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Wahlberg and Neeson in Neuromancer.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Wahlberg and Neeson in Neuromancer.

The Neuromancer film is pressing ahead now, with Liam Neeson and Mark Wahlberg firmly in the frame for the leading roles. This is of course the classic SF novel by William Gibson. Mark will be the young hacker, and Neeson his cyberspace handler/ex-military intelligence guy. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle the FX, […]

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Classic Spock.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Classic Spock.

Our chums over at Hollywood Collectibles are making with a 1:4 scale Spock from the classic Star Trek series to go along with their Kirk in the same range. It’ll be nineteen inches of Trek goodness at around $300 (I know, everything is meant to be free in the Federation, but…). It’s a 750 run […]

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Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica movie.

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica movie.

In this video, Bryan Singer (of X-Men fame) chats to IGN about his plans for a big budget Battlestar Galactica movie, among other things. By the sounds of it, the film is going to be based on the original series, rather than the gritty reboot. Not sure what to think about that. Singer notes, “I […]

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Mag-pulse weapon downed Roswell UFO.

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mag-pulse weapon downed Roswell UFO.

There’s some interesting new information floating around concerning the 1947 Roswell UFO crash. This ‘new find’ originates from an interview that retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Richard French has given to the Huff Post. In it, the Lt. Col. says… “There were actually two crashes at Roswell, which most people don’t know. The first […]

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Doctor Who Xmas special 2012… with added Richard E Grant.

August 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Xmas special 2012… with added Richard E Grant.

Filming of 2012’s Doctor Who Christmas episode, written by Steven Moffat, starts this week with two new stars joining the show. Richard E Grant has starred in around eighty film and television series including Withnail And I, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jack & Sarah, Gosford Park and The Iron Lady. Richard will be playing the special’s […]

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Total Recall (Frank’s take).

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Total Recall (Frank’s take).

Len Wiseman’s (“Underworld”) numbing, noisy and nonsensical dazzling ditty Total Recall marches through the monotonous motions as surly sci-fi actioner but only manages to muster up inconsequential static. The excess of action-oriented sequences, CGI hedonism, exaggerated fight scenes, curvaceous cuties in a hormonal catfight, a robotic nemesis and a swaggering leading man caught in the […]

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The Watch (Frank’s take).

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
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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The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

August 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
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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Judgement is coming!

August 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Judgement is coming!

Here’s the new poster for the Judge Dredd movie hitting the cinemas this September 2012. He is the law, creep, and you had better believe it!

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