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Author Archive: UncleGeoff

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’
If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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Writing For The Cut: Shaping Your Script For Cinema by Greg Loftin (book review).

June 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Writing For The Cut: Shaping Your Script For Cinema by Greg Loftin (book review).

Author Greg Loftin points out in the introduction of his book ‘Writing For The Cut: Shaping Your Script For Cinema’ that the art of film editing is almost arcane simply because editors keep so many secrets about the directors they work with. Thing is, editors are the people who shape the material the directors give […]

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

May 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

If anything, it’s unusual that it took so long for the Disney Studios to do another Mary Poppins film, especially as P.L. Travers wrote so many books about her most famous character. It also has to be very ambitious as the original 1966 film was perfect in every way. Well, apart from using an American […]

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Back Issue #112 June 2019 (magazine review).

May 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #112 June 2019 (magazine review).

In a weird quirk of fate, I had Back Issue # 113 a few days before # 112. The problem with faulty time travel machines. As you can tell from the cover, the opening piece focuses on the Gerry Conway/Al Milgrom created character Firestorm. There are interviews with them and practically most of the other […]

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Alter Ego #158 May 2019 (magazine review).

May 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #158 May 2019 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Alter Ego’ focuses on writer William Woolfolk. He worked not only on the original Captain Marvel but was prolific on other comicbooks as well. His original intension was as a novel writer but when fellow writer Seymour Reit, whom he thought had sold out to writing comics, pointed out he was […]

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Games music composers to gather at SoundTrack Cologne 16 (28th-31st August 2019).

May 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Games music composers to gather at SoundTrack Cologne 16 (28th-31st August 2019).

Big names from the games industry at SoundTrack Cologne 16: With Jack Wall (“Call of Duty: Black Ops II-IIII”), Wilbert Roget, II (“Call of Duty: WWII”, “Mortal Kombat 11”) and Michael McCann (“Deus Ex: Human Revolution”), SoundTrack_Cologne announced the first speakers for their 16th conference. As every year, the conference is divided in the three […]

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Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

If you kept up with my review of ‘Pawn’ this month, the sequel ‘Knight’ was released this year. Nicole Hammond is both a Sibyl and Protector on the alien starship Fyrantha. Her selection and abduction to this role is based on her ability to communicate with the starship when she doses herself with a throat […]

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Sir Christopher Lee’s photo archive donated to BFI.

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sir Christopher Lee’s photo archive donated to BFI.

Photo credit: Dracula (1958) Hammer Film Productions, source: BFI National Archive. The BFI tell us that Lady Lee, Sir Christopher Lee’s widow, has donated his photographic archive, to the BFI National Archive. The collection offers an insight into one of British Cinema’s most recognisable stars, who would have been 97 years old on 27th May […]

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Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

You know how it is. A new issue of ‘Back Issue’ arrives, ahead of # 112 which arrived a couple days later, and instead of just reading the opening article, I ended up reading 20 pages in my first sitting. As the cover shows, this issue covers the 1989 ‘Batman’ film and it’s hard to […]

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Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

WHAT:           Escape Velocity 2019  WHEN:                Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 through 26  WHERE:              Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, MD DESCRIPTION:   The event is a futuristic world’s fair to promote informal STEAM educational activities within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. […]

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Doctor Who: Timelash by Glen McCoy (DVD TV series review).

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Timelash by Glen McCoy (DVD TV series review).

The TARDIS detects and is drawn into a time corridor/vortex/whatever. The Doctor (actor Colin Baker) detects its destination on Earth and with a bit of effort travels up it to where it came from, the planet Karfel. He explains to Peri (actress Nicola Bryant) that he had been here in an earlier regeneration, later revealed […]

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