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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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Editorial – June 2019: A taste of Internet vulnerability.

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Editorial – June 2019: A taste of Internet vulnerability.

Hello everyone On the 12 May 2019, the year given for posterity and in case you’re reading this editorial much later, Outlook/Hotmail failed to send out messages but did receive them. I did all the standard checks from making sure the router was getting a clear signal by turning it on & off and even […]

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This Side Of Hell: a story by: GF Willmetts.

June 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
This Side Of Hell: a story by: GF Willmetts.

I am Schrödinger’s ghost. Well, not really him but his living theory. I got hit by a car and an inch from having my head run over by one of its wheels. In some other reality, someone pretty much like me had his head flattened and seriously dead. I was the lucky one. I also […]

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Time And The Doctor: an article of temporal delicacy, by GF Willmetts.

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Time And The Doctor: an article of temporal delicacy, by GF Willmetts.

There is always something odd about the travels of the Gallifreyan called the Doctor. Although in the early days, the TARDIS travelled apparently randomly in time and space and even appeared in different time periods of the Daleks own history and seemingly annihilating them completely repeatedly amongst other things. We were after all following the […]

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Doctor Who: Revelation Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (DVD TV series review).

June 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Revelation Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (DVD TV series review).

Typical of an Eric Saward script, there are several cross-connecting plot strands. It’s better to split them up rather than trying to intertwine them. Oddly, the Doctor (actor Colin Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) practically become a minor strand in their own story. They arrive on the wintery planet Necros where politicians and the wealthy […]

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Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (book review).

June 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (book review).

The biggest problem with Brian Cremins’ book, ‘Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia’ was discovering that there was just over 18 pages of footnotes at the back of the book with details that needed to be looked up when reading. I know this is a bugbear of mine but surely if the information is […]

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

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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).

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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).

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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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