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Scifi

3022 (horror scifi movie: trailer).

3022 (horror scifi movie: trailer).

In horror scifi film 3022, various in-system space crews on vessels in deep space realise Earth has suffered an extinction level event – well, blown up, rather mysteriously. This leads more than a few of the survivors to think what is the point of going on? Where’s Elon Musk when you need him? 

October 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doing Time by Jodi Taylor (book review).

Doing Time by Jodi Taylor (book review).

You would think that the first three chapters from individual first person perspectives of the three key players that Jodi Taylor’s novel, ‘Doing Time’, would be doing the same throughout. It doesn’t. From therein, it becomes a third person narrative. These three chapters do suffer a bit. Mostly because they are in first person and […]

October 17, 2019 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop put on ice for nine months as star John Cho hurt on set (news).

Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop put on ice for nine months as star John Cho hurt on set (news).

The Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop has sadly been put on ice for nine months as star actor John Cho is hurt on set. Get better soon, John, and hope the series comes good in the end. https://deadline.com/2019/10/cowboy-bebop-netflix-series-shuts-down-production-7-9-months-hiatus-star-john-cho-on-set-injury-1202764024/ The Offworld Report – the best news off-world SFcrowsnest

October 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

There’s a new documentary out on Netflix called Enter The Anime, which has Tania Nolan looking to explain anime’s popularity by interviewing Shinji Aramaki, Kôzô Morishita and Yoko Takahashi, the creators behind Castlevania, Aggretsuko and Kengan Ashura. It’s been rather slated by some fans complaining that all of the interviewees have worked on Netflix-licensed anime […]

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TV

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4 trailer: Amazon Prime).

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4 trailer: Amazon Prime).

The Man in the High Castle TV series is back on November 17th 2019 on Amazon Prime for its final and fourth season. Do we beat the parallel reality Nazis in the end? What do you think? Actually, it would be a very PK Dick ending if they end up winning in both dimensions!

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

While you’ll still benefit from subscribing to Netflix in the UK to watch the 3rd season of Star Trek Discovery, you’ll be able to see the first season for free on Channel 4, soon. Barry Chamberlain at CBS Studios International, said, “We’re excited to bring the linear television rights for Star Trek: Discovery to the […]

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

The opening features of the latest edition of ‘Retro Fan’ is pure Americana as I can’t recall them ever being shown over here. The first is an interview by Dan Johnson with TV horror host Svengoolie although I think he should have been called Son Of Svengoolie as he’s the second of that name. Amusingly, […]

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Roman Soldier Operations Manual by Simon Forty (book review).

Roman Soldier Operations Manual by Simon Forty (book review).

When I was originally offered books from Haynes new range based on historical warriors, I did wonder if it fell in our remit. However, with so many books in our genre resetting history or even telling tales with a historic background, then they do make for useful research. Simon Forty’s book, ‘Roman Soldier Operations Manual’, […]

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Science

Self-aware robots are redefining consciousness (science video).

Self-aware robots are redefining consciousness (science video).

What does it mean for a robot to be self-aware? That’s what robotics labs are investigating as they embark on a quest towards artificial consciousness. 

October 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

When you decide to print your space rocket engines using 3D printers you can drop hundreds of unnecessary components and make them super-resilient compared to traditionally-built engines. Is this the way of the future? It should also be pointed out, that many of the descriptions of the USA’s so-called reported captured flying saucers match this […]

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood (book review).

Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood (book review).

Strong emotions can leave their mark. One of the theories behind hauntings is that powerful events are recorded by the fabric of the place they happen in and are replayed when the right trigger is tripped. Other ghostly sightings are attributed to unfinished business on the part of the deceased. This might be benign or, […]

October 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a book by model-maker Mat Irvine, thinking it might be showing me how to make models. It does but the ‘Model Builders’ Manual’ starts with a history of model kits, mostly in a variety of plastics, before going into various techniques. If you ever wondered why different […]

October 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Mark Kermode film review).

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Mark Kermode film review).

Ace film reviewer Mark Kermode reviews the animated flick, A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. When an advanced and friendly alien crash lands their starship near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun works to get it sent home before a shady organisation can lay their mitts on it. It’s like ET, but with Plasticine stop-go animation! 

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Stellaris: science fiction computer strategy game adds diplomacy expansion & silicon races (news).

Stellaris: science fiction computer strategy game adds diplomacy expansion & silicon races (news).

Stellaris, the grand science fiction strategy computer game, is soon to add a large diplomacy expansion system, as well as silicon races. Will the pen prove mightier than the plasma-launcher in the new Stellaris expansion that focuses on the galactic community and internal politics with expanded capabilities for federations and the establishment of a powerful […]

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