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Scifi

The Matrix Resurrections (trailer #3).

The Matrix Resurrections (trailer #3).

The Matrix Resurrections is Lana Wachowski’s movie sequel to the first series, bringing back original actors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity. Return to an alien digital world where there are two realities: ordinary life and what lurks underneath it. This’un will be released into cinemas on 22nd December 2021 by Warner […]

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Monkey Business (1952) by Mark R. Leeper (a film retrospective).

Monkey Business (1952) by Mark R. Leeper (a film retrospective).

At least, for the record, Howard Hawks did not direct ‘The Thing From Another World’, though he certainly did contribute to the creative process of that film. But a year after that film was made Hawks really did direct a Science Fiction film. It is not remembered like ‘The Thing From Another World’, but that […]

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Anime & Manga

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: there is no better anime (documentary).

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: there is no better anime (documentary).

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is one of the best manga series, like, ever. It was also Miyazaki’s magnum opus. Let’s settle down for forty minutes of anime goodness in this fascinating documentary covering everything from the soundtrack through to Dune’s influences on Miyazaki.

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Appleseed: Masamune Shirow’s true classic – let’s burn Ghost in the Shell (video).

Appleseed: Masamune Shirow’s true classic – let’s burn Ghost in the Shell (video).

Ed and Jim examine Masamune Shirow’s true classic. No, you muppet, not that silly old crap Ghost in the Shell, but Appleseed – where Masamune’s art style was riffing off his favourite Western artist, Syd Mead, with more mecha than you can squeeze a big box of robots into. 

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TV

Doctor Who Flux: Chapter Six: The Vanquishers by Chris Chibnall.

Doctor Who Flux: Chapter Six: The Vanquishers by Chris Chibnall.

Y’know, after the apparent death of Awsok last episode, you do have to wonder if writer Chris Chibnall is going to start pulling astral-rabbits out of the hat for the conclusion. I mean, the Doctor has been led from pillar to post without really knowing what is going on. Even her other regenerations would bluff […]

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Umbrella Academy season one (blu-ray TV series review).

Umbrella Academy season one (blu-ray TV series review).

Bear in mind I haven’t read the original Dark Horse comicbook series of ‘Umbrella Academy’, so I’m building up a picture from the first episode which jumps around a lot. 54 spontaneous instant pregnancies and births and a billionaire called Hargreaves succeeds in buying 7 of the babies. Considering they nearly all grow up with […]

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Culture

Nick Frost interviewed: King of the Geeks (video).

Nick Frost interviewed: King of the Geeks (video).

Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) joins Michael Rosenbaum this week to talk about coping with extreme trauma and melancholy, as well as how his family’s loss and tribulations have influenced his life. Nick opens up a lot about his family’s struggles with alcoholism in this episode, including what it was like to […]

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Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

Released in 2007, ‘Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition’ by James Gunn is becoming a hard book to come across but worth seeking out if you can get it at a decent price as he gives his views across the entire range of SF, including looking from the non-SF to the SF viewpoints as he has […]

November 27, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

2022 Yearbook Of Astronomy edited by Brian Jones (book review).

2022 Yearbook Of Astronomy edited by Brian Jones (book review).

For any budding or experienced amateur astronomer or anywhere in-between, the ‘2022 Yearbook Of Astronomy’ should be on their Christmas list. It has been edited by Brian Jones and brings together everything you need to know in 2022 along with 14 articles, 3 sections on interesting things and 4 miscellaneous sections. This compendium of astronomy […]

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How colonising space will help save our planet (science video).

How colonising space will help save our planet (science video).

Many people feel that colonising space is necessary to not keep all of our eggs in one basket, in case anything happens to Earth. Yet colonising space may also be the best approach to defend and maintain our green and nice planet.

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Books

2022 Yearbook Of Astronomy edited by Brian Jones (book review).

2022 Yearbook Of Astronomy edited by Brian Jones (book review).

For any budding or experienced amateur astronomer or anywhere in-between, the ‘2022 Yearbook Of Astronomy’ should be on their Christmas list. It has been edited by Brian Jones and brings together everything you need to know in 2022 along with 14 articles, 3 sections on interesting things and 4 miscellaneous sections. This compendium of astronomy […]

December 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Girl In The Golden Atom by Ray Cummings (book review).

The Girl In The Golden Atom by Ray Cummings (book review).

‘The Girl In The Golden Atom’ was originally released in 1922 and makes its author, Ray Cummings (1887-1957) the first SF writer to shrink people to microworlds, this time onto a scratch on a gold ring. He later adapted the idea for Timely’s Captain America Comics # 25-26, thus responsible for what later became the […]

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Recent Articles

Zelos (short science fiction film: in full).

Zelos (short science fiction film: in full).

A competitive mother orders a clone to outperform her faultless companion in Thoranna Sigurdardottir‘s short scifi film Zelos, but quickly finds she has acquired an unbeatable competitor. 

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Encounter: a scifi film review by Mark Kermode.

Encounter: a scifi film review by Mark Kermode.

Mark Kermode gives his opinion on scifi film Encounter. After discovering signs of an extraterrestrial infection, a former soldier goes on the run with his two children.

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