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The Spy Command is a blog devoted to Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 and "The Other Spies".  It cover new and past spy films, TV shows & books, and it's recent coverage has been on the upcoming Bond film SPECTRE and last August's Man From UNCLE film (which I liked BTW). Check out the SC by clicking here.

Speaking of Bond, I'm working my way through Anthony Horowitz's 007 pastiche, Trigger Mortis, and hope to have a review up next week.  So far, it's much better than the last Bond novel by somebody who's not Ian Fleming.

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The 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor" , is the last episode (so far) to star Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor.  It's also quite thought provoking, despite it's ambitious storyline being crammed into a mere 60 minutes. 


With Greenwich Library and other libraries celebrating Batman Day this Saturday, July 26th (click here for details), it's time to take a look back at how the Caped Crusader (as he was called in the pre-"Dark Knight" days) first burst out of comics into the public limelight. 


They're finally putting out the 1966-68 Batman TV series on DVD and Blu Ray this November!  Here's the promotional clip via "Legions of Gotham":

Did I mention that Greenwich Library will be celebrating 75 years of the Caped Crusader on July 26th? Details on "Batman Day" can be found here. Watch this space (and the Teen Central Blog) for more Bat-related updates in the coming weeks.

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"The Krotons", which originally aired on the BBC as a four part serial in black and white between December 28th, 1968- January 18th, 1969, is now available from Greenwich Library as a single disc DVD.  Click here to reserve our copy.


DOCTORWHO50.pngYep, I'm overseeing, with the help of the Student Leadership Council, a 50th Anniversary celebration of Doctor Who at the library on Saturday, December 7th. Details here and here.

We'll have  refreshments, prizes, and a showing of a classic Doctor Who adventure selected by the attendees  at the program from our extensive DVD collection.  Everybody who's a fan of the Doctor is invited!  Hope to see you there!  And bring a comapnion! 

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BBCAmerica has posted a couple of videos that are tied in with today's 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.  Here's "The Night of the Doctor": 


And here's "The Last Day", which features a really frightening climax:



Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor fans! Be sure to check out our collection of Doctor Who episodes on DVD here.   

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PLANETSPIDERS.pngThe last storyline to star Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor (though he'd return briefly to the role in 1983's "The Five Doctors" ), "Planet of the Spiders" , which aired on the BBC as a six part serial in May-June 1974, is an okay finale to the actor's five year run on Doctor Who.  (Find the two-disc DVD set of this serial on our catalog by clicking here.)



DrWhoTheBeginning.pngContinuing coverage of the classic BBC science fiction/adventure television series Doctor Who and its 50th anniversary, this post will focus on the Doctor Who: The Beginning 3 disc DVD set.  (Find it on our catalog by clicking here.)


DoctorWhoMasque.pngA four part serial originally broadcast by the BBC in September, 1976 and now available on DVD, "The Masque of Mandragora"  finds the Doctor (Tom Baker) and his companion Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) facing both sinister court intrigue and an attempted invasion from a malevolent form of intelligent energy in 15th century Italy. 



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