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Scifi

Alien Bones by Chris Wyatt and Chris Green  (graphic novel review)

Alien Bones by Chris Wyatt and Chris Green (graphic novel review)

Spaceships! Aliens! Dinosaurs! Pirates! Mix ’em together and what do you get? Well, in the hands of writer Chris Wyatt and artist Chris Green, a competently presented thriller aimed at young adults but with enough pizzazz to engage older readers as well. When schoolboy Liam loses his palaeontologist father in what appears to be an […]

October 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bloodshot (Vin Diesel’s new scifi movie: trailer).

Bloodshot (Vin Diesel’s new scifi movie: trailer).

Bloodshot is based on the comic-book of the same name. In this scifi action flick, actor Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in Ray’s veins, he’s an unstoppable force – stronger […]

October 21, 2019 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop put on ice for nine months as star John Cho hurt on set (news).

Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop put on ice for nine months as star John Cho hurt on set (news).

The Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop has sadly been put on ice for nine months as star actor John Cho is hurt on set. Get better soon, John, and hope the series comes good in the end. https://deadline.com/2019/10/cowboy-bebop-netflix-series-shuts-down-production-7-9-months-hiatus-star-john-cho-on-set-injury-1202764024/ The Offworld Report – the best news off-world SFcrowsnest

October 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

There’s a new documentary out on Netflix called Enter The Anime, which has Tania Nolan looking to explain anime’s popularity by interviewing Shinji Aramaki, Kôzô Morishita and Yoko Takahashi, the creators behind Castlevania, Aggretsuko and Kengan Ashura. It’s been rather slated by some fans complaining that all of the interviewees have worked on Netflix-licensed anime […]

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More

TV

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4 trailer: Amazon Prime).

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4 trailer: Amazon Prime).

The Man in the High Castle TV series is back on November 17th 2019 on Amazon Prime for its final and fourth season. Do we beat the parallel reality Nazis in the end? What do you think? Actually, it would be a very PK Dick ending if they end up winning in both dimensions!

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

While you’ll still benefit from subscribing to Netflix in the UK to watch the 3rd season of Star Trek Discovery, you’ll be able to see the first season for free on Channel 4, soon. Barry Chamberlain at CBS Studios International, said, “We’re excited to bring the linear television rights for Star Trek: Discovery to the […]

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores   (website review)

Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores (website review)

‘Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores’ is a website devoted to publishing short stories in various speculative fiction genres as well as art, interviews and resources for authors. This website feels forgotten, despite the stories that are uploaded roughly once per month. From the ‘About Us’ page I can see that the team behind the site […]

October 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

The opening features of the latest edition of ‘Retro Fan’ is pure Americana as I can’t recall them ever being shown over here. The first is an interview by Dan Johnson with TV horror host Svengoolie although I think he should have been called Son Of Svengoolie as he’s the second of that name. Amusingly, […]

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Self-aware robots are redefining consciousness (science video).

Self-aware robots are redefining consciousness (science video).

What does it mean for a robot to be self-aware? That’s what robotics labs are investigating as they embark on a quest towards artificial consciousness. 

October 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

When you decide to print your space rocket engines using 3D printers you can drop hundreds of unnecessary components and make them super-resilient compared to traditionally-built engines. Is this the way of the future? It should also be pointed out, that many of the descriptions of the USA’s so-called reported captured flying saucers match this […]

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood (book review).

Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood (book review).

Strong emotions can leave their mark. One of the theories behind hauntings is that powerful events are recorded by the fabric of the place they happen in and are replayed when the right trigger is tripped. Other ghostly sightings are attributed to unfinished business on the part of the deceased. This might be benign or, […]

October 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a book by model-maker Mat Irvine, thinking it might be showing me how to make models. It does but the ‘Model Builders’ Manual’ starts with a history of model kits, mostly in a variety of plastics, before going into various techniques. If you ever wondered why different […]

October 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Alien-like giant squid egg found floating under Arctic Ocean.

Alien-like giant squid egg found floating under Arctic Ocean.

In this latest episode from Secure Team, not only do we see some odd lights up in the sky (yeah, yeah), but a far more interesting alien-like giant squid egg found floating under the Arctic Ocean.

October 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dinosaur humans? Meet the reptoids!

Dinosaur humans? Meet the reptoids!

A scientific thought experiment proposes an alternative reality where dinosaurs could have evolved into intelligent humanoid beings and continue to roam the earth today in this clip from the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens season 8, called, “The Reptilians”.

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