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Para Time. Slider with Cops?

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Para Time. Slider with Cops?

The chap behind the retro time-travelling TV crime series, Life on Mars (and its follow-up Ashes to Ashes), Matthew Graham, is coming back with a new series for 20th Century Fox that sounds a little like Sliders combined with Hill Street Blues. Called Para Time – as in parallel universe, rather than the British nickname […]

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Star Wars Detours.

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Detours.

For those that like their Star Wars live action-stylee and believe that the Clone Wars is a step too far for the Lucas Film franchising monster, you may want to avert your delicate eyes now, for Seth Green’s Star Wars: Detours send-up is nearly upon us. We are promised that the action in the comedy […]

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Who’s in the house?

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Who’s in the house?

Here’s some new Doctor Who-inspired leggings and a dress from a firm called Black Milk. The only trouble is, looking at this, you’re going to need to have the body of a very thin teenager to be able to squeeze into them (or maybe it’s just the model they are using). You know, like Wilma […]

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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).

August 6, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
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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