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Star Trek Picard TV series made free by Patrick Stewart to cheer world (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Picard TV series made free by Patrick Stewart to cheer world (news).

The TV series Star Trek Picard, previously only available to paid subscribers of the CBS streaming service in the USA, and paid subscribers of Amazon Prime outside the USA, is now to be made available free to stream to the U.S. by Patrick Stewart and the bods over at CBS, looking to spread some cheer. […]

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CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention – aka the Worldcon – is now to become the first-ever ‘virtual Worldcon’, as the convention cancels their physical event amidst the current global pandemic. CoNZealand Chairs, Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates said, “This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one that had to be made now […]

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The Last Human by Zack Jordan (book review).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Last Human by Zack Jordan (book review).

I always tend to worry when I learn more about the plot from the back cover than the content of a book. More so when you’re thrown in the deep end and expected to make sense of where the plot is going. With a title like, ‘The Last Human’, you would expect author Zack Jordan […]

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Upload (Amazon Prime scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Upload (Amazon Prime scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

Comedy scifi is an odd beast and a hit and miss affair at the best of times, so will Amazon Prime’s new science fiction TV series, Upload, be any good? Well, this one is from the mind of Greg Daniels (aka The Office, and Parks and Recreation). In the near future, people who are close […]

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Westworld: season three, episode one (review).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Westworld: season three, episode one (review).

The first episode of the third season of HBO’s science fiction TV series Westworld comes under the somewhat grumpy gaze of the Scottish churl and SFF reviewer, Critical Drinker. Did he like it? Hey, did Victor Meldrew wake up every day full of sunshine, smiles and rainbows? 

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Vlad the Impaler (fantasy movie: trailer).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Vlad the Impaler (fantasy movie: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for fantasy film Vlad the Impaler – think Game of Thrones meets Vikings – with a Dracula origin story. On DVD & streaming today, 23rd March 2020, via 4Digital Media. It’s a tale of seven warriors in 15th Century Turkey, tasked with hunting down the warlord Vlad the Impaler, to put an […]

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Asterix artist Albert Uderzo passes away of old age (news).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Asterix artist Albert Uderzo passes away of old age (news).

Asterix artist Albert Uderzo has passed away today, Tuesday 29th March 2020, at the grand old age of 92, his son-in-law tells us. The French comic book illustrator behind the Asterix comics (first created in 1959) joins his co-creator, author René Goscinny, in the pantheon of great graphic novel legends in the sky. Uderzo’s son-in-law, […]

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Sam Leith is using national quarantine to reactivate World of Warcraft (news).

March 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sam Leith is using national quarantine to reactivate World of Warcraft (news).

Sam Leith is using a nasty touch of national quarantine to reactivate his World of Warcraft account. Let no national disaster go to waste? Read the full story over at https://unherd.com/2020/03/why-im-reactivating-world-of-warcraft/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest  

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101 Facts You Didn’t Know About Space by Mark Thompson (book review).

March 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
101 Facts You Didn’t Know About Space by Mark Thompson (book review).

I could say from the start, ‘Only 101 facts about space?’ I suspect, author Mark Thompson and his publishers thought it might need a limit hence, ‘101 Facts You Didn’t Know About Space’. I can hardly detail all of them or you wouldn’t buy the book but I’ll pick out the odd fact that I […]

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Science fiction authors offer free books to ease self-isolation woes (news).

March 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Science fiction authors offer free books to ease self-isolation woes (news).

Well, the sun is shining, the day is beautiful, and – probably – like you, I’m experiencing a little more staying-at-home than even a geeky self-employed author with a home office and passion for the noble pursuits of genre TV, reading, model kit making, and computer games is comfortable with! I’ll forgo swapping pandemic stories […]

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