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Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

February 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

From the start, author Chris McGowan makes a very sound argument that there isn’t enough practical science shown and taught at school, contributing to why fewer school pupils are seeing science as a career. Although his book, ‘Saving Science Class’ is targeted at the USA and Canada, the same applies to the UK and probably […]

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Alphas Season One (TV series DVD review).

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alphas Season One  (TV series DVD review).

Buying ‘Alphas’ was more of a curiosity as much as anything. When you have a mentor leading a group of younger super-humans, you immediately have to draw comparison to the X-Men. In this case psychologist Lee Rosen (actor David Strathairn) runs a team of variable aged adults with enhanced senses. Two of them, Bill Harken (actor […]

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The Haunting (1963) (film DVD review)

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Haunting (1963)   (film DVD review)

When I was doing research on films about haunted houses, there were three significant ones. ‘The Legend Of Hell House’ (1973). ‘The Others’ (2001). ‘The Haunting’ (1963). Hadn’t come across that one so looked it up and found it available. Directed by Robert Wise, so it had credibility. Doctor John Markway (actor Richard Johnson) investigates […]

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when looking through BearManor Media’s back catalogue. Mark Thomas McGee’s name kept coming up against books based on particular films and your mind tend to think they must be roll-offs. That is, quickly written, drawing from sources that the author had to rely on because he was too […]

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Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

On starting reading this book, I thought Rod Pyle’s title, ‘Amazing Stories Of The Space Age’, might have worked better as ‘Space Flights Of Fancy’. The premise for the first half of the book is to show all the proposed plans for space flight at the dawn of the space age. Most of them fell […]

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Body, Inc. (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 2) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Body, Inc. (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 2) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

After the initial excitement of ‘Human Blend’ where the good Dr. Ingred Seastrom and the not so good but streetwise Whispr find themselves on the run from corporate assassins, the second volume, ‘Body, Inc.’, moves the story to southern Africa. In Forster’s vision of the future, it is called the South African Economic Combine and […]

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The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘The Long Cosmos’ by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter is the fifth and final book of the ‘Long Earth’ cycle. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Our world is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the others. Until step day that is, almost 55 years ago, when […]

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The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 1) by Jen Williams (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 1) by Jen Williams (book review).

‘The Ninth Rain’ is book one in the new trilogy called ‘The Winnowing Flame Trilogy’ by Jen Williams, the previous trilogy being ‘The Copper Cat Trilogy’ which I highly recommend. Both trilogies follow different characters and seem to be set in different worlds, but they are all high fantasy with plenty of swords and sorcery! […]

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Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

The May 2017 release date for the next film in the Alien franchise is getting close, so it must be time for some more detailed clips from the science fiction movie. Well, naturally. Here’s the crew of the colony ship Covenant clowning around before they open up that proverbial can of worms on a bad, […]

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NASA unveils a clutch of amazing Earth-size habitable-zone worlds orbiting a single sun.

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA unveils a clutch of amazing Earth-size habitable-zone worlds orbiting a single sun.

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number […]

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