Scifi

Bleeding Steel (scifi movie trailer).

Bleeding Steel (scifi movie trailer).

Here’s some Jackie Chan action SF movie that looks so full of cheese it has to be made mainly for the Chinese market. It’s called Bleeding Steel. Jackie’s a cop who has to hunt down a rogue superhuman cyborg created by the evil military. It kind of looks like someone took the bad off-cuts of […]

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
AXL (YA scifi movie trailer).

AXL (YA scifi movie trailer).

In what looks like a modern updating of the film Short Circuit, here’s Axl, where a rebellious teen bonds with a dog-like escaped military robot and then has to go on the run when the evil corporation that designed it wants their steel killing machine back. Sounds reasonable to me! Hitting the cinemas 10th August […]

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

You have to love SoftBank’s Asratec robotics arm, along with Japan’s Brave Robotics Company, they’ve teamed up with amusement park tech specialist J-deite Ride to develop a prototype of something I’d pay a Dollar to ride – a real Transformers-style robot you can actually sit inside and have some fun with. J-deite RIDE is a new 4-meter tall robot […]

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Attack On Titan – Season 2 (2018) (Blu-ray anime series review).

Attack On Titan – Season 2 (2018) (Blu-ray anime series review).

‘Attack On Titan’ is the anime based series on the phenomenally successful debut manga by artist Hajime Isayama, has now had its second season arrive on Blu-ray. While season one was a sprawling twenty-six episodes, the second season gives the series a little more focus with only eleven episodes. For the uninitiated, ‘Attack On Titan’ […]

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More

TV

The Rookie (TV trailer with added Nathan Fillion).

The Rookie (TV trailer with added Nathan Fillion).

So, what happened to Nathan Fillion’s character in Castle after the series wrap-up? Well, maybe, after a life-altering incident, he becomes an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with scepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the […]

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Magnum P.I. (trailer: reboot).

Magnum P.I. (trailer: reboot).

Here’s the first trailer for CBS’s reboot of the 80s detective TV series, Magnum P.I., starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, puts his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii. This one has a female Higgins – a lot sexier than the […]

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be a title containing ‘religion’ that […]

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be the title that causes potential […]

May 11, 2018 | By | Reply More

Science

Life on Europa? Chances tick up with new evidence in Europa’s plumes.

Life on Europa? Chances tick up with new evidence in Europa’s plumes.

Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has the ingredients to support life. The data provide independent evidence that the moon’s subsurface liquid water reservoir may be venting plumes of water vapor above its icy shell. Data collected by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in […]

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars loves helicopters, true.

Mars loves helicopters, true.

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars, how cool is that? The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet. “NASA has a proud history of firsts,” said […]

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Books

Before Mars (Planetfall 3) by Emma Newman    (book review)

Before Mars (Planetfall 3) by Emma Newman (book review)

In the third of her ‘Planetfall’ books, Emma Newman returns to a loosely-related setting in ‘Before Mars’, a book with the same background but this time set on Mars several years after the departure of the colonists who feature in ‘Planetfall’. Just as in the first book, the setting and plot are intriguing but once […]

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain  (book review)

The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain (book review)

Amir Husain’s book, ‘The Sentient Machine’, provides more information from its sub-titles, ‘The Coming Age Of Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘What Is The Future For Humanity In A World Dominated By Machines?’ I think in this instance, the shorter title works better. From the algorithms that point things to us, let alone the new AIs who […]

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Recent Articles

Mission Impossible Fallout (2nd trailer).

Mission Impossible Fallout (2nd trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for some intense mission-based spy-fi in Mission Impossible Fallout, starring SF author Stephen Hunt’s cousin, Ethan, in another spy based save-the-world type thing.

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sense8 (last series).

Sense8 (last series).

Here’s the trailer for the very last series of Sense8, hitting Netflix on June 8th 2018. Glad to see this bad boy was saved from the sin-bin for one final series with, hopefully, some real resolution and wrap-up.

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
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