Scifi

Silencio (SF movie trailer).

Silencio (SF movie trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the science fiction movie, Silencio, in which a couple of scientists – played by John Noble and Rupert Graves – find a resource which allows them to travel a little way back in time and change the time-line. They use it to alter events save one of their family’s from a […]

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Replicas (Keanu Reeves scifi movie trailer).

Replicas (Keanu Reeves scifi movie trailer).

Here’s a new science fiction movie, Replicas, with Keanu Reeves as a genius A.I. developer – in which he plans to upload recently dead minds into his computers and robots, to see if humanity can live beyond death. Yeah, that’s going to end well, isn’t it. And then his family dies in a car crash, […]

September 19, 2018 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Star Wars, A New Hope fake anime trailer.

Star Wars, A New Hope fake anime trailer.

That rascal of a Russian artist, Dmitry “Ahriman” Grozov, is only at it again, producing a fabulous fake Japanese anime version of Star Wars, A New Hope. Here we are, comrade, watch it here.

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

You have to love SoftBank’s Asratec robotics arm, along with Japan’s Brave Robotics Company, they’ve teamed up with amusement park tech specialist J-deite Ride to develop a prototype of something I’d pay a Dollar to ride – a real Transformers-style robot you can actually sit inside and have some fun with. J-deite RIDE is a new 4-meter tall robot […]

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More

TV

Arrow season seven (trailer).

Arrow season seven (trailer).

Arrow is still shooting off his arrows – well, someone who looks like him, at any rate, given the real item is apparently languishing in prison. Or, is he?

September 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Daredevil (3rd season on Netflix – trailer).

Daredevil (3rd season on Netflix – trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 3rd season of Daredevil coming your way on Netflix on 19th October 2018. 

September 20, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

This is a documentary about nutrias. These are the world’s largest rodents, weighing in the range of 20 pounds or more. They began invading southern Louisiana swamps about 1958. They have driven out aquatic wildlife in that area. The issue of what to be done about them is controversial. Animal protection and fashion sources benefit […]

September 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

‘Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention’ by Maggie Jackson is an update of her 2008 book. Her contention is people are doing far too much on-line through various devices and not paying attention to the real world with a variety of examples is something we should all be familiar with. I […]

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More

Science

To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle (Big Falcon Rocket), what SpaceX describes as “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space.” The lucky chap is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa – who will travel with six to […]

September 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Artificial intelligence loves strange alien galaxy fast radio bursts. True.

Artificial intelligence loves strange alien galaxy fast radio bursts. True.

Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe, or SETI. Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a SETI project led by the University of California, Berkeley, have now used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source some 3 billion light years […]

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

The City Of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy book 1)by S.A. Chakraborty  (book review)

The City Of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy book 1)by S.A. Chakraborty (book review)

‘The City Of Brass’ is the first in ‘The Daevabad Trilogy’ by S.A. Chakraborty and is her debut novel. Nahri is a street urchin who gets by swindling money out of the rich by pretending to read palms and healing the sick. She knows she’s swindling them as she firmly believes that magic doesn’t exist, […]

September 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

For such a prominent artist from Warren Publications, Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian has only had two books specifically of his art available and these are out of print although it is possible to pull copies, as I did with this one, ‘Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1’. With the exception of 6 pages in colour, the rest […]

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

William Shatner interviewed (audio interview).

William Shatner interviewed (audio interview).

Here’s a fascinating audio interview with William Shatner chatting to James about his career in TV and the movies, and, yes, Star Trek (of course). The Shat-man is out on tour for his new book,  Live Long And . . . What I Learned Along the Way, as you’ll learn if you listen to this […]

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

Now, here’s a little test for you. Name some early British women illustrators and cartoonists. Off the top of my head, I only had two: Beatrix Potter and Mabel Lucie Atwell. In the past 150 years, America has the same problem or so I thought. Martha H. Kennedy’s very large book, ‘Drawn To Purpose: American […]

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
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