Scifi

Alien Covenant: new trailer.

Alien Covenant: new trailer.

Here’s another trailer for the next film in the Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing […]

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United Nanny States:  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

United Nanny States: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

It should be a sad house, Mary Travers thought, as she approached the isolated mansion at dusk, but there was something not right about it. Not helped by the fact that the residence was on an isolated moor. Her head was still a little hazy as to how she had arrived there. All she had […]

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Anime & Manga

Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the paramount movie of Ghost In the Shell … if you like your scifi films based on the manga comic-books of Japanese genius Masamune Shirow, then this flick might just be the only game in town for 2017. Cyborg anti-terrorist police take on cyborg villains with a conspiracy twist. The official […]

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Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli trailer).

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the anime version of Ronia the Robber’s Daughter (Swedish: Ronja Rövardotter), the 1981 children’s fantasy book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, as reimagined by Studio Ghibli’s Gorō Miyazaki.

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TV

Alphas Season One  (TV series DVD review)

Alphas Season One (TV series DVD review)

Buying ‘Alphas’ was more of a curiosity as much as anything. When you have a mentor leading a group of younger super-humans, you immediately have to draw comparison to the X-Men. In this case psychologist Lee Rosen (actor David Strathairn) runs a team of variable aged adults with enhanced senses. Two of them, Bill Harken (actor […]

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Penny Dreadful The Complete Second Season

Penny Dreadful The Complete Second Season

The second season of ‘Penny Dreadful’ is full of reveals that it becomes difficult to say too much without saying spoilers. If you know your horror tropes, then some of the reveals will be confirmed. Other aspects follow the source material to some extent although there are introductions of creatures that were never sourced from […]

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – March 2017: Memory test.

Editorial – March 2017: Memory test.

Hello everyone Although I don’t channel surf other than to look at the screen TV guide, if I spot something like ‘Star Trek’ or ‘The Avengers’ (the Steed version not the super-heroes), I might pop onto the channel briefly to see which episode they are showing for all of a few seconds. In such a […]

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Paul Verhoeven Interviews edited by Margaret Barton-Fumo (book review).

Paul Verhoeven Interviews edited by Margaret Barton-Fumo (book review).

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven is really an individualistic man. He worked out how to attract Hollywood by interesting set design even when the output from Holland was art films. Even so, the content turned the likes of Steven Spielberg away. That didn’t matter as ‘Robocop’ (1987), ‘Total Recall’ (1990) and ‘Starship Troopers’ (1997) put him […]

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

Private space exploration company SpaceX – owned by real life Tony Stark-like genius Elon Musk – is going back to the moon with a manned mission! Well, around the moon – not sure they’re landing this time. SpaceX told us, “We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

X MARKS THE SPOT

X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Doctor Who: In The Blood by Jenny T. Colgan (pub: BBC Books/Ebury Publishing/Random House. 335 page hardback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK), $10.99 (US), $18.99 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-785-94111-5) check out website: www.eburypublishing.co.uk released: 23 February 2017   HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Ascension Mysteries by David Wilcock (pub: Souvenir Press. […]

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan  (book review)

Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review)

From the start, author Chris McGowan makes a very sound argument that there isn’t enough practical science shown and taught at school, contributing to why fewer school pupils are seeing science as a career. Although his book, ‘Saving Science Class’ is targeted at the USA and Canada, the same applies to the UK and probably […]

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Recent Articles

Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Monday 27th February 2017).

Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Monday 27th February 2017).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest. Storm Chasers Unite to Give Bill Paxton an Epic Tribute. Tiny Wonder Woman Wows With Her Balloon Invisible Jet. Internet Reacts To Suicide Squad’s Oscar Win. Suicide Squad Wins An Academy Award For Best Makeup & Hair […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

The British Science Fiction Association awards for 2017 will be presented at Innominate, the 68th Eastercon, held this year at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole over the 14th-17th April 2017. Here’s the short-list. Best Novel Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Atlantic/Corvus). Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton). Dave Hutchinson – Europe […]

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