Scifi

War for the Planet of the Apes (first trailer).

War for the Planet of the Apes (first trailer).

In the War for the Planet of the Apes film, the third chapter of the franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to […]

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The Expanse series II trailer.

The Expanse series II trailer.

The Expanse‘s second season will be upon us early next year on SyFy (and, I guess, Netflix soon after) – February 1st 2017, in fact. It’s quickly become must-watch space opera science fiction in much the same was as the old Battlestar Galactica reboot. I’ve read all the Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck books (written under […]

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Anime & Manga

Ghost In The Shell movie (trailer).

Ghost In The Shell movie (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for anime/manga favourite Ghost In The Shell, this time redone as a live action film with Scarlett Johansson. Masamune Shirow will be so proud. Cyborg policewoman The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to […]

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Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Fast-paced and amusing, ‘Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event’ is a Japanese animated fantasy action film aimed seemingly at children but in Japan probably has a following of all ages and is based on a video game. The hero of the stories is a boy who can use a watch to see invisible spirits, mostly friendly, […]

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TV

Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio (another trailer).

Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio (another trailer).

Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio is the 2016 Xmas special that will be shown on BBC One on 25th December (it’s the twelfth Christmas special since the show’s revival in 2005), written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette. The episode stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Matt Lucas as Nardole, […]

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The Expanse series II trailer.

The Expanse series II trailer.

The Expanse‘s second season will be upon us early next year on SyFy (and, I guess, Netflix soon after) – February 1st 2017, in fact. It’s quickly become must-watch space opera science fiction in much the same was as the old Battlestar Galactica reboot. I’ve read all the Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck books (written under […]

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Culture

Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

Armageddon begins in January. Maybe we’ll be lucky and have an alien invasion first. Hello everyone Y’know, if we wrote what happened in world events this year as fiction a few years back, people would think it would never happen. I think we ought to make a complaint that reality shouldn’t imitate art. At least […]

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Protecting The Planet by Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger   (book review)

Protecting The Planet by Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger (book review)

There is never a good time to put out a book on climate change and if you want a really sobering look at what is happening to our environment today then you need to read ‘Protecting The Planet’ by environmentalists Budd Titlow & his daughter, Mariah Tinger. As an American book, it does tend to […]

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Science

Quantum computer breakthrough.

Quantum computer breakthrough.

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology. Quantum computers could solve certain problems – that would take the fastest supercomputer millions of years to calculate – in just a few milliseconds. They have the potential to create […]

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Invulnerability Vulnerability     :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Invulnerability Vulnerability : an article by: GF Willmetts

Don’t confuse invulnerability with having dense enough tissue to bounce bullets off of as you might not be able to survive more powerful artillery shot at you. The one thing you never see with Marvel characters is the bruises. We’re talking the kind of invulnerability that Superman has that, with few exceptions, nothing can get […]

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Books

The Devil’s Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth    (book review)

The Devil’s Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth (book review)

‘The Devils’ Evidence’ is the second novel in a series about Thomas Fool. He first appeared in ‘The Devil’s Detective’ and I think you can see where this is heading. These books crossover between horror and murder mystery. Thomas Fool’s beat is Hell and it’s not for the faint-hearted. As commander of Hell’s Information Men, […]

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Xan And Ink by Zak Zyz   (ebook review)

Xan And Ink by Zak Zyz (ebook review)

Gregary and Sandros, two brothers, are exiled from Joymont, the city within which they live, alongside Brakar, a priest, and Osolin, a slave. They have sworn an oath that, in their exile, they will find a way to rid Joymont of creatures called Tinks which threaten to destroy it. They journey to find Xan, a […]

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Recent Articles

Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

With a title like ‘Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons’, you have to wonder if authors Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner realise the implication about the nature of this book. As they explain in the introduction, horror films get accused for inciting real murders yet many of the ways they are carried […]

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A Star Trek Christmas?

A Star Trek Christmas?

Here’s a special seasonal song for all you folks out there in the Federation – Wonderful Deep Space Nine sung by Captain Sisko, Major Kira, Constable Odo, Lieutenant Commander Worf, Chief O’Brien, Congenial Barkeep Quark, Plain Simple Garak, and the rest of the Star Trek DS9 ensemble.

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