Doctor Who: Invaders from Mars [Big Finish]

Invaders from Mars was the first of a new “season” of Big Finish audio adventures featuring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor and India Fisher as his companion Charley, produced back in the early days of the company (2002).  It features guest appearances by Simon Pegg (famous for lots of things, including being Scotty in the recent Star Trek movies, and the Editor in the 9th Doctor story The Long Game) and Jessica Stevenson (aka Jessica Hynes, who played Joan Redfern in the 10th Doctor stories Human Nature and The Family of Blood).  It was also written and directed by Mart Gatiss, who is well known for writing a bunch of modern Doctor Who episodes, as well as co-creating Sherlock.

Invaders from Mars

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War of the Worlds (2005) – Not ashamed to like it

Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds – I am a big fan.  I really enjoy that movie.  I’d probably even put it on my list of 100 favorite films, which is a list that some other more revered Spielberg projects, like ET, the Extra-Terrestrial or even Schindler’s List, don’t make it onto.

Waaaiiit a minute – did I just say that War of the Worlds is better than ET?  Better than Schindler’s List ?!?!?  That’s it, I’m outta here… Continue reading War of the Worlds (2005) – Not ashamed to like it