Basement News – September 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

Whilst I’m currently on holiday in Amroth in West Wales this week (I’ll be sharing a holiday report when I come back), I thought I’d share with you the latest ‘Basement News’ blog post for September 2022 and beyond. Like last time, I’m currently busy with so many projects under my belt. I have a lot of catching up to do, but hopefully I’ll get as much as I can done before the end of 2022.

A heads-up to start things off. I might take some time away from doing my blog in order to start writing my 60th anniversary special of ‘Doctor Who’ for 2023. I’ve finished working on a 60th anniversary story for the Divergent Wordsmiths’ upcoming anthology called ‘A Sparkle of Doctors’. If you want to send a pitch or a submission to the Divergent Wordsmiths before the end of September, there’s still time before the deadline. In the meantime, I hope to get started on my ‘Doctor Who’ 60th anniversary special for ‘Bradley’s Basement’ before I can continue with the rest of ‘The Fifth Doctor by Tim Bradley’ series. Stay tuned for details to follow regarding this.

Incidentally, WilliamsFan92 shared the first episode of his anthology called ‘States of Being’ on his blog. The episode is called ‘Cold’, and it features the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy. I’m pleased WF92 wrote the episode and it’s the first Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy story that’s not written by me. I recommend checking it out, as WF92 has written the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy superbly.

At the end of September, I’ll be celebrating ‘Bradley’s Basement’s 7th anniversary. There’ll be a special surprise for people to enjoy when it comes to the 7th anniversary celebrations. Stay tuned. I’m also hoping to work on another ‘Strange Love’ discussion with Timelord007, Wolfie and WilliamsFan92 on my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘Black Orchid’.

Colin Baker, Jodie Whittaker, Tim Bradley, Jo Martin and Sylvester McCoy at ‘Collectormania 27 – Film & Comic Con Birmingham’ at the NEC in September 2022

In terms of conventions, I recently attended ‘Collectormania 27 – Film & Comic Con Birmingham’, where I met ‘Doctor Who’ stars like Jodie Whittaker, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Jo Martin and Sacha Dhawan. I also met up with Marina Sirtis from ‘Star Trek’. There still hasn’t been any more news of Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton attending another convention in the UK yet, but I’m looking forward to when a guest announcement for them at a convention will come soon. This month, I’ll be sharing some ‘convention memories’ on ‘Pandorica 2014’, which I attended at the Future Inn in Bristol back in September 2014.

I’ve recently shared my updated reviews on the ‘Doctor Who’ stories featured in the Season 22 Blu-ray box set with Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor. They include ‘Attack of the Cybermen’, ‘Vengeance on Varos’, ‘The Mark of the Rani’, ‘The Two Doctors’, ‘Timelash’ and ‘Revelation of the Daleks’. I’ve also reviewed ‘A Fix with Sontarans’ from the Season 22 Blu-ray box set. I’m looking forward to when Season 2 of ‘Doctor Who’ with William Hartnell will come out on Blu-ray. I’m hoping to share an updated review on ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ with Patrick Troughton sometime soon as well as a quick review the Myth Makers interviews featured in ‘The Doctors: The Peter Davison Years – Behind the Scenes’ DVD.

I’ve continued checking out the Big Finish audios of ‘Doctor Who’ this month by revisiting the ‘Out of Time’ trilogy with David Tennant. I revisited the first ‘Out of Time’ audio with David Tennant and Tom Baker, along with an animation video by Josh Snares. I’ve also reviewed the second ‘Out of Time’ audio called ‘The Gates of Hell’, starring David Tennant and Peter Davison. I hope to check out the third and final ‘Out of Time’ audio called ‘Wink’, starring David Tennant and Colin Baker, sometime soon. When I get back from my holiday in Amroth, I hope to make a start on putting together reviews for the upcoming ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season in December, including on the stories featured in the two ‘Forty’ box sets with Peter Davison.

I’ve reviewed some ‘Doctor Who’ comic adventures featured in the ‘Doctor Who: The Complete History’ edition of the ‘Voyager’ graphic novel, starring the Sixth Doctor, Peri and Frobisher. I’m hoping to share reviews on the remaining comic adventures featuring the Sixth Doctor, Peri and Frobisher in ‘The World Shapers’ graphic novel.

