Basement News – February 2020

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

And this is the first ‘Basement News’ post for 2020! Yeah, you may have noticed that I didn’t add a ‘Basement News’ blog post for January this year. That’s because I felt I covered most of what was going to happen in January 2020 in my ‘Happy New Year’ blog post this year. Anyway, we’re back on track and I can now share with you what’s happening in February and beyond on ‘Bradley’s Basement’.

 

The year began with me ending my ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season from December 2019 to January 2020. The stories reviewed included those from the ‘Doctor Who Annual 1983’; ‘The Constant Doctor’ from ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’; an updated review on ‘The Deep’ from ‘Short Trips: Volume I’ by Big Finish; ‘The Second Oldest Question’; ‘Tartarus’; ‘Interstitial’; ‘Feast of Fear’; ‘Warzone’; ‘Conversion’ and an updated review on the Target novelization/audiobook of ‘Terminus’. There’ll be a brand-new ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season later on in the year for December 2020.

I’ve started sharing a new ‘Doctor Who’ fan-fiction series by me called ‘Zorbius’ – a collection of stories featuring each of the TV Doctors linked by a certain crystal of time called Zorbius. In January, the first story of the collection was called ‘The Zondor Robbers’ featuring the First Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara. I’ve prepared the next two stories of the ‘Zorbius’ series this year including ‘The Deepening Rain’ with the Second Doctor for February and ‘The Matter of Reality’ with the Third Doctor for March.

Regarding ‘The Coins of Deno’ anthology I said I would be releasing this year with the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy; I’ve decided to postpone releasing that until next year. With so much going on in preparing the ‘Zorbius’ series for my blog, I won’t be able to have time uploading ‘The Coins of Deno’ this year as I hoped. But don’t worry! The fifth story of ‘Zorbius’ will feature the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy. Hopefully I will be able to find time uploading ‘The Coins of Deno’ anthology later in the year.

Series 12 of ‘Doctor Who’ is underway this year, starring Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. I’m currently enjoying the latest series of ‘Doctor Who’ so far with episodes like the two-parter ‘Spyfall’, ‘Orphan 55’, ‘Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror’ and ‘Fugitive of the Judoon’. I’m looking forward to what’s happening in the rest of the season. It looks to be pretty exciting indeed. 😀

I’ve been purchasing a number of ‘Doctor Who’ audios from Big Finish as part of the current ‘Doctor Who Returns’ sale to tie-in with Series 12 on TV. I hope to add reviews on these audios by Big Finish as well as reviews on many ‘Doctor Who’ books I’ve purchased over the years. Stay tuned for reviews!

 

I’ve also started updating reviews on Season 26 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred. These updated reviews won’t be up on my blog until March after Series 12 has ended. I’m currently enjoying reviewing the four stories in the season so far. I’m looking forward to when Season 14 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray comes out with Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Louise Jameson. It looks really exciting! 🙂

As well as watching the latest ‘Doctor Who’ TV series with Jodie Whittaker, I’m also currently watching the latest seasons of ‘Call the Midwife’ and ‘Grantchester’. I’ve seen the first four episodes of Series 9 of ‘Call the Midwife’ and the first three episodes of Series 5 of ‘Grantchester’. I’m looking forward to more.

 

  

I’ve shared reviews on movies in January including detailed reviews of ‘Small Soldiers’; ‘Beethoven’s 4th’; ‘Beethoven’s 5th’; ‘Dial M For Murder’; ‘Love & Friendship’ and the 2003 film ‘Peter Pan’ as well as quick reviews on ‘Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry’; ‘Attack the Block’ (featuring Jodie Whittaker and John Boyega 😀 ); ‘Spies In Disguise’ and the 2019 film ‘Little Women’.

In terms of movies in February, I’m hoping to see the film ‘Jojo Rabbit’ at the cinema as well as ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and the 2020 film adaptation of ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen. I’ll soon be adding a review on the 1947 musical film ‘Good News’ and will be doing a ‘Bad Marvel Superhero Film Review Season’ looking into ‘Daredevil’, ‘Elektra’, the 2015 film ‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘Venom’. Stay tuned for announcements.

For February, I’ll be sharing a number of ‘Dad’s Army’-related reviews on my blog. This will be on the 1971 ‘Dad’s Army’ movie; the ‘We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story’ docu-drama; the 2016 ‘Dad’s Army’ film and the 2019 remake of the three ‘lost episodes’ from Series 2 of ‘Dad’s Army’. Stay tuned!

 

I’ve finished adding all my reviews on Season 1 of ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ in January. I’m currently watching Season 2 of ‘DS9’ and hope to complete adding my reviews on each episode of the season soon in the year. I’ve also added a new comedy page for ‘The Brittas Empire’ TV series. I’ve started watching Series 1 and equally hope to complete adding my reviews on each episode of the season soon.

 

I’ve also reviewed two books for January including ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien and ‘Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover’ by David Liss, the prequel novel to the ‘Spider-Man’ PS4 video game (which I’m currently checking out on YouTube. I hope to add reviews on the ‘Doctor Who’ novelizations/audiobooks of ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’ and ‘Revelation of the Daleks’ by Eric Saward in February.

I currently don’t have any convention plans for this year. I’m hoping there will be a convention for me to look forward to in 2020. I have booked tickets to see ‘The Lion King’ stage musical in August, which I’m currently looking forward to.

So yeah! February’s going to be a decent month for ‘Bradley’s Basement’ with reviews on ‘Doctor Who’, movies and such. I’m currently finding things slow in terms of conventions this year, but hopefully things will speed up later in the year. In the meantime, enjoy what’s currently on my blog for this month and beyond.

Many thanks to everyone who has supported my blog!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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