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Modern Masters Volume Nineteen: Mike Ploog by Roger Ash and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

April 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Nineteen: Mike Ploog by Roger Ash and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

I think my first encounter with Mike Ploog’s comicbook artwork was with Marvel’s ‘Man-Thing’, although I knew a little more about his animation background later. With the nineteen volume of ‘Modern Masters’, it seemed too good an opportunity to see more of his work and background. Mike Ploog was born in 1942 in a remote […]

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Comet Weather by Liz Williams (book review).

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Comet Weather by Liz Williams (book review).

‘Comet Weather’ is a story of four half-sisters and the search for their mother, who has been missing for a year. That could easily be the opening line of the description of a common or garden family mystery/drama, with no fantastic elements whatsoever. Anyone expecting something like that has never read a Liz Williams book […]

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Comic Book Creator #22 Winter 2020 (magazine review).

April 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #22 Winter 2020 (magazine review).

There are lots of interest in this latest issues of ‘Comic Book Creator’. For starters, an interview with inker Joe Sinnott about his early career and doing the pencils as well and his ability to do likeness. Now 93 and retired, it makes for a fascinating read. Jeff Gelb does a remembrance of the late […]

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Astronaut (scifi film interview: Richard Dreyfuss sits down with Mark Kermode).

April 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Astronaut (scifi film interview: Richard Dreyfuss sits down with Mark Kermode).

In the SF film, Astronaut, a sad old widower played by actor Richard Dreyfuss must fight his family, poor health and running out of runway (well, time) to try to win a competition for a golden ticket to space. Richard sits down with our man-of-many-movies, Mark Kermode, to discuss the sentimental film.

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San Diego Comic-Con cancels for this year… guess why? (con news).

April 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
San Diego Comic-Con cancels for this year… guess why? (con news).

Sad news reaches SFcrowsnest Towers … for the first time in its 50-year history, San Diego Comic Convention told us that there will now be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will hopefully return to the San Diego Convention Center for July 22nd-25th 2021, pandemic willing. Also, WonderCon Anaheim, which was to have been held […]

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Ken Adam: The Art Of Production Design by Christopher Frayling (book review).

April 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ken Adam: The Art Of Production Design by Christopher Frayling (book review).

After reading ‘Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored Unauthorised Oral History of James Bond’ by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross back in February, Ken Adam’s name instilled in my head and a check to see if someone had though to do a book on the film production designer. The book cover on-line belies […]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last season: Agent Carter crossover (news).

April 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last season: Agent Carter crossover (news).

The 7th and final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV season is going to feature a full Agent Carter crossover – presumably there’s going to be some serious time-travel plot-line stuff going down? Entertainment Weekly broke the news over at https://ew.com/tv/agents-of-shield-final-season-agent-carter-enver-gjokaj-photo/ In the USA, this series returns Wednesday May 27th 2020 at 10 p.m. […]

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The Complex (short interactive scifi film: review).

April 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Complex (short interactive scifi film: review).

Well this is different! ‘The Complex’ was launched on Steam on the 1st of April which in itself is a bit odd. ‘The Complex’ is primarily a video but a video with a difference. At certain points you are offered a choice. Mostly there are two available options but occasionally there may be more. The […]

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Star Trek Horizon (full film).

April 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Horizon (full film).

Star Trek Horizon is a feature-length fan film made as a tribute to Enterprise, the fifth Star Trek TV series. The Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire. Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand in the war, the Coalition forms an […]

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CoNZealand partners with The Fantasy Network for 1st virtual world scifi convention (event news).

April 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand partners with The Fantasy Network for 1st virtual world scifi convention (event news).

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, is now partnering with The Fantasy Network to bring the event to its new pandemic-shutdown interactive, virtual platform. Chairs Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler told SFcrowsnest, “From panels and streaming video to informal hangouts and late-night networking, the virtual convention aims to provide members with the most fun […]

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