Scifi

Westworld season 2 trailer.

Westworld season 2 trailer.

J.J. Abrams’ second season of SF drama Westworld returns in 2018 and the robots seem to be going into full rebellion.

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The Orville (Trek spoof comedy trailer).

The Orville (Trek spoof comedy trailer).

Here’s the next trailer for the Star Trek-like spoof space adventure The Orville, starring Seth MacFarlane in Fox’s new SF comedy – hitting the small screen on September 10th 2017.

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Anime & Manga

The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

In this video, Chris Broad brings us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the geek uber-heaven that exists only in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. Well, when I say “us” and “exclusive”, he uploaded it to his Youtube channel and we embedded it here for your general geeking anime and manga delight. Thanks, Chris. Akihabara […]

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seoul Station (trailer).

Seoul Station (trailer).

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho who also directed Train to Busan, Seoul Station is a new animated prequel to the zombie horror anime. In cinemas from Friday 17th March, including: Picturehouse Hackney – Fri 17th – 8pm. Pictureville Bradford – Sat 18th – 8pm. Southampton Harbour Lights – Sat 18th – 8pm. DOY Brighton – Sat […]

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TV

Westworld season 2 trailer.

Westworld season 2 trailer.

J.J. Abrams’ second season of SF drama Westworld returns in 2018 and the robots seem to be going into full rebellion.

July 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Orville (Trek spoof comedy trailer).

The Orville (Trek spoof comedy trailer).

Here’s the next trailer for the Star Trek-like spoof space adventure The Orville, starring Seth MacFarlane in Fox’s new SF comedy – hitting the small screen on September 10th 2017.

July 23, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

In this video, Chris Broad brings us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the geek uber-heaven that exists only in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. Well, when I say “us” and “exclusive”, he uploaded it to his Youtube channel and we embedded it here for your general geeking anime and manga delight. Thanks, Chris. Akihabara […]

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson  (book review)

Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson (book review)

Author James Hamilton-Paterson makes it clear from the start that his book, ‘Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane’ isn’t about the technical specs of the SR-71. Oddly he mentions the Haynes book but it doesn’t come up in his bibliography at the back of the book. Instead, there is more of a focus on the world […]

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

Kalashnikov, manufacturer of the infamous AK-74 assault rifle, has developed a fully automated combat module based on neural network technologies that enable it to identify targets and make decisions, Kalashnikov director Sofiya Ivanova told the Russian news service TASS this week. “In the imminent future, the Group will unveil a range of products based on […]

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Langley: free William Shatner documentary.

NASA’s Langley: free William Shatner documentary.

An interesting new documentary by William Shatner about NASA’s Langley Research Center explores its history.

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions by Kenneth Robeson   (book review)

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions by Kenneth Robeson (book review)

Many years ago, when I read Philip Jóse Farmer’s 1973 book ‘Doc Savage: His Apocalyptical Life’ about the Man Of Bronze, I read about his cousin, Patricia. On a whim, a couple weeks back, I scanned Google seeing if anyone had ever done any illustrations of her which led to discovering that there was a […]

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell   (book review)

Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell (book review)

I’m late with this review of ‘Frostfire World’s as the May 2017 issue is already out but never mind. The magazine is aimed at readers aged 8-17 which is quite a variation. Some of the stories are fairly adult and some are obviously for younger kids. There’s poetry, too, but I’ll focus on the fiction. […]

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Chimera Brigade: Volume 1 by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Gess and Celine Bessoneau  (graphic novel review)

The Chimera Brigade: Volume 1 by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Gess and Celine Bessoneau (graphic novel review)

Like another graphic novel collection I read last week, ‘The Chimera Brigade’ opens with a cast list and a page of text introduction to set the scene. I don’t mind this at all. ‘Show don’t tell’ they say in writers classes but a concise summary of the basic set up can spare the poor reader […]

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery second trailer.

Star Trek Discovery second trailer.

Here’s the 2nd trailer for Star Trek Discovery – set a decade or so before the events of the original Trek series, the new series explores the Federation-Klingon cold war as the Klingon T’Kuvma seek to unite the 24 great Klingon houses, while following the crew of the USS Discovery. There’s a big spoiler at […]

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