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Author Archive: Isabel Sanchez

Isabel is a student at university (UCL) and a long-time SFF fan.

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Virgin Hyperloop give us a glimpse of future travel (science news).

January 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Virgin Hyperloop give us a glimpse of future travel (science news).

Virgin Hyperloop has given us a glimpse of our travel future, with a concept video of how they imagine people jumping into hyper-accelerated tubes to whisk across the world in a matter of hours. It all looks rather scifi, but then, as a science fiction website, we applaud that! It’s also low carbon long-distance travel, […]

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Nations sign Artemis Accords for peaceful space exploration (news).

October 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nations sign Artemis Accords for peaceful space exploration (news).

International cooperation on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program is taking a step forward today with the signing of the Artemis Accords between NASA and several partner countries. The Artemis Accords establish a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among nations participating in the agency’s 21st century lunar […]

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No signs of alien technology in 10 million scanned star systems (science news).

September 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
No signs of alien technology in 10 million scanned star systems (science news).

Astronomers have just used the Murchison Widefield Array telescope to explore hundreds of times more broadly than any previous search for extraterrestrial life. The study, published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, observed the sky around the Vela constellation. But in this part of the Universe at least, it appears other civilisations […]

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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019) (movie review).

June 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019) (movie review).

In ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’, the film’s plot picks up 5 years after the events of the last film, ‘Godzilla’ (2014), when eco-terrorist anarchists led by Alan Jonah begin freeing the Titans, in an attempt to restore the natural order. The central message the film peddles is the rather simplistic humanity=bad, nature=good. We are […]

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Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, was the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as opposed to being caused by forces above the surface, such […]

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Marvel’s Sebastian Stan coming to MCM London Comic Con.

March 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Sebastian Stan coming to MCM London Comic Con.

Sebastian Stan, star of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is making his first appearance at MCM London Comic Con this May 2019. This summer’s MCM London Comic Con has a dangerous new guest in the shape of Sebastian Stan, famous as the titular HYDRA assassin of 2014 […]

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NASA’s newly landed OSIRIS-REx probe discovers water on asteroid.

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA’s newly landed OSIRIS-REx probe discovers water on asteroid.

Recently analysed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu. During the mission’s approach phase, between mid-August and early December, the spacecraft travelled 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km) on its journey from Earth to […]

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Comic-Con October 2018: Event Report.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic-Con October 2018: Event Report.

The end of October meant another trip down to the ExCel centre to attend MCM Comicon. This time I upped my game and secured a second press pass for my “photographer”, who definitely wasn’t just a random friend from my uni course. Like last time, the best part of the convention remained the atmosphere; before […]

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Comic Con London is hitting the UK this month, 26-28th October.

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Con London is hitting the UK this month, 26-28th October.

This year’s MCM Comic Con London is once more returning to ExCeL London. Among their guest line-up this October, they have actor Dave Bautista, best known for playing Dax the Destroyer from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies (as well as James Bond villain Mr Hinx, as well as a rebel replicant in the last […]

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The Teenage Fan Girl’s Guide to MCM London Comic-con (2017).

June 2, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Teenage Fan Girl’s Guide to MCM London Comic-con (2017).

[Publisher’s note: This year, SFcrowsnest decided to send young reporter Isabel (along with her college friends) to MCM London Comic-con, as in a previous year our intrepid team managed to quadruple the average age of every hall at the con we walked into! As a student, she is, after all, their audience]. Feeling professional and […]

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