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Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, dies of cancer.

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, dies of cancer.

Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, has sadly passed away of pancreatic cancer at the too young age of 71. He later went on to play a dodgy labour organiser with ambitions of power as the rather evil Tom Zarek in the Galactica re-imagining. He started off as Michael Douglas’s replacement in the cop series […]

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Iron Fist (2nd big trailer for Marvel TV series).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Iron Fist (2nd big trailer for Marvel TV series).

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (actor Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. Same story-line as Arrow, basically, for those who have been watching the DC-based TV series (as we have on Amazon Prime). However, when a long-destined enemy […]

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The Rhymer: An Heredyssey by Douglas Thompson (book review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Rhymer: An Heredyssey by Douglas Thompson (book review).

I am in favour of writers taking risks and trying experiments with their writing. One of the best is Stephen Hall’s ‘The Raw Shark Texts’ in which he plays with words and concepts as well as presentation. It is a delightful book. It is also good that there are publishers that are willing to take […]

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Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

Although the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator’ is mainly devoted to artist Kelley Jones, it starts with Singapore artist Sonny Liew, who describes his rise to fame a slow climb rather than a quick jump. Although I haven’t come across his work before, Liew’s work is stylised with traces of sources from all over […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale TV series (new trailer).

February 3, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale TV series (new trailer).

Out April 26th 2017 via Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale TV series is based on the book of the same name by Margaret ‘I don’t really write science fiction’ Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the Republic of Gilead, a nasty future theocratic dictatorship that was formerly the USA, and is recounted by Offred – a female […]

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Paul Verhoeven Interviews edited by Margaret Barton-Fumo (book review).

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Paul Verhoeven Interviews edited by Margaret Barton-Fumo (book review).

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven is really an individualistic man. He worked out how to attract Hollywood by interesting set design even when the output from Holland was art films. Even so, the content turned the likes of Steven Spielberg away. That didn’t matter as ‘Robocop’ (1987), ‘Total Recall’ (1990) and ‘Starship Troopers’ (1997) put him […]

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: music by Paul Haslinger (CD review)

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: music by Paul Haslinger   (CD review)

I’m at a slight disadvantage here, having only seen the first five ‘Resident Evil’ films, so treating ‘The Final Chapter’ purely as a piece of music. Mind you, considering the film isn’t being released until the 3rd of February, I’m probably ahead of everyone here by a couple months listening to the music. I should […]

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Star Trek Discovery TV series: new teaser trailer.

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery TV series: new teaser trailer.

Here’s the second teaser trailer for the new Star Trek Discovery TV series. While the first trailer just gave us the logo and the starship whoosh, this one dives behind the scenes for a little glimpse from the sets and the production department. Hey, I’m just happy I’m getting to watch this at the same […]

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Timeshare: Limbo City story # 3 by GF Willmetts

January 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Timeshare:  Limbo City story # 3   by GF Willmetts

My…his eyes adjusted to the dark. I was only conscious when my host slept. He was a light sleeper. If I put on the light, he would wake and I would be asleep…gone again. I paused to reflect. I couldn’t do that three times in a row. We had been alerted to a con man […]

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A Matter Of Vorlons: an examination by: GF Willmetts

January 29, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
A Matter Of Vorlons:  an examination by: GF Willmetts

Who are you?   Re-watching ‘Babylon 5’ last year, I’m directed some of my attention to the Vorlons. Of all the alien species, only they are privy to the current history that will lead to the third age of mankind as supplied by Commander Jeffrey Sinclair in his guise as Valen. Unlike his successor, Captain […]

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