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DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

October 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

For a comicbook-orientated book, Shea Fontana’s book ‘Women Of Action’ is not only about DC Comics’ female characters but also on women who have drawn or written about them. There’s nary a mention of the fact that most of them were created originally by men. However, the changes in sexual persuasion of some of them […]

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All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament (J-Life).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament (J-Life).

In Japan, pillow-fighting is a big-money serious extreme sport – so welcome to Ito, the home of the 6th All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament, where pillow fights are a spectator sport, and you never take losing lying down. 

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Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (book review).

Just the thing, another book to remind us we have no ‘Doctor Who’ on our screens. It’s bleak out there and with the new Doctor barely established, it feels like a massive misstep to leave it so long. After all, fans have other options. But, hey, a book that covers all thirteen incarnations plus the […]

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Japanese mascots from hell?

October 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Japanese mascots from hell?

Yuru-chara are cute Japanese mascot characters – and every organisation in Japan has one, however unlikely. They also offer a masterclass in creativity and terror – so, here’s ten of the oddest and most horrific creations found across the nation by our Man-n-Japan … Chris Broad.

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Watchmen (HBO series gets weird).

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (HBO series gets weird).

HBO’s Watchmen series appears to be being well received by the general populace, if leaving them a little confused. Here’s the last trailer.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (last trailer: maybe, last ever film?)

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (last trailer: maybe, last ever film?)

The original Star Wars saga will end with this film, we are warned, but hey, the cash-cow is milked forever, so forgive me if I don’t believe this claim. Anyway, here’s the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

In steampunk stories, it’s inevitable that airships are used even if they started much earlier than the Victorian era. So a look at Anthony Burton’s book, ‘Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation’, fills in the actual history on the subject. Although the Montgolfier brothers achieved the first manned balloon flight, it […]

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Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop put on ice for nine months as star John Cho hurt on set (news).

October 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop put on ice for nine months as star John Cho hurt on set (news).

The Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop has sadly been put on ice for nine months as star actor John Cho is hurt on set. Get better soon, John, and hope the series comes good in the end. https://deadline.com/2019/10/cowboy-bebop-netflix-series-shuts-down-production-7-9-months-hiatus-star-john-cho-on-set-injury-1202764024/ The Offworld Report – the best news off-world SFcrowsnest

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Neil Patrick Harris – aka Doogie Howser, M.D. – joins Matrix 4 (film news).

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Neil Patrick Harris – aka Doogie Howser, M.D. – joins Matrix 4 (film news).

Actor Neil Patrick Harris – aka Doogie Howser, M.D. – is joining the cast of the new Matrix 4 film. Of course, he also played the SS-lite telepathic intelligence office Carl Jenkins in the Starship Troopers film. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/matrix-4-neil-patrick-harris-1203371790/ The Offworld Report – the best news Offworld SFcrowsnest

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Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

While you’ll still benefit from subscribing to Netflix in the UK to watch the 3rd season of Star Trek Discovery, you’ll be able to see the first season for free on Channel 4, soon. Barry Chamberlain at CBS Studios International, said, “We’re excited to bring the linear television rights for Star Trek: Discovery to the […]

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