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  • 2005 July | Shiny Shelf
    in Liberty Meadows and Shanna Tags Comics Frank Cho Zombies BOLDLY GONE In a Mirror Darkly Part II By Jim Smith on 13 July 2005 Comments Off Chock full of great character moments astounding production design and fantastic special effects In A Mirror Darkly Part II both ruthlessly parodies and sincerely reveres the series of which it is a part Tags Enterprise Fifth Star Trek TV Batman Begins By Jim Smith on 12 July 2005 Comments Off Aaaah do you remember the bad old days of Joel Schumacher s Batman movies Somnambulistic actors insultingly deabsed versions of beloved characters and only the sight of Alicia Silverstone in a grey pleated miniskirt to keep one awake Tags Batman Christian Bale Christopher Nolan David Goyer George Lucas Movies Star Wars Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith By Jim Smith on 12 July 2005 Comments Off It s only logical that Sith has the same strengths and weaknesses as its five stable mates It s the product of the same hands working with the same tools after all Tags Christopher Lee Clones Ewan McGregor George Lucas Movies Samuel L Jackson Star Wars The Franchise Cycle By Eddie Robson on 11 July 2005 Comments Off In today s crowded media market you have to get your ideas across quickly and clearly and there s no better way of doing that than reworking an idea people know already Tags Batman Doctor Who Fifth Op Ed Star Trek Mr T 1 By Mark Clapham on 09 July 2005 Comments Off I pity the fool who thought the 80s retro trend was over Tags Comics Mr T House of M round up By Mark Clapham on 08 July 2005 Comments Off So far when it comes to this year s two big summer crossovers at concept level Marvel s House of M is grabbing the Shelf s attention more than DC s Interminable Crisis Tags Brian Michael Bendis Comics Fantastic Four House of M Marvel Scott Eaton Wolverine X Men RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI

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  • 2005 June | Shiny Shelf
    missed the New Warriors No me neither Tags Comics Marvel Skottie Young Zeb Wells Doctor Who Bad Wolf By Eddie Robson on 11 June 2005 Comments Off Although Russell T Davies quite rightly has his mind focussed on the wider reception of this series it s hard to believe that he wasn t chuckling with glee when he imagined the reaction of some fans to this episode Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Daleks Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Elektra By Mark Clapham on 09 June 2005 Comments Off As long as Jennifer Garner s attempts to crack Hollywood involves making movies like this the future of Alias is assured Tags Brian Michael Bendis Daredevil DVD Frank Miller Goran Visnjic Jennifer Garner Rob Bowman John Constantine Hellblazer 208 By Stephen Lavington on 05 June 2005 Comments Off This latest issue is a storming return to form that not only ranks up there with the psychogeography one shot The Game of Cat and Mouse but retroactively enlivens a particularly fine story arc Tags Comics Constantine DC Hellblazer Leonardo Manco Mike Carey Doctor Who Boom Town By Eddie Robson on 04 June 2005 Comments Off This episode is very much the calm before the storm even though there is a whacking great storm in it Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Team up round up By Mark Clapham on 02 June 2005 Comments Off Three crossover titles out this week House of M 1 Superman Batman 20 and Marvel Team Up 9 Tags Batman Brian Michael Bendis Comics Daredevil Ed McGuiness House of M Jeph Loeb Marvel Oliver Coipel Robert Kirkman Scott Kolins Superman Hitchhiker s The Quandary Phase By Jim Smith on 02 June 2005 Comments Off I should add Trust Dirk to my Trust Joss Trust George and Trust Grant mantras because he s quite clearly the kind of guy whose work never lets you down Tags Douglas Adams Fifth Radio RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4

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  • 2005 May | Shiny Shelf
    awe Tags Comics Doctor Who Father s Day By Mark Clapham on 17 May 2005 Comments Off This new series of Doctor Who is both perfect kids entertainment and more grown up than Doctor Who has ever previously been Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who Paul Cornell TV To Catch A Virgin Ghost By Mark Clapham on 10 May 2005 Comments Off To Catch A Virgin Ghost showing at London s Prince Charles Cinema as part of the UK Korean Film Festival 2005 doesn t so much span the genres as roll over them in a tank Tags Horror Korean Movies Doctor Who The Long Game By Eddie Robson on 07 May 2005 Comments Off This episode falls a little short visually I imagine that the year 20 000 will be almost unrecognisable from now so I expect 200 000 to seem as mad as tin pie Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV BOLDLY GONE Star Trek The Motion Picture By Jim Smith on 04 May 2005 Comments Off The cancellation of Enterprise will not be the end of Star Trek but it is the end of the modern Trek era In the first of a series Shiny Shelf looks at the evolution of the world s biggest SF series Tags DVD Fifth George Takei Leonard Nimoy Movies Robert Wise Star Trek William Shatner The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy By Lance Parkin on 03 May 2005 Comments Off The problem with The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy movie isn t that it s not faithful it s worse it s that it s not funny Tags Comedy Douglas Adams Movies Sam Rockwell The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy By Mark Clapham on 03 May 2005 Comments Off While never likely to please the more militant fans of earlier versions the film Hitchhikers stays faithful to the spirit of its author and registers as a qualified success Tags Comedy Douglas Adams Movies Sam Rockwell Doctor Who Dalek By Eddie Robson on 01 May 2005 Comments Off Until now I liked the new Doctor Who I liked it very much But I didn t really love it These forty five minutes have changed all that Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Daleks Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV

