Scifi

War For The Planet Of The Apes (brand new trailer).

War For The Planet Of The Apes (brand new trailer).

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the rebooted scifi movie 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 […]

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12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

To continue into a second season, ’12 Monkeys’ needed to extend its problems and show more was going on than just an infection that kills the majority of human population. Eight out of twelve messengers were sent into the past to ensure the virus was made and to ensure certain paradoxes were fulfilled to prevent […]

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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 […]

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TV

12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

To continue into a second season, ’12 Monkeys’ needed to extend its problems and show more was going on than just an infection that kills the majority of human population. Eight out of twelve messengers were sent into the past to ensure the virus was made and to ensure certain paradoxes were fulfilled to prevent […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

Here’s the 3rd trailer for the Hulu TV science fiction series based on The Handmaid’s Tale book by Margaret Atwood. Who is going to be the first person to head to the comments zone below and make some wordage about Trump and the path to Gilead? Hitting a TV screen near you in the USA on […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

Peter Bogdanovitch Interviews edited by Peter Tonguette (book review).

Peter Bogdanovitch Interviews edited by Peter Tonguette (book review).

It might seem an odd choice to include a book of interviews, a couple not seen print before, with director/scriptwriter/sometimes actor Peter Bogdanovitch here. After all, other than getting his career jumpstart with Roger Corman when he worked on ‘Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women’ (1968) and directed a couple days with Boris Karloff, […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

As with many books, Steffen Hantke’s book title, ‘Monsters In The Machine’, has more meaning from its sub-title ‘Science Fiction Film And The Militarisation Of America After World War II’. In his extended introduction, Hantke points out that after WW2, the American public had lost its taste for war films and the film studios turned […]

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin  (book review)

True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin (book review)

The sub-title of Joel N. Shurkin’s book, ‘True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin’ is ‘The Most Influential Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of’. You might not have heard of Richard Garwin but you’ve certainly seen his work. Where the Manhattan Project was concerned, we all know the names of many of the theoretical […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
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

Books

Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

‘Slow Bullets’ is the second of Alastair Reynolds’ novellas I’ve read recently, the other being ‘The Iron Tactician’ and, like that book, the scope of the tale comes across just as vast as his much fatter novels, with a sense of history and scale that place the tale as part of something far larger. In […]

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Shadow Gate’ is the second book in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy set in the Hundred. It follows many of the point of view characters as the first book ‘Spirit Gate’ and adds to them. After the battle of Olossi had been won at the end of the first book, the people of the Hundred still need […]

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

EGX Rezzed 2017: a PC gaming con report.

EGX Rezzed 2017: a PC gaming con report.

This is the first time I’ve been to one of the EGX cons, more specifically EGX Rezzed 2017 – an event for fans and semi-pro/pro game developers entirely dedicated to PC and console games – and I wasn’t disappointed. Not least because I could attend the con in my Joe Punter hat, rather than my rather […]

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The Sum Of Her Parts (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 3) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

The Sum Of Her Parts (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 3) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

So here we are then, ‘The Sum Of Her Parts’, the third and final book in Alan Dean Foster’s ‘The Tipping Point Trilogy’. I’m going to have to be careful as I don’t want to give away any plot spoilers. Perhaps a short recap is in order as my reviews of the two previous books was […]

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