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Scifi

Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens movie sequel – the best Alien movie (n)ever made? (video).

Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens movie sequel – the best Alien movie (n)ever made? (video).

Alex Beck sits down in this hour long documentary to explore Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens film sequel – possibly the best Alien movie (n)ever made? It would have been the 5th Alien-franchise flick, and aimed to re-unite Michael Biehn and Sigourney Weaver as Hicks and Ripley. Alex examines why, between 2015 – 2017, the project so […]

May 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Critical Point (Cas Russell book 3) by S.L. Huang (book review).

Critical Point (Cas Russell book 3) by S.L. Huang (book review).

‘Critical Point’ is the third Cas Russell novel by S.L. Huang, a mathematics graduate and stuntwoman who has used her experience to create the unlikely yet fabulously effective mathematical genius mercenary/private detective Cas Russell. As the novel begins, it becomes obvious that Cas has at some point lost her memory and also that her colleagues […]

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 (TV anime review).

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 (TV anime review).

Our US chap, Chris Stuckmann, puts on the popcorn to review anime TV series, Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045, and its first season on Netflix. It hit Netflix on April 23rd 2020 in Japanese, with the English dub arriving May 3rd 2020. Here’s the official blurb: In the year 2045, after an economic disaster known […]

May 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Steampunk anime Kurayukaba moves to get funding (anime trailer).

Steampunk anime Kurayukaba moves to get funding (anime trailer).

The crew behind the steampunk anime movie Kurayukaba – led by Shigeyoshi Tsukahara – have now produced their pilot piece, off the back of their first successful crowd-funding campaign, and so have moved to raise the dosh for their full forty-minute-long movie over at https://motion-gallery.net/projects/kurayukaba The main characters in this alternative reality flick are Tanne, […]

May 1, 2020 | By | Reply More

TV

Agents of SHIELD: Seasons 1 to 6 recap (video).

Agents of SHIELD: Seasons 1 to 6 recap (video).

In this 30-minute-long video piece, we get in before Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD final 7th season arrives on May 27th 2020. Get caught up with the full six series recap, right here.

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D final 7th season (Clark Gregg interview: video).

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D final 7th season (Clark Gregg interview: video).

Clark Gregg talks about the finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6, his role as Agent Coulson, and where the new series finds everyone at the beginning of the – supposedly – final Season 7.

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Alyson Tabbitha’s cosplay tips: Arwen in Lord Of The Rings (video tutorial).

Alyson Tabbitha’s cosplay tips: Arwen in Lord Of The Rings (video tutorial).

Our ace cosplayer Alyson Tabbitha sits down in front of the magic mirror to bring you her take on Arwen from the Lord Of The Rings‘ films, in this twenty-minute-long DIY video for LoTR cosplay make-up, hair, and costuming.

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack – 10th Anniversary Edition by Nicholas Gurewitch (book review).

The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack – 10th Anniversary Edition by Nicholas Gurewitch (book review).

If long running comic strips like ‘Peanuts’, ‘Doonesbury’, ‘Calvin And Hobbes, et al are akin to sit-coms then one panel cartoons are more the equivalent of sketch shows. While the former will often provide plenty of self-contained laughs, they also rely on recurring characters, their recognisable traits and the occasional long running story. The latter […]

May 16, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Why humanity might be the universe’s sole intelligent lifeform.

Why humanity might be the universe’s sole intelligent lifeform.

Prof. David Kipping of the Cool Worlds lab at Columbia University spoke with John Michael Godlier about his most recent paper. What are the odds for intelligent life? Are there alien civilizations in the galaxy? Or are the odds against intelligent life? Prof. Kipping attempts to find answers to these questions using a Bayesian Analysis […]

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Are there alien artifacts in our Solar System?

Are there alien artifacts in our Solar System?

Von Neumann probes, self-replicating spacecraft, or Alien lurkers and alien artifacts … all represent the idea that somewhere in our solar system there could be evidence of an alien civilization and that they may have been silently watching us from space for millions of years or longer. Jonh Michael Godier spoke to SF author Dr. […]

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

Critical Point (Cas Russell book 3) by S.L. Huang (book review).

Critical Point (Cas Russell book 3) by S.L. Huang (book review).

‘Critical Point’ is the third Cas Russell novel by S.L. Huang, a mathematics graduate and stuntwoman who has used her experience to create the unlikely yet fabulously effective mathematical genius mercenary/private detective Cas Russell. As the novel begins, it becomes obvious that Cas has at some point lost her memory and also that her colleagues […]

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Insights: The Kon-Tiki Quartet, Part Three by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

Insights: The Kon-Tiki Quartet, Part Three by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

I reviewed the first two volumes in Eric Brown and Keith Brooke’s jointly written ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’ of novellas about interstellar colonisation, ‘Dislocations’ and ‘Parasites’, here in February and August 2019 respectively. I’ve now caught up with the third volume, ‘Insights’. PS Publishing have done the same excellent job on the book’s production and presentation, as […]

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Japan’s creepiest abandoned places (J-life: audio).

Japan’s creepiest abandoned places (J-life: audio).

Japan’s bubble economy left the country littered with a staggering amount of abandoned hotels, buildings, and theme parks. After a grizzly discovery at a forgotten hotel, this week, the Abroad in Japan crew discuss some of the creepiest examples, recount their harrowing encounters with Giant Hornets, and hear from a listener currently stuck in Japan.

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Star Tales (book review).

Doctor Who: Star Tales (book review).

‘Star Tales’ from BBC Books is a series of stories from different writers based on the current Whittaker Doctor. Sometimes it’s just the time for a short story and this is that time. Each one feels like a high-cost episode of the show. Chasing The Dawn by Jenny T Colgan. The Doctor encounters Amelia Earhart […]

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
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