Shot in Aardman’s distinctive style, Early Man is the new prehistoric animated comedy movie from Nick Park. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord […]
Washed-up TV thespian Richard Thorncroft (played by real-life actor Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing a bionic Isle-of-Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx serial killer demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns for one last chance to […]
There’s garden variety evil and then there’s the evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower). It’s a standard remote control hexapod with extra “Thomas” as well as extra flame squirt! Bad, bad Thomas.
Order up Skynet – after all, there is no such thing as time travel. Screw you, Arnold. Entice some of those alien hunters down to take on the drug posses. Make the Moon the 50th…51st…52nd…what number is it? 53rd state and make it a home for those irritating reporters. Use the China Syndrome as a […]
Do you ever wonder if Lovecraft’s account of the Old Ones was true? I’m pretty sure you have. You’re a reader of speculative fiction. Now and again, your compass points toward the weird and you almost believe there’s other stuff out there: aliens, ghosts, alternate realities and Elder Gods. You’ve wondered. When something large and […]
What happens when James Bond faces off against Austin Powers? Why, the mother of all rap battles, of course. There’s two Bonds, and one Austin. Where’s Mini-Me when you need him?
Just before I started writing this review, I noticed on social media that it was the thirty-ninth birthday last week of the British comics institution that is ‘2000AD’. The galaxy’s greatest comic may be best known for the exploits of 22nd century lawman Judge Dredd but it has spawned a huge number of other characters […]
Almost any self-respecting science fiction fan will be able to tell you about Isaac Asimov and his 3 laws of robotics (first seen in Asimov’s 1942 pulp short Runaround) . . . A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey […]
Here’s a rather interesting example of cosplay-to-the-max at Comic-Con . . . meet, The Rancor! SFX master Frank Ippolito designed and built this foam costume in less than 28 days, based on references from an original test costume used for the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi production people.
Darth Vader cosplayer Dupree Jones goes, frankly, Force Choke nuts at San Diego Comic Con 2015. Well, all those fans enjoying the con at the USA while we languish in London, experiencing Tube strikes and other nonsense. They kind of deserve it, don’t they?