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Scifi

Oxygen (Netflix science fiction film) (trailer).

Oxygen (Netflix science fiction film) (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for a new SF movie coming our way from Netflix, Oxygen, directed and produced by Alexandre Aja, and starring Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, and Malik Zidi. This will be streaming via Netflix on May 12th 2021. A woman seemingly wakes up in a medical suspended animation pod. She’s lost her memory and […]

April 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Love, Death + Robots, Volume Two (Netflix animated science fiction anthology II: trailer).

Love, Death + Robots, Volume Two (Netflix animated science fiction anthology II: trailer).

Here’s the second outing of the rather good Netflix animated science fiction anthology, Love, Death + Robots, entitled – not very imaginatively – Volume Two. It will be streaming May 14th 2021 on Netflix. Apparently, we can expect naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild, from such animators and talents as Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer […]

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Eden (Netflix anime: 2nd trailer).

Eden (Netflix anime: 2nd trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for Eden, an original Netflix anime TV series set in the far future, where a city known as “Eden 3” is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters are long overthrown. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught […]

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Gundam Factory Tokyo – a full tour (video).

Gundam Factory Tokyo – a full tour (video).

Paolo is on hand to bring us a 10-minute-long video tour of Gundam Factory Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo in Japan. The Gundam Factory Yokohama sits on the water at Yokohama’s Yamashita Pier. For the Gundam 40th Anniversary, they created this facility with an 18 meter 1-to-1 life-size mobile Gundam, the RX-78F00. The biggest Gundam […]

March 11, 2021 | By | Reply More

TV

Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

Shadow and Bone – a new fantasy/steampunk TV series – is coming on April 23rd 2021 to Netflix, and this little mini-documentary explores how they went about constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for the streaming service.

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The Nevers: HBO steampunk TV series (think: Victorian X-Men) (trailer and episode 1 review).

The Nevers: HBO steampunk TV series (think: Victorian X-Men) (trailer and episode 1 review).

Here’s the latest trailer for HBO’s new TV series, The Nevers, which can best be described as a Victorian X-Men – or Wildcards, if you’re a George RR Martin fan. And if you want to know how that first episode of The Nevers went, then here’s Chris with his review of the premiere ep.

April 12, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

Bring out the big canon! An exploration of canon in scifi and fantasy genre TV and films (video).

Bring out the big canon! An exploration of canon in scifi and fantasy genre TV and films (video).

The Critical Drinker beams down to lay aside his brew and instead muse that while inhabiting a genre media landscape of continual reboots, remakes and reimaginings, it is becoming increasingly hard to tell what’s official canon and what isn’t. But why does that matter, and who the heck cares about canon, anyway?

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Annotated Supernatural Horror In Literature written by HP Lovecraft and edited by ST Joshi  (book review)

The Annotated Supernatural Horror In Literature written by HP Lovecraft and edited by ST Joshi (book review)

In 1927, an essay was published in ‘The Recluse’ magazine in which its author, HP Lovecraft, described the development of what we broadly call horror fiction. Over the years, the essay has been accepted as one of the best reviews of the subject, partly because of its terrific breadth, but also because of the insightful […]

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

Warping to victory: the new physics of the warp drive (science video).

Warping to victory: the new physics of the warp drive (science video).

Matt O’Dowd brings us a look at the recent new physics papers published in the field of potential warp drives which look promising. But don’t expect to be sitting on a starship bridge saying “Take us to Warp Five” any day soon.

April 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter just became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet, today. The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne at 12:33 Local Mean Solar Time (Mars time) – a time the Ingenuity team determined would have optimal energy and flight conditions. Altimeter data indicate Ingenuity climbed to […]

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television 25th Anniversary Edition by Judith Weston (book review).

Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television 25th Anniversary Edition by Judith Weston (book review).

I did ask if there was going to be much different with the ‘25th Anniversary Edition’ re-release of Judith Weston’s ‘Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television’ book and told there was. Sixty extra pages for a start. In her intro, Weston points out that her original book is now used as the […]

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

As I recently bought a pile of books about Science Fiction from earlier decades, the original reason was to remind you people out there about SF’s history and, for those who missed it, a chance to fill in background and look at earlier material and not just rely on today’s interpretation. However, after Sam Lundwall’s […]

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Art Of Disney: Raya And The Last Dragon by Kalikolehua Hurley and Osnat Shurer  (book review)

The Art Of Disney: Raya And The Last Dragon by Kalikolehua Hurley and Osnat Shurer (book review)

We have here, ‘The Art Of Disney: Raya And The Last Dragon’ by Kalikolehua Hurley and Osnat Shurer, of the development of said film and a little more plot than usual. Raya has to save her father and needs to locate the sea dragon Sisu and together they have to find a missing gem. Not […]

April 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Lone Centurion by Sarah Ward Jacqueline Rayner David Llewellyn

Doctor Who: The Lone Centurion by Sarah Ward Jacqueline Rayner David Llewellyn

Rory returns in his own show in that fetching centurion outfit. Rory is currently your plastic pal whose fun to be with and he’s at the beginning of what becomes two thousand years of guarding the Pandorica with Amy inside. At this point, he seems to have temporarily mislaid the Pandorica (I mean it’s big […]

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