Scifi

Brian and Charles (gentle new scifi comedy film: trailer).

Brian and Charles (gentle new scifi comedy film: trailer).

Here’s Brian and Charles, a gentle new scifi comedy film. Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, spends his days creating odd contraptions that seldom function in the new film. Despite this, Brian embarks on his most ambitious effort yet, creating Charles, an artificially intelligent robot that learns English from a dictionary and has a […]

May 18, 2022 | By | Reply More
Spiderhead (Netflix scifi film: trailer).

Spiderhead (Netflix scifi film: trailer).

Spiderhead is an upcoming Netflix scifi film. In a state-of-the-art jail managed by a bright visionary (Chris Hemsworth) who experiments on his victims with mind-altering substances, two convicts (Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett) forge a bond while battling with their pasts. Joseph Kosinski directed the film (Top Gun: Maverick, Tron: Legacy). Based on George Saunders’ […]

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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

True Lies (new CBS spy-fy TV series: trailer).

True Lies (new CBS spy-fy TV series: trailer).

True Lies was a classic spy-fy film back in the day, so how about CBS turns it into as TV series and milks that cow for all it’s good for? A dissatisfied suburban housewife is catapulted into a life of risk and excitement when she is recruited to work with her supposedly bland and ordinary […]

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (new Disney plus superhero TV series: trailer).

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (new Disney plus superhero TV series: trailer).

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, a Marvel Studios original live action TV series, will premiere on Disney+ on August 17th 2022. 

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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 […]

May 8, 2022 | By | Reply More

Science

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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Warp drive: closer than we think? (science video)

Warp drive: closer than we think? (science video)

The Director of Advanced Research & Development of Limitless Space Institute, Harold “Sonny” White, joins us to talk about warp drive technology. Is Dr. Zefram Cochrane a NASA employee? He certainly seems to be. Dr. Zefram Cochrane, a fictitious character from Star Trek, became the first person to travel faster than the speed of light […]

May 15, 2022 | By | Reply More

Books

Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective (Book 1 of 2) by George R. R. Martin (book review).

Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective (Book 1 of 2) by George R. R. Martin (book review).

I don’t mind the naked women, it’s the blood and gore in ‘Game Of Thrones’ that put me off watching the series and it’s the plethora of pages in them that put me off reading the books. However, before he became rich and famous with Westeros, George R.R. Martin was a writer of short stories […]

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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 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, […]

May 11, 2022 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Boys: season 3 (Amazon Prime superhero TV series trailer).

The Boys: season 3 (Amazon Prime superhero TV series trailer).

The Boys are back in town, and those over-violent superheroes still need a good spanking, right? Yes, it’s the Amazon Prime superhero TV series trailer for The Boys: season 3. Streaming on June 3rd 2022. 

May 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
I Need My Space (short scifi film: video in full).

I Need My Space (short scifi film: video in full).

In Jesse Pohjonen’s short scifi film “I Need My Space,” we meet Esko, an engineer who, fed up with his unfaithful wife’s nagging, resolves to flee for forever – to space!

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