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Author Archive: UncleGeoff

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’
If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 8. The Lie Of The Land by Toby Whithouse.

June 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 8. The Lie Of The Land by Toby Whithouse.

Truth! From here in there are spoilers! I’m definitely going to have to reset the DVD recorder next week. Fortunately, I did a manual over-ride and, for this episode, I needed to watch it a second time. Throughout my watching, I kept getting reminded of elements of couple other times the Earth has been invaded […]

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Editorial – June 2017: Is naivety something we had in passing and just grew out of?

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2017:   Is naivety something we had in passing and just grew out of?

Hello everyone Reading the latest TwoMorrows book ‘Hero-A-Go-Go!’ by Michael Eury about how camp the 1960s was, I couldn’t help wonder if I was either into it too much or didn’t recognise it as being as such. Granted I wasn’t even in my teens at that time and, in the UK, spoofing was a way […]

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God Plays With Dice : a short story by: GF Willmetts

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
God Plays With Dice  : a short story by: GF Willmetts

When we discovered teleportation, we thought it would change the world. It did but not quite the way we intended. It came about when we managed to extend or rather understand the management of quantum entanglement. The first time was duplicating a few molecules at a distance or rather watch it happening as they matched […]

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A Super-Hero Trashed My Property: a review of your rights by: GF Willmetts

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Super-Hero Trashed My Property:  a review of your rights by: GF Willmetts

Super-hero films, like their original comicbook counterparts, don’t address the problem of the aftermath of these super-battles. Generally speaking, these don’t tend to happen in the city suburbs but in the middle of the cities, like the shopping districts not the usual haunts like the warehouse district or by the docks which are less civilian […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

For those of you who wait for the softer releases:- released: 18 May 2017 HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (pub: Corgi. 456 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 7.99 (UK), $16.99 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-552-16937-0) check out websites: www.transworldbooks.co.uk, www.terrypratchett.co.uk and www.stephern-baxter.com […]

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken (book review).

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken (book review).

Something that is pointed out at the beginning of this book, the extensively titled ‘Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming’ is that there was never a list of things that needed to be done to halt global warming. Likewise, no one has taken into account how to make it work […]

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) (DVD film review).

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) (DVD film review).

As the 2016 film title says, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ is the sixth and final film in the franchise. Interestingly, the recap at the beginning will bring you up to speed and you can follow what is going on without the previous five films, although in this instance, I have seen them. I also […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm V: RaVager (2016) (part 5 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm V: RaVager (2016) (part 5 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

The fifth ‘Phantasm’ film, ‘Ravager’ (2016), is a direct continuation from the fourth film and the first to be directed by someone else, David Hartman. Reggie (actor Reggie Bannister) is out to regain his equilibrium and car and still has to battle against the pursuing silver balls. Along his journey, Reggie gives Dawn (actress Dawn […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm IV: OBLIVION (1998) (part 4 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm IV: OBLIVION (1998) (part 4 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

The fourth ‘Phantasm’ film, ‘OBLIVION’, capped because ‘IV’ is in the centre and lower case, ‘l’ makes it look wrong, continues directly after the third film, even if there is a recap of what happened previously. It’s hardly much of a giveaway that Reggie (actor Reggie Bannister) survives as the Tall Man (actor Angus Scrimm) […]

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Alien: Covenant: music by Jed Kurzel (cd soundtrack review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Covenant: music by Jed Kurzel (cd soundtrack review).

https://www.youtube.com/user/MilanRecords Please bear in mind that I’m listening to Jed Kurzel’s soundtrack to ‘Alien: Covenant’ without a clue as to how and what it is covering in the new Ridley Scott film. The sounds of the French horn of Jerry Goldsmith’s original ‘Alien’ theme comes up from time to time to establish the connection. Track […]

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