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Scifi

Squid Game: South Korean Netflix scifi TV series (review).

Squid Game: South Korean Netflix scifi TV series (review).

The kids are down with the squids? Yes, it’s time to review the South Korean Netflix scifi TV series, Squid Game. According to C.D., Squid Game has turned out to be one of those rare shows that actually lives up to its hype. 

October 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Mailbox (short scifi film: in full).

The Mailbox (short scifi film: in full).

In short scifi movie The Mailbox by Louis Yin, an American Chinese immigrant makes contact with his grandson in the future via a mailbox. Together they have to deal with their mutual enemies.

October 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the superhero cartoon series, Super Crooks, produced in anime style and written – rather unusually – for Netflix by Mark Millar. A down on his luck criminal called Johnny Bolt must hire a crew for one last heist. Think of this as a super-powered heist story with eight super-villains and […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop is a new live-action scifi anime adapation from Netflix – concerning three futuristic bounty hunters, known as “cowboys,” who are attempting to escape their odd pasts. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a disfunctional team eager to hunt down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals – […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More

TV

Squid Game: South Korean Netflix scifi TV series (review).

Squid Game: South Korean Netflix scifi TV series (review).

The kids are down with the squids? Yes, it’s time to review the South Korean Netflix scifi TV series, Squid Game. According to C.D., Squid Game has turned out to be one of those rare shows that actually lives up to its hype. 

October 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 13 (trailer).

Doctor Who season 13 (trailer).

And the trailer for season 13 of Doctor Who has arrived, with some Cyberman, Weeping Angels, and Sontarian appearances, by the look of it – and a new Doctor slips in at the end.

October 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – Oct 2021:   Are upgrades important?

Editorial – Oct 2021: Are upgrades important?

Hello everyone If you think coming up with editorials looks easy coming from me, I’ve been through at least four good ideas this month, mostly with a desire not to be funny as this world slowly winds up again into another covid disaster even before we get another variant. However, next to the covid-virus, the […]

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Secret Of Identity: The Problem Of Being Robin: an article by: GF Willmetts.

The Secret Of Identity: The Problem Of Being Robin: an article by: GF Willmetts.

The problems of keeping a secret identity as a superhero are odd these days. In the old days, in the Big Two comic-book companies, you might keep it down to members of the super-teams like the JLA or The Avengers, simply as a matter of being able to contact each other in an emergency. Taking […]

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

What might real aliens look like? (science video)

What might real aliens look like? (science video)

In this hour-long science video, Dr. Arik Kershenbaum chats with the Event Horizon crew about what we know aliens might look like, based on our own evidence for life on Earth.

October 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

You do have to wonder how much the book ‘Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged)’ is actually abridged and appears not to identify scientific laws. When the examples of size-changing is looked at, they should have identified the Square-Cube Law where the larger the creature, the cross-section also increases in size and making it harder […]

October 7, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

Zinnia Gray has been dying her entire life. Cursed with a fatal genetic disorder, she is well aware that her time is short. No one with her disease has much life beyond 21. Today is her 21st birthday. In a tribute to a childhood obsession that turned into a college degree, Zinnia’s best friend throws […]

October 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Artist Bullpen edited by Jon B. Cooke (book review).

Comic Book Artist Bullpen edited by Jon B. Cooke (book review).

Now here’s an oddity. Once upon a time in 2003, there was a fanzine called ‘Comic Book Artist Bullpen’ that ran for 7 issues, interviewing comicbook professionals, specially George Tuska, Frank Bolle, Fred Hembeck and Terry Beatty and then a double-sized issue devoted to Jack Abel, with contributions from a lot of other people. If […]

October 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

FantasyCon 2021 – 24th-26th September 2021 (convention review).

FantasyCon 2021 – 24th-26th September 2021 (convention review).

Conventions are back! FantasyCon 2021 is the first full face-to-face convention in the UK since the start of the pandemic. Other conventions have either been entirely on-line or a hybrid. Although there was a reduced attendance, the committee had arranged an ambitious programme. We were all encouraged to take lateral flow tests before we arrived […]

October 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vampires From Another World by Simon Bacon (book review).

Vampires From Another World by Simon Bacon (book review).

For this book, ‘Vampires From Another World’, author Simon Bacon in his introduction contests that because HG Wells’ ‘The War Of The Worlds’ and Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ both came out in 1897 that they would have a blood drinking connection. I find that a bit dubious simply because the Martians were here for conquest not […]

October 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
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