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There can be only one?

There can be only one?

It is becoming increasingly obvious to those following the story that there is more to the so-called retirement of Jeff Bezos from Amazon than meets the eye. The smart money is on the fact that Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are now seriously competing on the legacy project of who gets bragging rights in the […]

February 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
I just need a little space?

I just need a little space?

As the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel glimmers concerning our lockdown – thanks, scientists and vaccine team – my mind turns to what the future may bring us, and what role I may play in this dream. It appears I am not the only one. The world’s richest science fiction fan, and […]

February 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Wonder of WandaVision?

The Wonder of WandaVision?

It’s been a quiet media twelve months, what with all new films/TV series being slow-walked, and all the titles that should have taken place being rolled down the hill, always tantalisingly out of reach … No! Come back, James Bond, come back Dune! There are a couple of things I watched recently. Starting with the […]

January 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Special One?

The Special One?

One joy of having a family grow up around you… you get to subject the young’uns to all the films they haven’t yet seen that you think they should. This has mixed results. And to be honest, it divides along gender lines. The Hunt daughters pour discouraging remarks on the dodgy special effects of past […]

January 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
The thousand dreams I dreamed.

The thousand dreams I dreamed.

It is time once more for long lazy Christmas lie-ins under the nice warm duvet, what with the entire family at Chez Hunt now either furloughed or put into a mandatory Xmas leave period, so I bid a sad goodbye to the early 6am-ups to elbow my way into the crowded shower rota, and the […]

December 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Scientists, politicians, and hairdressers (choose one).

Scientists, politicians, and hairdressers (choose one).

There was a plot in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books about a colony ship being sent to the stars from an about-to-be-destroyed world, but the whole mission was a practical joke to rid the planet of such supposed unwanted ne’er-do-wells as hairdressers and estate agents. Oddly enough, I can’t remember politicians being on that list […]

December 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Remembrance of all beauty that has been.

Remembrance of all beauty that has been.

I missed honouring National Grandparents Day in October, so let me make up for it here by remembering my father’s dad – who I’m named after. My grandfather fought in the First World War (and was too old for service in the second). Because he worked as a cook in London restaurants before 1916, when […]

November 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
I shall watch you, now. I have spoken.

I shall watch you, now. I have spoken.

So, with the psychic weight of a second lockdown here in the UK settling upon our collective shoulders, I finally decided to liven up the family’s viewing during the monotony, and purchase a Disney+ subscription. Now I know there are lots of less than reputable viewing options to nab the Mandalorian online, but I think […]

November 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shaken, and stirred.

Shaken, and stirred.

So, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for a couple of days, you have probably heard the sad news that actor Sean Connery passed away of old age at the ripe innings of ninety years. Some of these deaths of people you’ve never met hit you harder than others. The David Bowie effect. How […]

November 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
To Discovery and Beyond?

To Discovery and Beyond?

So, we are only two episodes into the new third season of Star Trek Discovery – but already it is feeling a little like a rehash of the old Andromeda TV series. On one hand, this shouldn’t be too surprising as both Trek and Andromeda were products of Gene Roddenberry’s fertile imagination. A starship thrown […]

October 25, 2020 | By | Reply More