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30 August 2023
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Chris and Dave’s Reality TV Cast

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Ripping into all things reality

We’ve been taking a short break during the last couple of weeks while we recover from UK Love Island but before Married At First Sight starts in September, we’ve decided we’re going to cover the car crash tv experiment, The Big D. Think of Love Island, but with divorced couples unknowingly thrown together! This one promises to be terrible, and we’re here for it. First episode will come out this week and cover the first couple of episodes.

Spider-Dan and the Secret Bores

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Welcome to Prattle World I am your writer the ever-amazing ever-spectacular Spider-Dan and in this article I write about all sorts of random stuff…

Impromptu podcast this week. Two words: Walk. Hard…

Where to find me

You can find the podcast on your player of choice here or just listen to it via your browser

If you want to #JoinThePrattalion and to be briefed in full on the #SecretBores swing over to #PrattleWorld at

Femme On Collective

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In the latest episode of Ria's questions, she asks: When you come home at night, or wake up at night and need to walk around the house, do you turn the lights on or do you walk around in the semi-darkness like people in horror films? As always, we want you to join in the conversation. Listen here.

In Femme on Creatives, Tonya speaks with creative fiction writer Veronica Wasson about experimental non-narrative and non-linear fiction and writing habits. Listen here.

Steve J. Ray

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Batman Unmasked Event Coming to the UK in September
Dark Knight News

Remembering Arleen Sorkin (1955-2023)
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Book Review: I Am Stan - A Graphic Biography of The Legendary Stan Lee
Fantastic Universes

Seth Singleton

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The video interview with friend, colleague, and debut author A.R. Farina. We talk about his first novel Welcome to Mansfield, and I learn just how little I know about Jane Austen. Watch, enjoy, and tell a friend. Ah, why hold back, tell two friends!!

I Am Jacs Musings

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The latest BttF episode is released Monday 4th September focused on The Stath's 22nd big screen appearance in the English-language remake 13.

Maff makes his debut on the show to offer his perspective on The Stath's career thus far and his efforts in this feature. It's probably the first time host JAC and guest have been opposed in our views towards the focused film, so make sure you tune in to find out whether one convinces the other or we meet in the middle.

Don't forget to #FollowtheFilmography as we witness the #Statholution.

Comics In Motion TV & Movie Reviews

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Doctor Mordrid" is a 1992 film that's like a magical cocktail mixed with a hint of Marvel confusion and a splash of supernatural sorcery. It's as if Doctor Strange decided to take a vacation but got stuck in copyright limbo and had to go by a different name.

Picture this: You've got Jeffrey Combs, who's basically the lovechild of Sherlock Holmes and Merlin, playing Doctor Mordrid. He's like your friendly neighborhood sorcerer, but with an impressive collection of mystical artifacts instead of web shooters.

Now, let's meet Kabal, our villain. He's got that classic bad guy look with the evil laugh to match. He's trying to bring chaos and darkness to the world, but he probably missed the memo that says "no capes," because he's rocking some serious villain attire.

But wait, here's the twist – "Doctor Mordrid" wasn't allowed to throw the Marvel name around, so they had to get creative with their own sorcerer-in-chief. It's like they had to change his name from "Steve Magicpants" at the last minute.

The film's got mystical battles, sorcery showdowns, and more spells than a Harry Potter marathon. It's a low-budget, straight-to-video extravaganza that's part superhero flick, part fantasy, and all-around charming in its B-movie glory.

So, buckle up for a magical mystery tour with "Doctor Mordrid," where mystical artifacts, cheesy effects, and a dash of confusion combine to create a cult classic that's pure enchantment... or something like that.

The VHS Strikes Back

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The show where we dust off the old video player, and go on a journey to look at the good and bad movies of yesteryear. 

"Deep Blue Sea" is the cinematic equivalent of taking a tranquil boat ride through a shark-infested sea... with a side of mad scientist intrigue. Imagine if your local marine biology lab decided to mix up a shark smoothie for the sake of curing Alzheimer's, because nothing says "science" like genetically engineering apex predators, right?

You've got a bunch of scientists in their white coats thinking, "Hey, let's make sharks smarter! What could possibly go wrong?" Spoiler alert: everything. Suddenly, you've got sharks that are Einstein-level smart and hungrier than a teenage boy raiding the fridge at midnight.

Enter the heroes: a motley crew of characters who probably regret not choosing a safer profession like knitting or interpretive dance. We've got our hero, the tough-as-nails guy who makes shark wrangling look like a summer job. And let's not forget the scientist with that "I know what I'm doing" attitude... until the sharks start seeing humans as gourmet snacks.

Oh, and did I mention Samuel L. Jackson is in it? Yes, that Samuel L. Jackson. He's here to deliver inspiring speeches that might just make you forget about those massive, intelligent, and really, really hungry sharks circling around.

"Deep Blue Sea" is basically a buffet of aquatic disaster seasoned with a pinch of "uh-oh, we messed up big time." It's a thrilling rollercoaster ride through a sea of chaos, suspense, and more shark-related mishaps than you can shake a chum bucket at.

So, grab your life jacket, keep your arms and legs inside the boat, and prepare for a deep dive into a world where science goes fin-tastically wrong. Just remember, if a shark starts quoting Shakespeare, it's probably time to reconsider your career choices.

In The Press

Get Your Comic On - DUNE: PART TWO Officially Delayed Until 2024

The Verge- No, they did not do surgery on a banana over 5G

Lego- Bringing Braille Fun Home: LEGO® Braille Bricks on Sale for the First Time

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