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Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 2: Home (Spoilers!)

[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] If I ever get asked at a future job interview what my proudest achievement is, not screaming “Hallelujah the old Gods and new have heard my prayers JON SNOW IS ALIVE!” at my TV screen would probably be it. The most unwanted on-screen death has finally been reversed, and Melisandre is back on my Christmas card list. Jon’s death left too many questions unanswered, like his parentage and that look one of the White Walkers gave him. He just c

Game of Thrones Season Six: Predictions (Spoilers)

[Contributing Writer | Emily Alvarenga] The time has finally come to begin gearing up for season six of Game of Thrones; time to start counting down the days, maybe even hours, until its premiere on April 24th. Although Game of Thrones has never been shy about leaving its main characters in absolute shambles, the season five finale was by far the worst single episode for almost every character who matters. And yes, we do remember the dreadful Red Wedding. After such a heart-w

Give it a Go! Trident Media Takeover

This Freshers’ Week we’re giving you the chance to get hands-on experience with print, radio and TV. From 12-3pm on Tuesday 29th September visit the Trident Media Suite, located above Hutton Hall on College Lane Campus. Whether you’re interested in writing, editing or designing for UniVerse and BlueMoon, hosting a show on Crush Radio, or producing videos for UnionTV, this is a chance for all students to try out Trident Media. Check out what students got up to at our last even

Why Join Trident Media: Fresher’s Guide to Student Print, Radio and TV

[Trident Media Committee] Hi guys, it’s the beginning of another university year and for some of you, it might be your first. This is your chance to try something new and exciting, and maybe even out of your comfort zone! Trident Media is the official Students’ Union led media organisation of the University of Hertfordshire and has three brilliant outlets for everyone to join: Print, TV and Radio. Print publish the fortnightly newspaper, Universe, and the university magazine,

5 reasons why you need to watch Outlander

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] Outlander is a historical epic set in the Scottish highlands in 1743 and post-war Scotland of 1945. It follows Claire, a combat nurse, who is visiting Scotland on a second honeymoon with her husband, Frank in an attempt to recapture a romance torn apart by war. However, after witnessing a Druid ritual, Claire touches a stone which transports her back through time to eighteenth century Scotland. She finds herself with a group of rebellious Highla

Introducing the 2015/16 Trident Media Committee!

Your 2015/16 Committee is made up of dedicated student volunteers, here to bring you the best in print, radio and TV from Hertfordshire Students’ Union! Head of Print – Shelby Loasby “I’m so excited for next year and cannot wait to get started. I’ve got some big boots to fill, but have plans for Print and Trident Media to be even more successful. We will have more presence around campus and aim to have Print, TV, and Radio all working together to bring students the most relev

My Mad Fat Diary returns for third and final series

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] My Mad Fat Diary is the E4 comedy-drama series based on the book My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary written by Rae Earl. The series launched in 2013, with a second series last year. Now Rae and the gang are back on our screens for a fabulous final series. What makes My Mad Fat Diary such a success is its tackling of serious subjects with just the right amount of entertaining anecdotes. Set in Lincolnshire in the 1990’s, we follow the tale of music-mad R

The battle of the TV series: UK vs USA

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] There are plenty of successful shows here in the UK, and over in America. But what happens when we, or the USA, try to remake shows that are already successful? 1) The Office UK vs USA The Office UK (BBC) The Office is one of those rare US/UK success stories. The UK original stared Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman and ran for only two series before Gervais ended the show. It was heartwarmingly funny and seemed quintessentially British. The Offic

Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the latest Netflix original series to hit the online subscription service. Created by the fabulous Tina Fey (30 Rock, SNL) and Robert Carlock, it tells the story of Kimmy Schmidt, a 29 year old who, after spending fifteen years in a religious cult, has a fresh start in New York City. Kimmy, who is played to perfection by Ellie Kemper (The Office US, Bridesmaids), is essentially a fourteen year old stuck in an adult’s

Every Doctor Who Christmas Special, Ranked

[Kat Clements | Contributing Writer] On Christmas Day, at 6.15pm on BBC1, you can watch this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. To help get you in the mood, we’ve reviewed and scored all of the past specials, starting with the worst. The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe (2011) Looking at the title and concept for this special, the second of Matt Smith’s tenure as the Eleventh Doctor, one gets the distinct impression that Moffat just couldn’t be bothered. Like the problemat

Halloween: 6 Of TV and Film’s Least Convincing Monsters

[Jennie Couling | Contributor] In every film with monsters, millions of pounds are spent on special effects, casting and sets. And what do the costume department get? £50 and someone’s gran’s sewing machine. Result? Some absolute beauties. Martians, War of the Worlds (1953) The end of humanity has begun. The Martians decide that, after centuries of lying dormant underground, now is the time to attack. But what weapons should they use? They put their amazingly large and advanc

Why have Channel 4 cancelled Utopia?

[Aiden Perrins | Contributing Writer] And will an American remake work? Utopia was a groundbreaking British drama with it’s colourful style contrasting it’s dark and edgy content. It is one of the boldest conspiracy thrillers we’ve seen on TV for a long time. This week it’s third series was cancelled by Channel 4 sparking outrage from fans on social networking sites such as twitter. User @ShuanLadd said: “Cannot believe Channel 4 cancelled Utopia. The worst decision ever, sur