Scifi

Babylon 5 scifi TV series: major retrospective (video).

Babylon 5 scifi TV series: major retrospective (video).

Star Trek, the pop cultural phenomenon, dominated science fiction on television in the late 1980s. There seemed to be no place for anything else with Star Trek The Next Generation establishing the franchise’s legacy for decades to come. That is, until J. Michael Straczynski, John Copeland, and Douglass Netter teamed together to develop Babylon 5. […]

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Stranger Things (Netflix scifi-horror TV series, season 4: trailer).

Stranger Things (Netflix scifi-horror TV series, season 4: trailer).

Stranger Things reaches the fourth season of its science fiction horror drama television seriess, will be published in two parts, the first on May 27, 2022, and the second five weeks later on July 1, 2022, on Netflix’s streaming service. Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt, which terrorised and destroyed Hawkins. Our […]

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Anime & Manga

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 her essentially benevolent nature. Keita Kawahira is a young man from a family of spirit trainers but, in time-honoured manga tradition, he’s really an idler, […]

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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 wide range of sizes and shapes, but their humanoid or biomorphic look and size—larger than a human—set them apart from vehicles. Here’s an in-depth video […]

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TV

Babylon 5 scifi TV series: major retrospective (video).

Babylon 5 scifi TV series: major retrospective (video).

Star Trek, the pop cultural phenomenon, dominated science fiction on television in the late 1980s. There seemed to be no place for anything else with Star Trek The Next Generation establishing the franchise’s legacy for decades to come. That is, until J. Michael Straczynski, John Copeland, and Douglass Netter teamed together to develop Babylon 5. […]

May 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things (Netflix scifi-horror TV series, season 4: trailer).

Stranger Things (Netflix scifi-horror TV series, season 4: trailer).

Stranger Things reaches the fourth season of its science fiction horror drama television seriess, will be published in two parts, the first on May 27, 2022, and the second five weeks later on July 1, 2022, on Netflix’s streaming service. Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt, which terrorised and destroyed Hawkins. Our […]

May 24, 2022 | By | Reply More

Culture

Retro Fan #20 May 2022 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #20 May 2022 (magazine review).

As usual ‘Retro Fan’ ensures interest by having a mixture of material for nostalgia with obvious emphasis of the American kind. For starters, new to the magazine writer Mark Voger has a look at the Three Stooges. I only ever saw one of their shorts at a Saturday morning cinema back in the late 1960s […]

May 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
George Pérez (1954-2022): a remembrance.

George Pérez (1954-2022): a remembrance.

I met George Pérez and his wife back in 1978 at UK’s Comicon and his first visit over here. Back in the day, we were still getting used to the idea of American comicbook creators coming over here. As such, we were talking about how much he should charge for illustrations as neither of us […]

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Science

The Avi Loeb interview on surviving a Black Hole (science video).

The Avi Loeb interview on surviving a Black Hole (science video).

Avi Loeb responds to the Event Horizon Telescope team’s first photograph of the Milky Way’s core, Sagittarius A star. He also examines if you can survive a black hole and why time dilation makes visiting a singularity worthwhile. The first interstellar meteor, cneos 2014-01-08, was discovered by Avi Loeb and Amir Siraj using confidential government […]

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Multiverses: Brian Cox and Neil deGrasse Tyson debate (science video).

Multiverses: Brian Cox and Neil deGrasse Tyson debate (science video).

What are the basic characteristics of the universe? With particle scientist Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedy co-host Chuck Nice, we delve into multiverses, inflation theory, wormholes, and quantum entanglement in this podcast.

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Books

American TV Comic Books: 1940s-1980s To The Printed Page by Peter Bosch (book review).

American TV Comic Books: 1940s-1980s To The Printed Page by Peter Bosch (book review).

With a lengthy title of ‘American TV Comic Books: 1940s-1980s To The Printed Page’, you would think Peter Bosch’s book would be purely about the comicbooks. Actually, it presents a lot more about the TV series they are based on. He’s focusing on live-action than animation with him noting that it would double the size […]

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Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories Of Judith Merril (book review).

Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories Of Judith Merril (book review).

Purely by accident hunting for Merril books, I came across ‘Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories of Judith Merril’ and only when I started reading, as per usual, checked if its publishers were still going. The collection has been out since 2005 and according to the NESFA website is still on their […]

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Recent Articles

Torchwood: Goodbye Piccadilly by James Goss (CD review).

Torchwood: Goodbye Piccadilly by James Goss (CD review).

Only a few years from their first outing together Sgt. Andy Davidson (Tom Price) and Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett) return in ‘Goodbye Piccadilly’. The dynamic duo is thrust together when Andy is dumped into the past. He awakes naked and chained to the bed in 1950s Soho and next to him is Norton Folgate. It’s […]

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Torchwood: Ghost Mission by James Goss (CD audio review).

Torchwood: Ghost Mission by James Goss (CD audio review).

In a first full-length adventure and lead role for Tom Price’s Sgt Andy Davidson, ‘Ghost Mission’ takes a huge pinch of time-travelling salt and shows Andy what a day in the Torchwood team might be like. In an interesting twist, although Torchwood does what it likes really, he is given an assessment day and a […]

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