Scifi

Orville scifi TV series: 3rd season review (video).

Orville scifi TV series: 3rd season review (video).

Nick has been watching The Orville‘s 3rd season on TV so you don’t have to. Is this what Star Trek used to be, and still should be – or simply a homage too far?

August 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Man With A Thousand Names by AE Van Vogt (book review).

The Man With A Thousand Names by AE Van Vogt (book review).

‘The Man With A Thousand Names’ comes from AE Van Vogt’s second phase of writing in the 1970s. Actually, it feels more like two or three names really but you have to treat this story as part detective as Van Vogt lays in the clues as to what is going on and why. Spoilt rich […]

August 10, 2022 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home, Studio Colorido’s third feature-length animation film is coming to Netfllix. Sixth-graders Childhood pals Kosuke and Natsume grew up in the same apartment block. During their summer vacation, they get caught up in a bizarre occurrence while playing in the apartment building that is about to be destroyed. All they can see is a […]

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Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Kami are the spirits of Japanese folklore and an inukami, in particular, a dog-spirit that features in this manga series is called Yoko, a supposedly untrainable and rebellious spirit, despite her essentially benevolent nature. Keita Kawahira is a young man from a family of spirit trainers but, in time-honoured manga tradition, he’s really an idler, […]

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TV

Orville scifi TV series: 3rd season review (video).

Orville scifi TV series: 3rd season review (video).

Nick has been watching The Orville‘s 3rd season on TV so you don’t have to. Is this what Star Trek used to be, and still should be – or simply a homage too far?

August 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
South Of Hell: The Complete Series (TV series DVD review).

South Of Hell: The Complete Series (TV series DVD review).

I tend to have a slightly disruptive way of buying things from time to time, mostly driven by that looks interesting and ignore review comments. I suspect you do a similar thing with SFC reviews, if for no other reason then plain curiosity to see if we’re wrong or you have the reverse taste to […]

August 10, 2022 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – August 2022: Science is constant. Science Fiction isn’t constant.

Editorial – August 2022: Science is constant. Science Fiction isn’t constant.

Science is constant. Science Fiction isn’t constant. Hello everyone, There is always a debate as to which came first: the bird or the egg, forgetting the third answer: the reptile who laid it. After all, some animal had to lay the eggs first. Lesson learnt is not to accept that everything has only two choices, […]

July 31, 2022 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #21 July 2022 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #21 July 2022 (magazine review).

Scott Shaw! rolls off this issue of ‘Retro Fan’ looking at his time when he was involved in the advertising campaign for Pebbles cereal using the Flintstones giving some insight into his job. His end comment that it was safer to eat the box than the cereal shows how sugary it was. I was mostly […]

July 29, 2022 | By | Reply More

Science

The Fermi Paradox explained: timebombs in technology? (science video)

The Fermi Paradox explained: timebombs in technology? (science video)

Isaac Arthur often wonders where all the extraterrestrial life is in the galaxy, but might it be that the technology required for space travel and star travel always bring about disaster? 

August 12, 2022 | By | Reply More
Time travel and warp drives, from the physicist they based Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future on (video interview).

Time travel and warp drives, from the physicist they based Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future on (video interview).

Dr. Jack Sarfatti outlines his approach to consciousness, time travel, and other cutting-edge themes in science and physics. He also conceptualises UAP propulsion and gives insights on warp-drive architecture. The Sarfatti “weightless warp-drive” proposal uses gravitational metamaterials to construct a low-power warp-drive based on the ordinary and widely recognised concepts of relativity theory rather than […]

August 11, 2022 | By | Reply More

Books

The Man With A Thousand Names by AE Van Vogt (book review).

The Man With A Thousand Names by AE Van Vogt (book review).

‘The Man With A Thousand Names’ comes from AE Van Vogt’s second phase of writing in the 1970s. Actually, it feels more like two or three names really but you have to treat this story as part detective as Van Vogt lays in the clues as to what is going on and why. Spoilt rich […]

August 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
Skyward Flight by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson (book review).

Skyward Flight by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson (book review).

‘Skyward Flight’ is the omnibus edition of three ‘Skyward’ novellas: ‘Sunreach’, ‘ReDawn’ and ‘Evershore’, all of which are related to Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Skyward Trilogy’. I didn’t realise this before starting the book but, although these novellas refer back to events in the first trilogy, I was able to follow the story without any problem. There […]

August 7, 2022 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Star Trek: the original series… what were the Top Ten best episodes, ever?

Star Trek: the original series… what were the Top Ten best episodes, ever?

Let’s get into some real controversial stuff, here. Not politics and whether Biden could beat Trump in a game of Battleship, but the original O.G. Star Trek and what the best ten episodes were for its run?

August 8, 2022 | By | Reply More
UFO/UAP news roundup (7th August 2022).

UFO/UAP news roundup (7th August 2022).

Here’s the weekly round-up of all the best new content that is fit to print, and some that probably isn’t, concerning the topic of UFOs, UAPs, and a sugary side-dollop of woo. Jeremy Rys provides an overview of the UAP Phenomenon, beginning with its historical roots and progressing to the current investigation being conducted by […]

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