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Sir Roger Moore passes away: Bond, The Saint, The Persuaders.

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sir Roger Moore passes away: Bond, The Saint, The Persuaders.

Sir Roger Moore has very sadly passed away today of a cancer-related illness. He was an actor and legend: the 3rd Bond, who with one arched eyebrow and quip could put down such villains as Drax in Moonraker, the most sci-fi of the spy-fi movies. Or Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me – more […]

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Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

Here’s the final season Orphan Black trailer – the sisters fight as one … but then, they are clones, so I guess that is allowable, if not to be actively encouraged! Coming at you from June 2017. The blurb reads: The clone sisterhood has been through it all together. From assassinations, detrimental illnesses, monitors and […]

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The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (book review)

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden  (book review)

‘The Bear And The Nightingale’ is a standalone novel set in Russia in the 1800s. Vasilisa is the youngest daughter of five children, living in a small village on rich lands owned by her father, Lord Pyotr. Her mother, Marina, daughter of the Grand Prince of Moscow came from a line of women known to […]

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Roger Hargreaves Doctor Who Series: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth – all by Adam Hargreaves (books review)

May 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Roger Hargreaves Doctor Who Series: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth – all by Adam Hargreaves   (books review)

Lest we forget, ‘Doctor Who’ is intended to be a show for children. I have two of them myself and. like any good geeky parent, I am determined to make them like the things that I like or I’ll considering writing them out of my will. Though considering that all I have to leave them […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

May 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

No holy orders, no confessions, from here in there are spoilers! Anything I say about this story or rather stories is going to be spoiler, so forgive me if I go into broad terms. There are two stories here. The first is about who is in the vault and it should come as no surprise […]

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Black Lightning hits your TV screen.

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Lightning hits your TV screen.

Black Lightning is a new CW television series, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Actor Cress Williams stars as the superhero (aka Wyatt in Prison Break) while Christine Adams (Terra Nova‘s Mira) plays his ex-wife. Think a middle class Luke Cage exported via Marvel into the DC universe. Teacher Jefferson Pierce […]

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Dark Crystal movie in production by Netflix: Age of Resistance.

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dark Crystal movie in production by Netflix: Age of Resistance.

There’s a new Dark Crystal film coming from Netflix called  Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Don’t know what the frack we’re talking about? Ask your grandparents, genre kiddie. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is, of course, a prequel to the 1982 flick The Dark Crystal, which takes place years before the events of the original film. […]

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The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent (book review)

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent   (book review)

Jeremy Lent’s book title, ‘The Patterning Instinct’, sounds like a book on knitting but makes more sense from its sub-title, ‘A Cultural History Of Humanity’s Search For Meaning’. Lent’s perspective is to look at humanity from a historical point of view and what it all means. Also, if you’re looking for the meaning of life, […]

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The Witcher books gets all Netflixie.

May 18, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Witcher books gets all Netflixie.

Netflix is making a new TV series based on The Witcher, the fantasy series of novels from writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The books also spawned a video game franchise which many nestizens have gone on to play. Known as the Witcher Saga, Sapkowski’s novels focus on witchers – hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young […]

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The Collapsing Empire (book 1) by John Scalzi (book review).

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Collapsing Empire (book 1) by John Scalzi (book review).

‘The Collapsing Empire’ is the first book in a new series by award-winning author John Scalzi and the first of his books that I’ve read. The setting is a far-flung interstellar empire know as the Interdependency, over a thousand years in the future, where planets are connected via poorly-understood faster-than-light conduits known as the Flow. […]

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