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Scifi

Debris (new NBC science fiction TV series: trailer).

Debris (new NBC science fiction TV series: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for NBC’s new scifi TV series, Debris, in which a new multinational spy agency is set up to investigate the mysterious effects wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft begins to work on humanity. A couple of mismatched agents (are there any other kind?) run into all sorts of sub-X-Files brown stuff […]

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Here Comes Frieda (short science fiction film: in full – video).

Here Comes Frieda (short science fiction film: in full – video).

Here Comes Frieda is a short science fiction movie by Robin Takao D’Oench. It’s 2040, and super-storms of lethal proportion are commonplace. Citizens play a lottery where the winners get free passage to an orbital habitat named Upper Paradise. Against astronomical odds, Lilly Lamont, a young blind woman finds herself the winner. As she prepares […]

January 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Inside a Japanese Anime studio (video).

Inside a Japanese Anime studio (video).

Our Joey goes behind the scenes inside the CloverWorks Studios in Tokyo to bring you an inside look at how anime is created, how long it takes, and the inside-gen on the process of making a Japanese animated movie or TV series. CloverWorks are the bods behind such works as Slow Start, Darling in the […]

December 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sweet Home (Netflix horror film: trailer).

Sweet Home (Netflix horror film: trailer).

Here’s Sweet Home, a new South Korean horror film from Netflix streaming on December 18th, 2020 – based on the South Korean manga of the same name (manga is called manhwa in Korea). A curse from a demon converts large portions of mankind into mutant monsters and destroys civilization, a teen is given super-powers by the curse, and […]

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TV

Daredevil actor Charlie Cox spotted on Spider-man 3 film set as Matt Murdoch (news).

Daredevil actor Charlie Cox spotted on Spider-man 3 film set as Matt Murdoch (news).

Word has filtered in from ComicBook.com that actor Charlie Cox who played Daredevil in the Netflix TV series of the same name has been spotted on the Spider-man 3 film set, playing lawyer Matt Murdoch. Of course, Peter Parker might need a decent lawyer, now that he was outed as a cape at the end […]

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Equalizer (new cri-fi/spy-fy reboot for classic TV series: trailer).

The Equalizer (new cri-fi/spy-fy reboot for classic TV series: trailer).

The Equalizer TV series is getting another CBS reboot for a certain retired secret agent to start their own little side-gig into vigilante justice for victims let down by the official forces of law. This one stars Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, the grim narked-off agent of vengeance, and it looks rather good, as far […]

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

Science In Practice (Editorial – Jan 2021).

Science In Practice (Editorial – Jan 2021).

Hello everyone, Seeing science working is kind of scary for a lot of people, despite the fact that they rely on science for much of their lives, not just in your home but many other things. In fact, you would have to wonder how those who have an element of fear of science get on […]

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Being Geek: Born, Bred Or Just Creative (an article by GF Willmetts).

Being Geek: Born, Bred Or Just Creative (an article by GF Willmetts).

One of the first lessons I learnt in General Semantics is that labels are imprecise names because no one or thing is a precise fit. In that respect, we should treat being geek in the same category. The simple proof is geeks are invariably seen as loners with odd specialist interests. Hands up those of […]

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

Machines in control: the dark side of utopia (science video).

Machines in control: the dark side of utopia (science video).

Isaac Arthur examines how artificial intelligence may help bring about a Post-Scarcity Utopia, assuming the robots don’t take over, instead. And we also dream of futures that involve Post-Scarcity Utopias (Iain M. Banks’ Culture) … but its dark reflection is the Post-Discontent society, one where through deception or brainwashing, people do not even know how they […]

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nuking our way to Mars (science video).

Nuking our way to Mars (science video).

There are more than a couple of ways to nuke our passage to Mars. There’s the old Project Orion method of just chucking atomic bombs out of the back of your starship, detonating them against a pusher plate, and riding the shockwave to the planet of your choice. But there’s also a more refined way […]

January 17, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

Ursula K. Le Guin gets her own U.S postage stamp (news).

Ursula K. Le Guin gets her own U.S postage stamp (news).

Fantasy and science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin – best known for her Hainish universe novels and Earthsea fantasy series – is finally getting her own postage stamp in the USA! The 33rd stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s ‘Literary Arts’ series features Ursula K. Le Guin, who, they say, “Expanded the scope of […]

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Storm Constantine, fantasy author, passes away aged 64 (news).

Storm Constantine, fantasy author, passes away aged 64 (news).

Sad news just in, fantasy author Storm Constantine – best known for her Wraeththu series – has passed away aged 64. Her family posted this today on her Facebook account: It is with great sorrow that we bring the sad news of the death of our dear friend and founder, the writer and publisher, Storm […]

January 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Tom Welling: Smallville’s Clark Kent speaks (video).

Tom Welling: Smallville’s Clark Kent speaks (video).

Actor Tom Welling, Smallville‘s Clark Kent/Superman, speaks to Lex Luthor (or Michael Rosenbaum as we prefer to call him) about their time on TV series Smallville, and many other things in this one-hour-long video interview. Factoid of the day, In 2017 Welling was cast in the third season of Lucifer, playing Marcus Pierce, a police […]

January 17, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Wondering about the wonder in WandaVision? (Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin review).

Wondering about the wonder in WandaVision? (Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin review).

Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin are back in Zoom-town to bring you their thoughts on the first live-action MCU TV series to hit Disney+, WandaVision. This is the one where Wanda and Vision are stuck in some kind of virtual reality simulation or pocket universe designed to resemble a sitcom TV series as it progresses […]

January 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
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