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Scifi

Noro (sci-fi thriller: short movie).

Noro (sci-fi thriller: short movie).

Here’s an interesting-looking science fiction thriller short, Noro, about a woman failing to move on after losing a child. However, an meeting with a stranger causes her to question the reality of her world, and she soon learns the stranger actually knows more about her son than she could imagine possible. So, what the heck’s going […]

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stargate actor Carmen Argenziano passes away.

Stargate actor Carmen Argenziano passes away.

Stargate SG-1 actor Carmen Argenziano has sadly passed away at the age of 75. Carmen played Jacob Carter in the TV series. He appeared in more movies and TV series than it’s almost possible to name, but film highlights include The Godfather, and as well as Stargate, his TV series included The Bionic Woman, Knight […]

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Anime & Manga

Attack on Titan season 3 second half: trailer.

Attack on Titan season 3 second half: trailer.

That Attack on Titan fantasy-SF anime sure is some weird s%$^, with the surviving remnants of humanity holed up in a fallen-tech city-state and besieged by massive mutant things called – rather appropriately – Titans. Well the second part of the 3rd season is now upon us and out via, what, Netflix, I think – or maybe […]

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (trailer: live action Pokemon film).

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (trailer: live action Pokemon film).

Here’s the trailer for the live action Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of SFX’d Detective Pikachu (I can’t believe I’m writing this). In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman (actor Justice Smith) is a failed Pokémon Trainer and the son of detective Harry Goodman. When Tim’s pops disappears in […]

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TV

Doom Patrol (big fat trailer).

Doom Patrol (big fat trailer).

Doom Patrol brings to the TV screen Robotman aka Cliff Steele (BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (DIANE GUERRERO), led by mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them […]

February 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Noro (sci-fi thriller: short movie).

Noro (sci-fi thriller: short movie).

Here’s an interesting-looking science fiction thriller short, Noro, about a woman failing to move on after losing a child. However, an meeting with a stranger causes her to question the reality of her world, and she soon learns the stranger actually knows more about her son than she could imagine possible. So, what the heck’s going […]

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More

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

Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

Now here is a book you want to dally over, Rhodri Evans’ book, ‘Capturing The Universe’, collects together photographs of all the planets, before exploring the Milky Way and what lies beyond, the universe at large. Actually, it’s bigger than large and you can well believe that there are as many stars as grains of […]

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Opportunity Rover says a goodbye that will break your heart.

Opportunity Rover says a goodbye that will break your heart.

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its […]

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Books

Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

Now here is a book you want to dally over, Rhodri Evans’ book, ‘Capturing The Universe’, collects together photographs of all the planets, before exploring the Milky Way and what lies beyond, the universe at large. Actually, it’s bigger than large and you can well believe that there are as many stars as grains of […]

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
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

Recent Articles

Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

I pulled ‘Back Issue # 67 September 2013’ last year for a look at two principle things which you’ll soon spot as you read this review. Anything else was purely a bonus. The theme of this ‘Back Issue’ is alternative realities with characters outside of their usual timelines. This also includes time travellers who also […]

February 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Yesterday (trailer: alternative reality comedy).

Yesterday (trailer: alternative reality comedy).

In the alternative reality comedy movie Yesterday, a failing musician Jack Malik (played by actor Himesh Patel) loses a few teeth while falling over during a worldwide power cut caused by a particle accelerator accident. He realises a few days later that he’s shifted into a parallel reality identical to our current Earth except for […]

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