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Black Widow pulp style.

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Black Widow pulp style.

Maybe, like us, you were wondering what Marvel Comic’s Black Widow would look like if she had been sourced from a series of 1950 pulp dime novels? Bother your head no more, Black Widow fans, and gaze instead upon the glory that is Calamity Jon Morris‘s Natasha Romanova thriller novels!

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Doctor who anime.

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor who anime.

Did you know that there was an anime version of Doctor Who created by Japanese fans as a tribute? Well, you do now. Watch it in all its glory here.

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The best anime powers?

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The best anime powers?

It’s a thorny question for sure. Just what are the top ten anime powers of all time. Being able to toss poko-balls? Being able to quote strange dialogue badly translated from the original Japanese? The list is almost endless. But this video disagrees and has narrowed the list down to just ten. What about you, […]

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The Watch (Frank’s take).

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The Watch (Frank’s take).

Suburbia, Neanderthal-oriented male bonding and space aliens make for an uneven mix of naughty gags and tired lunacy in the clumsy comedy The Watch. Whether this is an unfair comparison or not The Watch feels like a weak-need knockoff to the classic high-spirited goofiness of Ghostbusters. In assembling some of Hollywood’s high-profile hucksters and saddling […]

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Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

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Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

The exploration of twisted family dysfunction in the movies has always been a reliable staple of instant tension, insanity, perversion and caustic psychological scope. In the sensationalized and sleazy-minded Killer Joe, we are introduced to a different kind of Mama’s boy that would make Psycho’s Norman Bates look like a choir boy in comparison. Wildly […]

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The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

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The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

Del Rey have done all Peter F. Hamilton fans, particularly in the US and Canada, a big favour by collecting his first two published novels, ‘Mindstar Rising’ and ‘A Quantum Murder’, into this large format paperback nearly twenty years after they were originally published. Both stories follow the fortunes of ex-military telepath Greg Mandel, hence […]

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Weirdspace: The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown.

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Weirdspace: The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown.

I have reviewed several of Eric Brown’s recent Science Fiction novels for SFCrowsnest over the last two years. All of them were published by Solaris and I enjoyed each one. ‘The Devil’s Nebula’ is his first for Solaris’ sister imprint Abaddon Books and starts a new shared universe series set in ‘Weird Space’. Can this […]

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FAB gets portable.

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FAB gets portable.

A couple of students from the MIT CADLab (Ilan Moyer) and MIT Center for Bits and Atoms (Nadya Peek) have just taken the FAB concept on the road with their nifty and very small PopFab – a 3D printer that you can actually fit into a briefcase. Very useful for assassins who want to take […]

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That’s not a router, that’s a spy device!

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That’s not a router, that’s a spy device!

If it isn’t worrying enough that some pervert can hack the cam which seems to come with every screen and laptop these days, whether you asked for it or not, now it seems that your router can be turned against you, too. A pair of scientists from the UK’s UCL, Karl Woodbridge and Kevin Chetty, […]

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To the TV room, err, Batcave.

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To the TV room, err, Batcave.

Now here’s a TV room to die for! Elite Home Theater Seating have just supplied seats for this Batcave-themed TV room for a rich client in the USA. It even has a secret bookcase that opens up to display the Batmobile and entrance to the Batcave. We’re taking bets just who this rich client is. […]

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