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Scifi

Horse Girl (Netflix alien abduction movie).

Horse Girl (Netflix alien abduction movie).

Horse Girl is one of the science fiction movies picked up be Netflix at Sundance – this film is a drama about a young woman struggling with either (a) mental illness or (b) being regularly abducted and experimented on by nasty aliens in a UFO. Pick one, the remaining option won’t apply. Streaming on February […]

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon Season 2 teaser trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Altered Carbon Season 2 teaser trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Here’s the Altered Carbon second season teaser trailer. Given the series will be hitting the Netflix streams on the 27th February, that doesn’t give long for a full trailer to land with us!

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

If you like your Japanese mecha big, as in Gundam-size, then you’re in luck! The City of Yokohama in Japan is opening a tourist attraction which is basically a full-size Gundam base with a real-scale moving Gundam the same size as a NASA rocket launch gantry. They’re planning to open the site – called Gundam […]

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Away (2019) (animated film review).

Away (2019) (animated film review).

I settled down to watch ‘Away’, an animated feature film with anticipation. It’s not Disney and it’s not Manga, so it’s going to be different. It certainly is different. Before we get to commenting on the film let’s get the credits out of the way as it won’t take long. The film was written, directed, […]

December 1, 2019 | By | Reply More

TV

Picard season 2, now with added Guinan (Star Trek news).

Picard season 2, now with added Guinan (Star Trek news).

It looks like Guinan – the superhuman advanced entity slumming it in humanoid form – is set to return to the Picard-based Star Trek spin-off. Patrick even invited her in person … watch this! .@SirPatStew officially invites @WhoopiGoldberg to join season two of #StarTrekPicard: “It was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have […]

January 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon Season 2 teaser trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Altered Carbon Season 2 teaser trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Here’s the Altered Carbon second season teaser trailer. Given the series will be hitting the Netflix streams on the 27th February, that doesn’t give long for a full trailer to land with us!

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Spaced (at 21): geekiest sitcom ever? (video: cast panel).

Spaced (at 21): geekiest sitcom ever? (video: cast panel).

Spaced was perhaps the geekiest comedy sitcom, like, ever! It could take on the Big Bang Theory and leave our American cousins wheezing on the floor, begging for less scifi and comic-book in-jokes! In this video panel, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, its director, Edgar Wright and cast and crew including Mark Heap and Reece […]

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker (book review).

Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker (book review).

Here’s a book about a hobby taken to an extreme. Casual birdwatching is common enough, and some people take it a bit seriously, planning daytrips or summer holidays to places with particularly interesting variety of birdlife. But Noah Strycker aimed even higher, taking himself around the world with the aim to ‘spot’ at least half […]

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday 19th January 2020. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The launch escape test lifted off […]

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

The Moon is getting lined up to be commercialised damned quick – before you know it, there’ll be McDonalds and Space Ports and mines and the life of the high frontier will get real busy, real quick.

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez (book review).

The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez (book review).

In some respects, you’re thrown in the deep end from the wrong direction with Simon Jimenez’ book, ‘The Vanished Birds’, and getting a different perspective as we follow the life of Kaeda on an agriculture planet where a starship arrives every 15 years to collect their crop. Presumably, some financial settlement is made although we […]

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

Note for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. The alien protomolecule has risen from Venus like ‘some titanic sea creature’ and travelled to the outer planets’ zone to form a Ring a thousand kilometres wide. A flotilla of science and military ships […]

January 19, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Knight of Shadows (Jackie Chan fantasy film: trailer).

The Knight of Shadows (Jackie Chan fantasy film: trailer).

In upcoming Chinese fantasy movie The Knight of Shadows, Pu Songling (Jackie Chan), a legendary demon hunter, is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearances of young girls from a small village. When he discovers evil forces are kidnapping the girls to feast on their souls, he sets out to save humanity from the inhuman invasion […]

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Artist # 1/Alter Ego Vol. 2 # 1 Spring 1998 Second Printing (magazine review).

Comic Book Artist # 1/Alter Ego Vol. 2 # 1 Spring 1998 Second Printing (magazine review).

Now here’s a remarkable fluke. I was pulling a once-in-a-lifetime bundle from the Neal Adams website and it included what I thought was a reprint of ‘Comic Book Artist Collection Volume 1’ because it had the same Neal Adams Batman cover and turned out to be the original use from 1998. All right, a second […]

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
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