Basement News – June 2021

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

I’m happy to inform you that I’ve had my first vaccine to protect myself against Covid-19. Hopefully it won’t be long before I receive my second jab. I hope everyone is keeping safe during these uncertain times. I’d like to think that things are becoming more positive as the months go on.

Let’s talk about what will be happening on ‘Bradley’s Basement’ in June and beyond and what has gone on before. There are reviews planned for this month as well as for the rest of 2021. Hopefully I’ll be able to achieve what I want to share with you in the rest of 2021 and for when we come to the early months of 2022. It should be very exciting indeed.

In May, my ‘mayday’ blog post was me revisiting Seasons 18 and 19 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Tom Baker and Peter Davison. I know the Blu-rays of Seasons 12 and 19 of ‘Doctor Who’ have been re-released recently in standard packaging. I hope the people who have purchased the re-releases of Seasons 12 and 19 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray are enjoying them. The same will be done for the upcoming re-releases of Seasons 10 and 18 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray.

I’ve recently shared my updated Blu-ray reviews on the stories of Season 8 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Jon Pertwee, including ‘Terror of the Autons’, ‘The Mind of Evil’, ‘The Claws of Axos’, ‘Colony In Space’ and ‘The Dæmons’. I’m currently looking forward to the upcoming Season 24 Blu-ray box set of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy, set to be released on the 21st of June.

I’ve shared some new reviews on some Target novelizations/audiobooks of ‘Doctor Who’, including ‘The Dæmons’, ‘The TV Movie’, ‘Dalek’ and ‘The Crimson Horror’. I’m currently checking out the Target novelization/audiobook of ‘The Witchfinders’ by Joy Wilkinson and hope to share a review on that very soon.

May was an exciting month for me as I got to enjoy my birthday! On my birthday, I got to revisit my vinyl copy of ‘1963: Fanfare For The Common Men’ and also checked out the vinyl ‘Doctor Who’ story in the ‘Time Lord Victorious’ series called ‘Echoes of Extinction’. I also enjoyed the movie ‘Zack Synder’s Justice League’ on my birthday. I had presents including the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric figurine set from Eaglemoss, the ‘Captain America Triple Bill’ DVD box set and ‘Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor’ on Blu-ray. I will soon be sharing a review on the third ‘P.R.O.B.E.’ episode called ‘Unnatural Selection’, which I had for my birthday from my best school mate Stephen.

Prior to my birthday, I recently revisited ‘Spider-Man’ in its original film trilogy directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire. I shared a blog post about it. I hope to check out the book ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury’ sometime soon. I’ve also shared my thoughts on the latest movie trailer for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’.

I recently shared a quick review on a ‘Myth Makers’ interview with ‘Doctor Who’ script editor Christopher H. Bidmead. I also completed my reviews on Season 7 of ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ and have shared a review on the documentary ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’. I’m looking forward to checking out the ‘Star Trek’ series ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ next.

In May, I shared my ‘Star Wars Sequels Review Season’ which looked into the original Thrawn book trilogy by Timothy Zahn including the books ‘Heir to the Empire’, ‘Dark Force Rising’ and ‘The Last Command’. I also reviewed ‘Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker’ on DVD. I hope to revisit ‘Star Wars’ again and do in-depth reviews on ‘The Mandalorian’ series and hopefully ‘The Clone Wars’ series.

I’ve shared my latest reviews on Series 7 of ‘Call the Midwife’. I’m currently watching Series 8 of ‘Call the Midwife’ on DVD. I know Series 10 has finished transmission of its seven episodes on BBC One TV, but I’m currently waiting for the DVD of that season to be released (hopefully in July). I plan to watch Series 10 after seeing Series 8 and 9 on DVD.

The Radio Times Winners and Fifth Doctor Favourites with Big Finish for 2021 turned out to be ‘The Mutant Phase’, ‘Alien Heart’/‘Dalek Soul’, ‘The Lady of Mercia’, ‘The Peterloo Massacre’ and ‘Spare Parts’. I’m currently planning an Easter review season of ‘Doctor Who’ Big Finish audios that will be shared sometime in April 2022. I’m also revisiting the ‘Thunderbirds’ TV series as we speak and hope to check out the ‘Terror From The Stars’ audiobook soon. 😀

I’m currently disappointed that the ‘Torchwood’ audio story ‘Absent Friends’ starring David Tennant, John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd that was meant to come out in May 2021 has been cancelled. I was looking forward to that audio story. Thankfully Big Finish refunded the item for me. Whether ‘Absent Friends’ will be released at all in the near future remains to be determined.

In terms of recent movies I’ve seen on Disney+, I saw ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ at the end of April. In May, I saw ‘The Three Caballeros’, ‘Emil and the Detectives’, ‘The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin’ and ‘Cruella’. I’m planning to see ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ soon at the cinema in June. Hopefully that will turn out alright as it’s been a long while since I’ve been to the cinema.

In June, I’m looking forward to checking out the next ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ series ‘Loki’ on Disney+. I also hope to watch ‘Black Widow’, the next ‘MCU’ film via Disney+ in July. I will have to have premier access for that. I also hope to see the upcoming Disney/Pixar film ‘Luca’ on Disney+ in June and the upcoming film ‘Jungle Cruise’ with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on Disney+ (with premier access) at the end of July.

I will soon be sharing reviews on the 14-film series of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. After that, I will be checking out and reviewing the ‘X-Men’ film series. Stay tuned for blog post announcements about my reviews on the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ film series with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce and on the ‘X-Men’ film series.

Next month in July, I’ll be sharing my review on the first ‘War Master’ box set by Big Finish called ‘Only the Good’, starring Sir Derek Jacobi. I’m still happily uploading ‘The Coins of Deno’, the next Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy story to my blog and I’m currently working my way through the third of eight episodes of the collection. I’m also still looking forward to seeing Sarah Sutton and Peter Davison at the ‘Bedford Who Charity Con’ in October this year.

The current situation that we live in with the current pandemic does look to be positive, though there is still some uncertainty. I’m hopeful for what the future lies and hopefully I’ll be able to keep you all entertained in the coming months of 2021 and eventually in 2022. Stay tuned for future updates.

Many thanks again to those who keep supporting my blog!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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