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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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Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Dead-End Drive-In’ is directed by Brian Trenchard Smith and includes a couple other things he directed in the extras. 1988-89, the world has suffered three major catastrophes and there is a food shortage. Even so, seeing two brothers, Frank ACTOR and Jimmy ‘Crabs’ Rossini (actor Ned Manning) deal for car wrecks directly after accidents and […]

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Being Professional by Adam Coplan (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Being Professional by Adam Coplan (book review).

Adam Coplan’s book, ‘Being Professional’, has a better explanation of purpose in its sub-title, ‘A Master Guide To The Do’s And Don’ts Of Screenwriting’. It is targeting the novice American scriptwriter, although there are some lessons for those in other countries that also apply. As always with publisher Michael Wiese’s books, I do have one […]

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The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar (book review).

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar (book review).

As much as I like author Danah Zohar’s book, ‘The Quantum Leader’, with its more informing sub-title, ‘A Revolution In Business Thinking And Practice’, I can see some flaws. That’s not to say she isn’t right but being brought up on civil service practices and people resenting new ideas because it jeopardises their own jobs, […]

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Matinee (1993) (Blu-ray film review).

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Matinee (1993) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Matinee’ (1993) is a Joe Dante film I’ve heard of but never actually seen…well, until now, that is. The advance version only has one blu-ray disc so can only address that contents. Even from the beginning, if you’re familiar with producer/director William Castle’s ‘B’ horror films than to realise that producer/director Lawrence Woolsey (actor John […]

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Back In Time (2015) (DVD review).

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back In Time (2015) (DVD review).

The words ‘Back In Time’ can only mean one thing, ‘Back To The Future’ and here we have a 94 minute documentary interviewing production people and members of the cast. As Steven Spielberg says, ‘it’s his favourite SF time travel film’. Robert Zemeckis is a little more critical of the shots in the film but […]

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My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids And Other Artificial Eves by Julie Wosk (book review).

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My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids And Other Artificial Eves by Julie Wosk (book review).

The title of Julie Wosk’s book, ‘My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids And Other Artificial Eves’ covers all the types of robotic and android women out there. Oddly, but not too surprisingly, starting with the original ‘Pygmalion’ later known as the musical ‘My Fair Lady’, where a flower-seller is given upper class graces but ultimately […]

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Editorial – September 2016: The Geek Credential – what is it??

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Editorial – September 2016: The Geek Credential – what is it??

The Geek Credential It’s all geek to me. Geek-spotting. Being geeky means being able to defend an argument adequately.   Hello everyone What makes us be true geek rather than those who only think they are or those wannabes who want to make the connection to us and not realising how badly they might be […]

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forbID : a short story by: GF Willmetts

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
forbID      :   a short story by: GF Willmetts

Don’t try this at home, kids. In fact, don’t it away from home, neither. At least, that’s what we found. You know how it is. You’re a genre convention when you have a mixture of SF, fantasy, horror and comicbook fans who know something about everything and one of them comes up with an idea. […]

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Will We Ever Be Ready? an article of speculation by: GF Willmetts.

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will We Ever Be Ready? an article of speculation by: GF Willmetts.

The most apparent thing at watching the TV 2015 adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Childhood’s End’ 1953 novel this past week is the cultural shock that humans will have should we meet an advanced alien species. First contact is a prevalent theme and trope in any SF, whatever the format. It hits everything from less […]

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The Ascension Mysteries by David Wilcock (book review).

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ascension Mysteries by David Wilcock (book review).

I have to confess that authors like David Wilcock makes me nervous, mostly because they tend to think that there is some order in chaotic history rather than just seeing it purely as adapting to the chaos that happens. Seeing Wilcock going over his own history in the opening chapters of ‘The Ascension Mysteries’ would […]

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