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Scifi

Encounter: a scifi film review by Mark Kermode.

Encounter: a scifi film review by Mark Kermode.

Mark Kermode gives his opinion on scifi film Encounter. After discovering signs of an extraterrestrial infection, a former soldier goes on the run with his two children.

December 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Silent Night: a dark science fiction film review by Mark Kermode (video).

Silent Night: a dark science fiction film review by Mark Kermode (video).

Silent Night, a gloomy sci-fi picture, is reviewed by our man of many movies, Mark Kermode. A British couple invites friends and relatives into their house to enjoy Christmas — while ignoring the impending catastrophe and the end of the world.

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Anime & Manga

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: there is no better anime (documentary).

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: there is no better anime (documentary).

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is one of the best manga series, like, ever. It was also Miyazaki’s magnum opus. Let’s settle down for forty minutes of anime goodness in this fascinating documentary covering everything from the soundtrack through to Dune’s influences on Miyazaki.

November 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Appleseed: Masamune Shirow’s true classic – let’s burn Ghost in the Shell (video).

Appleseed: Masamune Shirow’s true classic – let’s burn Ghost in the Shell (video).

Ed and Jim examine Masamune Shirow’s true classic. No, you muppet, not that silly old crap Ghost in the Shell, but Appleseed – where Masamune’s art style was riffing off his favourite Western artist, Syd Mead, with more mecha than you can squeeze a big box of robots into. 

October 29, 2021 | By | Reply More

TV

Umbrella Academy season one (blu-ray TV series review).

Umbrella Academy season one (blu-ray TV series review).

Bear in mind I haven’t read the original Dark Horse comicbook series of ‘Umbrella Academy’, so I’m building up a picture from the first episode which jumps around a lot. 54 spontaneous instant pregnancies and births and a billionaire called Hargreaves succeeds in buying 7 of the babies. Considering they nearly all grow up with […]

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Raised By Wolves: second season HBO scifi TV series (trailer).

Raised By Wolves: second season HBO scifi TV series (trailer).

Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), together with their brood of six human children, join a newly founded atheistic colony in Kepler 22 b’s unknown tropical zone in season two of Raised By Wolves. But navigating this odd new society is just the beginning of their difficulties, as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to wipe […]

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Culture

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
Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

Released in 2007, ‘Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition’ by James Gunn is becoming a hard book to come across but worth seeking out if you can get it at a decent price as he gives his views across the entire range of SF, including looking from the non-SF to the SF viewpoints as he has […]

November 27, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

How colonising space will help save our planet (science video).

How colonising space will help save our planet (science video).

Many people feel that colonising space is necessary to not keep all of our eggs in one basket, in case anything happens to Earth. Yet colonising space may also be the best approach to defend and maintain our green and nice planet.

November 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Is it possible that Planet 9 has been discovered? (science video)

Is it possible that Planet 9 has been discovered? (science video)

Has the shy Planet Nine finally been discovered? The latest publication, A search for Planet 9 in the IRAS data, by Emeritus Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson of Imperial College London, is the result of narrowing down a search in the IRAS data to one probable candidate for a ninth planet. From 1993 until 2007, Prof. Rowan-Robinson […]

November 26, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

The Girl In The Golden Atom by Ray Cummings (book review).

The Girl In The Golden Atom by Ray Cummings (book review).

‘The Girl In The Golden Atom’ was originally released in 1922 and makes its author, Ray Cummings (1887-1957) the first SF writer to shrink people to microworlds, this time onto a scratch on a gold ring. He later adapted the idea for Timely’s Captain America Comics # 25-26, thus responsible for what later became the […]

December 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Odyssey Of Star Wars: An Epic Poem by Jack Mitchell (book review).

The Odyssey Of Star Wars: An Epic Poem by Jack Mitchell (book review).

Sat in the images folder of my phone right now I have a 2min video file. It contains a single frame off every shot from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, meaning that, if you so wanted, you could watch the whole film, without sound and still pick up the gist of what is happening. It […]

December 1, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

UFO/UAP roundup (5/12/21).

UFO/UAP roundup (5/12/21).

As a group of former US government insiders seeks the truth about UFOs, more evidence accumulates and patterns emerge; two more eyewitnesses report a mass sighting of UFOs within striking distance of one of the country’s most major cities. Cristina speaks with Australian journalist Ross Coulthart, author of ‘In Plain Sight: An Investigation into UFOs […]

December 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Station Eleven (HBO Max post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

Station Eleven (HBO Max post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

Here the trailer for the oddly gentle Station Eleven HBO Max post-apocalyptic TV series, based on the equally literary and gentle novel of the same name. This is the anti-Mad Max of the post-apocalyptic sub-genre, really.

December 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
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