WGN Birthday Countdown: 2

It’s almost here you lovely geeks! We’re very nearly one year old. As we lead up to our birthday on Wednesday 14th August, we’re going to look back at some of our favourite and most popular articles, reviews and features from the last year! Click on the article heading to be taken there instantly, by the magic of the internet!


Tributes to Jacqueline Pearce and Paul Darrow

It’s been a sad year for Blake’s 7 so who better to give a touching tribute to its recently departed stars than our resident superfan Claire.

Everything We Did At MCM Birmingham

In November we managed to bag our first-ever press pass to an event, so we sent our video games master Cameron to investigate and report back! Warning – there are photos of cakes in this article.

Adult Movies that Became Kids TV Shows

Not that kind of adult movie, you saucy mare! Last year our Ultimate Movie Geek Nathaniel reminded us that in the 80s and 90s, cartoon and toy makers would look almost anywhere for inspiration – including movies which were not suitable for children in any way, shape or form!

A Feminist’s Perspective Of The 13th Doctor’s Debut

She Ra & The Princesses of Power Review

Cartoon fan Andee took a look at the remake of 80s favourite She-Ra with a thoughtful review of the Princess of Power’s comeback.

A Duo Of Favourite Christmas Songs

On Christmas Eve Simon and Paul shared with us a couple of really unusual Christmas songs – ones you don’t often hear during the season amongst Wham!, Band Aid, Slade, Shakin’ Stevens and other festive favourites.

Spotify’s Spooky Secret

4 Reasons Why Nic Cage Isn’t Mental (Mandy Review)

Another guest, Jamie, joined us for our 31 Days of Horror event and, in the course of reviewing the horror film Mandy, reminded us why Nicolas Cage has a well-deserved reputation as one of Hollywood’s most loveable eccentrics

Television Themes by Matt Berry

Paul’s review of IT Crowd and Toast star Matt Berry’s oddly endearing album of cover versions garnered a lot of attention, no less from Mr Berry himself who contacted us with a really rather sweet message of thanks. We love you too Matt!

10 Most Influential Songs of The Prodigy

Following the tragic death of frontman Keith Flint, by way of a tribute co-editor KJ looked the fascinating stories behind the making of ten of The Prodigy’s greatest musical achievements.

The First Annual WGN Great Pumpkin Festival!

To finish off our 31 Days of Horror event we held a competition between the WGN gang, to see who could carve the best pumpkin. Well, let’s just say that things didn’t quite go according to plan, but our lovely readers stepped up in the comments and saved the day!