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Scifi

Bill and Ted III: Face the Music (announcement trailer).

Bill and Ted III: Face the Music (announcement trailer).

Dude, you are never too old to go time travelling and save the universe through the power of music. Yes, the movie Bill and Ted III: Face the Music has been green-lit by the most excellent Orion Pictures. Will it be any good, though? Frack knows. Maybe it’ll be a meditation on how the passage […]

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Stranger Things: 3rd season trailer (Summer Holiday monster madness comes to Netflix).

Stranger Things: 3rd season trailer (Summer Holiday monster madness comes to Netflix).

If you like your science fiction/horror with that faux 1980s vibe (move over Goonies, Back to the Future and E.T.), plus you would like to see what you get when you combine a teen summer holiday coming of age saga with evil pan-dimensional mutants and government conspiracy assassins, then the 3rd season of Stranger Things […]

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Anime & Manga

Netflix supercharges its anime output.

Netflix supercharges its anime output.

Netflix is partnering with production houses Anima, Sublimation, and David Production to up their anime output. These production houses and Netflix will create new anime including the animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved from Anima. Altered Carbon is based on Netflix’s live action science fiction series (a second live action season is currently in production). Netflix […]

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alita: Battle Angel [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Alita: Battle Angel [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

It should not be such a novelty act to witness resilient feminine empowerment at the helm of an adventurous SF-oriented manga film. It also should not be a curiosity as to why such an adventurous SF-oriented manga film be considered merely serviceable especially coming from the notable creative likes of heralded and profiled filmmakers James […]

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TV

Captain Pike no more: Anson Mount to depart Star Trek Discovery.

Captain Pike no more: Anson Mount to depart Star Trek Discovery.

Bad news for all the Star Trek fans who have been happily mooching along with Discovery after the inclusion of middle-aged Silver Fox man-candy Anson Mount as Captain Pike, taking over command of the Discovery for season two after the previous skipper was found to be a Mirror Universe rotter. He’s leaving and won’t appear […]

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Stranger Things: 3rd season trailer (Summer Holiday monster madness comes to Netflix).

Stranger Things: 3rd season trailer (Summer Holiday monster madness comes to Netflix).

If you like your science fiction/horror with that faux 1980s vibe (move over Goonies, Back to the Future and E.T.), plus you would like to see what you get when you combine a teen summer holiday coming of age saga with evil pan-dimensional mutants and government conspiracy assassins, then the 3rd season of Stranger Things […]

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Culture

Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

Any books I have about film director Stanley Kubrick tend to centre on one particular SF film. When Nathan Abrams’ book, ‘Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual’, came up in the Eurospan catalogue, I thought it was about time I read a bit more. That isn’t to say I don’t know anything about Kubrick’s background […]

February 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

Hector A. Garcia’s book, ‘Sex, Power And Partisanship’, makes more sense with its sub-title, ‘How Evolutionary Science Makes Sense Of Our Political Divide’. In other words, are we bred to be the way we are politically. Essentially, he reasons that in the USA, to be a Republican or left-wing is to be overtly masculine and […]

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

As author Roger A. Sedjo points out in his introduction to ‘Surviving Global Warming’, we’ve known global warming and climate change has been happening since the 1980s and simply haven’t done enough to curb it. We’ve seen rapid changes in the weather this year so we should all know something’s going on. Sedjo points out […]

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Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

There’s always a question of just how big can the Haynes books get? I guess David M. Harland’s book, ‘Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual’, says all the way to the top. As I’m pretty familiar with a lot of this information so I was literally here for […]

March 15, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

Love Bites (book 2) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

Love Bites (book 2) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

With so many books having been written about vampires it seems difficult to come up with a new idea. This one has. ‘Love Bites’ is chronologically the second in a series about the Argeneau family. The whole family are vampires. This is explained to the female lead, pathologist Rachel Garrett, as being due to nano-technology […]

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Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

As author Roger A. Sedjo points out in his introduction to ‘Surviving Global Warming’, we’ve known global warming and climate change has been happening since the 1980s and simply haven’t done enough to curb it. We’ve seen rapid changes in the weather this year so we should all know something’s going on. Sedjo points out […]

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Recent Articles

X-Men coming to the MCU! Disney buys 21st Century Fox.

X-Men coming to the MCU! Disney buys 21st Century Fox.

At 12 a.m. today The Walt Disney Company finally finished its official purchase of 21st Century Fox – the first part of the Mouse’s cunning master plan to crush Netflix and slay Amazon Prime before Jeff Bezos can build his first L5 Orbital Station. As well as the movie business merger, opening up the possibility […]

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Kindle: new entry-level 2019 model out in April.

Kindle: new entry-level 2019 model out in April.

If you, like us at SFcrowsnest Towers, have reached the level of endurance on your book-shelves’ load-bearing capacity, then the Kindle e-book reader is one of the more elegant ways to indulge your book-buying habits. It appears there’s now a 2019 entry-level Kindle hitting the big Zon on April 10th this year, replacing their slightly […]

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