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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

So the 50th Anniversary is over how did it go? Let’s quickly get the bad out-of-the-way.  And by bad I mean atrocious.  Doctor Who Live: The After Party.  Get lots of people to do with the show in a room and make something embarrassing.  Similarly with pointless appearances on other shows to hype the 50th […]

Loopers Movie Review

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Just back from seeing Loopers. Enjoyed it but does it live up to the hype? The acting is good with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce WIllis believable as Joe at different ages.  Emily Blunt and Pierce Gagnon play pivotal roles in shaping the younger Jo’s path.  Jeff Daniels, Garret Dillahunt and the rest of the cast […]

Total Recall

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Outing tonight to see the remake of Total Recall.  It’s a remake of the 1990 original: there are many familiar elements but mixed up in new ways while some others (like Mars) haven’t made it. Colin Farrell brings a different character to the leading role – a bit more nuanced than Arnie’s earlier Douglas Quaid […]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Planet of the Apes franchise isn’t one of my personal science fiction classics – I always found the actors in ape costumes distracted me.  I wasn’t even sure I wanted to see this addition to the series like X-Men First Class though this proved to be well worth the price of admission.  However I’m […]

Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Just watched the latest Doctor Who – The Curse of the Black Spot.  Very much in the monster of the week / concept based science fiction mixed up with pirates.  In theory it had all the elements to be a really good episode.  Unfortunately somewhere along the way something got lost.  I don’t think the […]

Limitless Review

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Limitless is an old school Science Fiction Action thriller with a modern setting. The basic premise comes straight from the pre-Dune / Stranger in a Strange Land territory of SF that explores the impact of a single, new technology on the characters. The intriguing idea at Limitless’ core is a drug that makes someone smarter […]

Source Code Film Review

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Source Code is a very specific kind of Science Fiction that toys with a single concept like a cat toying with it’s pray. That concept becomes what that the whole story is built around. It’s the nature this kind of Science Fiction that it is often more about a piece of technology or a plot […]

Monsters Review

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Just back from seeing Monsters at FACT in Liverpool followed by an excellent meal at Tapas Tapas. Monsters is a science fiction, road movie, love story, monster invasion film and I can’t think of a single film to really compare it to.  Six years after giant aliens landed on Earth the South of the US […]

Forgotten Futures XI – Planets of Peril

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Marcus L. Rowland has released the eleventh installment of his excellent, shareware Forgotten Futures RPG: Forgotten Futures XI – Planets of Peril. Its currently available on CD and the download version will be available on 20th December 2010. Forgotten Futures XI is a complete setting based on Stanley G. Weinbaum’s 1930s science fiction stories. It […]

Ragnarok 57

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Ragnarok Issue 57 (The Magazine of the Society of Fantasy and Science Fiction Wargaming) landed through my letter box today.  My article for BTRC’s SLAG! appears along with a variety of fantasy and science fiction wargaming goodness.

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