It’s Just a Phase, Doctor

BY PAUL NEWALL  When I read about the gender reassignment of the Doctor, I confess I let out an audible groan. Not because I couldn’t cope with one of my childhood favourites becoming a woman – I’d already been prepared for that eventuality by the “Doctors wife” episode in the Matt Smith era. The new show runner Chris Chibnall apparently made it a contractual issue … Continue reading It’s Just a Phase, Doctor

In Defence of Offence

BY FRANK HAVILAND If the left had their way, civilisation would be an endless reality show to find the world’s most offended person: X Factor Whingers’ Edition perhaps. Winners could then simply be elected for a term as supreme leader, and employ their virtue to solve society’s ills. Indeed, any aliens unfortunate enough to make it to Earth could well be forgiven for believing that … Continue reading In Defence of Offence

Licence to Offend

BY FRANK HAVILAND ‘The name’s Bond, James Bond’ are among the most iconic cinematic words ever uttered. The moment you hear them, you are instantly transported back to Sean Connery’s first outing as 007 in ‘Dr. No’. No matter how much rebranding he goes through, Bond is inseparable from that image. Even those such as myself who didn’t grow up with Sean, will tell you … Continue reading Licence to Offend

Salisbury Response Unsatisfactory

BY JAMIE FOSTER The attack by two Russian GRU agents on the Skripals was ‘more Johnny English than James Bond’ according to security minister Ben Wallace. He told LBC’s Nick Ferrari in a colourful interview that “they were sent as soldiers to do a mission and they failed in that mission.” He went on to say “I wouldn’t want to work for or with the … Continue reading Salisbury Response Unsatisfactory

Moody’s Thoughts: Star Wars

BY ANDREW MOODY In our current bipolar political climate, I believe there are two types of people. Firstly, those who loved Rian Johnson’s 8th instalment of the Star Wars franchise The Last Jedi (soon to be released on Netflix), and those sane people who believe that the Star Wars franchise must, for its own sake, end now. Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader once lamented, “Star … Continue reading Moody’s Thoughts: Star Wars