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Did Warner Brothers just murder the cinema industry? (news)

Did Warner Brothers just murder the cinema industry? (news)

Warner Brothers has just announced that all its major movies such as Dune et cetera will be streaming on day one release on Warner’s HBO Max service, as well as filtering into whatever cinemas – or theatres if you’re in the USA- are left standing after a year of being closed for the pandemic. While this can […]

December 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Felicity Jones interview for scifi movie Midnight Sky (interview).

Felicity Jones interview for scifi movie Midnight Sky (interview).

Here’s an interview with actress Felicity Jones about her role in scifi film Midnight Sky, which was directed by and stars George Clooney as a scientist in the Arctic, attempting to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her crew of astronauts returning to an Earth murdered by a mysterious catastrophe (based on the post-apocalyptic science fiction […]

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Anime & Manga

Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

‘Afro Samurai: Volume 1’ is the basis for the hit anime Spike TV series ‘Afro Samurai’ which features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. The story was originally serialised in the avant-garde manga magazine ‘Nou Nou Hau’ and later issued in this pretty pocketbook version. It’s set in […]

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Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

If you like cos-play and you like anime, then over in Japan they have a massive con that blends the two in a supernova of superbness – Super Robo Cos Expo 2020. Watch their video and pray for air-travel back to Tokyo to be reinstated!

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TV

Star Trek Discovery, 3rd season, episode 8: The Sanctuary (review).

Star Trek Discovery, 3rd season, episode 8: The Sanctuary (review).

Here’s the review from Captain Jack of Star Trek Discovery’s 3rd season, episode 8: The Sanctuary, where The USS Discovery’s adventures in the 32nd century continue when our best crew is tasked with assisting Book’s planet, while not provoking or starting a war with space mafia/cartel-types, The Emerald Chain. Oh, and Georgiou gets sweaty, and not […]

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Star Wars The Mandalorian, second season, episode six: The Tragedy (review).

Star Wars The Mandalorian, second season, episode six: The Tragedy (review).

Beware, young Padawan, there be spoilers ahead on this Jedi Temple-topped mountain, with the return of (redacted) and (redacted) who help the Mandalorian fight off an Imperial army to protect young Grogru (aka the Child, aka Baby Yoda). 

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Culture

Editorial – Dec 2020:  Don’t stop alternative solutions.

Editorial – Dec 2020: Don’t stop alternative solutions.

Hello everyone, With the end of the year looming and the fact that our reality has turned ever more into a Science Fiction reality, it does raise an interesting question as to whether we anticipate future consequences before they happen. After all, we’ve been having pandemics on and off for several years, mostly country-contained until […]

November 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Of Deadpool 3 and WW84 (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

Of Deadpool 3 and WW84 (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

Let’s load up on that weekly dose of snark as Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin return once more for their weekly geeking good roundup of all that is nutritious in the SFF world. There’s so much to chat about – Wonder Woman 84 and the third Deadpool flick – they had to make this bad […]

November 24, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

The Wow! Signal’s galactic origin (science video).

The Wow! Signal’s galactic origin (science video).

Here’s a forty-minute-long science video on where the Wow! signal might have come from, featuring an interview with Alberto Callabero who has just written a new paper which pins the possible origins of the Wow! Signal to a sunlike star over 1800 light-years away. The Wow! Signal, was picked up at the Big Ear radio […]

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In Search of Alien Planets (science documentary).

In Search of Alien Planets (science documentary).

An interesting science documentary about the hunt for exoplanets, called, somewhat fittingly, In Search of Alien Planets.

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Books

Companions On The Road by Tanith Lee  (book review)

Companions On The Road by Tanith Lee (book review)

With so many fantasy novels and stories around, it is difficult to pick out the best. When the themes of them are so often similar it is as well to remember that someone had that idea first. There is totally new fantasy where the imagination conjures situations and scenarios that seem totally original. Some early […]

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Ben Bova, American science fiction author legend, passes (RIP).

Ben Bova, American science fiction author legend, passes (RIP).

Word has come in from legendary science fiction author Ben Bova’s niece that the great American sci-fi writer has passed away aged 88 following a stroke and what she described as Covid-19 related issues. As well as being a prolific writer of genre books, Ben served as an editor and high mucky-muck for both Analog magazine and Omni. […]

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Recent Articles

Alter Ego # 104 August 2011  (magazine review)

Alter Ego # 104 August 2011 (magazine review)

As you should be able to tell from the Fantastic Four # 1 variant cover on Alter Ego # 104, the focus is on Stan Lee. Back in 2005, he was being interviewed for audio clips for a book called ‘Stan Lee’s Amazing Marvel Universe’, released in the following year. I did a quick check […]

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Alone (short science fiction movie: in full).

Alone (short science fiction movie: in full).

William Hellmuth has created the short science fiction film, Alone, where astro-pilot Kaya Torres is circling a black hole in a pod, with no one coming to help save her. She’s all alone. Doesn’t sound like a barrel of galactic laughs, does it?

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