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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 5: Oxygen by Jamie Mathieson

May 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 5: Oxygen by Jamie Mathieson

Don’t hold your breath! From here in there are spoilers Give scriptwriter Jamie Mathieson his due, he gave a funny script to off-balance the terror of what was happening on-board Chasm Forge Number 7 Mining Station off Ganymede digging for copper ore. Although it doesn’t look it, again, this is a bottle show with limited […]

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Geoffrey Bayldon (1924-2017)

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geoffrey Bayldon (1924-2017)

Geoffrey Bayldon, like many British actors, was a chameleon in his roles. Compare him as the crazy medieval wizard Catweazle in the 1970-71 TV series to the Crowman in ‘Worzel Gummidge’ (1979-1981) and you think you’ve caught him in all his parts. You haven’t. Looking at IMdB, Bayldon was everywhere in his very long career, […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994 ) (part 3 of 5) (Blu-ray horror film review).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994 ) (part 3 of 5) (Blu-ray horror film review).

Don’t expect things to happen the next day with the ‘Phantasm’ films, the third, ‘Lord Of The Dead’ is some years later. Reggie (actor Reggie Bannister) is still chasing after the Tall Man (actor Angus Scrimm), who is systematically killing and empting towns of their dead bodies from their graveyards before making up the number […]

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Hero-A-Go-Go! by Michael Eury (book review).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hero-A-Go-Go! by Michael Eury (book review).

If your first reaction to Michael Eury’s book, ‘Hero-A-Go-Go!’, and the cover are what an awful selection of comic-book characters, wait until you get inside. No, only joking, Well, maybe not. Some of them really are truly awful but this is the nature of the 1960s where many of the super-heroes and super-villains were more […]

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Rumors Of War And Infernal Machines by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rumors Of War And Infernal Machines by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

Charles E. Gannon’s objective is to compare how the blend of Science Fiction tropes have blended with real life military. From my perspective, it’s a bit like which came first, the egg or the chicken. SF authors have always looked in the news to see what is going on and often extrapolated how far it […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 4: Knock Knock by Mike Bartlett.

May 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 4: Knock Knock by Mike Bartlett.

Knock on wood, from here in there are spoilers! Bill (actress Pearl Mackie) is now a full-time student and with five other students looking around for accommodation at the start of a new university year together when offered a very good deal by an old man (actor David Suchet). All they see are spacious rooms […]

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SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!

SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!     UK, London – Friday 5th May 2017 – As another successful SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival draws to a close this Saturday (6th May) we are excited to announce 2017’s festival award winners. This year’s competitions included the extremely popular ’48 Hour Film Challenge’ which requires all […]

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The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

Getting back into the swing from Mike Carey’s first novel, ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, becomes a lot harder with no précis of what happened there. Checking my original notes, there is little to connect to the two stories other than the post-apocalypse reality anyway. However, I really do wish editors and authors paid […]

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Birmingham Comics Festival 2017.

May 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Birmingham Comics Festival 2017.

Birmingham Comics Festival has announced that on Saturday 24th June, Birmingham City University will play host to the Birmingham Comic Art Show. The Birmingham Comic Art Show will feature an exhibition of original and rare comic book art; exhibitors offering publications, with rare books and original art; demonstrations & workshops; a range of panel discussions, interviews with guests […]

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Editorial – May 2017: Searching For The Super-Geek.

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – May 2017: Searching For The Super-Geek.

Hello everyone, Another month of not knowing what is going to be chucked our way that could influence what I write here. A general election in the UK or a nuclear war elsewhere. I’m still wondering when the alien invasion is going to happen? Everything else seems to be happening and reality owes us one […]

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