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Scifi

Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

The film-reviewing legend that is Mark Kermode sits down to watch the game-into-movie flick, Sonic the Hedgehog. In this beautiful piece of modern celluloid art, Sonic, an alien hedgehog from the planet Mobius who can move at incredible speeds, comes to Earth, pursued by the villainous Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Ah, art! 

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Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Here’s the trailer for the fourth series of scifi TV thang Stranger Things, in which it seems, as rumoured, that Hopper is indeed alive and a prisoner of the USSR, after saving Earth from beings from another dimension – and not a very nice one.

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Anime & Manga

Reboot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition (DVD TV series review).

Reboot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition (DVD TV series review).

As the creators of ‘Reboot’ explain in their audio commentary, this was the first fully computer animated TV series that attracted children and adults alike. With no one knowing what was inside a computer, it gave them the freedom to make Mainframe the way they liked. Oddly, as the users, the humans when playing games […]

February 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

If you like your Japanese mecha big, as in Gundam-size, then you’re in luck! The City of Yokohama in Japan is opening a tourist attraction which is basically a full-size Gundam base with a real-scale moving Gundam the same size as a NASA rocket launch gantry. They’re planning to open the site – called Gundam […]

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TV

Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 8: The Haunting Of Villa Diodati by Maxine Alderton

Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 8: The Haunting Of Villa Diodati by Maxine Alderton

As revealed in the end of last week’s episode, the Doctor and friends are going to gatecrash the Byron/Shelley party in June 1816 at Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva where Mary Shelley wrote ‘The Modern Prometheus’. Will it be re-written or will they contribute to the plot? Tales Of The Dead is Lord Byron’s contribution to […]

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Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Here’s the trailer for the fourth series of scifi TV thang Stranger Things, in which it seems, as rumoured, that Hopper is indeed alive and a prisoner of the USSR, after saving Earth from beings from another dimension – and not a very nice one.

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Culture

How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

When I started Stanislas Dehaene’s book, ‘How We Learn’, with its sub-title adding the detail, ‘The New Science Of Education And The Brain’, I didn’t expect the opening chapter to focus on Artificial Intelligence. More so, as in the introduction, there was a lot more focusing on what made humans different to other members of […]

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Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

Looking at the examples cited by author Heather Duerre Humann in her introduction to her book ‘Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film And Television’, I’m looking forward to seeing her knowledge in the chapters of this book. Keep a notepad ready because you’re going to want to check out her examples from fiction, non-fiction, […]

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Science

How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

When I started Stanislas Dehaene’s book, ‘How We Learn’, with its sub-title adding the detail, ‘The New Science Of Education And The Brain’, I didn’t expect the opening chapter to focus on Artificial Intelligence. More so, as in the introduction, there was a lot more focusing on what made humans different to other members of […]

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Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

Brilliant astronomer Bryan Gaensler (who works at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, at the University of Toronto) visits the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics to lay out humanity’s latest thinking on interstellar travel and the search for alien life – including why he believes the frontiers of current research may be more exciting […]

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

When I started Stanislas Dehaene’s book, ‘How We Learn’, with its sub-title adding the detail, ‘The New Science Of Education And The Brain’, I didn’t expect the opening chapter to focus on Artificial Intelligence. More so, as in the introduction, there was a lot more focusing on what made humans different to other members of […]

February 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

Looking at the examples cited by author Heather Duerre Humann in her introduction to her book ‘Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film And Television’, I’m looking forward to seeing her knowledge in the chapters of this book. Keep a notepad ready because you’re going to want to check out her examples from fiction, non-fiction, […]

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Recent Articles

What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

Here’s a fascinating one-hour-long video documentary with writers and thinkers Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler, concerning what our future will look like. You’d think they have a new book out – called something like The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives! You can get it […]

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Astronomers to sweep, while Pentagon leaks (UFO news).

Astronomers to sweep, while Pentagon leaks (UFO news).

Two interesting stories drop across the SFcrowsnest desk thanks to our national newspapers. In the first story, astronomers are now sweeping the entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life as part of a collaboration between a privately-funded firm and the New Mexico Observatory. In the second story, the Pentagon’s classified UFO program run out of […]

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