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Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Jon Pertwee (video doc).

April 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Jon Pertwee (video doc).

In this free forty-minute-long retrospective video documentary on the splendid science fiction show that is Doctor Who, Clever Dick (indeed, the cleverest Dick in this, or any other universe) sets us up to consider the Third Doctor, aka Jon Pertwee. CD goes on to explore how Doctor Who needed to change to meet the strange […]

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Iso-Lone: A Geek Guide To Home Survival : an article all alone in the light by: GF Willmetts

April 4, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Iso-Lone: A Geek Guide To Home Survival : an article all alone in the light by: GF Willmetts

As someone commented in the media, people who have already been practicing isolation from a stress illness have a heads up compared to everyone else in the world who are having to settle into isolation during this coronavirus. Welcome to my world. I give hermits a bad name. For the past 14 years I have […]

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Back Issue #64 (magazine review).

March 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #64 (magazine review).

The subject of Back Issue # 64 in 2003 was to look at the back-up strips in the various DC Comics titles. When sales dropped for the likes of ‘Green Lantern’, rather than let the characters lie dormant after cancellation, they were turned into 8 page back-up features in the likes of ‘The Flash’. Indeed, […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Eight (magazine review).

March 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Eight (magazine review).

Alongside a rundown of some of the content from this issue, I thought I’d try to give an insight into the ‘feel’ of ‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ for those who, like me, haven’t read it before. Handily, though this is the 25th anniversary issue, giving it a cool, metallic, Silver Surfer cover, there’s no indication […]

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Star Trek Picard: an autopsy (review).

March 28, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Star Trek Picard: an autopsy (review).

The Critical Drinker, aka the Victor Meldrew of the science fiction world, gives his curmudgeonly take on the first run of the new TV series, Star Trek Picard. I actually quite enjoyed this series, but maybe my critical facilities are less jaded and finely developed than the Scottish reviewer. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? […]

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Star Trek Picard gets rolled for second season (TV news)

March 28, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
Star Trek Picard gets rolled for second season (TV news)

The new TV series Star Trek Picard has now been rolled for second season. Head honcho Julie McNamara over at CBS has told The Hollywood Reporter, “The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for. We’re […]

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The Superhero Symbol edited by Liam Burke, Ian Gordon & Angela Ndalianis (book review).

March 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Superhero Symbol edited by Liam Burke, Ian Gordon & Angela Ndalianis (book review).

I did wonder which or what ‘The Superhero Symbol’ actually was going to be covered. From the comicbook reader point of view, it’s the label on their chests to identify who they are or the kind of power they are. Nope! This is all about what the super-heroes represent to people at large. More symbolism […]

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Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray TV series).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray TV series).

I have to confess not to being sure how the Doom Patrol would transcribe from comicbook to TV series. The photographs make it pretty clear it would be a mix of the original team with Crazy Jane (actress Diane Guerrero) from a later grouping, so obviously had a dash of Grant Morrison in the mix. […]

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Star Trek: Discovery 3rd season now on go-slow; ditto, Supernatural (news).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Discovery 3rd season now on go-slow; ditto, Supernatural (news).

Apparently, Star Trek Discovery‘s third season is on a pre-production slow-down thanks to the global pandemic – and that’s straight from the mouth of actor Wilson Cruz, who should know, as he’s also Hugh Culber, the head medical officer of the USS Discovery. I didn’t see @albinokid’s comment this morning on #InstagramLive… but see for […]

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Star Wars Lego helmets (news).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Lego helmets (news).

If you’ve got a bit of time on your hands, and hey, these days, who hasn’t, then there are a series of Lego Star Wars helmets shipping at the end of April 2020 (well, they were, anyway), for 60 dollars a pop. There are a seven inch tall Boba Fett head, a tie fighter pilot, […]

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