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Doctor Who: The Dæmons

The Dæmons is a Doctor Who adventure in which devils come to life. Discussing the Nigel Kneale influence and its place in weird children’s TV of the 1970s.

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Possessed to Skate

Clint Carrick grew up in a small town where the skatepark was king to kids just like himself. He was out of practice when, as an adult, he one day packed his bags to travel the small town skateparks across the American Heartland to learn to do it all again.

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