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Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

In this model-maker’s masterclass, it’s time to build a realistic 1:700 scale Jabba’s Palace (or should that be Boba’s Palace as of now?). You can 3D print the structures and made the terrain from styrofoam. By the twin suns of Tatooine, this is a worthy subject for a quick six-minute masterclass video!

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Editorial – Mar 2021: Read The Word.

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Mar 2021:  Read The Word.

Hello everyone, With all this apparent time to think in even deeper isolation, I’ve been contemplating about the state of our Science Fiction genre again. For many years now, we have been coasting along, with more emphasis on film and TV than the written word. If you favour one or the other, try the one […]

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The Problems Of A Secret Identity: an article by: GF Willmetts.

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Problems Of A Secret Identity: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Back when super-heroes were first created, the nature of the disguise was, for the likes of Bruce Wayne, to scare felons by looking like a bat. All right, a man-sized bat but criminals back then were probably jumpy anyway. As they mostly go around at night, you would think they would be used to bats. […]

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Titans: The Complete Second Season DVD boxset (TV series/DVD review).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Titans: The Complete Second Season DVD boxset (TV series/DVD review).

With the opening of the second season of ‘Titans’, we have the conclusion of the Trigon story from season one. Not quite as spectacular as the original comicbook version of the 1980s but probably down to TV budgets. The only really significant thing is the explanation of the apparent gem on Raven’s forehead being a […]

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Suicide Squad Vol. 2: Going Sane by Rob Williams, Jim Lee, Stephen Byrne, Carlos D’Anda, Christian Ward and Guiseppe Camuncoli (graphic novel review).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad Vol. 2: Going Sane by Rob Williams, Jim Lee, Stephen Byrne, Carlos D’Anda, Christian Ward and Guiseppe Camuncoli (graphic novel review).

Just a reminder, these editions of the ‘Suicide Squad’, are all part of the ‘DC Universe Rebirth’ run of which there are 8 volumes so is finite. The principle story for the second volume ‘Going Sane’ is what do you do when you acquire a Kryptonian Phantom Zone access device? Well, if you’re Amanda Waller […]

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Alter Ego #168 March 2021 (magazine review).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #168 March 2021 (magazine review).

I have to confess that when I saw the cover of the latest ‘Alter Ego’, I did feel a bit disorientated. After all, we are so used to seeing full page subjects rather than a noticeboard cover. However, this is contrary to the opening and truly nugget of the work of Paul Norris (1914-2007). Not […]

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Doctor Who: Stranded: Volume 1 by Matt Fitton, John Dorney, Lisa McMullin and David K Barnes (CD/download review).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Stranded: Volume 1 by Matt Fitton, John Dorney, Lisa McMullin and David K Barnes (CD/download review).

‘Stranded’ couldn’t be more lockdown if it tried. Released in June 2020, just as the general public of the UK was coming out its enforced isolation and trying out its rather shaky wings it is curiously apposite for our times. Anyone who was feeling trapped and could only access travel virtually might feel a great […]

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WandaVision: series 1, episode 8, review (video).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
WandaVision: series 1, episode 8, review (video).

Here’s a review of WandaVision‘s first series’ episode eight, from our ever-knowledgeable Andre, in which Wanda is taken down a witch-led simulated Memory Lane trip by her neighbour – and we even get to glimpse a little bit of the back story of both Wanda and Agatha Harkness.

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Jimbocho: the magic of Tokyo’s ‘Book Town’ (video).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jimbocho: the magic of Tokyo’s ‘Book Town’ (video).

For those of you who love books, but also fancy a walk around Tokyo, allow us to tickle you with the opportunity to combine both these noble pastimes. Yes, here is a lovely 20 minute walking tour through the streets of Jimbocho, or as the locals like to call it, Tokyo’s book town.

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Doctor Who: The Minds Of Magnox: Time Lord Victorious by Darren Jones (CD/download review).

February 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Minds Of Magnox: Time Lord Victorious by Darren Jones (CD/download review).

The Tenth Doctor and Brian the Ood assassin have come to Magnox. The Doctor has some questions and Brian wants to be less bored. On Magnox, the people like to decorate their body externalities and information is a currency. When the two travellers split up, each one will find much more than he expected to. […]

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