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Nick Frost interviewed: King of the Geeks (video).

November 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nick Frost interviewed: King of the Geeks (video).

Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) joins Michael Rosenbaum this week to talk about coping with extreme trauma and melancholy, as well as how his family’s loss and tribulations have influenced his life. Nick opens up a lot about his family’s struggles with alcoholism in this episode, including what it was like to […]

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Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

November 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

Released in 2007, ‘Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition’ by James Gunn is becoming a hard book to come across but worth seeking out if you can get it at a decent price as he gives his views across the entire range of SF, including looking from the non-SF to the SF viewpoints as he has […]

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Editorial – Nov 2021: Being an organised geek.

October 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Nov 2021: Being an organised geek.

Hello everyone Being an organised geek and commenting in the past that we have different grades of geek, it does raise an interesting question whether it is possible to train a geek or at least improve your status if you think you have something lacking? I mean, we do mostly show common attributes of bloody-mindedness, […]

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Being Iconic In Science Fiction: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Being Iconic In Science Fiction: an article by: GF Willmetts.

To look at Science Fiction films and TV series, it’s hardly surprising that it has a history of iconic vehicles, robots, aliens, etc. A whole industry of model-making and toys has been made out of them and even retrospectively. Certainly, the re-makes of the likes of ‘Thunderbirds’ and ‘Captain Scarlet’ vehicles have never bettered the […]

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Many Futures, Many Worlds edited by Thomas D. Clareson (book review).

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Many Futures, Many Worlds edited by Thomas D. Clareson (book review).

In my older book selection about Science Fiction, I have two favoured editors/writers. Reginald Bretnor is essentially if you want interviews with Golden Age authors. Thomas D. Clareson for gathering writers about Science Fiction theory and contributing himself. I came across this book a few months back, ‘Many Futures, Many Worlds’, and realised I hadn’t […]

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Vivid Tomorrows: On Science Fiction And Hollywood by David Brin (book review).

October 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vivid Tomorrows: On Science Fiction And Hollywood by David Brin (book review).

Looking through Eurospan’s catalogue of American books, I tend to use the search engine to pin-point to ‘Science Fiction’ and seeing one by SF writer David Brin doing non-fiction was a no-brainer to want to have a look at. ‘Vivid Tomorrows: On Science Fiction And Hollywood’ gives him an opportunity to rant over 23 chapters […]

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The Life of Lurch: actor Ted Cassidy’s roles in everything from Addams Family, and Star Trek to The Incredible Hulk (video).

October 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Life of Lurch: actor Ted Cassidy’s roles in everything from Addams Family, and Star Trek to The Incredible Hulk (video).

Here’s some lovely retro retrospective action covering the life and career of actor Ted Cassidy, best known for playing butler Lurch on The Addams Family TV Series, along with Gorn and Ruk on Star Trek. 

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Retro Fan #17 November 2021 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #17 November 2021 (magazine review).

The latest ‘Retro Fan’ is a Halloween special since last year’s edition sold so well and is now going to be a regular event. Getting this review out now should ensure, at least in the USA, you get your copy before the day. Rod Labbe goes over his early adventures making Aurora’s horror models and […]

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Editorial – Oct 2021: Are upgrades important?

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2021:   Are upgrades important?

Hello everyone If you think coming up with editorials looks easy coming from me, I’ve been through at least four good ideas this month, mostly with a desire not to be funny as this world slowly winds up again into another covid disaster even before we get another variant. However, next to the covid-virus, the […]

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The Secret Of Identity: The Problem Of Being Robin: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Secret Of Identity: The Problem Of Being Robin: an article by: GF Willmetts.

The problems of keeping a secret identity as a superhero are odd these days. In the old days, in the Big Two comic-book companies, you might keep it down to members of the super-teams like the JLA or The Avengers, simply as a matter of being able to contact each other in an emergency. Taking […]

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