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The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

‘The Plasm’ is a novella in the SF/horror genre, a fine old tradition. Here’s what happens. Steve and Sam, a lady, are a salvage team working the Solar System. Sam is bold and daring while Steve is more cautious, wary of danger. When they come across the wreck of the Vordlak, Sam is overcome with […]

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The slow-motion, painful demise of the SYFY Channel? (video)

The slow-motion, painful demise of the SYFY Channel? (video)

Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi Channel and Sci Fi; stylised as SYFY) is the American pay television channel owned by the NBCUniversal Television, a subsidiary of Comcast. The channel features science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, paranormal, drama, and reality programming. Well, the Syfy Channel has had a LOT of highs and lows since its launch in 1992. […]

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Anime & Manga

Cyberpunk Edgerunners Netflix anime … based on Cyberpunk 2077 game universe (news).

Cyberpunk Edgerunners Netflix anime … based on Cyberpunk 2077 game universe (news).

Netflix, is producing an original anime series, Cyberpunk Edgerunners, set in the same game universe as Cyberpunk 2077. That’s ‘edge’ runner, not blade, got it? This will be a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses […]

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space Battleship Yamato (aka Starblazers): a retrospective (video).

Space Battleship Yamato (aka Starblazers): a retrospective (video).

Rowan J Coleman sits down to examine Star Blazers, the English-language animated television series adaptation of the Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato, first broadcast in the USA and UK in 1979. It was the first popular English-translated anime. In this one, Earth is attacked by Gamilon, a distant planet. The radiation from Gamilon’s planet bombs […]

June 17, 2020 | By | Reply More

TV

Javicia Leslie to be new Batwoman (TV news).

Javicia Leslie to be new Batwoman (TV news).

Actress Javicia Leslie is stepping up to pick up the Batwoman TV series cape from Kate Kane/Ruby Rose, who stepped back from the role recently. J.L. is playing Batwoman via the civilian alter-ego of a new female ex-crook character called Ryan Wilder (so, maybe a kind of ‘what if Catwoman became Batwoman’-type-deal?).   View this […]

July 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Umbrella Academy season 2 (Netflix trailer).

Umbrella Academy season 2 (Netflix trailer).

The second season of the Umbrella Academy is upon us, and from the looks of this trailer, the superhero gang are back in the 1960s after having destroyed the future, but apocalypse just seems to keep dogging their heels. Hey, did they kill Kennedy? It’s like Scooby Doo, but the crew have super-powers and are […]

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – July 2020  :  Watch That Space.

Editorial – July 2020 : Watch That Space.

Hello everyone Is the world going to pot and not of the smoking kind? I don’t know how it is for you people across the world but I find it worrying when any government stops listening to scientific/medical advice citing financial reasons or examples based on other countries. The fact that the latter has often […]

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue by Linda Seger & John Rainey (book review).

You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue by Linda Seger & John Rainey (book review).

As the title of Linda Seger and John Rainey, ‘You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue’ should acknowledge is all about film dialogue. Seger is a script consultant and Rainey is a scriptwriter and how the two jobs work in the movie industry. Apart from being a university teacher on the subject, Seger’s […]

June 18, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Liquid Air Batteries (science video)

Liquid Air Batteries (science video)

Literally energy from thin air? Energy storage from thin air sounds a bit too good to be true, but the beauty of this potentially transformational technology is the simplicity of a design that utilises tried and tested components that have been reimagined and re-engineered to perform a vital function for electricity grids, now and in […]

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is artificial intelligence an ELE-state threat to humanity? (science video).

Is artificial intelligence an ELE-state threat to humanity? (science video).

Is artificial intelligence an ELE-state threat to humanity? Hey, what the heck do we know about it at SFcrowsnest Towers? We can’t even beat those Paradox computer strategy games’ A.I. when war gaming. Luckily, we’ve got Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, and Steven Pinker on hand to advise us – and you – on how dangerous […]

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

Corpus Delicti by Serge Birault (book review).

Corpus Delicti by Serge Birault (book review).

I can’t really recall how I came across Serge Birault but googled his art, jaw dropped, saw he had a book out there and ordered one up. It’s also a bilingual book with text in French and English. Birault looks like he turned all of his sketches into paintings on PhotoShop or at least enhanced […]

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

‘The Plasm’ is a novella in the SF/horror genre, a fine old tradition. Here’s what happens. Steve and Sam, a lady, are a salvage team working the Solar System. Sam is bold and daring while Steve is more cautious, wary of danger. When they come across the wreck of the Vordlak, Sam is overcome with […]

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Lab Rat (short scifi film).

Lab Rat (short scifi film).

In short science fiction film, Lab Rat, by Nour Wazzi, it’s the near future, and a group of scientists are trapped in a mysterious chamber – then they learn that one of them is an A.I. and it has been deceiving them. They cannot escape until they figure out who it is. 

July 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Data versus the Hologram Doctor (a sad song of woe) (music video).

Data versus the Hologram Doctor (a sad song of woe) (music video).

Star Trek Voyager‘s hologram doctor, played by Robert Picardo, is full of woe over the fact that the bloke wot played Data is still minting it in, while poor old R.P. is working in a diner, now. Hear his abject tale of freaking woe right here. Never say we don’t do anything for you, Trekkies, […]

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