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Joker film sweeps up 11 BAFTA nominations for movie (film news).

January 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Joker film sweeps up 11 BAFTA nominations for movie (film news).

The Academy Film Awards nominations are here, with Warner receiving 11 nominations for their rather dark Joker film. We reached out to a few of the people involved for what they think of this large vote of confidence ahead of the awards. The director Todd Phillips told SFcrowsnest, “Wow. What an incredible honour for the […]

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Warbird by Jilly Paddock (book review).

January 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Warbird by Jilly Paddock (book review).

What seems like a lifetime ago and is probably much more than that for some of the readers of this is if students wanted to watch a favourite TV programme, they had to gather in a communal area and share one small screen. That was how we watched ‘Star Trek’ when it first appeared. We […]

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Can you run a steampunk motorcycle on hot air … or cold? (a kit piece).

January 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Can you run a steampunk motorcycle on hot air … or cold? (a kit piece).

Peter Forsberg is a steampunk designer who has produced a steampunk motorcycle that runs from an external compressed air tank which the rider wears on his back … now that’s a look you can take to the capital of Jackelia – Middlesteel – and ride all the way to the bank for their steam-driven calculating […]

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The New Mutants (Marvel superhero film: trailer).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The New Mutants (Marvel superhero film: trailer).

The first New Mutants movie – an X-Men spin-off – is set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants are being held for tests of their odd abilities. When evil occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and […]

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Steampunk assault trombone (a kit piece).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Steampunk assault trombone (a kit piece).

Do you need a steampunk assault trombone? Heck, who doesn’t need a steampunk assault trombone? Here’s one we made earlier … well, the ingenious Captain Quinn did, at any rate.

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CoNZealand: Hugo awards open for nominations (award news).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand: Hugo awards open for nominations (award news).

Nominations for the 2020 Hugo Awards (and, heck, the 1945 Retro Hugos), the US-based awards for honouring the tip-top in SF literature, media and fan activities, are now open. Nominations will close on March 13th 2020. The Hugos, named in honour of author and editor Hugo Gernsback, have been awarded since 1953 and are fan-run, […]

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The Mandalorian (TV series review: by the Critical Drinker).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Mandalorian (TV series review: by the Critical Drinker).

The first live action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, comes under the critical gaze of the critic who is best known as the Critical Drinker. Will he be able to stay sober long enough to review this beast of a Western-inspired piece of scifi gun-slinging? Naturally, he will!

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Cats (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

January 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cats (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

So, how much psychotherapy did Robbie Collin need after viewing the fantasy musical freakshow that is Cats, and did it finally roll him to his end inside the uncanny valley? Maybe!

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

January 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

So, what does the master of movies, Robbie Collin, make of the last film in the original Star Wars series (well, at least, until the next one)? Watch this review to find out how Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker plays out!

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Out Of The Hutch And Into The Fire: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

January 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Out Of The Hutch And Into The Fire: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

Scobie looked at herself in the shop window. Still a rabbit, even after a second trip in a shape-changing time machine. She played with her ears before picking at one of her teeth and a tiny claw. She looked cute. ‘Sheeesh! You a rabbit.’ Scobie turned around and looked seeing no one and then looked […]

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