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  • 2005 April | Shiny Shelf
    Robson on 19 April 2005 Comments Off I don t know anything about Patrick Hamilton or his novels But then that s the point of BBC4 isn t it It allows you to feel like you know something about something Tags BBC BBC Four Patrick Hamilton TV Zoe Tapper Green Lantern Rebirth 5 By Jim Smith on 19 April 2005 Comments Off If yellow is the colour of fear in the spectrum of emotion what are puce aquamarine indigo and lavender Tags Comics DC Ethan Van Sciver Geoff Johns Green Lantern Special Announcement Who s Next event in London on 14 4 05 By Mark Clapham on 17 April 2005 Comments Off Meet 3 4 of the Shiny Shelf team at Charing Cross Road branch of Borders in London at 6 30pm on Thursday 14 April 2005 Tags Books Doctor Who Fifth Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones DVD By Jim Smith on 11 April 2005 Comments Off Lucasfilm always put out good DVDs the Willow edition of last year was impressively lavish given the film s utterly unloved status and here at shinyshelf we fully expect the three disc boxed edition of the Ewok TV movies to be announced any day now Tags Christopher Lee Clones DVD Ewan McGregor George Lucas Jonathan Hales Movies Samuel L Jackson Star Wars Best Bonds Licence to Kill Live and Let Die By Jim Smith on 11 April 2005 Comments Off Okay I ll come clean right away and admit it Licence to Kill isn t the best Bond film It isn t close to being one of the the best Bond films and and I m being fair here nobody thinks it s one of the best Bond films Tags Benicio Del Toro DVD James Bond Movies Roger Moore Timothy Dalton Best Bonds From Russia With Love The Spy Who Loved Me By Stephen Lavington on 11 April 2005 Comments Off To celebrate the forthcoming release of Die Another Day we re reviewing our favourite Bond films on DVD all this week Tags DVD James Bond Kurt Weill Lewis Gilbert Movies Roger Moore Sean Connery Terence Young Fingersmith By Jim Smith on 04 April 2005 Comments Off If I d have reviewed Fingersmith after just seeing part one I d have concentrated on a number of issues Tags BBC BBC One Sarah Waters TV RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise

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  • 2005 March | Shiny Shelf
    Off Team Up has just come to the end of its first arc and is working surprisingly well Tags Comics Marvel Robert Kirkman Scott Kolins The New Ten Command ments By Eddie Robson on 07 March 2005 Comments Off The concept behind this programme is so catchily banal that it s easy to see how it got commissioned Tags Channel 4 Documentary TV The Commissar Vanishes By Mark Clapham on 04 March 2005 Comments Off David King s installation The Commissar Vanishes takes as its inspiration a macabre tradition from Stalin s terror Tags Fifth Scurvy Dogs Rags to Riches By Mark Clapham on 03 March 2005 Comments Off Why are pirates funny I don t know they just Arrrrr Tags Andrew Boyd Comics Pirates Ryan Yount RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel

