Scifi

Jeff Goldblum will be in Independence Day 2 film.

Jeff Goldblum will be in Independence Day 2 film.

Roland Emmerich is happy to let us know that Jeff Goldblum will be in the Independence Day 2 film, even if Will Smith has turned his nose up at the second alien invasion of Earth. Lucky that Jeff is on hand with his trusty Mac PowerBook to hack them alien O/S, ain’t it? Oh, and […]

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Edge Of Dark (The Glittering Edge book 1) by Brenda Cooper (book review)

Edge Of Dark (The Glittering Edge book 1) by Brenda Cooper (book review)

The Next might be the next stage of evolution. Sometimes referred to as the Ice Pirates, the Next were once a human creation, near autonomous robots that were banished to darkest edge of the solar system. Instead of guttering without light, the Next thrived. Now they’re turning back toward the sun. Some of them appear […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Orphan Black Season 3: Clone Alone?

Orphan Black Season 3: Clone Alone?

Apols for the headline but a fellow has to take his amusements where he can. Yes, it’s the third season of the clone mysteries on TV known as Orphan Black. Here’s the trailer for you to make your own minds up, but personally speaking, this one seems to be heading into Lost territory by continually […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya – first trailer.

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya – first trailer.

Directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of The Fireflies) and featuring a cast with Darren Criss, Lucy Lui and Chloë Grace Moretz, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya will be released in UK cinemas March 20th 2015, and the Republic of Ireland March 27th 2015. Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Animated Feature), […]

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno trailer.

Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno trailer.

Here’s the new UK for Warner Bros live action sequel Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno – which opens in UK cinemas 28th November 2015. Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) is a legendary swordsman, a hero in the wars preceding the turbulent fall of Japan’s Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as ‘Battosai the Killer’, with […]

November 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Appleseed Alpha (2014) (DVD review)

Appleseed Alpha (2014) (DVD review)

Animation at its best, directed by Shinji Aramaki, here we have a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the desolation of New York City. Mind you, it could be any city and it’s a scene of utter devastation similar to that of Dresden after World War II with very few buildings are left standing. With Japanese origins, […]

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More

TV

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 2 trailer.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 2 trailer.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is going all inhuman on us on the second outing of this superb spy-fi TV series from Marvel.

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Orphan Black Season 3: Clone Alone?

Orphan Black Season 3: Clone Alone?

Apols for the headline but a fellow has to take his amusements where he can. Yes, it’s the third season of the clone mysteries on TV known as Orphan Black. Here’s the trailer for you to make your own minds up, but personally speaking, this one seems to be heading into Lost territory by continually […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
If You Were A Man From U.N.C.L.E. – pointers by GF Willmetts (article).

If You Were A Man From U.N.C.L.E. – pointers by GF Willmetts (article).

Give THRUSH agents an even chance rather than hiding behind a sheet of bullet-proof glass. All American male agents should restrain themselves from the female gender. By ‘illegally entering’, this also includes climbing drainpipes, entering through windows and burning locks of locked rooms and examining of any documentation within. All UNCLE agents should include mountaineering […]

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More

Culture

The Film Director’s Intuition by Judith Weston (book review).

The Film Director’s Intuition by Judith Weston (book review).

One of the other Michael Wiese Production books I reviewed highlighted that many of today’s directors were so focused on the technical aspects of making their film that they just let the actors get on with the acting without telling them what they wanted. At her classes, Judith Weston teaches directors how to understand actors […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – March 2015 by GF Willmetts: The invasion has already begun.

Editorial – March 2015 by GF Willmetts: The invasion has already begun.

The invasion has already begun.   Hello everyone Sometimes editorials hand themselves to me on a plate. Take this month’s review of ‘The Glass Cage’ by Nicholas Carr in this instance. You should have read it by now, if not do so now and then come back here. A few decades ago, we would have […]

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pictures Of Inspiration: Stellar Radiance by David A Hardy: by Rod MacDonald (article).

Pictures Of Inspiration: Stellar Radiance by David A Hardy: by Rod MacDonald (article).

Uncle Geoff’s favourite Science Fiction photograph is of Thunderbird 2 landing at London airport. http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/my-favourite-photograph-thunderbird-2-landing-at-london-airport-hopefully-one-of-a-series-by-gf-willmetts-article/  I could nominate several photographs but what comes to mind for me is a painting called ‘Stellar Radiance’ by the artist, David A Hardy, which I saw in an art shop situated in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh some 45 years […]

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More

Science

Arrival on dwarf planet Ceres comes close.

