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Scifi

The Indigo Child (short scifi movie: video in full).

The Indigo Child (short scifi movie: video in full).

In short science fiction film The Indigo Child by Casey Crescenzo, we have some far future science fiction where, moments before her son Satv’k’s retrieval by the state, Parser makes one last attempt at bolstering his faith in the fabled Indigo Child. 

October 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dune: a science fiction film review by Mark Kermode (video).

Dune: a science fiction film review by Mark Kermode (video).

Our man of many movies, one Mark Kermode, hires the Navigators’ Guild to transport him to the world of Dune, for a little movie review from the Duniverse. Did he like this adaption of the classic Herbert SF novels? Let’s see.

October 22, 2021 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the superhero cartoon series, Super Crooks, produced in anime style and written – rather unusually – for Netflix by Mark Millar. A down on his luck criminal called Johnny Bolt must hire a crew for one last heist. Think of this as a super-powered heist story with eight super-villains and […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop is a new live-action scifi anime adapation from Netflix – concerning three futuristic bounty hunters, known as “cowboys,” who are attempting to escape their odd pasts. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a disfunctional team eager to hunt down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals – […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More

TV

Peacemaker (superhero TV series: trailer).

Peacemaker (superhero TV series: trailer).

A trailer for the Peacemaker superhero TV series on HBO has just dropped, with that bloke from Suicide Squad who was a kind of dopey cut-price Captain-America-as psychopath as the main star. 

October 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cowboy Bebop (Netflix scifi TV series: trailer).

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix scifi TV series: trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the Cowboy Bebop TV series incoming from Netflix. It all looks rather retro, but that’s fine – we’re kinda retro, here, too.

October 20, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

Retro Fan #17 November 2021 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #17 November 2021 (magazine review).

The latest ‘Retro Fan’ is a Halloween special since last year’s edition sold so well and is now going to be a regular event. Getting this review out now should ensure, at least in the USA, you get your copy before the day. Rob Labbe goes over his early adventures making Aurora’s horror models and […]

October 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2021:   Are upgrades important?

Editorial – Oct 2021: Are upgrades important?

Hello everyone If you think coming up with editorials looks easy coming from me, I’ve been through at least four good ideas this month, mostly with a desire not to be funny as this world slowly winds up again into another covid disaster even before we get another variant. However, next to the covid-virus, the […]

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

What might real aliens look like? (science video)

What might real aliens look like? (science video)

In this hour-long science video, Dr. Arik Kershenbaum chats with the Event Horizon crew about what we know aliens might look like, based on our own evidence for life on Earth.

October 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

You do have to wonder how much the book ‘Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged)’ is actually abridged and appears not to identify scientific laws. When the examples of size-changing is looked at, they should have identified the Square-Cube Law where the larger the creature, the cross-section also increases in size and making it harder […]

October 7, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

Monster Blood Tattoo Book Two: Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish (book review).

Monster Blood Tattoo Book Two: Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish (book review).

‘Lamplighter’ is the second book in the ‘Monster Blood Tattoo’ trilogy. In ‘Book One: Foundling’ we followed hero Rossamünd Bookchild as he left the orphanage where he grew up and set off for the lamplighter headquarters at Winstermill but was delayed by various mishaps and adventures. Finally, he has arrived. Apprentice lamplighters receive four months […]

October 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

Zinnia Gray has been dying her entire life. Cursed with a fatal genetic disorder, she is well aware that her time is short. No one with her disease has much life beyond 21. Today is her 21st birthday. In a tribute to a childhood obsession that turned into a college degree, Zinnia’s best friend throws […]

October 17, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Grande Illusions: The Art And Technique Of Special Make-Up Effects Original Books I & II by Tom Savini (book review).

Grande Illusions: The Art And Technique Of Special Make-Up Effects Original Books I & II by Tom Savini (book review).

On a whim, I thought to look up Tom Savini’s ‘Grande Illusions’ book and came across this volume, ‘Grande Illusions: The Art And Technique Of Special Make-Up Effects Original Books I & II’ featuring both of them together, although I didn’t know the second one existed. I might not have seen many films Savini has […]

October 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons (author interview).

Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons (author interview).

Author Jon Peterson sits down with David Barr Kirtley to chat for an hour about Jon’s new non-fiction book, Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons, which delves into the strange history of D&D, and the shocking feud between its two creators, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Role a D20 and sit your […]

October 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
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