Scifi

Electric Dreams (Phillip K. Dick trailer).

Electric Dreams (Phillip K. Dick trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the Electric Dreams anthology TV series featuring stand-alone episodes based on Phillip K. Dick’s novels and short stories, made by Ronald D. Moore of Battlestar Galactica fame and Bryan Cranston (who is a big Phillip K. Dick fan, apparently). It’ll be hitting Channel 4 in the UK, Amazon Prime in […]

August 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher   (book review)

Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher (book review)

It was a quiet afternoon in my office when the parcel landed on my desk with a thud. Brown cardboard, clear sticky tape and address handwritten in black ink. I knew exactly what it was and where it came from. A review copy of ‘Killing Is My Business’ by Adam Christopher. The day had suddenly […]

August 18, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

Anime & Manga

Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

‘Monster Hunt’ is a Chinese comedy film that is part-live action and part-animation. Telling the story of a human man who gives birth to the new monster king, it is a light-hearted martial arts romp with an endearing fantasy slant to it. Having been successful in its native China, it has now been released on […]

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
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

TV

Electric Dreams (Phillip K. Dick trailer).

Electric Dreams (Phillip K. Dick trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the Electric Dreams anthology TV series featuring stand-alone episodes based on Phillip K. Dick’s novels and short stories, made by Ronald D. Moore of Battlestar Galactica fame and Bryan Cranston (who is a big Phillip K. Dick fan, apparently). It’ll be hitting Channel 4 in the UK, Amazon Prime in […]

August 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Punisher (Netflix trailer).

The Punisher (Netflix trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for The Punisher TV series from Netflix. Hey, peeps, still waiting for some time to watch the new Defenders TV series. That’s the problem with Netflix and Prime … there’s now more half-decent TV than I actually have healthy down-time to watch.

August 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

Who Was That Masked Man?  :  an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

Who Was That Masked Man? : an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

For the super-hero or even the super-villain come to that, if you don’t want anyone to recognise you in civvies, then a disguise is essential. A few are content to go bare-faced, convinced that a change in posture and glasses and speech are sufficient. For the others, it has to be a cowl and/or mask. […]

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
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

Science

Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. Their story has not only impacted generations of current and future scientists and engineers, but also Earth’s culture, including […]

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet. Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn. The spacecraft’s point of closest approach […]

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

Reel Vulnerability by Sarah Hagelin  (book review)

Reel Vulnerability by Sarah Hagelin (book review)

Now here’s an odd scenario. In her book, ‘Reel Vulnerability’, Sarah Hagelin’s opening examples are going to be pretty difficult to locate at a cheap price. I looked up the Barbara Stanwyck 1950 film ‘The Furies’ which is still a little pricy either side of the pond after a 2008 DVD release, let alone Marlon […]

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher   (book review)

Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher (book review)

It was a quiet afternoon in my office when the parcel landed on my desk with a thud. Brown cardboard, clear sticky tape and address handwritten in black ink. I knew exactly what it was and where it came from. A review copy of ‘Killing Is My Business’ by Adam Christopher. The day had suddenly […]

August 18, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

Recent Articles

Comic Book Creator # 15 Summer 2017   (magazine review)

Comic Book Creator # 15 Summer 2017 (magazine review)

I think the biggest shock in reading the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator was in Jon Cooke’s editorial that Bernie Wrightson died in March and Rich Buckler in May. Both solid comicbook artists in different ways and likely to be both missed by us older fans. Cooke has promised more in later issues. For […]

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery: the Klingons are coming!

Star Trek Discovery: the Klingons are coming!

Here’s another new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Discovery TV series. Klingons, Star Fleet and space battles, oh my.

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More