Arrival on dwarf planet Ceres comes close.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on Friday, March 6th 2015. “Dawn is about to make history,” said Robert Mase, project manager for […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Brilliant! By Bob Johnson (book review).

Brilliant! By Bob Johnson (book review).

Want to hear a light story? I mean a real light story, like the ones you must have in your house or in the torch you use that uses white LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes in case you don’t know the acronym) which have only come into their own in the past eight years. For these […]

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Making A Real Dalek: an assessment by: GF Willmetts (article).

Making A Real Dalek: an assessment by: GF Willmetts (article).

The nature of this article came about when we were approached by a representative of the Horror Channel asking us for an assessment of how much it would cost to build a real Dalek based on the picture you see above. My first reaction was the cost of the neutron bomb and the necessary radiation […]

February 6, 2015 | By | Reply More

Books

Edge Of Dark (The Glittering Edge book 1) by Brenda Cooper (book review)

Edge Of Dark (The Glittering Edge book 1) by Brenda Cooper (book review)

The Next might be the next stage of evolution. Sometimes referred to as the Ice Pirates, the Next were once a human creation, near autonomous robots that were banished to darkest edge of the solar system. Instead of guttering without light, the Next thrived. Now they’re turning back toward the sun. Some of them appear […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vengeance Of The Iron Dwarf (Companions Codex book 3) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

Vengeance Of The Iron Dwarf (Companions Codex book 3) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

There are nearly thirty books in the ‘Legend Of Drizzt’ series and a number of side ventures. When you get this far into a series, spoilers are inevitable. So if you’re not familiar with the ‘Legend’ series, much of the content of ‘Vengeance Of The Iron Dwarf’ will confound, and perhaps ruin you for everything […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Film Director’s Intuition by Judith Weston (book review).

The Film Director’s Intuition by Judith Weston (book review).

One of the other Michael Wiese Production books I reviewed highlighted that many of today’s directors were so focused on the technical aspects of making their film that they just let the actors get on with the acting without telling them what they wanted. At her classes, Judith Weston teaches directors how to understand actors […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

It’s In The Water: a not bottled story by: GF Willmetts (story).

It’s In The Water: a not bottled story by: GF Willmetts (story).

I doubt if anyone ever thought terrorists would sink so low. I mean, many of them come from Arab stock and know the importance of never to poison the water hole. That was until someone pointed out to me in old Arab wars, the kind made famous by ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’, that they would poison […]

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

X MARKS THE SPOT

US TO UK EDITION Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber pub: Arrow/Random House. 383 page paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-099-54296-4) check out websites: www.delreybooks.com, www.randomhouse.co.uk and www.starwars.com

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Zombie Apocalypse: Horror Hospital by Mark Morris (book review).

Zombie Apocalypse: Horror Hospital by Mark Morris (book review).

‘Horror Hospital’ is a prequel novel set in the ‘Zombie Apocalypse!’ universe created by well-known British horror editor Stephen Jones via a trilogy of ‘mosaic novels’, written by multiple contributors and comprised of simulated emails, newspaper articles, eyewitness reports and so on. Unlike these previous books, Mark Morris’ novel is much more conventional, being a […]

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Close
Beam up our newsletter

Receive SFcrowsnest's daily scifi news, reviews & articles in your email inbox - It's Free (no Latinum needed)!! ------------------------------------------------------------------ Some of our celebrity subscribers’ comments . . . ------------------------------------------------------------------ “A smart, sharp informative site. Well worth visiting.” Michael Moorcock – Author & creator of Elric. ------------------------------------------------------------------ “SFcrowsnest is fun, fractious, and in your face. It’s also in your computer, but it would be hard to ignore irrespective of its chosen medium.” Alan Dean Foster – Author & creator of the Flinx series ------------------------------------------------------------------ “SFcrowsnest helps you keep a look-out on the heaving, chaotic ocean of Science Fiction!” SM Stirling – Author of On the Oceans of Eternity ------------------------------------------------------------------ “What the %$£$ is SFcrowsnest?” Sean Pertwee – Actor: Plays Alfred in 'Gotham' (as overheard at the Arthur C Clarke Awards, 28th April 2010).