Basement News – May 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m looking forward to hopefully enjoying birthday presents, a birthday cake and a birthday meal if I’m lucky. 😀 Before tomorrow though, let me share with you what’s been happening on my blog lately and what’s going to happen in May 2022 and beyond. I can tell you, it’s going to be pretty exciting.

The first thing to mention is that I’m looking forward to attending the ‘Newcastle Comic Con’ in July 2022, run by Unleashed Events. Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton, my two favourite ‘Doctor Who’ stars, will be attending the event. I’m looking forward to the ‘Newcastle Comic Con’ in July 2022, having purchased my entry tickets and my train tickets and I’ve pre-booked my stay at a Premier Inn.

In terms of ‘Doctor Who’ reviews, I’ve recently reviewed ‘Ravagers’, the first of ‘The Ninth Doctor Adventures’ by Big Finish, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor. I’ve also reviewed ‘The Doomsday Contract’ with Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson. Very soon, I’ll be sharing my reviews on ‘The Holy Terror’ and ‘The Maltese Penguin’, featuring Colin Baker and Robert Jezek. There will also be a review on ‘Mind of the Hodiac’, starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford. I’m currently checking out the comic book adventures of the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher in the ‘Voyager’ graphic novel.

Recently, I shared my third ‘Doctor Who’ Short Trip adventure with the Fourth Doctor, James Darby (played by Timelord007) and Sarah Jane Smith to commemorate Elisabeth Sladen called ‘The Two Sarah Janes’. I’m currently uploading ‘Return to Christmas’, the next Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy story set to be released in December 2022. It’s taking a while for the story to be fully uploaded to my blog, but I’m enjoying the process of uploading the story. I’m also working with Alan Camlann (Wolfie) of the Divergent Wordsmiths on a future ‘Doctor Who’ story featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy teaming up with the Sixth Doctor, Peri and Frobisher up against Michael Cochrane as a villain as well as the Ice Warriors. 😀 Watch this space. 🙂

To celebrate Peter Davison’s birthday in April, I did a ‘Strange Love’ discussion on ‘Castrovalva’, the first Fifth Doctor story in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV series with Timelord007, Wolfie and WilliamsFan92. I enjoyed doing the discussion with those three guys and I’m pleased we’ve completed doing ‘Strange Love’ discussions on the ‘New Beginnings’ trilogy of ‘Doctor Who’, including ‘The Keeper of Traken’, ‘Logopolis’ and ‘Castrovalva’. Hopefully, we’ll be doing more ‘Strange Love’ discussions in the future, possibly on the 1989 film ‘Batman’ and on the ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘Black Orchid’.

For Easter this year, I did my Easter review season on the ‘Doctor Who’ season of Big Finish audios called ‘The Divergent Universe’ season, looking into the stories ‘Scherzo’, ‘The Creed of the Kromon’, ‘The Natural History of Fear’, ‘The Twilight Kingdom’, ‘Faith Stealer’, ‘The Last’, ‘Caerdroia’ and ‘The Next Life’. I was joined in my review for ‘The Next Life’ by Timelord007. 😀 I’m currently making plans for my next Easter review season in 2023, as part of the 60th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’.

I enjoyed ‘Legend of the Sea Devils’, the latest Easter Special of new series ‘Doctor Who’, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, Mandip Gill as Yaz and John Bishop as Dan. I’m currently sad about Jodie’s era of ‘Doctor Who’ coming to an end, but I’m looking forward to seeing her swansong. It looks to be exciting with the Daleks and the Cybermen in it, as well as Sacha Dhawan as the Master, Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart, Jacob Anderson as Vinder and of course Janet Fielding as Tegan and Sophie Aldred as Ace. 🙂

Also for Easter this year; on Good Friday, I shared my review on the 1977 TV miniseries about Jesus Christ called ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, starring Robert Powell. I also shared my Easter Sunday post. I enjoyed 2022’s Easter compared to the Easters in 2020 and 2021. I’m looking forward to making plans for next year’s Easter posts, as I’ve already prepared one for Good Friday in 2023 and hope to do a review on ‘The Passion of the Christ’ 2004 film in 2024.

