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Star Trek The Next Generation: the failure that never happened (video documentary).

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Star Trek The Next Generation: the failure that never happened (video documentary).

Many expected a new TV series franchise called Star Trek The Next Generation to bomb and sink without a trace. How dare they make a new series without Kirk, Spock and the regular gang? But history had other ideas! In this hour-and-forty-minute-long video documentary, Rowan J Coleman asks and examines a question we rarely ask… […]

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Interlude (a Star Trek fan film).

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Interlude (a Star Trek fan film).

Now that a few of the legal issues concerning the Trek franchise and Trek’s appetite to go after fans making fan films have been put to bed, said fans are once more sticking their head warily above the parapet… starting with Jonathan Lane, Victoria Fox, and Joshua Irwin. In that spirit, here’s Interlude, set in […]

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Game of Thrones: saving the TV series with a new ending? (video).

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Game of Thrones: saving the TV series with a new ending? (video).

In this short 15-minute-long video piece, the most critical of thinkers – I mean, drinkers – examines the shoddy ending of the Game of Thrones TV series and spit-balls a few ideas of how this rubbish could be rectified, thereby saving the popular fantasy series from its current dry-fizzle of a finale. Another interesting question […]

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Heath Robinson: Masterpieces Of Art by Susan Grange (book review).

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Heath Robinson: Masterpieces Of Art by Susan Grange (book review).

I’ve reviewed several books about William Health Robinson (1872-1944) before but not in a long while. He came from an artistic family and joined his two brothers as professional illustrators, although better remembered than they were simply because of his ingenious cartoons although capable of much more. What this book presents is showing Heath Robinson […]

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The 27 Run: Crush by Justin Zimmerman and Russell Brown (graphic novel review).

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The 27 Run: Crush by Justin Zimmerman and Russell Brown (graphic novel review).

‘The 27 Run: Crush’ is the sequel to ‘The 27 Run’ and has the same writer, Justin Zimmerman. Russell Brown drew the first one rather well but shared the art chores on this one with Ethan Claunch. The basic premise is the same: Mecha versus Kaiju in a dystopian future Earth. It’s giant robots against […]

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A Monster Of Voices: Speaking for H.P. Lovecraft by Robert H. Waugh (book review).

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A Monster Of Voices: Speaking for H.P. Lovecraft by Robert H. Waugh (book review).

When it comes to the deeper criticism of HP Lovecraft, there’s little out there to match Robert H. Waugh. What sets Waugh apart from, say, S T Joshi, is his willingness to explore what Lovecraft’s stories mean, not simply where they came from. It’s this that makes this collection of Waugh’s essays so enjoyable. Take, […]

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Mortal Kombat (a fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

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Mortal Kombat (a fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

Mark Kermode, our man of many movies is doing you a solid one this week, by sitting down in front of the new Mortal Kombat film so you don’t have to. Is this movie a breakout success of cinematic genius, or just a shoddy attempt to cash in on the popular game franchise which involves magical fantasy […]

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Intergalactic (scifi TV series: trailer).

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Intergalactic (scifi TV series: trailer).

It looks like Sky has been feeling left out of the science-fiction goodness going on in the rest of the streaming universe with such rivals as Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and you know, all the usual suspects. What is a fading pay-to-watch video channel to do? Well, they have responded with some right old […]

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War of the Worlds season 2 (trailer).

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War of the Worlds season 2 (trailer).

The War of the Worlds TV series – you know, that odd modern French-American co-production, rather than the bad Victorian-set series the BBC did – has been judged at least successful enough to make it to a second season. And here is the trailer as proof of life for you. Good old Gabriel Byrne, he won’t let humanity […]

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We (science fiction movie trailer).

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We (science fiction movie trailer).

Here is a new Russian language science fiction film based on the classic novel, We, which unless you are a scholar of the field we can pretty much guarantee you have never heard of before. You probably should have, though. We is a sci-fi novel written by Yevgeny Zamyatin in 1920, although the original Russian text […]

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