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  • 2005 February | Shiny Shelf
    though Tags BBC Doctor Who DVD TV William Hartnell Dr Who The Daleks Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD DVD By Jim Smith on 14 February 2005 Comments Off These movies have their flaws and plenty of them but you can watch both of them in only a little longer than the time it takes to sit though Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone Tags Daleks Doctor Who DVD Peter Cushing Gerry Anderson s New Captain Scarlet By Eddie Robson on 13 February 2005 Comments Off The ideas and aesthetics behind Anderson s Supermarionation series have appealed to many generations in spite of the primitive mode of their production Tags Gerry Anderson TV Assault on Precinct 13 By Mark Clapham on 11 February 2005 Comments Off Surprisingly lightning has somehow struck twice this is another clever adaptation of a 1970s favourite that while not necessarily matching the original very efficiently reshapes the material into a form with greater relevance to a contemporary audien Tags Movies The I to U of comics By Mark Clapham on 11 February 2005 Comments Off To make up for the recent drought here s a random round up of last week s comics in alphabetical order to keep you going Tags Alan Moore Batman Brian Azzarello Brian Michael Bendis Carlos Pacheco Comics Constantine Dave Lapham David Finch DC Gary Frank Hellblazer J Michael Straczynski Jeph Loeb Jim Lee Joe Casey Mark Bagley Marvel Robert Kirkman WHO S NEXT Billy Don t Be An Anti Hero By Eddie Robson on 09 February 2005 Comments Off I m not going to pretend that viewing old William Hartnell Doctor Who stories is going to place you in good stead for the new series Tags Doctor Who TV William Hartnell LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Sideways By Stephen Lavington on 08 February 2005 Comments Off The London Film Festival has hit a hat trick of zingers with its mystery movie over the last few years 2002 saw the Oscar nominated Douglas Sirk tribute Far From Heaven and 2003 showcased the immensely enjoyable School of Rock Tags Alexander Payne BFI Comedy London Film Festival Movies Paul Giamatti Thomas Haden Church The Punisher DVD By Mark Clapham on 03 February 2005 Comments Off Released in US cinemas in the summer of 2004 to a less than rapturous reception this adaptation of Marvel s most violent character has now turned up on DVD in the UK Did it appear in cinemas Well possibly Tags DVD Garth Ennis John Travolta Jonathan Hensleigh Laura Elena Harring Punisher RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three

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  • 2005 January | Shiny Shelf
    January 2005 Comments Off The most ungainly retcon in history sits at the heart of this wibbling mess of an issue and the cliffhanger ending is probably the worst I ve ever read Tags Comics DC Geoff Johns Green Lantern Warlock 4 By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2005 Comments Off While not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination the quickly cancelled Warlock is an OK title with some promise Tags Charlie Adlard Comics Greg Pak Marvel What If By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2005 Comments Off As a fluffy holiday diversion Marvel has published five What If one shots exploring alternate histories of familiar characters The four reviewed here are strangely grim but lightweight dealing with dark stories in a fluffy and inconsequential wa Tags Alias Brian Michael Bendis Comics Daredevil Ed Brubaker Hulk Marvel Michael Lark Peter David X Men Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2005 Comments Off Writer Alan Cubitt has several good reasons for eskewing the business of adapting Conan Doyle and instead creating a new chapter in the life of Sherlock Holmes Tags Alan Cubitt Arthur Conan Doyle BBC BBC One Ian Hart Rupert Everett TV New Year s Dissolutions By Mark Clapham on 02 January 2005 Comments Off It s a long held cliche that there s too much knowledge in the world and that the situation is getting worse Tags Fifth Free Comic Book Day By Mags L Halliday on 01 January 2005 Comments Off Free Comic Book Day is great way of showcasing new talent and allowing readers who don t read the trade press to find new things to compulsively buy Tags Comics Frank Miller Ted Naifeh RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man

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  • 2004 December | Shiny Shelf
    Comments Off Blade Trinity is a natural development of what we ve seen before in this series but with a quirkier sensibility Tags Blade David Goyer Dracula Marvel Movies Parker Posey Vampires The Incredibles By Stephen Lavington on 11 December 2004 Comments Off Watchmen for kids Tags Disney Fantastic Four Movies Pixar Ocean s Twelve By Jon de Burgh Miller on 11 December 2004 Comments Off It is three years since Danny Ocean and associates successfully robbed the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas and after three years of searching the casino owner has found Ocean and wants revenge Tags George Clooney Julia Roberts Movies Steven Soderbergh National Treasure By Jon de Burgh Miller on 11 December 2004 Comments Off Nicholas Cage returns with a brainless yet fun action adventure that asks what if a treasure map was hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence Tags Movies Nicolas Cage Star Trek Seasons One and Two DVD By Jim Smith on 09 December 2004 Comments Off Gene Roddenberry was no visionary What he was a first rate screenwriter of serial television who came up with a cracking idea for a series Tags DVD George Takei Leonard Nimoy Star Trek TV William Shatner The Last Horror Movie By Matt Hill on 08 December 2004 Comments Off From the off it s important to note that anyone who has seen Man Bites Dog will have difficulties taking The Last Horror Movie seriously as an original construct Tags Horror Movies Batman 634 By Jim Smith on 01 December 2004 Comments Off Some kind of error has meant that this issue of Batman has gone out with Judd Winick s name on the cover when he didn t write that which is inside it Tags Batman Bill Willingham Comics DC RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival

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