In terms of movies I’ve seen at the cinema lately, they include ‘Morbius’, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’, ‘Operation Mincemeat’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’. I’ve completed watching the ‘Downton Abbey’ series with seeing Series 6 and the Finale on Blu-ray, revisiting the first movie on Blu-ray and watching the second film ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ at the cinema. I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ for my birthday very soon.

With movies on Disney+, I’ve seen ‘Swallows and Amazons’, 2010’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, the five ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies, ‘Flightplan’ and ‘Into the Woods’. There’s likely to be more Disney+ movie reviews on their way on ‘Bradley’s Basement’, including the three ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ films and the upcoming ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ film. 😀 Stay tuned! 🙂

I’ve also reviewed the 1936 film ‘San Francisco’. Over the Easter holidays, I re-shared my reviews on some Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films. 🙂 I’ve also finished watching ‘Hetty Wainthrope Investigates’ with Patricia Routledge. I’m halfway through watching a 6-hour film adaptation of ‘Little Dorrit’ by Charles Dickens, starring Derek Jacobi. Hopefully, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the two-part film very soon.

I’ve recently seen ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ on Disney+ and I’ve finished Series 7 of ‘Grantchester’ on Britbox. This past week, I’ve shared my reviews on the ‘Star Wars’ films, books and the Holiday Special I’ve checked out so far. I’m currently getting through Series 2 of the latest ‘Alex Rider’ series on Amazon Prime Video. I’m hoping to check out Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ next and after that, I hope to get onto watching the shows ‘Moon Knight’ as well as ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on Disney+. In terms of ‘Star Trek’, I’m finishing reading and hearing the ‘Star Trek: Prometheus’ book/audiobook ‘Fire with Fire’ and I’m currently watching Season 1 of ‘Star Trek: Voyager’.

There’s so much to look forward to for the rest of 2022. I’m pleased that this year looks to be happier and exciting with Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton attending the ‘Newcastle Comic Con’ in July. There are other things to look forward to as well, and I’m hoping to keep you entertained on ‘Bradley’s Basement’, especially with so much hardship and suffering going on in the world.

Thanks again for continuing to support my blog and please keep safe!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Basement News – May 2022

  1. Williams Fan 92

    Happy birthday Tim!

    Wow! It’s great that Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton are attending a convention in July at Newcastle. I don’t know if I’ll attend it due to the possible high costs of travels, but I’ve got two months to think about it. Furthermore, I have relatives in Newcastle. Do you know where I can find more information about the event?

    Did I already say I’m hoping to get my first Fifth Doctor fanfiction story uploaded in July? It will give me a lot more time to develop it and the other three stories that will make up Season One. They will all have original elements in, whilst Season 2 will have at least one story with already existing elements. It would have been nice to wait and see if Big Finish would produce them, but I think fanfiction would be the better option, especially since that’s what you’ve done. I would have liked to have tried one of the Big Finish lunches by Toby Hrycek-Robinson. I’ve heard a lot of praise about them, especially from Janet Fielding. 😀

    My reviews of ‘The Waters of Amsterdam’ and ‘Death to the Daleks’ shouldn’t be far away. After that, I will make a start on ‘The Elite’ and ‘The Monster of Peladon’ respectively.

    P.s. I recently emailed Britbox and asked them if they would consider uploading the last two series of ‘The Brittas Empire’. They said it would depend on them getting the rights to them. I suppose those series didn’t have the involvement of creators Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss. I still hope those two series will be on Britbox soon so that I can watch them before purchasing the complete DVD box set and reviewing the series.

    Take care, WF92.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Thanks WF92,

      Here’s the Facebook link for the ‘Newcastle Comic Con’ –

      Thanks for sharing your plans on your Fifth Doctor series of stories. I assumed they’d be released by the end of June, not July. Yeah, I would’ve liked to have tried one of the Big Finish lunches should I have been invited to write a ‘Doctor Who’ story for them. 🙂 Looking forward to your reviews on ‘The Waters of Amsterdam’, ‘Death to the Daleks’, ‘The Elite’ and ‘The Monster of Peladon’. Well done for emailing Britbox about the last two seasons of ‘The Brittas Empire’. Hope you get to see the last two seasons soon.

      Many thanks,

      Tim 🙂

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