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Scifi

Underwater (scifi movie: clip).

Underwater (scifi movie: clip).

In scifi movie Underwater, a team of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their ocean floor laboratory. This one is directed by William Eubank (The Signal) and stars Kristen Stewart (Charlie’s Angels, The Twilight Series) alongside T.J. Miller (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, La Haine), John Gallagher Jr. (10 […]

January 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Savage Deeps by Timothy S. Johnson (The Rise Of Oceania  book 2) (book review).

The Savage Deeps by Timothy S. Johnson (The Rise Of Oceania book 2) (book review).

Set in a possible future, ‘The Rise Of Oceania’ series tells an old story, a war for independence in a new and inventive setting. As the oceans rise, humanity takes refuge beneath the water, creating cities thirty metres under the surface. Life underwater is tough and consequently breeds tough men and women. Any threat to […]

January 27, 2020 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

If you like your Japanese mecha big, as in Gundam-size, then you’re in luck! The City of Yokohama in Japan is opening a tourist attraction which is basically a full-size Gundam base with a real-scale moving Gundam the same size as a NASA rocket launch gantry. They’re planning to open the site – called Gundam […]

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Away (2019) (animated film review).

Away (2019) (animated film review).

I settled down to watch ‘Away’, an animated feature film with anticipation. It’s not Disney and it’s not Manga, so it’s going to be different. It certainly is different. Before we get to commenting on the film let’s get the credits out of the way as it won’t take long. The film was written, directed, […]

December 1, 2019 | By | Reply More

TV

Buffy To Batgirl edited by Julie M. Still and Zara T. Wilkinson  (book review)

Buffy To Batgirl edited by Julie M. Still and Zara T. Wilkinson (book review)

Firstly, I should point out that the title, ‘Buffy To Batgirl’ is a bit of a misnomer because the covers 14 TV series/characters with some overlap and in a longer range of letters. The sub-title will brief you better on the subject matter, ‘Essays On Female Power, Evolving Femininity And Gender Roles In Science Fiction […]

January 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Picard season 2, now with added Guinan (Star Trek news).

Picard season 2, now with added Guinan (Star Trek news).

It looks like Guinan – the superhuman advanced entity slumming it in humanoid form – is set to return to the Picard-based Star Trek spin-off. Patrick even invited her in person … watch this! .@SirPatStew officially invites @WhoopiGoldberg to join season two of #StarTrekPicard: “It was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have […]

January 23, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Spaced (at 21): geekiest sitcom ever? (video: cast panel).

Spaced (at 21): geekiest sitcom ever? (video: cast panel).

Spaced was perhaps the geekiest comedy sitcom, like, ever! It could take on the Big Bang Theory and leave our American cousins wheezing on the floor, begging for less scifi and comic-book in-jokes! In this video panel, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, its director, Edgar Wright and cast and crew including Mark Heap and Reece […]

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker (book review).

Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker (book review).

Here’s a book about a hobby taken to an extreme. Casual birdwatching is common enough, and some people take it a bit seriously, planning daytrips or summer holidays to places with particularly interesting variety of birdlife. But Noah Strycker aimed even higher, taking himself around the world with the aim to ‘spot’ at least half […]

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Coronavirus: a pandemic straight out of the Contagion film?

Coronavirus: a pandemic straight out of the Contagion film?

We’ve been following the rapid progress of Coronavirus through China with a worried eye. To help SFcrowsnest’s readers, we’ve compiled some videos that will be off interest if you want to deep-dive into this subject – and maybe think about taking some basic precautions for you and your family if you haven’t yet. Let’s start […]

January 27, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability by Rowan Hooper (book review).

Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability by Rowan Hooper (book review).

‘Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability’ is a popular science book looking into the science behind performance at extreme levels. Ranging from seemingly subjective qualities, such as bravery and musical ability to more quantifiable traits like memory and endurance, this book covers a wide range of topics. Bringing together science and […]

January 23, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

Buffy To Batgirl edited by Julie M. Still and Zara T. Wilkinson  (book review)

Buffy To Batgirl edited by Julie M. Still and Zara T. Wilkinson (book review)

Firstly, I should point out that the title, ‘Buffy To Batgirl’ is a bit of a misnomer because the covers 14 TV series/characters with some overlap and in a longer range of letters. The sub-title will brief you better on the subject matter, ‘Essays On Female Power, Evolving Femininity And Gender Roles In Science Fiction […]

January 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Savage Deeps by Timothy S. Johnson (The Rise Of Oceania  book 2) (book review).

The Savage Deeps by Timothy S. Johnson (The Rise Of Oceania book 2) (book review).

Set in a possible future, ‘The Rise Of Oceania’ series tells an old story, a war for independence in a new and inventive setting. As the oceans rise, humanity takes refuge beneath the water, creating cities thirty metres under the surface. Life underwater is tough and consequently breeds tough men and women. Any threat to […]

January 27, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Star Trek Picard: series premiere review.

Star Trek Picard: series premiere review.

The Critical Drinker has a few views about the new Star Trek spin-off with Picard in the big lad’s command chair, so settle in as CD sets his phaser to stunning for his review of the first episode of Star Trek Picard, Remembrance.

January 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 5: Fugitive Of The Judoon by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall

Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 5: Fugitive Of The Judoon by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall

Before I start, this episode should be regarded as a part one and everything below is total SPOILER but with none of the answers. I would recommend if you haven’t seen this episode first come back and read later. Me, I’m going to make some sense of it all. There are two mixing plots, a […]

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