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Stargate SG-1: Robert Picardo, aka Richard Woolsey, interviewed (video).

Stargate SG-1: Robert Picardo, aka Richard Woolsey, interviewed (video).

Actor Robert Picardo, aka Richard Woolsey, is interviewed about his time on the science fiction TV series Stargate SG-1, in this fine one hour long video for your viewing delectation. Of course, this was after he played the holographic Doctor in Star Trek Voyager. Good old Robert, he likes a bit of the science fiction, […]

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Terminator Genisys: the Terminator that really should have known when to stop? (film retrospective).

Terminator Genisys: the Terminator that really should have known when to stop? (film retrospective).

Was Terminator Genisys the Terminator that really should have known when to stop? This is the reboot film where Kyle Reese, a soldier in a post-apocalyptic war against the Skynet A.I., is sent from 2029 to 1984 to avert Sarah Connor’s death. When Kyle arrives in the past, he discovers that the timeline has been […]

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Anime & Manga

Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix scifi cartoon TV series: trailer).

Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix scifi cartoon TV series: trailer).

Here’s another advert for the first season of the new Netflix scifi anime-style cartoon TV series, Pacific Rim: The Black. Here’s the blurb: There was a time when Kaiju rose from the Pacific Rim only to encounter gigantic robots, Jaegers, built to fight them back. That time has passed. Now, Australia has been overrun by […]

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Battle of the Planets: an anime documentary (video).

Battle of the Planets: an anime documentary (video).

Back in the late 1970’s, the film Star Wars was released and it became a sensation. It made so much money everyone was searching for the next Star Wars clone. Sandy Frank saw his opportunity in a hyper-popular Japanese anime called Gatchaman. He purchased the English rights, re-edited, and re-dubbed the episodes, and thus was […]

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TV

Stargate SG-1: Robert Picardo, aka Richard Woolsey, interviewed (video).

Stargate SG-1: Robert Picardo, aka Richard Woolsey, interviewed (video).

Actor Robert Picardo, aka Richard Woolsey, is interviewed about his time on the science fiction TV series Stargate SG-1, in this fine one hour long video for your viewing delectation. Of course, this was after he played the holographic Doctor in Star Trek Voyager. Good old Robert, he likes a bit of the science fiction, […]

March 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wandavision: last episode of the first season reviewed (video).

Wandavision: last episode of the first season reviewed (video).

Here’s the review of the first season finale of Wandavision – but beware, there be more spoilers ahead than a fridge full of green cheese abandoned for a decade. And what about those mid-credit and post-credits scenes, eh?

March 7, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

The Problems Of A Secret Identity: an article by: GF Willmetts.

The Problems Of A Secret Identity: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Back when super-heroes were first created, the nature of the disguise was, for the likes of Bruce Wayne, to scare felons by looking like a bat. All right, a man-sized bat but criminals back then were probably jumpy anyway. As they mostly go around at night, you would think they would be used to bats. […]

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #13 March 2021 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #13 March 2021 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’ starts running with interviews by Mike Eury with Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen about their time on ‘Lost In Space’ and both being told that it wasn’t likely to get beyond a pilot episode otherwise they might not have done it. Ultimately, it only got cancelled because Irwin Allen […]

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Science

When war itself goes science fiction (science video).

When war itself goes science fiction (science video).

Future battlefields will employ ever-more technology, says Isaac Arthur, whether that battlefield is on earth, in the sea, in space, or inside cyberspace. In this 30-minute science video, Isaac examines the roles robots, drones, artificial intelligence, armoured suits, and nanotech could play in the future of war.

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Rail-guns: the future of warfare gets magnetic (science video).

Rail-guns: the future of warfare gets magnetic (science video).

You might previously have only encountered railguns in science fiction novels such as Stephen Hunt’s Hellfleet, or the Expanse TV series where starships are regularly shooting the heck out of each other with magnetically accelerated tungsten rods. But, the US military was never one to allow such tropes to rest on their bed as pure […]

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

Foundation: was it Isaac Asimov’s legacy to the world? (video).

Foundation: was it Isaac Asimov’s legacy to the world? (video).

Foundation competes for the title of most important science fiction novel in the genre, and let’s face it, that’s a crowded field! But is its reputation well-deserved? Was it even the best book that our Isaac bashed out? This ten-minute video will answer your questions!

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The Marvel Art Of Mondo Poster Book (artbook review).

The Marvel Art Of Mondo Poster Book (artbook review).

Originally, a small store in the basement of a Texan cinema, the legendary Alamo Drafthouse, ‘Mondo’ is now a worldwide boutique store in which artists from across the world give their own unique spin on pop culture. Unsurprisingly, the comicbook world is a popular source of inspiration for Mondo’s selection of memorabilia with screen prints […]

March 6, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Illustrators # 32  (art magazine review)

Illustrators # 32 (art magazine review)

With the latest edition of ‘Illustrators’, there is an introduction to Swiss artist Oliver Frey on the front cover and first article. Certainly a dynamic artist and someone who went through the American Famous Artists School, although looking at the remarks from his first editor, needed to work on his anatomy and perspective which he […]

March 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Space 1999: the greatest UK science fiction TV series ever? (video).

Space 1999: the greatest UK science fiction TV series ever? (video).

Chris Dale takes us through the complete story of how Gerry Anderson’s UK science fiction TV series that was Space: 1999 transformed from its first season to the second. Doesn’t living twenty years after the date of a supposedly futuristic adventure series make you feel really old? I know it does me. Maybe I should […]

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