the family was breaking up. It was great to see some Pertwee Archive interview footage in this documentary as it helped with certain parts.

Glen Allen was the narrator in this documentary and did really good job with it. Allen produced a great flow into linking parts of the documentary together which is needed. Great documentary

I liked the Jonny Kane documentary where he talked about that he was in character when he went on a taxi price from his place to the BBC which didnt please the security guard afterwards and it was nice to know that he did Theatre before Doctor Who. Some funny stuff in there.

Directing Who with Barry Letts is really interesting and was glad it was recorded before Letts death in October 2009. He talked how he made the switch from an actor to a director and how he involved with Doctor Who at first with the Enemy Of The World story starring Patrick Troughton. It was good when he became producer that he was allowed to direct at least one story per season under his run. Letts also talked about the Classic Serial that he did afterwards. Now the music used I know is called "Eternal Hope" from Kevin MacLeod because I used this piece of music in my World Autism Awareness Day video that I did eariler in the month, which was really cool.

The Now & Then documentary was good to see where they filmed and what they turned into now which is great for any fan.

The Omnibus Edition is a shorter version but done as 105 minute film version of the story which is one they showed to audiences in 1974 the day before Tom Baker's debut story "Robot"

Overall I found the DVD to be a real joy to watch with the story being good and the extras being fantastic as they seem to get better in every release that I get.

I give this 9/10 defintely worth getting if you are a Pertwee fan and a Doctor Who fan

Bye for now and cant wait until Saturday


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Becoming Youtube Stars Event in London 14th of April 2011

Hey everyone

The other day I went to Becoming Youtube Stars event in North Greenwich, London at Ravensbourne Design College by the O2.

I did an audioboo to talk about the day and a Youtube video about the event.


Had real fun at the event.


Friday, April 08, 2011

Great Days Are Always Around

Hey everyone

I realise that I havent done a normal blog entry in a really long time talking about whats going on in my life but I have Youtube, Audioboo and Dailybooth just to help me out.

Anyway I decided to give my blog another go. Lots of great things have happened to me lately and I felt that I wanted to share them.

I went to a Bristol Youtube Gathering 13 days ago and it proved to be one of the best gatherings I ever went to. It so reminded me of 2007 and early 2008 gatherings I went to because it felt new and fresh. As a friend said on Facebook it is a new generation of Youtubers that attended the event and had fun along the way. It was a wonderful feeling returning to Bristol. I consider it a place like Bath a place away from Home that made me feel comfortable.

There are a number of gathering videos including a couple of outstanding ones from my friend Ray (Ir0nIsland)

I know it is a lot of videos but there are some really funny ones and well edited ones. Bristol 2011 gathering will be remembered.

After that everything that was a dream became a reality apart from my Dad going into Hospital for a shoulder injury, lucky though he had an operation and is ok, I hope to see him again in hospital if not this weekend maybe next week before I go for the Youtube Stars event in London.

Like I said in the title, great days are always around as long you dont take them for granted.

On Wednesday I got an Ipad 2 through the post as I ordered one as soon they were in stock at Tescos because I get a 10% discount and Im loving it. On the same day it was when Michael Aranda was trapped in France which is a surprise, I hope he does get back into the UK but at the same moment no luck.

On Thursday I received my prize from a competition that I won for review of the month for my review of Gran Turismo 5 I did back in November.

I won all this kit and problem is I aint got a Desktop PC so it could be a while before I can try out this kit but hope to one day. My friend Michael (Micgamer16) suggested I could give it away to my subscribers in a competition, if I remember one day and if I feel I aint going to get any use out of it after a while.

Heres a picture of the kit

What a week for me but I hope others are having a great week at the moment.

Also I would like to leave on a positive note

Its always brilliant to see a great video from my man NSG and his friends Miz Kaz and Logic

Take it easy everyone