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THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 4d ago

The Saint 2017 TV movie

I've just watched the TV movie of the Saint on Netflix, and although I wasn't expecting much (after all this was a pilot that didn't get picked up), I did find it quite entertaining. And new...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 6d ago

The Saddest story ever told - Elvis Presley: 40 years dead and still bringing in the bucks

This week marks 40 years since Elvis Presley died an inglorious death in the admittedly plush toilet of his Graceland home. That the little boy's room within which Elvis drew his last breath...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 1W ago

Classic Trailers

Maybe it seems a little cheesey these days, but there is no doubting that the modern 007 movies have lost a lot of their distinctive style. This was Roger Moore's first stab at playing Bond...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 1W ago

Bond 25 and 26 may be shot back to back

EON have offically announced that the 25th Bond movie will hit cinemas in November 2019 - the announcment provoked a flurry of rumours with one newspaper claiming that the new film would be ...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 1M ago

Doctor Who: Gender Swapping Adventures in Time and Space

The hot news this week is nothing to do with Brexit. Nor does it concern Theresa May's futile cling to power. Even the criticism over Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones pales into insigni...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 2M ago

Roger Moore - why he remains the best James Bond

Today I heard the saw news that Roger Moore, the screen's best Bond, has died at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer. I've been a fan of Roger Moore since I was a little kid, glued to t...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 3M ago

Hammer, Duffle Coats, Chocolate Biscuits and the Studio that stole my sleep

Duffle Coat Manor doesn't have that much of a ring to it and yet that was the locally used name of the manor house that Hammer films turned into Bray Studios. The house had been used immedia...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 3M ago

Massacre at Red Rock

Just released in hardcover and eBook from Black Horse Westerns. Massacre at Red Rock is my eigth book written under the pen-name of Jack Martin.Liberty Jones is tired of war - he fought hard...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 3M ago

Terry Harknett

I generally drop western legend, Terry Harknett AKA George G. Gilman, writer of among others, the classic Edge series of westerns, an email every so often and usually get a prompt reply. How...
THE TAINTED ARCHIVE · 3M ago

Paperback Heroes: The Executioner

In a new occasional series, The Archive takes a look at the heroes of the various Men's Paperback Adventure series that were so popular in years gone by. Author Don Pendleton created his all...