Basement News – May 2021

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

May is here! I’m looking forward to enjoying May this year as next Saturday will be my birthday. I’m hoping to enjoy my birthday, despite us still living under Covid restrictions – please keep safe. I will soon be having my first vaccine to protect myself against Covid-19 this month. 😀 Hopefully it won’t be long before many of us have our first and second jabs.

In the meantime, let me share with you what will be happening on ‘Bradley’s Basement’ in terms of reviews, blog posts, etc in May and beyond. I’m excited about certain things happening for the rest of 2021 as well as things to look forward to in 2022. Let me share with you a preview of what will be happening in the near future on ‘BB’.

First of all, there will be a ‘mayday’ blog post shared on Bank Holiday Monday in the UK. There will also be a pre-birthday blog post shared on Friday the 7th of May. In terms of actual birthday celebrations, I’m hoping to enjoy certain ‘Doctor Who’ vinyls like ‘1963: Fanfare For The Common Men’ and the ‘Time Lord Victorious’ story ‘Echoes of Extinction’. I’m also hoping to enjoy Zack Synder’s ‘Justice League’ on my birthday with a Domino’s Pizza. Stay tuned for quick reviews on two of these items as well as quick reviews on any birthday presents I might receive. 😀

April was a time to celebrate Easter and I certainly did that with sharing my ‘Happy Easter’ blog post on Easter Sunday and sharing my Easter review season which was on ‘The Darksmith Legacy’ book series of ‘Doctor Who’ featuring the Tenth Doctor. I also saw and did a quick review on the Easter movie called ‘Hop’. In terms of next year’s Easter review season, I’m planning to check out a certain series of Eighth Doctor audio adventures by Big Finish. I also hope to review the ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ mini-series sometime soon for Easter 2022. Watch this space!

I shared my Judy Garland Film Review Season in April, which featured reviews on films like ‘Easter Parade’, ‘Presenting Lily Mars’, ‘Summer Stock’ and 1954’s ‘A Star is Born’. I’m currently about half-way through the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ films. Hopefully I’ll be sharing my thoughts on these movies later in the year before I get onto reviewing the ‘X-Men’ films.

In terms of movies I’ve seen recently on Disney+, they include ‘Davy Crocket: King of the Wild Frontier’, ‘The Adventures of Huck Finn’, ‘High School Musical’ and ‘The Moon-Spinners’. I’ll be sharing a review on Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ soon. I’m also looking forward to seeing the new film ‘Cruella’ starring Emma Stone when it becomes available to view on Disney+ in May.

I’ve recently seen ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ series on Disney+. I greatly enjoyed it, having seen the last four episodes of the series in April. I’m currently looking forward to when ‘Loki’, the next ‘MCU’ series comes out on Disney+ in June this year whilst the film ‘Black Widow’ will come to Disney+ in July.

 

In terms of ‘Doctor Who’ reviews I’ve shared on ‘Bradley’s Basement’, I’ve recently reviewed the second episode of the ‘P.R.O.B.E.’ series starring Caroline John as Liz Shaw called ‘The Devil of Winterborne’. I’ve also shared my reviews on ‘The Flying Dutchman’ and ‘Displaced’ with the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex, ‘The Tenth Doctor and River Song’ box set, the ‘Masterful’ limited edition box set and the ‘Short Trips: Zodiac’ book collection of short stories. I’ve also done a video review on the ‘Doctor Who’/’Mr. Men’ book called ‘Dr. Sixth’, which I’ve enjoyed doing. I’m currently enjoying ‘The War Master’ series of Big Finish audios and will be sharing reviews on the five box sets so far later in the year.

Regarding ‘The Coins of Deno’, the upcoming Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy story I have planned to share in 2021, I’m afraid I’ve made the tough decision to push the story’s release back to late 2021. Hopefully the eight episode anthology will be released around Christmas time. Stay tuned for any future developments. I’m currently uploading the second episode of the anthology series.

I shared my latest ‘convention memories’ post on ‘celebrate 50 – The Peter Davision Years’, an event that took place in Chiswick, London, April 2013 for the 50th anniversary celebrations of ‘Doctor Who’. I’ll be sharing my next ‘convention memories’ on the ‘Project Motor Mouth 2’ convention from August 2013 sometime soon this year. I’m still looking forward to the ‘Bedford Who Charity Con’ in October 2021. I’m hoping it will happen this year and that I’ll get to see Sarah Sutton and Peter Davison again.

I recently reviewed the smaller junior Target version of the ‘Doctor Who and the Pirate Planet’ novelization by Douglas Adams and James Goss recently. I’m currently reading/hearing the Target novelization/audiobook of ‘The TV Movie’ and I’m hoping to check out the novelizations/audiobooks of ‘Dalek’, ‘The Crimson Horror’ and ‘The Witchfinders’ soon.

