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Scifi

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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?

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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 […]

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Science

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 […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon (space news).

Elon Musk’s SpaceX selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon (space news).

Elon Musk will be sending his next few motors into space in celebration, as his rocket company SpaceX has just been selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon, in a contract worth nearly 3 billion dollars. NASA is flying astronauts to the Moon as part of its Artemis program, and SpaceX […]

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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 […]

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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

Harry Potter’s Narcissa Malfoy, actress Helen McCrory & wife of Damian Lewis, passes of cancer aged 52 (news).

Harry Potter’s Narcissa Malfoy, actress Helen McCrory & wife of Damian Lewis, passes of cancer aged 52 (news).

Sad news just in, Harry Potter‘s Narcissa, actress Helen McCrory & wife of fellow actor Damian Lewis, has passed away of cancer aged just 52. In the Harry Potter movies, Helen played the mother of Draco, Narcissa Malfoy. She also appeared in many other genre TV series and films, including Doctor Who, Skyfall, and Penny […]

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Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle book 1) by Jay Kristoff (book review).

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle book 1) by Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Nevernight’ is book one in ‘The Nevernight Chronicles’ by Jay Kristoff. This novel follows Mia Corvere going from a 10 year-old living a life of luxury to seeing her father hung, her mother ripped from her along with her baby brother and put into a terrifying oubliette. Mia then has to fight for her life […]

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