Scifi

Dark Season by Russell T Davies (audio review).

Dark Season by Russell T Davies (audio review).

This is the audio book of the TV series, ‘Dark Season’ by Russell T Davies, which was originally broadcast in 1991 on the BBC. An extraordinarily prescient drama, ‘Dark Season’ featured a young then a complete unknown Kate Winslet and Jacqueline Pearce, already on our screens as the scary Servalan from ‘Blake’s Seven’. Marcie is […]

January 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
Severance (dark scifi thriller TV series on Apple TV: trailer).

Severance (dark scifi thriller TV series on Apple TV: trailer).

Dan Erickson is the creator of the forthcoming dark science fiction thriller television series Severance. Mark Scout, a data analyst, leads a staff of pencil-pushers, each of whom has had their memories surgically separated into work and personal life by an implanted brain-chip. Mark comes to realise the company’s sinister covert goal when a coworker […]

January 18, 2022 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Cowboy Bebop, the live action Netflix show: did it do the anime honour? (video)

Cowboy Bebop, the live action Netflix show: did it do the anime honour? (video)

The Critical Drinker finally settles down in front of the live action version of anime Cowboy Bebop on Netflix, a wee dram in hand. What did he think? Well, CD says it was such a flop that the show was sadly cancelled mere weeks after its premiere. And he believes he has figured out why. […]

December 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime review).

Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime review).

In 1991, Gainax, the anime studio that would later go on to create ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ (1995), made an OVA entitled ‘Otaku No Video’. The story of a young man named Ken Kubo who falls in with some anime fans that go about changing his life. ‘Otaku No Video’ is notable for the moment early […]

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TV

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (new Amazon TV series).

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (new Amazon TV series).

Amazon Studio’s new fantasy TV series finally has a name, and it’s… The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Streaming on Amazon Prime on the 2nd September 2022. It takes the stories of Middle-Earth’s Second Age to the TV screen for the first time. This drama is set thousands of years before the […]

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Severance (dark scifi thriller TV series on Apple TV: trailer).

Severance (dark scifi thriller TV series on Apple TV: trailer).

Dan Erickson is the creator of the forthcoming dark science fiction thriller television series Severance. Mark Scout, a data analyst, leads a staff of pencil-pushers, each of whom has had their memories surgically separated into work and personal life by an implanted brain-chip. Mark comes to realise the company’s sinister covert goal when a coworker […]

January 18, 2022 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – Jan 2022:  How much evidence is evidence?

Editorial – Jan 2022: How much evidence is evidence?

Hello everyone Another year. Another covid variant. Sounds like a repeat of last year although probably no better than we have had before. Worse actually, with many governments still slow on the uptake when there is a need to lockdown, putting commerce before possible fatal consequences. How can I write an editorial on anything else […]

January 2, 2022 | By | Reply More
Nick Frost interviewed: King of the Geeks (video).

Nick Frost interviewed: King of the Geeks (video).

Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) joins Michael Rosenbaum this week to talk about coping with extreme trauma and melancholy, as well as how his family’s loss and tribulations have influenced his life. Nick opens up a lot about his family’s struggles with alcoholism in this episode, including what it was like to […]

November 30, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

Telepathy: coming soon to a mind near you? (science video).

Telepathy: coming soon to a mind near you? (science video).

Science has always been interested in telepathy and other psychic skills; but, might the future provide mankind with such abilities, and could science be the key to unlocking or producing them in the process?

January 17, 2022 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk: the ‘M’ is for Mars (science video).

Elon Musk: the ‘M’ is for Mars (science video).

The ultimate objective of human space travel, according to planetary scientists and Elon Musk, is to transform mankind into a multi-planetary species, so let’s see whether this is doable.

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More

Books

UFO Comic Anthology Volume One (book review).

UFO Comic Anthology Volume One (book review).

I’ve been waiting for a long time to see the ‘UFO’ cartoon strips from the 1971 ‘Countdown’ comic again. As is pointed out in the introduction, unlike Century 21’s other TV series, ‘UFO’ wasn’t shown simultaneously across the country. For me, Westward TV had it a year before HTV which was one of the last […]

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (book review).

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (book review).

There have always been school stories. Most of us have read them at some point. Post-war there was ‘Billy Bunter of Greyfriars’ and the ‘Chalet Girls’ books. More recently, the ‘Harry Potter’ books are the most wildly known of the fantasy schools, though there are many others such as the college in Rachel Caine’s ‘Morganville […]

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Doctor Who: Stranded 3 by James Kettle, Tim Foley and Lizzie Hopley (audio review).

Doctor Who: Stranded 3 by James Kettle, Tim Foley and Lizzie Hopley (audio review).

All hail the return of the Baker Street team accompanying Doctor Number Eight, played by Paul McGann in ‘Stranded 3’. This time around, the team are spreading their wings a little as the TARDIS is able to move again. 3.1 Patience by Tim Foley ‘…I’ve been walking for a lifetime. I’ll need new feet soon […]

January 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
Turning a modern Tesla into a K.I.T.T car from Knight Rider for real (video).

Turning a modern Tesla into a K.I.T.T car from Knight Rider for real (video).

If you can’t add Tesla full self-driving to a Knight Rider KITT replica vehicle, why not add some KITT to a #Tesla Model 3 (or any Tesla)? A front scanner, KITT A.I. speech support, and a steering yoke have all been added today!

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