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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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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 4: Arachnids In The UK by Chris Chibnall.

October 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 4: Arachnids In The UK by Chris Chibnall.

Years ago, it would take forever, temporally speaking, for the Doctor to get his companions back home again. These days, with the Doctor able to control the TARDIS, she can do it in a couple episodes. Back to Yorkshire for Yaz to see her family and see what is going on. The others want to […]

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Penguin horror (parody video).

October 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Penguin horror (parody video).

You’ll never read a book the same way again. Or, will you?

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Retro Fan #2 Fall 2018 (magazine review).

October 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #2 Fall 2018 (magazine review).

With Elvira on the cover, it can hardly be surprising that the second issue of ‘Retro Fan’ is a Halloween special. Not necessarily all in the USA. A cursory look over ‘Bewitched’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘The Munsters’ was pretty much home territory. The UK was much later than the USA for most people to […]

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Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray film review).

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray film review).

Having been fairly successful avoiding spoilers and hype, I watched ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ fairly unmolested by expectation, although I do have a few films before to catch up on now. Knowing how many lead characters there were, I did wonder how the plot would avoid having them all together which was skilfully done even if […]

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Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual by Richard Atkinson and Mike Tucker, illustrated by Bavin Rymill (book review).

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual by Richard Atkinson and Mike Tucker, illustrated by Bavin Rymill (book review).

The title ‘Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual’ should give away what this book is about. Written by Richard Atkinson and Mike Tucker, the illustrations by Bavin Rymill cover areas where the photographs don’t cover. There’s also enough measurements for you to build your own control consoles, depending which Doctor’s version you prefer. The […]

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Back Issue #108 October 2018 (magazine review).

October 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #108 October 2018 (magazine review).

I have to confess from the start that I’ve never been a great Aquaman fan. I was dragged screaming to do an illustration of him when I was at college and had to read a few issues in the early 70s and found him a bit on the bland side. Having an entire issue of […]

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Writing The TV Drama Series (4th edition) by Pamela Douglas (book review).

October 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Writing The TV Drama Series (4th edition) by Pamela Douglas (book review).

Having started this book, ‘Writing The TV Drama Series (4th edition)’ by Pamela Douglas, I have to address why I didn’t read the three earlier editions. I think I mistook it to be about standard dramas rather than including our genre. As it turns out, Pamela Douglas regularly mentions many genre shows. The important point […]

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Patient Zero (2016) (DVD film review).

October 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Patient Zero (2016) (DVD film review).

If you get bitten, you have 90 seconds before developing this strain of rabies and attacking anyone in sight. If you aren’t eaten then you become part of the pack to spread the disease. There is no cure…so far! In an American military bunker, a medical team, led by Dr. Gina Rose (actress Natalie Dormer) […]

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Down A Dark Hall (2018) (DVD film review).

October 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Down A Dark Hall (2018) (DVD film review).

Troublesome Katherine ‘Kit’ Gordy (actress AnnaSophie Robb) is sent to the rather isolated Blackwood Boarding School, despite her protests after nearly burning her previous school down. Well, not exactly sent as the headmistress there offers to take her. Kit’s parents take her there a day early before the rest of the students come. The next […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) : Episode 3: Rosa by Malorie Blackman & Chris Chibnall.

October 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) : Episode 3: Rosa by Malorie Blackman & Chris Chibnall.

Not being able to avoid all the advanced promo on the box or newspapers, the third episode ‘Rosa’ has the Doctor and her friends arriving back on Earth, just a little earlier than they should be in 1955 and in the USA rather than the UK. They are also in Montgomery, Alabama in the Deep […]

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