Basement News – July 2021

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

I’m currently waiting to have my second vaccine jab to fully protect myself against Covid-19. I hope it won’t be long till I see Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton again at a convention, which should be the ‘Bedford Who Charity Con’ in October 2021. In the meantime, please keep safe everyone during these strange times we live in.

As we wait for normality to come back into our lives, let me share with you what’s going to be happening on ‘Bradley’s Basement’ in July and beyond. I’m hoping for July to be an exciting month with new ‘Doctor Who’ reviews, new movie reviews and perhaps new previews of what’s to come in the latter months of 2021 and the early months of 2022. 😀

Sometime soon, I’ll be sharing my updated Blu-ray reviews on the four stories featured in Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy, including ‘Time and the Rani’, ‘Paradise Towers’, ‘Delta and the Bannermen’ and ‘Dragonfire’. I’m looking forward to sharing my updated thoughts on these stories as well as on the Blu-ray extras. 😀

I’ve recently shared my review on the Target novelization/audiobook of the ‘Doctor Who’ story called ‘The Witchfinders’ by Joy Wilkinson. In August, I’ll be starting to share my reviews on the ‘Time Lord Victorious’ series, including stories like ‘Defender of the Daleks’, ‘The Guide to the Dark Times’ and ‘Monstrous Beauty’.

I’ve also shared a new review on ‘Unnatural Selection’, the third episode of the ‘P.R.O.B.E.’ series by BBV, starring Caroline John as Liz Shaw. This month, I’ll be starting to share my reviews on ‘The War Master’ audio series by Big Finish, starring Sir Derek Jacobi as the Master. The first box set to be shared in July is ‘Only the Good’. Speaking of the War Master, I shared some new behind-the-scenes photos of the cast from the sixth ‘War Master’ box set called ‘Killing Time’, starring Derek Jacobi, Sarah Sutton and Katy Manning. I’m looking forward to hearing that box set sometime soon.

Sadly in June, we lost Jackie Lane, the actress who played Dodo Chaplet in ‘Doctor Who’ with William Hartnell. I’m hoping to commemorate her memory sometime soon by doing in-depth reviews of ‘The Doctors: The William Hartnell Years’ DVD, which includes a ‘Myth Makers’ interview with Jackie Lane. I made my tribute to Jackie Lane in June.

I’m continuing to upload ‘The Coins of Deno’ featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy to my blog as I’m currently on the fourth episode of the eighth-part anthology. I apologise for the delay in releasing this epic anthology to my blog since I’ve been pretty busy lately. Hopefully by time Christmas 2021 comes or when the 40th anniversary of the Fifth Doctor in January 2022 happens, ‘The Coins of Deno’ will be available.

 

In terms of movies I’ve seen recently, I saw films on Disney+ like 1993’s ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘The Favourite’, ‘Luca’ and ‘The Journey of Natty Gann’. I also saw my first movie at the cinema following the pandemic, which was ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ and I greatly enjoyed watching it. I’m currently looking forward to seeing films like ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Jungle Cruise’ on Disney+.

I’ve recently shared my reviews on the definitive collection of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movies, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce and have created a new Sherlock Holmes page. I’ve also created a new X-Men page and have started reviewing the ‘X-Men’ movies, with my reviews on ‘X-Men’ and ‘X-Men 2’ already available. I’ll be reviewing movies like ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ soon.

Speaking of superheroes, I’ve been watching the new ‘Loki’ series on Disney+ recently. I’ve already seen half of the series with the first three episodes and I’m looking forward to watching the rest of the series with the last three episodes. I also hope to see the new Disney/Pixar show on Disney+ called ‘Monsters at Work’.

My parents and I are currently checking out the ‘Downton Abbey’ TV series before we check out the second ‘Downton Abbey’ movie due to be released in December 2021. I’ve already done a quick review on Series 1 and I’m currently enjoying Series 2 so far. I also hope to share updated reviews on Series 8 of ‘Call the Midwife’ soon as well as updated reviews on ‘Thunderbirds’.

There is a sense of anxiety about how things will turn out and whether things will be okay once pandemic restrictions have been lifted significantly. I’m hoping things will turn out for the best and that most of us will be fully protected against Covid-19 and its variants. Otherwise, I hope to continue sharing what I enjoy watching, hearing and reading. I hope you’re still enjoying what I share on ‘Bradley’s Basement’ too.

Many thanks again to those who keep supporting my blog!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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