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Of endings and arcs …

Of endings and arcs …

As an author, what makes a good, indifferent, or terrible story is always a subject of interest to me. It’s something I’ve been pondering having watched the – possibly – final Star Wars movie of the first nine… Rise of Skywalker. I think one of the main failures for me, story-wise, is that the last […]

January 25, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Shockwave, Darkside (film review).

Shockwave, Darkside (film review).

I don’t often do film reviews, but I’ve got a new one posted over at http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/shockwave-darkside-movie-review/ for science fiction war movie (and meditation on religion/humanity) Shockwave, Darkside. It’s in the same vein as Monsters from 2010 as far as being a small indie production, rather than a product of the Studio system (e.g. not soaked, or stewed in […]

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jack Vance RIP – the Dying Earth loses its last citizen.

Jack Vance RIP – the Dying Earth loses its last citizen.

More sad news floats in on the heels of the relatively recent death of my friend Harry Harrison – the fabulous fantasy and SF author Jack Vance has now passed away too. It seems the season for it. He was one of my favourite writers, and you can find many a nod to The Dying […]

May 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Fifth season Merlin trailer

Fifth season Merlin trailer

There’s magic about, yes there is – it’s the 5th season of the British fantasy TV series, Merlin.

July 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Season 5 of Fringe

Season 5 of Fringe

As the trailer for the 5th season of Fringe shows, it’s 20 years in the future after the Observers have invaded Earth, and the Fringe team come out of suspended animation (well, amber) to help humanity fight back.

July 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Firefly reunion video.

Firefly reunion video.

Not at ComicCon to see the Firefly reunions panel? Not a problem, watch it via the wonders of the intertubes here.

July 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Clone Wars series five.

Clone Wars series five.

Here’s a new trailer for the next Clone Wars cartoon series, coming as a boxset near Xmas, if they’re on their their usual form.

July 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fight the dead, fear the living.

Fight the dead, fear the living.

Walking Dead Season 3 is hitting the TV screen this October on both sides of the big pond. Here’s a little zombied-to-the-hilt trailer to get you going.

July 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.

Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.

There’s a trailer for the new film for Halo: Forward Unto Dawn – looks a little like Halo meets Starship Troopers.

July 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Who ‘Q’ – you?

Who ‘Q’ – you?

James Bond has just hired a new quartermaster – yes ‘Q’ is back in the Skyfall movie! UK actor Ben Whishaw is the lord of the deadly gadget. We’ll also be seeing Ben in the movie version of science fiction novel (in parts), Cloud Atlas.

July 12, 2012 | By | Reply More