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NASA will look for Martian life with 2020 Rover.

November 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA will look for Martian life with 2020 Rover.

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search. The rover mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020 as NASA’s next step in exploration of the Red Planet. It will not only seek signs of ancient habitable conditions – and past microbial […]

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Was ‘Oumuamua’ a light sail probe visiting the Solar System? Dr. Avi Loeb chats.

November 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Was ‘Oumuamua’ a light sail probe visiting the Solar System? Dr. Avi Loeb chats.

Dr. Avi Loeb of Harvard University (as well as the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) does a little video about the background and science behind the oddness of the recent fly-through of the Oumuamua object, and why science suggests it might have been a solar sail probe of some sort on a fly-by.

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Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files by Zack Handlen & Todd Vanderwerff (book review).

November 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files by Zack Handlen & Todd Vanderwerff (book review).

I have to confess some confusion with the title of Zack Handlen and Todd Vanderwerff book, ‘Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files’ as I thought it was about what creatures Mulder and Scully encountered every week when I first selected it. Just goes to show, it pays to pay attention […]

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The Dr. Phibes Companion by Justin Humphreys (book review).

November 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Dr. Phibes Companion by Justin Humphreys (book review).

Every time I looked through publisher BearManor Media’s catalogue, I spotted the title ‘The Dr. Phibes Companion’ by Justin Humphreys and asked about its availability and got told not yet. That is, until last month and a jump of glee. The two ‘Dr. Phibes’ films starring Vincent Price are black humour horror of a seriously […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Ghastly Tales From The Master Of The Macabre (book review).

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Edgar Allan Poe: Ghastly Tales From The Master Of The Macabre (book review).

It’s probably impossible to overstate the influence of Edgar Allan Poe on popular fiction. To pick two celebrated examples, the weird tales of H.P. Lovecraft and the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ stories of Arthur Conan Doyle have obvious precursors among the works of Poe and, if you follow these lines of descent through to the present day, […]

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How To Invent Everything by Ryan North (book review).

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
How To Invent Everything by Ryan North (book review).

The basis of Ryan North’s book, ‘How To Invent Everything’ is transporting yourself into the past by a time machine but alas breaks down and you’re stuck there. No matter which century, this book is not so much a survival guide but the means to make where you are a better place and removing the […]

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Alita Battle Angel (trailer): when live-action replaces anime.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alita Battle Angel (trailer): when live-action replaces anime.

From filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, comes the live-action version of anime Alita Battle Angel. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognise, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a doctor who realises that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell […]

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Captive State (alien invasion film: second trailer).

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Captive State (alien invasion film: second trailer).

Set in a Chicago neighbourhood a decade after an invasion and occupation of Earth by an advanced alien race, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the alien collaborators, as well as the dissidents and resistance.

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Ophelia (movie trailer with added Daisy Ridley).

November 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ophelia (movie trailer with added Daisy Ridley).

Daisy Ridley stars as Ophelia, in the movie Ophelia, a Games of Throne-like re-imagining of Hamlet, told from the main female character’s perspective. Clive Owen also stars, as does Naomi Watts. Looks interesting, at any rate.

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Three new anime are coming to Netflix: Cagaster of an Insect Cage, Yasuke, and Trese.

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Three new anime are coming to Netflix: Cagaster of an Insect Cage, Yasuke, and Trese.

Cagaster of an Insect Cage is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disease “Cagaster” turns people into giant murderous insects, this manga-based series follows the struggle of a young couple to stay alive. Directed By Koichi Chigira (Last Exile, Full Metal Panic!). The animation studio for this is Gonzo (Hellsing, Afro Samurai). Yasuke starts […]

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