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Dave Bowling

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

The posts below were all written by Dave Bowling

DVD REVIEW: FTN reviews The Mysterious Cities of Gold Season 2

December 26th, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

It was one of the most epic cartoons of our childhoods here at FTN… but can the modern sequel hold up? Dave takes a look…

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TV REVIEW: FTN reviews The Great Martian War 1913-1917

December 15th, 2013 by Dave Bowling 1 Comment

Our man Dave checks out The History Channel’s mockumentary on a world attacked a century ago by invaders from Mars…

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FTN TABLETOP GAMING NEWS (14/04/2013)

April 15th, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

FTN TABLETOP GAMING NEWS! Yes, it’s been a while but our Tabletop News is back with a double helping of what’s hot on the shelves in the coming weeks, so if you’re waiting on new Dragon’s Maze Cards or Imperium Of Man then this is for you…

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BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Doctor Who: Ten Little Aliens

April 12th, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

The first Doctor gets his 50th anniversary book adventure… But does it hold up? Dave takes a look.

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BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Remembrance of the Daleks by Ben Aaronovich

April 4th, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

Remembrance of the Daleks was the highlight of the McCoy era of Doctor Who, but now the book can tell the full story… unleashed as can only be done on paper. But does it hold up?

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FTN TABLETOP GAMING NEWS (07/03/2013)

March 7th, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

TABLETOP GAMING NEWS:David from The Warchest is back with his regular update of what’s hot and upcoming in the world og gaming. If minatures and cards are your thing this is for you…

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FLASHBACK: Star Trek Deep Space Nine – The Pale Moonlight

February 14th, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

Dave looks back at just why Star Trek Deep Space Nine – or Star Trek for peole who don’t like Star Trek – was just so good and how much it brought to the Star Trek legacy and Mythology despite what can only be described as ‘a shakey start’

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The Spock Trilogy or Nerd Snow Day

February 7th, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

It’s a snowy day, you’ve the house to yourself… what to do (keep it clean!)? Well, you could try the Spock Trilogy. Spanning The Wrath of Kahn, The Search For Spock and The Journey Home, Dave tells us why this is the Trek marathon you’re looking for

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Flashback: Return of The Master

January 31st, 2013 by Dave Bowling Comments

With the introduction of many of the Doctor’s classc enemies in ‘New’ Who, it was only a matter of time before The Master returned and when he did… oh, my. Dave looks at the return of the Doctor’s opposite and just how masterful, ahem, it was

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Looking Back at Mark Millar’s The Ultimates and Ultimates 2

December 4th, 2012 by Dave Bowling Comments

It reintroduced us to the Avengers and arguably gave us the new amrvel movie-verse. Dave looks at Mark Millar’s fantastic work on The Ultimates

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COMIC REVIEW: FTN Reviews Tabatha Issue 1

December 3rd, 2012 by Dave Bowling Comments

We were lucky enough to get a copy of Tabatha #1 so we thought we would share our thoughts with you.

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EVENT REVIEW: FTN reviews Thought Bubble 2012 – Find a Windmill

November 25th, 2012 by Dave Bowling Comments

Thought Bubble 2012: Dave got his Nerd goggles on and jumped right in…

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SERIES REVIEW: FTN reviews Red Dwarf X or ‘Oh Smeg it: The Return of Red Dwarf’

November 24th, 2012 by Dave Bowling 2 Comments

It was once not only the best sci-fi on TV, but one of its funniest. But then it hit upon hard times and the good ship Red Dwarf seemed lost forever. But now it’s back with a full new series. How does Red Dwarf X hold up?

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Extortion is my Business: Trying to Predict Bond 24

November 7th, 2012 by Dave Bowling Comments

Dave reckons he knows where Bond needs to go to truly embrace the future…

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Eating Snakes in Tajikistan: Looking back at Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

November 4th, 2012 by Dave Bowling Comments

Our new writer Dave Bowling was getting all nostalgic for Metal Gear Solid 3 and, in an attempt to finds riches previously undiscovered, he found that his heart still belonged to a secret agent who was prone to hiding in boxes. Bless…

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