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The Ethnicity Of Lead Characters: an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Ethnicity Of Lead Characters: an article by: GF Willmetts.

This examination of character ethnicity of existing characters came about largely because of media interest in changing the colour of James Bond. Like a lot of last century fictional characters, many are the colour of their authors or what would sell best to early readerships. Like with films, it was rare to have a lead […]

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The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda by Ernest Volkman (book review).

June 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda by Ernest Volkman (book review).

Don’t start reading ‘The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda’ by Ernest Volkman as if it’s going to be a straightforward history of espionage looking at individual secret services. What Volkman has done is taken various strands of interest, like conflicts and wars, and see how it progresses through […]

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Pennyworth (DC comic TV series: trailer).

June 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pennyworth (DC comic TV series: trailer).

Here’s the TV series trailer for DC’s new Pennyworth, in which Batman’s butler gets a backstory which looks like Get Carter combined with The Ipcress Files combined with, well, Batman! Looks like a lot of fun. Arriving on July 28th 2019 on EPIX in the USA.

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The Rook (trailer: superhero espionage TV series).

June 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Rook (trailer: superhero espionage TV series).

Here’s a new TV series called The Rook coming to Starz on June 2019 – think The Bourne Identity crossed with the X-Men, from the look of this here trailer. It’s actually based on the novel of the same name by Australian author Daniel O’Malley. The book followed Myfanwy Thomas, a spy with amnesia as […]

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My Spy (comedy spy-fi movie: trailer).

April 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
My Spy (comedy spy-fi movie: trailer).

Dave Bautista stars in this light-hearted spy-fi flick, My Spy, about a dodgy CIA agent who has to teach a kid spy-craft (don’t ask).

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The Enemy Within (trailer: new spy-fi TV series).

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Enemy Within (trailer: new spy-fi TV series).

Here’s a new spy-fy TV drama that has just hit the US small screen via NBC, called The Enemy Within. Jennifer Carpenter and Morris Chestnut are the two main stars of this one. Three observations. First, given the circumstances of Jennifer Carpenter’s ‘betrayal’, I’m sure she would have been let off. Second, it’s obvious that […]

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The Perfect Professional: a Realworlder story by: GF Willmetts.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Perfect Professional: a Realworlder story by: GF Willmetts.

From her vantage point in the clock tower, Cheena Chase sighted her sniper-scope telescopic sight down into the plaza. She adjusted the setting to compensate for the street lights in the late evening. An hour ago she received back a text message accepting her application for a multiple hit and even the weapon to do […]

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Spies in Disguise (spy-fy movie trailer).

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spies in Disguise (spy-fy movie trailer).

Some animated spy-fy trailer action from the studio that brought you Ice Age, Ferdinand and Rio, with the rather corny-looking Spies in Disguise. Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills […]

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Killing Eve to get a second season (spy-fy news).

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Killing Eve to get a second season (spy-fy news).

BBC has acquired the second series of the spy thriller Killing Eve. Series one hit on BBC One and as a boxset on BBC iPlayer last month and has seen 26 million downloads of the series so far. It is of course based on the indie-published Codename Villanelle e-book novellas by Luke Jennings. Phoebe Waller-Bridge […]

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Forever And A Day by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Forever And A Day by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

After crafting a ‘sequel’ to Ian Fleming’s ‘Goldfinger’ (see more at https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/trigger-mortis-by-anthony-horowitz-book-review/), Anthony Horowitz continues to extend the literary Bond universe with a prequel to Bond’s first literary outing ‘Casino Royale’. The pleasures promised by ‘Forever And A Day’ are, aside from the usual heady mix of sex, sadism and sensory overload, in seeing how […]

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