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The Reel Nessie: a seek’em article by: GF Wilmetts.

May 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Reel Nessie: a seek’em article by: GF Wilmetts.

With the recent discovery of the 1970 Wally Veevers Loch Ness Monster prop at the bottom of Loch Ness in April, one has to remember two things. The one in the 1970 film of ‘The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes’ does actually show it. The one in that photograph was added in post-production from a […]

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Count your DVD/Blu-ray viewings: change to law means everyone must pay-per-view!

April 1, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Count your DVD/Blu-ray viewings: change to law means everyone must pay-per-view!

Shocking news has reached our ears in the UK that the major DVD/Blu-ray companies have united to collect royalties from all people who’ve watched their products more than six times, which they say, is generous. The cost is uncertain, but as most of the population don’t watch their collection more than a couple of times, […]

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Editorial – April 2016: The necessity of deadlines.

March 28, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – April 2016: The necessity of deadlines.

Hello everyone Editorial ideas come from all over the place. Oddly, this one came from a discussion with someone I know who although retired and despite having all the time in the world was finding it difficult to complete anything, especially on the creative front. My comment back was the necessity of setting deadlines to […]

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Ancient BC-dated mobile phone discovered. Aliens, Atlanteans or time travellers?

December 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ancient BC-dated mobile phone discovered. Aliens, Atlanteans or time travellers?

An 800-year old clay model of a mobile phone-style communicator or tricorder has been discovered in Germany – and while the clay model is itself 800 years old, the writing on the device’s keys is cuneiform dating from around 2500BC. The clay tablet came from a 13th century archaeological dig site in Austria. So far […]

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Dick Van Dyke gets flashmobbed on his 90th birthday.

December 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dick Van Dyke gets flashmobbed on his 90th birthday.

Gor blimey, governor, apples and pears, if that Dick Van Dyke didn’t get right flashmobbed in a totally musical fashion on his 90th birthday. It all went down at The Grove in the USA’s lovely-jubbly Los Angeles on December 12th 2015. Now then, Mary blooming Poppins, where the ‘eck were you?

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Motorist with Bond-like gadget car jailed for activating smoke screen.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Motorist with Bond-like gadget car jailed for activating smoke screen.

Come in, Mr. Chaplin, we’ve been expecting you, and your heavily modded Peugeot 309. Sixty-nine-year-old Simon Chaplin may now be regretting the array of James Bond-Q-like spy gadgets he fitted to his vehicle, not least the illegal custom number plate (non-revolving) which led to the police trying to pull him over – and Simon then […]

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Transformers discovered in Germany?

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Transformers discovered in Germany?

You have to give it to film-maker Michael Schmidt – the last time I was in Germany, all I discovered was a highly subsidised canteen in a large industrial park outside Frankfurt. But Michael, he has discovered that the Transformers are secretly infiltrating German airports and using their hangars to well, hang out. Who would […]

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Futuristic U.S. navy ship launches, commanded by … James Kirk.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Futuristic U.S. navy ship launches, commanded by … James Kirk.

The U.S. navy has just launched it’s latest futuristic warship, the U.S.S Zumwalt – and it’s commander is . . . (drumroll please), one James Kirk! No news on the middle initial of the Zumwalt’s commander, yet, but if it was ‘T’ in then we wouldn’t be disappointed over here. The stealth-designed $4.4 billion-large shoots eighty-missiles-at-a-time Zumwalt […]

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Building hobbit homes, one hole at a time.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Building hobbit homes, one hole at a time.

If you have ever fancied the comfy yet snug existence of Mr Bilbo Baggins – maybe get some dwarves around for a bit of Celtic singing and beer drinking – then a firm called Green Magic Homes has something for you . . . a series of full-size hobbit homes made of modular fiber and […]

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Secret Stargate-like program found by NASA hacker.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Secret Stargate-like program found by NASA hacker.

If you are in the UK, you may remember the saga of hacker Gary McKinnon – who hacked NASA big-time in 2002 and downloaded much of their data. He was the focus of a lot of political wrangling, as the USA wanted him extradited from Britain to the States to have the book thrown at him […]

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