Books

Weird Science Volume 1  (graphic novel review)

Weird Science Volume 1 (graphic novel review)

I pulled a copy of ‘Weird Science Volume 1’ simply because as much as I’ve read about EC Comics material, other than the odd story here and there, I’ve never […]

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The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett (book review).

The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett (book review).

For those who don’t know, Leigh Brackett (1915-1978) was a skilled SF author and Hollywood scriptwriter, credited for detective noir films ‘The Big Sleep’ (1946), ‘The Long Goodbye’ (1973), the […]

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Do The Right Thing by Karla R. Fuller (book review).

Do The Right Thing by Karla R. Fuller (book review).

Now Karla R. Fuller’s book, ‘Do The Right Thing’, explores diversity in screenplays using five examples: ‘Moonlight’ (2016), ‘Get Out’ (2017), ‘Mudbound’ (2017), ‘Roma’ (2018) and ‘Always Be My Maybe’ […]

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Films

Replicas (2020) (film review).

Replicas (2020) (film review).

‘Replicas’ is about neuroscientist William Foster (actor Keanu Reeves), working for a big corporation designing technology that can transfer the personality of a recently dead person to a robot body […]

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Heart of Stone (Netflix spy-fi movie: trailer).

Heart of Stone (Netflix spy-fi movie: trailer).

Tom Harper helms the new Netflix spy-fy action thriller Heart of Stone. Gal Gadot, Sophie Okonedo, and Jamie Dornan are the film’s main actors. A CIA operative named Rachel Stone […]

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Enola Holmes 2 Netflix sherlock film (trailer).

Enola Holmes 2 Netflix sherlock film (trailer).

Here’s a trailer for the second part of Enola Holmes’ adventures – aka Sherlock’s young kid sister. In the sequel to “Enola Holmes,” starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and […]

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TV

The Pathfinders Of Space Trilogy (1960)  (DVD TV series review)

The Pathfinders Of Space Trilogy (1960) (DVD TV series review)

Now this really is a quirky TV multi-series from independent company ABC back in 1960-61, produced by Sydney Newman and written by Malcolm Hulke and Eric Paice. The British are […]

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The Last of Us (HBO zombie TV series: trailer).

The Last of Us (HBO zombie TV series: trailer).

HBO has produced an post-apocalyptic drama series The Last of Us. The series features Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler who is charged with guiding the adolescent Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out […]

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La Brea: second season of this scifi TV series lands (or falls)… trailer.

La Brea: second season of this scifi TV series lands (or falls)… trailer.

American viewers may see new episodes of La Brea every Tuesday at 9 p.m on NBC. When a huge sinkhole bursts up in the centre of Los Angeles and swallows […]

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Comic-books

Weird Science Volume 1  (graphic novel review)

Weird Science Volume 1 (graphic novel review)

I pulled a copy of ‘Weird Science Volume 1’ simply because as much as I’ve read about EC Comics material, other than the odd story here and there, I’ve never […]

October 1, 2022 | By | Reply More
Howard V. Chaykin meets Star Wars (comic-book retrospective).

Howard V. Chaykin meets Star Wars (comic-book retrospective).

Comic book writer and illustrator Howard V. Chaykin worked as the illustrator on the first 10 issues of the Star Wars comic book series published by Marvel. Ed and Jim […]

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Batman: the Norm Breyfogle and Michel Fiffe years of brilliance (video).

Batman: the Norm Breyfogle and Michel Fiffe years of brilliance (video).

Ed and Jim bring us a look at Batman: the Norm Breyfogle and Michel Fiffe years of brilliance. Together with writer Alan Grant, Norm Breyfogle created Detective Comics. In their […]

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Anime and Manga

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home, Studio Colorido’s third feature-length animation film is coming to Netfllix. Sixth-graders Childhood pals Kosuke and Natsume grew up in the same apartment block. During their summer vacation, they […]

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Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Kami are the spirits of Japanese folklore and an inukami, in particular, a dog-spirit that features in this manga series is called Yoko, a supposedly untrainable and rebellious spirit, despite […]

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Mechas: is size important? (video)

Mechas: is size important? (video)

The word “mecha” refers to both scientific concepts and science-fiction genres that revolve around human-controlled gigantic robots or machines (called mechs or mecha, in anime). These devices come in a […]

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Science

When the Fermi Paradox got… grabby? (science video)

When the Fermi Paradox got… grabby? (science video)

According to the new Grabby Aliens theory, there might be thousands of huge alien civilizations in the universe right now… and we could join their ranks very soon. Interstellar cultures […]

September 29, 2022 | By | Reply More
First-ever planetary defense test conducted by NASA’s DART Mission (science news).

First-ever planetary defense test conducted by NASA’s DART Mission (science news).

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) successfully struck its asteroid target on Monday, marking the agency’s first effort to redirect an asteroid in orbit after 10 months of space travel. […]

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Astrophysicists have just uncovered what may be a second candidate for an interstellar meteorite… or ‘something’ else (science video).

Astrophysicists have just uncovered what may be a second candidate for an interstellar meteorite… or ‘something’ else (science video).

The second possibility for an interstellar meteor just uncovered by Avi Loeb and Amir Siraj is much stranger than the first. In 2014, a space rock crashed on Earth. Oumuamua […]

September 26, 2022 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Goodies

The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2022, Volume 143 # 762  (magazine review)

The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2022, Volume 143 # 762 (magazine review)

While a magazine is a useful sounding-board for new voices, sampling newcomers to a long established field, it is also useful to have something by established masters/mistresses to encourage new […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest #16 (e-magazine review).

Future Science Fiction Digest #16 (e-magazine review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ is a magazine that focuses on international SF in order to get a different perspective from the dominant Anglo-American viewpoint. The following interesting stories feature in […]

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Sundays (short science fiction film: in full).

Sundays (short science fiction film: in full).

In short scifi film Sundays by Mischa Rozema, Ben imagines the end of the world to be a terrifying nightmare. An unrealized recollection of a previous existence. Ben realises how […]

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