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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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Wild Cards 1: Expanded Edition edited by George RR Martin (book review)

December 28, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Wild Cards 1: Expanded Edition edited by George RR Martin (book review)

With the TV success of ‘Game Of Thrones’, it’s hardly surprising that the studios want something more with George RR Martin’s name attached to it. Not surprisingly, the 1987 started series of books called ‘Wild Cards’ is next on their agenda. What happened was Martin would meet a group of fellow writers for a Friday […]

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The Man On The Hill.

December 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Man On The Hill.

The man on the hill Stood up with a torch in his hands Holding it steady, he shone it at the Moon He said that if he turned it off The Moon would be in shadow And no one would see it. I didn’t believe him Until he turned his torch off Although he said […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 13: Twice Upon A Time by Steven Moffat.

December 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 13: Twice Upon A Time by Steven Moffat.

Be prepared to be regenerated from here in there are spoilers! Technically, for the final episode of the Capaldi regeneration, there are no surprises. We know actor David Bradley is there to be bring the Hartnell regeneration alive one more time. We know that the Capaldi Doctor has been holding back his own regeneration. There […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas.

December 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Twas the night before Christmas.

‘Twas the night before Christmas And Santa Vampire came to town Why should he miss an open invitation To enter every house It wasn’t a mince pie he was after Just a quick bite and then he was gone.

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

December 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kong: Skull Island (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

An American science unit called Monarch has a Resource Exploration Team, led by Bill Randa (actor John Goodman) and Houston Brooks (actor Corey Hawkins) they get permission to investigate an uncharted island associated with legends going back to Truman’s period after its discovery by spy satellite in the early 1970s. They have to get there […]

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Wonder Woman (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

December 22, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Wonder Woman (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I have to confess from the start that I’ve been pretty much avoiding the latest batch of films based on DC Comics characters although have been told the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie is a good stepping in point. Much of the story follows the various origin points of the comicbook version. Diana (from adulthood, actress Gal […]

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Donny The Drone by Mackenzie Sheppard (short film).

December 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Donny The Drone by Mackenzie Sheppard (short film).

The world’s first sentient machine goes on stage to accept a prestigious ‘Person Of The Year’ award as an auditorium of humans are confronted with his emotional and controversial story. Donny the Drone (voiced by Guy Pearce) has just been named the ‘Person Of The Year’ ” by World Times magazine. Donny takes the stage […]

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Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

December 19, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

I have to confess to a little confusion when I saw the cover of Mark Voger’s book ‘Groovy’ back in the summer. TwoMorrows is known principally for their interest in comicbooks and despite the cartoon head of a dollybird on the cover, this book is about the flower power/hippy culture from 38000BC to April 1970AD. […]

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Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace by Geoffrey Orme (DVD review).

December 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace by Geoffrey Orme (DVD review).

The Doctor (actor Patrick Troughton), companions Polly (actress Annke Wills) and Ben (actor Michael Craze) have gained a third travelling mate in the form of Jamie McCrimmon (actor Frazer Hines) after an adventure in the highlands of Scotland. They arrive back on Earth on a rock beach in the Mediterranean and while the Doctor examines […]

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The Art Of Coco (book review).

December 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Coco (book review).

‘Coco’ is the latest film from Pixar. ‘Coco’ is the surname of a Mexican family and they are celebrating the dead at the Dia de los Muertos. The events are seen through the son Miguel. As explained throughout this book, the Mexicans celebrate and parade around their graveyards with joyous abandon with their ancestors usually […]

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