It has been an ‘All Creatures Great and Small’-busy month for April this year. For Peter Davison’s birthday, I shared my brand-new reviews on ‘Great British Car Journeys’, the documentary series starring Peter and Christopher Timothy out on the open roads in vintage style. I’ve also shared my brand-new reviews on the new ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ series which was shown on Channel 5 last year.

In April, I shared my latest ‘Star Cops’ reviews. These were on the recent Big Finish audio releases including ‘The Stuff of Life’ audiobook read by Trevor Cooper and the two ‘Mars’ box sets starring David Calder, Trevor Cooper, Linda Newton, Philip Olivier and Rakhee Thakrar. I greatly enjoyed the latest ‘Star Cops’ audios recently and I’m hoping Big Finish will make more as well as ‘Timeslip’. 😀

I revisited the 2020 film ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’, starring James Marsden and Jim Carrey. I greatly enjoyed revisiting and re-reviewing the film recently. I’m currently looking forward to ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ when it comes out in 2022. Hopefully I’ll get around to reviewing more ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’-related stuff someday. 😀

In May, I’ll be sharing my ‘Star Wars Sequels Review Season’, looking into the original Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn and the recent ‘Star Wars’ film called ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. My updated Blu-ray reviews on Season 10 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Jon Pertwee will be shared in the week starting on Spring Bank Holiday Monday. Stay tuned!

Regarding ‘Call the Midwife’, in case you haven’t picked it up, I won’t be watching Series 10 of the show when it’s currently being transmitted on BBC One on Sundays. I’ll be finishing Series 7 of ‘Call the Midwife’ on DVD and will soon revisit Series 8 and 9 on DVD. I’ll watch Series 10 when it becomes available on DVD, which I have pre-ordered. Watch this space.

I’m hoping May will be a happy month this year despite the current climate we’re in. Things do seem to be on a positive note with the vaccine rollout going well. I know things are currently slow in terms of getting out of the pandemic, but I pray everyone will keep safe during these tough times we live in. Hope you enjoy ‘Bradley’s Basement’ in May and beyond.

Once again, many thanks to those who keep supporting my blog!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Basement News – May 2021

  1. Williams Fan 92

    I have to say I am quite intrigued by what you reviewed over April and what you have in store for May. I also own the All Creatures DVD and have been watching Great British Car Journeys.

    Two other things, first, what sort of calendar do you own. I have a Doctor Who calendar and over April, it was on the Fifth Doctor with the page featuring him, Adric, Tegan, a cyberman and…(shudders) the Mara! But as it’s May, it is now turned to the Sixth Doctor, Peri, Davros, a white Dalek and the Valeyard.

    Secondly, how many of my three stories have you read? I am anxious to hear your thoughts on what you think of them so far. I also plan on writing more stories so look out for those.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi WF92,

      I hope you’ll enjoy what I’ve got coming up in terms of reviews and other things on ‘Bradley’s Basement’ in May. Yes, I own that ‘Doctor Who’ calendar too. I was very disappointed Nyssa wasn’t on the Fifth Doctor page for April. Surely she and Turlough deserve to be on the Fifth Doctor page for April on that calendar as well as Adric and Tegan.

      I’ve finished reading ‘The Pebbles of Hockburg’. Greatly enjoyed the story featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan as well as two Masters. There’s certainly a lot of food being consumed in the story. 😀 I’ll check out ‘Four time-travellers and a baby’ when it’s completed. Hopefully I’ll get around to checking out ‘The Luncheon Planet’ sometime soon. I’m currently proof-reading my upcoming story ‘The Coins of Deno’ to check for any spelling and grammar mistakes and to improve dialogue between characters in certain scenes .

      Best wishes,
      Tim 🙂

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      1. Williams Fan 92

        Glad you enjoyed ‘The Pebbles of Hockburg’. I had fun writing it and giving it a twist. Yes I agree, there was a lot of food consumed, especially in the epilogue. I enjoyed writing the dialogue in relation to that, such as Tegan burping, Nyssa stating that she wasn’t allowed to consume more than her weight on Traken and Tegan complaining of a stomach ache before the Doctor said ‘braveheart’.

        If you noticed, my original companion Michael is referenced at the end. I am planning on writing a short trip featuring him, the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan which will have food as a bigger focus, though not as big as ‘The Luncheon Planet’. BTW, ‘Four Time-Travellers and a Baby’ does not pick up where this one left off, that will be in another story.

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      2. Tim Bradley Post author

        Thanks WF92,

        I look forward to checking out more of your stories when I have a few hours to spare. Your upcoming stories with Michael as the new companion sound interesting. I would like to read a Short Trip by you featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy someday. 😀

        Tim. 🙂

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