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Batwoman… she can be gay, just not happy, says DC.

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Batwoman… she can be gay, just not happy, says DC.

The latest brouhaha from the world of comic-books is the resignation of the co-creators of the Kate Kane story-line for DC’s Batwoman, with creators J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman posting on their blog that DC had ordered them to scupper the wedding of ex-soldier Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) to her female partner, lawyer Maggie […]

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Cosplay? Cos-slapping!

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cosplay? Cos-slapping!

There’s a mad new craze sweeping the USA, interviewing Cosplayers at big US cons and then slapping them in the face with the mike when they’re not expecting it. Greg Benson of Mediocre Films claims to have started the dangerous and insulting new social trend of Cos-Slapping, but I’m sure I was slapped in the […]

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Beating The Bad Guys – an article by: GF Willmetts (article).

August 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Beating The Bad Guys – an article by: GF Willmetts (article).

In fiction, the heroes always have adversaries, mostly in the form of organisations. James Bond had SPECTRE and, briefly, SMERSH, the Men From UNCLE had Thrush. Organisations designed to be purely there to be beaten, irrespective of their desire for world-domination. Tailor-made, if you will, for their particular storylines. There were and are others but […]

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Breakpoint by Jeff Stibel (book review).

August 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Breakpoint by Jeff Stibel (book review).

The whole point of Jeff Stibel’s book ‘Breakpoint’ is the limits of anything before it comes crashing down. This might be population or even a culture, he shows they all follow a similar pattern, a somewhat distorted Mexican hat with a drop-off point a lot higher as it settles down with the actual requirement to […]

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The Hidden Science Of Lost Civilisations by David Wilcock (book review).

August 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hidden Science Of Lost Civilisations by David Wilcock (book review).

I thought with a title like ‘The Hidden Science Of Lost Civilisations’ that David Wilcock’s was going to be looking at ancient civilisations and what science they had discovered. In fact, it isn’t until chapter three that there is a mention of the Egyptians and then only briefly although from chapter six onwards, there is […]

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Editorial – August 2013: Putting the Science into Science Fiction.

August 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – August 2013: Putting the Science into Science Fiction.

Putting the Science into Science Fiction. Hello everyone You know how it is. It’s getting late at night, you’re not tired and you spot a half hour show about Science Fiction by a quick channel scan. Actually, it’s about Science Fiction films. As if we would be lucky if SF books would get such a […]

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Anniversary Waltz: Who In Time: a study in numbers and anniversaries by: GF Willmetts (article).

August 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anniversary Waltz: Who In Time: a study in numbers and anniversaries by: GF Willmetts (article).

Now here’s a puzzle for you. Just how do you count time up to a media anniversary? With things like birthdays and marriage it’s consecutive years, mostly because there is no break in time continuity. That’s also how you count your birthdays. Well, not unless you’re put in hibernation for a few decades and miss […]

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The Women Of Hammer Horror by Robert Michael “Bobb” Potter (book review).

July 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Women Of Hammer Horror by Robert Michael “Bobb” Potter (book review).

As author Bobb Potter points out in his introduction that although ‘Hammer Glamour’, which I reviewed last year, covers 80 actresses in the Hammer Films, his book intends to be more comprehensive covering all the women in the famous studio’s movie and TV catalogue. That’s a major undertaking by anyone’s business. The more major cast […]

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Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ : a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

July 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ : a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

The fabulous art of counter-culture artist Robert Williams and the art he creates is the subject of co-directors Mary C. Reese’s and Doug Blake’s study of the art, life and influence of Williams. Whether his subject is classic cars, underground culture, motorcycles, nudity, LSD, alien invasions, scientific hoax or whatever his paintings are a collision […]

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Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

July 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

I should point out from the start that ‘Iron Man And Philosophy’ was released in 2012’ so that the events in ‘Iron Man 3’ won’t have any bearing in the contents. This is important to note because several of the philosophers use the first two films as the launch points for their topics. It’s also […]

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