Sadly, in the UK, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away this year. It’s a sad time for many of us, but thankfully her legacy will continue with her son King Charles III taking over. I’ve shared my tribute to her Majesty the Queen and I’ve also shared an enjoyable YouTube video where Paddington Bear meets Queen Elizabeth II. 😀

I recently shared my updated reviews on the Spider-Man movies ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. I’ve also shared a brand-new review on the theatrical version of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. I’ve also seen the extended cut of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ at the cinema and have shared my thoughts on it. I still love the latest live-action ‘Spider-Man’ movie featuring Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Since reviewing the extended cut of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, I saw the extended movie a second time at Cineworld in Cardiff and I saw it in 4DK, which was an amazing and invigorating experience. 🙂

Series 3 of the new ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ TV series will start this week in the UK on Channel 5 on Thursday 15th September at 9pm. I’m looking forward to start watching Series 3 of the new ‘All Creatures’ series this week. There won’t be reviews on each of the episodes featured in Series 3, as I’ll be providing a general summary of Series 3 once it’s finished on Channel 5. So please keep a look out for that, hopefully by the time October comes.

In terms of movies I’ve seen on Disney+ lately, they included the 1965 film ‘That Darn Cat!’ and the 1997 remake film ‘That Darn Cat’. I enjoyed the original 1965 film more than the 1997 remake. I’ve also seen the 2022 thriller film ‘No Exit’. I have seen the latest 2022 remake version of ‘Pinocchio’, based on the 1940 Disney classic. I hope to share some thoughts on that movie soon. Soon, I’ll be sharing a brand-new Disney film review on ‘Bambi 2’, the 2006 sequel to the 1942 film.

At the cinema, I revisited ‘Shrek 2’. Therefore, I’ve done a quick summary of all of the four ‘Shrek’ films made so far. I hope to do in-depth reviews on each of the four ‘Shrek’ movies sometime soon in the future. I’ve also shared my completed reviews on Series 3 of ‘It Ain’t Halt Hot Mum’ on ‘Bradley’s Basement’. I’m currently checking out Series 4 of the BBC comedy series. On Netflix, I checked out the 2017 film ‘The Mummy’, starring Tom Cruise.

I’ve recently shared my review on the third ‘Star Trek: Prometheus’ book/audiobook called ‘In the Heart of Chaos’ by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg, read by Alec Newman. I’ve also seen and done a quick review on Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Picard’. I’m still enjoying Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ and hope to finish my reviews on the season soon.

At present, I would like to focus on getting the 60th anniversary celebrations of ‘Doctor Who’ ready on my blog before 2023 comes along. There’s a lot to think in terms of that, especially with the current 60th anniversary special I’m working on as well as certain blog posts and reviews that will look into each of the eras of all the actors who have played the Doctor over the years. Whatever happens, I hope to keep you entertained with the views and reviews I share on my blog.

In the meantime, as always, thank you for continuing to support ‘Bradley’s Basement’ and please continue to keep safe! I’m looking forward to celebrating the blog’s 7th anniversary at the end of September.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Basement News – September 2022

  1. Williams Fan 92

    Hi Tim.

    I always look forward to reading your news items when they are uploaded. And this is no exception.

    It is a shame about Queen Elizabeth II passing. I was quite shocked when I heard the news. I think it’s for the best that most British sporting events were cancelled. When England are playing sports like football and cricket, they will have to sing ‘God Save the King’ now. Are you a sports fan at all?

    Thanks for mentioning ‘States of Being: Cold’ here. Hopefully I’ll get around to writing more of the next chapter, ‘Hungry’, soon enough. I’ve also still got ‘Siroto’ to do, which will hopefully be finished before the end of this year. This week I’m also hoping to finally watch ‘The Two Doctors’. My reviews of ‘The Mark of the Rani’, ‘The Keeper of Traken’, ‘Logopolis’ and ‘Robot’ shouldn’t be far off.

    Take care, WF92.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi WF92,

      Glad you enjoyed my latest ‘Basement News’ blog post.

      I’m not really a sports fan, although I do watch the rugby results to see who’s won. I also have a soft spot for cricket, due to me being a Fifth Doctor fan. 😆

      I look forward to when you upload ‘Hungry’ in ‘States of Being’ next as well as ‘Siroto’. I’m also looking forward to your thoughts on ‘The Two Doctors’ as well as your reviews on ‘The Mark of the Rani’, ‘The Keeper of Traken’, ‘Logopolis’ and ‘Robot’.

      Many thanks,

      Tim 🙂

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