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Stranger Things, Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones re-shot as cheesy 1980 TV shows with power ballad soundtracks.

August 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things, Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones re-shot as cheesy 1980 TV shows with power ballad soundtracks.

Have you ever wanted to watch TV series such as Stranger Things, Handmaid’s Tale, and Game of Thrones re-shot as cheesy 1980 shows with power ballad soundtracks? Well, has Michael Bolton got a treat for you. Includes such classic lyrics as: Something strange is happening here in Hawkinstown everything is turning upside down Not to mention: I […]

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The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts (book review).

August 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts (book review).

It’s a nearish-future world in Adam Roberts’ latest novel ‘The Real-Town Murders’, wherein a large proportion of people spend a large proportion of their time in the Shine, an immersive Internet/virtual reality world where everything is better and more convenient than the Real-Town. For those like Alma, a private detective who specialises in Real-Town sleuthing, […]

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Illustrators #18 (magazine review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #18 (magazine review).

My usual page flick of the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ quickly revealed that it this isn’t a normal edition. If anything, it’s darn right cartoony. Hardly surprising when the opener is ‘Mad’ caricature artist Mort Drucker. Over the years, you’ve probably seen his art but not put a name to his drew them. Drucker was […]

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Early Man (trailer).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Early Man (trailer).

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 […]

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Mindhorn … the return of the buy-tonic man? (movie trailer).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mindhorn … the return of the buy-tonic man? (movie trailer).

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 […]

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Evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower).

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.

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The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

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 […]

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Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

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 […]

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Austin Powers rap battle against Bond, James Bond.

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Austin Powers rap battle against Bond, James Bond.

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?

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Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

March 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

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 […]

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