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And the weather in Elvish is… Gandalf-created storms?

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
And the weather in Elvish is… Gandalf-created storms?

Boy, are they crazy about the new Hobbit film over in New Zealand. Okay, you have to give it to Peter Jackson, he has come a long way since his early Fraggle-like porn movies and has moved on to covering JRR Tolkien’s books with distinction, single handedly revitalizing the NZ-shot movie economy in the process. […]

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Mercury… ice planet!

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Mercury… ice planet!

A NASA spacecraft studying Mercury has provided support for the long-held hypothesis the planet harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials within its permanently shadowed polar craters.  The new information comes from NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. Its onboard instruments have been studying Mercury in detail since its […]

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Tyreese hunting zombies in the Walking Dead.

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Tyreese hunting zombies in the Walking Dead.

It’s official. Ex-bouncer and amateur guerrilla warfare expert Tyreese and his suicidal young daughter/and her boyfriend are to join Rick’s group in season three of the Walking Dead.  Tyreese is played by actor Chad Coleman, who was last seen (at least by us) playing pumped-up crim-turned-gym owner Dennis “Cutty” Wise in The Wire. And here’s […]

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Pacific Rim monster goes on the attack.

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Pacific Rim monster goes on the attack.

Gee, no sooner do we get the new Pacific Rim film posters through, than  a second – and slightly more meaningful – trailer arrives for the big monster versus Mecha fighting flick. This is what mecha were born for… kicking the over-sized butts of great big alien invader things known as ‘Kaiju’. The mecha in […]

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Stoker is stoking.

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Stoker is stoking.

There’s a new poster out for Stoker, a psychological horror flick from Korean director Park Chan-wook. Starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, Stoker is heading for its British release on 1 March 2013. After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to […]

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Riddick storm.

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Riddick storm.

Well, at least a poster for the new Riddick movie showing him in a bit of a storm. It’ll be interesting to see how the 3rd movie in the series pans out. The second film had far better special effects that the low-budget first movie, but the plot was a little weak and the ideas […]

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Pacific Rim… big robots are big.

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Pacific Rim… big robots are big.

There’s big robots and then there’s Pacific Rim-style big Mecha robot large. Here’s the new teaser material from the large robots take on large aliens (or monsters, depending on which leak you believe) in Japan film. This homage to a very Japanese sub-genre comes courtesy of Spanish wunderkind Guillermo del Toro. This should be a […]

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The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

You would think that with a title like ‘The Noise Within’ that author Ian Whates had produced a book to justify the title. The problem is it doesn’t. The title is actually the name of a missing Artificial Intelligence driven spaceship that has gone missing and has now come back to human space and the […]

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We Are For The Dark: 1987-90: Volume Seven by Robert Silverberg (book review).

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We Are For The Dark: 1987-90: Volume Seven by Robert Silverberg (book review).

The collecting of the stories of Robert Silverberg continues with this latest volume, ‘We Are For The Dark’. It’s a mixed bag of short stories and novellas with the latter providing the best bits. Silverberg has often said that the novelette or novella is the ideal vehicle for a Science Fiction idea and he has […]

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

It is the time of Anno Dracula and everyone is making the choice, be warm or live forever. If you don’t like it, there are some good concentration camps on the South Downs, Sherlock Holmes is safely confined there but his brother Mycroft at the Diogenes Club needs a man he can trust. Step forward […]

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