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Alien Covenant: new trailer.

March 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: new trailer.

Here’s another trailer for the next film in the Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing […]

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The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

The British Science Fiction Association awards for 2017 will be presented at Innominate, the 68th Eastercon, held this year at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole over the 14th-17th April 2017. Here’s the short-list. Best Novel Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Atlantic/Corvus). Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton). Dave Hutchinson – Europe […]

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United Nanny States: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
United Nanny States:  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

It should be a sad house, Mary Travers thought, as she approached the isolated mansion at dusk, but there was something not right about it. Not helped by the fact that the residence was on an isolated moor. Her head was still a little hazy as to how she had arrived there. All she had […]

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Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

‘Death Walks Twice’ is a remastered special edition from Arrow Films that collects together a matched pair of classic giallo films, ‘Death Walks On High Heels’ (1971) and ‘Death Walks At Midnight’ (1972). For those who don’t know, the ‘giallo’ is a particular sub-genre of European film. The Italian word simply means ‘thriller’ but when […]

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Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

Bill Paxton has very sadly passed away aged 61 (after recovering from recent surgery), we learn at SFcrowsnest. The actor appeared in a number of classic scifi films, and was the only actor to have ever been killed on-screen by a Terminator, Predator and Alien … in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986) and Predator 2 […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Doctor Who: In The Blood by Jenny T. Colgan (pub: BBC Books/Ebury Publishing/Random House. 335 page hardback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK), $10.99 (US), $18.99 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-785-94111-5) check out website: www.eburypublishing.co.uk released: 23 February 2017   HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Ascension Mysteries by David Wilcock (pub: Souvenir Press. […]

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King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

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Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

February 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

From the start, author Chris McGowan makes a very sound argument that there isn’t enough practical science shown and taught at school, contributing to why fewer school pupils are seeing science as a career. Although his book, ‘Saving Science Class’ is targeted at the USA and Canada, the same applies to the UK and probably […]

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Alphas Season One (TV series DVD review).

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alphas Season One  (TV series DVD review).

Buying ‘Alphas’ was more of a curiosity as much as anything. When you have a mentor leading a group of younger super-humans, you immediately have to draw comparison to the X-Men. In this case psychologist Lee Rosen (actor David Strathairn) runs a team of variable aged adults with enhanced senses. Two of them, Bill Harken (actor […]

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The Haunting (1963) (film DVD review)

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Haunting (1963)   (film DVD review)

When I was doing research on films about haunted houses, there were three significant ones. ‘The Legend Of Hell House’ (1973). ‘The Others’ (2001). ‘The Haunting’ (1963). Hadn’t come across that one so looked it up and found it available. Directed by Robert Wise, so it had credibility. Doctor John Markway (actor Richard Johnson) investigates […]

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