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The Immortal (1969-71)   (DVD TV series review)

The Immortal (1969-71) (DVD TV series review)

I bought ‘6 Sci-Fi Series Collection’ as a cheap way to acquire ‘The Immortal’ (1969-71) but as I also like to watch disks this was the second. If you waited for me to watch all 6 series before doing a complete review, it’ll be a long wait. So what I’ve decided to do is report […]

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Black Mirror: The Complete Fourth Series (DVD SF TV series review).

Black Mirror: The Complete Fourth Series (DVD SF TV series review).

Be warned, the first episode is 75 minutes long although it’s pretty misleading when 125 minutes popped up on the screen and there is no division times between the two episodes per disk. ‘USS Callister’ seems to be a ‘Star Trek’ spin until it is revealed that its captain, Robert Daly (actor Jesse Plemons) is […]

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Poupelle of Chimney Town (animated steampunk film: trailer).

Poupelle of Chimney Town (animated steampunk film: trailer).

There’s a steampunk animated film coming this Xmas (December 25th 2020), Poupelle of Chimney Town, based on the best-selling (in Japan, at any rate) children’s picture book by Japanese comedian Akihiro Nishino. Poupelle? Sounds like what Santa might do down a chimney if he’s caught short on the job. The film looks interesting, but the […]

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

Hayao Miyazaki and his works will be the Academy Museum’s inaugural temporary exhibition, marking the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to the work of its namesake: the anime artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Curated by the museum in collaboration with Japan’s Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki co-founded in 1985, Hayao Miyazaki features more than 300 […]

September 12, 2020 | By | Reply More

TV

The Immortal (1969-71)   (DVD TV series review)

The Immortal (1969-71) (DVD TV series review)

I bought ‘6 Sci-Fi Series Collection’ as a cheap way to acquire ‘The Immortal’ (1969-71) but as I also like to watch disks this was the second. If you waited for me to watch all 6 series before doing a complete review, it’ll be a long wait. So what I’ve decided to do is report […]

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Black Mirror: The Complete Fourth Series (DVD SF TV series review).

Black Mirror: The Complete Fourth Series (DVD SF TV series review).

Be warned, the first episode is 75 minutes long although it’s pretty misleading when 125 minutes popped up on the screen and there is no division times between the two episodes per disk. ‘USS Callister’ seems to be a ‘Star Trek’ spin until it is revealed that its captain, Robert Daly (actor Jesse Plemons) is […]

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – Oct 2020: Reality over maps. Where no computer model goes.

Editorial – Oct 2020: Reality over maps. Where no computer model goes.

Hello everyone, Looks like we’re back to realworld talking this month with so much happening in our isolating and distance world. I have to confess some confusion when the media says covid-19 is having a second spike when the first one wasn’t really over and the numbers only dropped when people had kept their distance […]

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’ kicks off with a look at the original ‘Shaft’ movies by David F. Walker and how they differed from the books and even more so when it briefly became a TV series. However, what makes this article even more significant is a general look at the blaxploitation phenomenon. Although […]

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Meeting Mars (science video).

Meeting Mars (science video).

To become an Interplanetary Species we need to colonise another planet, and Mars will be our first target. To establish a base there, and a future settlement, we need to get their first, so we will also examine the Aldrin Cycler, a type of spacecraft that may make traveling to other worlds far easier.

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Do the Past and Future Exist, and is the future predetermined by Quantum Mechanics? (science video)

Do the Past and Future Exist, and is the future predetermined by Quantum Mechanics? (science video)

In this pair of science videos from the excellent PBS Space Time, we explore some truly mind-expanding and mind-blowing questions … do the Past and Future Exist, and is the future predetermined by Quantum Mechanics? Hey, give me some wriggle room for free will here, geniuses of science! Does this bloke in the blue box […]

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

Fantastic Science-Fiction Art: 1926-1954 by Lester Del Rey (book review).

Fantastic Science-Fiction Art: 1926-1954 by Lester Del Rey (book review).

For those of you wanting to complete your SF cover art collection, Lester Del Rey’s 1975 book, ‘Fantastic Science-Fiction Art: 1926-1954’, is still out there and I was surprised how reasonably easy it was to get a mint copy. I say ‘reasonably’ simply because reviewing a copy here might reduce the number of copies available. […]

October 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Map’s Edge (The Tethered Citadel series book 1) by David Hair (book review).

Map’s Edge (The Tethered Citadel series book 1) by David Hair (book review).

In ‘Map’s Edge’ by David Hair, exiled Octravian sorcerer Raythe Vyre has had a map drop into his lap detailing the location of a mother lode of ‘istariol’, the ‘blood dust’ that fuels powerful acts of sorcery. By excavating this mineral, he hopes to gain enough wealth to liberate his homeland, Otravia, from the Bolgravian […]

October 19, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Animaniacs back with Pinky and the Brain (cartoon news).

Animaniacs back with Pinky and the Brain (cartoon news).

Yes, Hulu has the Animaniacs cartoon arriving back on the TV screen with Pinky and the Brain after a close to thirty-year break and they have a lot to catch up on. Joining Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, Pinky and the Brain will doubtless continue their quest for world domination. New episodes of the Animaniacs will hit Friday, November 20th, […]

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Soviet Union blundered into underwater alien UFO base: divers died (video).

Soviet Union blundered into underwater alien UFO base: divers died (video).

Declassified military files released from the USSR after its fall detail one of the oddest – and nastiest – UFO encounters of all time. In 1982, far under the waters of Lake Baikal, seven Russian divers were exploring the world’s deepest freshwater lake on a research mission. But deep underwater they ran into a squad […]

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