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Author Archive: AidanFortune

Once called a "fountain of useless pop culture knowledge", Aidan is an unashamed geek, grateful that he is allowed share his opinions on a global scale. A journalist by trade, Aidan is a massive fan of comics and recently set up a comics group in Brighton in order to engage more with like-minded people. His home is subject to a constant battle of vintage paraphernalia and science fiction & fantasy toys.

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House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill (book review).

September 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill (book review).

We’ve all done some pretty rubbish things for our jobs. Except for writing on this site, which is great, of course. But would you spend a night in an obviously haunted house surrounded by stuffed rats and a lady who makes the Crypt-Keeper seem friendly? Auctioneer Catherine Howard is tasked with valuing the Red House […]

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Blake’s 7: The Merchandise Guide by Mark B Oliver (book review).

September 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blake’s 7: The Merchandise Guide by Mark B Oliver (book review).

Look, we all know about ‘Blake’s 7’, it was a much-loved, trend-setting show that fans still think of fondly. So fondly in fact, that merchandise is still being released for it. So what better way to honour the show you love than by cataloguing this merchandise? This book, ‘Blake’s 7: The Merchandise Guide’ is obviously […]

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Star Trek: Music From The Video Games by various artists (album review)

July 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Music From The Video Games by various artists (album review)

Despite the potential that obviously exists, one might argue there has never been a solid ‘Star Trek’ video game that had mass appeal. Sure ‘Star Trek: Online’ came close and ‘Borg’ is pretty decent but they’ve never been what they could be. Other entries have come across as insipid and, frankly, a bit of a […]

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The Last Exorcism Part 2 Original Soundtrack by Michael Wandmacher (album review)

July 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Last Exorcism Part 2 Original Soundtrack by Michael Wandmacher (album review)

I’m not really sure how there can be a second last exorcism, given the first one was also the last one. Nevertheless, this exists and composer Michael Wandmacher has served up a creepy selection of tracks as a score to this sequel, ‘The Last Exorcism Part 2’. There are 40 tracks on this album, mostly […]

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Defiance Television Series Original Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

July 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiance Television Series Original Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

Designed as a companion piece to the ‘Defiance’ video game soundtrack, Bear McCreary has obviously steered clear of repetition and looked to make something different for the show soundtrack about humans embracing a brave new frontier. For the ‘Defiance’ TV series score, McCreary has attempted to create a sound that mixes Earth and Votan tastes. […]

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After Earth Original Soundtrack by James Newton Howard (album review)

July 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
After Earth Original Soundtrack by James Newton Howard (album review)

‘After Earth’ was one of those films that seemed to get lost in the summer mix. I’m sure it was successful in its own right and I always enjoy Will Smith and his son, Jaden, is being groomed as a star of the future. However nothing about a father/son relationship dodging alien creatures on an […]

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Star Trek: Excelsior: Forged In Fire by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels (book review).

July 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Excelsior: Forged In Fire by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels (book review).

If one was to use the latest ‘Star Trek’ film as a barometer, the character of Sulu isn’t up to much. In fact, there may be an argument that the ‘Original Series’ actor George Takei is much more interesting than his on-screen counterpart. Despite this, there is much love for Hikaru Sulu, he seemed to […]

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Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin (book review).

July 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin (book review).

Most of us are aware of George RR Martin’s fantasy credentials but while you’re waiting for the next instalment from Westeros, why not familiarise yourself with his Science Fiction work? ‘Tuf Voyaging’ is a series of short stories involving trader Haviland Tuf, who finds himself in possession of an ecological engineering ship and decides to […]

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The Good That Men Do by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (book review).

July 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Good That Men Do by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (book review).

Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to start over? Take things from a fresh perspective. Well that’s what Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin have done with the ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ series. This book in 2007 marks the re-launch of the ENT universe and begins just before the show’s last episode to create a ret-con on […]

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Terminal by Brian Keene (book review).

July 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Terminal by Brian Keene (book review).

Ever had a bad day? Well, I’m sure it pales in comparison to the lead character of Brian Keene’s ‘Terminal’. Reminiscent of 1970s classic ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, this novel provides a new twist on a heist gone wrong. It all begins when Tommy O’Connor is diagnosed with terminal cancer and is given a month to […]

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