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The Spy (Netflix spy-fy series).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Spy (Netflix spy-fy series).

Here’s something you don’t see very day, sometimes-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in a grimly serious dark role – in this case playing a 1960s civil servant in Israel called Eli Cohen who has to go deep undercover inside Syria on years-long job to spy on the Arabs for Mossad. That kind of thing messes with […]

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D seventh season (trailer).

August 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D seventh season (trailer).

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is swinging around for its seventh season of the TV series, this time with a little more than a touch of The Terminator about it, as it’s about time. Do you see what I did there?

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No Time to Die (trailer: new James Bond movie).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
No Time to Die (trailer: new James Bond movie).

Here’s some spy-fi action from the grand-daddy of spy-fi movie series – James Bond – it’s called No Time to Die, and it’s probably going to be quite good!

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WWII: Codebreakers And Spies by Michael Smith (book review).

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
WWII: Codebreakers And Spies by Michael Smith (book review).

Author Michael Smith reveals in his introduction to his book, ‘WWII: Codebreakers And Spies’, that its only now with public release of classified information that we’re getting a clearer picture of what went on in this area of espionage during World War II. What makes this book of special importance is you have copies of […]

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Treadstone (spy-fy TV series: trailer).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Treadstone (spy-fy TV series: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Treadstone spy-fy TV series based, of course, on the Bourne film series, and set to premiere on USA Network in October 2019. Treadstone explores the origin story of the CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone — a covert program which uses behaviour-modification systems to turn recruits into […]

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Jack Ryan (second season trailer: Amazon Prime streamer).

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Ryan (second season trailer: Amazon Prime streamer).

Here’s the second season of Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan TV series based on the spy-fy action novels of Tom Clancy, of course. No firm release date, yet. And here’s its official blurb … After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads down to South America […]

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (season 6 TV trailer).

July 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (season 6 TV trailer).

Here’s the final trailer for the last – supposedly (we keep on getting told the thing is really, really, finished; then, like a zombie, it comes shambling back) – series of the TV journey that has been Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. It’s all about Bad Coulson – a little like Bad Santa, but a spy-fy […]

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The King’s Man (spy-fy trailer).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The King’s Man (spy-fy trailer).

A Kingsman movie prequel (the two movies based on the Kingsman comic-book created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar) produced by Matthew Vaughn which looks at the start of the spy organisation at the turn of the 20th century. Edwardianpunk, anyone? The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Aaron […]

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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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