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Black Sails… yo ho ho.

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Black Sails… yo ho ho.

John Silver and Captain Flint join forces in a new pirate-based TV series from Michael Bay, Black Sails, shot as a Treasure Island prequel. The ever-reliable Toby Stephens plays the skipper (with Luke Arnold filling in as Long John Silver), but I rather suspect that Robert Louis Stevenson would be a little shocked by all […]

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Hemlock Grove… dials the nooky and gore to ten, then just keeps on creeping up.

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hemlock Grove… dials the nooky and gore to ten, then just keeps on creeping up.

Hemlock Grove is the new horror series from Netflix, which kind of takes all the familiar True Blood/Twilight schtick and then keeps on twisting the dial on the sex and gore until your TV set starts fizzing, explodes, and leaves you sitting naked with pieces of glass embedded in your flesh. Are they going to […]

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Helix… sick in the Arctic?

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Helix… sick in the Arctic?

Battlestar’s Ronald D. Moore goes all Mulder and Scully on us with more black ooze than an episode of the X-files, in his new SF TV series, Helix. When a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, they […]

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Doctor Who – 2013 Season: Cold War by Mark Gatiss.

April 13, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Doctor Who – 2013 Season: Cold War by Mark Gatiss.

As with the SFCrowsnest Forum in recent years and this time there and here on the SFCrowsnest.org.uk, my comments on the latest season of ‘Doctor Who’. These will mostly be impressions – here’s my Doctor one, still ‘Geronimo!’ – rather than intentional plot spoilers. If you’re living in a country that hasn’t seen these episodes […]

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Under The Dome… you’re all domed!

April 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Under The Dome… you’re all domed!

The CBS horror TV series The Dome (based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name) now has a trailer out for it. We’re all domed!

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Zombieland the TV series.

April 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Zombieland the TV series.

Zombieland the TV series has a poster out now for the latest helping of zombies on the goggle-box.

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Doctor Who: Planet Of The Spiders by Robert Sloman (DVD review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Planet Of The Spiders by Robert Sloman	(DVD review).

The Doctor (actor Jon Pertwee) has taken interest in a stage mentalist, Professor Clegg (actor Cyril Shaps), who actually conceals his real abilities of precognition and telekinesis. He has Clegg demonstrate his abilities to Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (actor Nicholas Courtney), while testing them with instrumentation. A parcel arrives from Jo Grant, returning the blue crystal from […]

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Can you Sense8? The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski surely can.

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Can you Sense8? The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski surely can.

Netflix will bring Georgeville Television’s Sense8, a tale of minds linked and souls hunted, exclusively to its members to watch in late 2014. The 10 episode season one of Sense8 marks the first foray into television by the Wachowskis, the team behind Bound, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas, and is the […]

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Game of Thrones… now with added dragons.

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones… now with added dragons.

Season 3 of Game of Thrones is now available with extra dragons. Its fire versus ice in this trailer, but I still wouldn’t fancy manning that bloody big northern ice wall.

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Doctor Who… does Strax get to be the “man one”?

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who… does Strax get to be the “man one”?

Another amusing pre-season Whovian teaser showing how Sontaran nurse Strax survived the battle of Demon’s Run and came to be relocated in Victorian London.

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