Scifi

Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

Here’s the final season Orphan Black trailer – the sisters fight as one … but then, they are clones, so I guess that is allowable, if not to be actively encouraged! Coming at you from June 2017. The blurb reads: The clone sisterhood has been through it all together. From assassinations, detrimental illnesses, monitors and […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

No holy orders, no confessions, from here in there are spoilers! Anything I say about this story or rather stories is going to be spoiler, so forgive me if I go into broad terms. There are two stories here. The first is about who is in the vault and it should come as no surprise […]

May 20, 2017 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

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 […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More

TV

Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

Here’s the final season Orphan Black trailer – the sisters fight as one … but then, they are clones, so I guess that is allowable, if not to be actively encouraged! Coming at you from June 2017. The blurb reads: The clone sisterhood has been through it all together. From assassinations, detrimental illnesses, monitors and […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

No holy orders, no confessions, from here in there are spoilers! Anything I say about this story or rather stories is going to be spoiler, so forgive me if I go into broad terms. There are two stories here. The first is about who is in the vault and it should come as no surprise […]

May 20, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent   (book review)

The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent (book review)

Jeremy Lent’s book title, ‘The Patterning Instinct’, sounds like a book on knitting but makes more sense from its sub-title, ‘A Cultural History Of Humanity’s Search For Meaning’. Lent’s perspective is to look at humanity from a historical point of view and what it all means. Also, if you’re looking for the meaning of life, […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geoffrey Bayldon (1924-2017)

Geoffrey Bayldon (1924-2017)

Geoffrey Bayldon, like many British actors, was a chameleon in his roles. Compare him as the crazy medieval wizard Catweazle in the 1970-71 TV series to the Crowman in ‘Worzel Gummidge’ (1979-1981) and you think you’ve caught him in all his parts. You haven’t. Looking at IMdB, Bayldon was everywhere in his very long career, […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent   (book review)

The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent (book review)

Jeremy Lent’s book title, ‘The Patterning Instinct’, sounds like a book on knitting but makes more sense from its sub-title, ‘A Cultural History Of Humanity’s Search For Meaning’. Lent’s perspective is to look at humanity from a historical point of view and what it all means. Also, if you’re looking for the meaning of life, […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant – with extra real rover.

Alien Covenant – with extra real rover.

The Moonrover Audi Lunar Quattro celebrates its film debut in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi movie Alien Covenant this week, ahead of its impending mission to the Moon next year. The Audi lunar Quattro has been developed in cooperation with Berlin-based start-up Part-Time Scientists. Over the past two years, the automobile manufacturer has worked with a team […]

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden  (book review)

The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (book review)

‘The Bear And The Nightingale’ is a standalone novel set in Russia in the 1800s. Vasilisa is the youngest daughter of five children, living in a small village on rich lands owned by her father, Lord Pyotr. Her mother, Marina, daughter of the Grand Prince of Moscow came from a line of women known to […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Roger Hargreaves Doctor Who Series: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth – all by Adam Hargreaves   (books review)

Roger Hargreaves Doctor Who Series: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth – all by Adam Hargreaves (books review)

Lest we forget, ‘Doctor Who’ is intended to be a show for children. I have two of them myself and. like any good geeky parent, I am determined to make them like the things that I like or I’ll considering writing them out of my will. Though considering that all I have to leave them […]

May 21, 2017 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Draw! # 33 Spring 2017  (magazine review)

Draw! # 33 Spring 2017 (magazine review)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise from ‘Draw!’s cover that the first 40 pages are devoted to an interview with Bill Sienkiewicz and editor Mike Manley which is mostly shop talk about techniques and equipment. On the latter, it’s interesting to discover that’s been a drop in quality standards for pens and paper in America. […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Lightning hits your TV screen.

Black Lightning hits your TV screen.

Black Lightning is a new CW television series, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Actor Cress Williams stars as the superhero (aka Wyatt in Prison Break) while Christine Adams (Terra Nova‘s Mira) plays his ex-wife. Think a middle class Luke Cage exported via Marvel into the DC universe. Teacher Jefferson Pierce […]

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