In the past decade or so, mainstream fiction has had many an academic derisively tutting and shaking their heads. As the Rowlings, the Browns, and the Meyers arrived, and grabbed the attention of the big-font-readers of the silver-screen-viewing general public, […]
Any sci-fi reviews
For the benefit of humanity, I had a research chemist put together a “how-to” manual for secret government programs that unleash diseases on their own populations because they apparently hire complete idiots. I call it “Biowarfare Oopsies for Dummies.”
I was excited about this film the moment the trailer began. When I saw that Sam Neill was one of the actors, I was bouncing up and down in my seat. I absolutely love Sam Neill; he stars in one […]
I love a good post-apocalyptic tale. Whenever I see a blighted wasteland, burnt out cars and gangs of scavengers shooting at each other in the decimated crumbling ruins of civilisation I know I’m in for a good time.Â So I’m […]
For those who aren’t privy to my Facebook and Twitter rants, my last non-family related vacation was invaded by the filming of what at the time was called Final Destination 4 (in 3D!). It effectively shut down half of Universal […]
As we arrive in 2010, the last decade has seen many shows rise and fall in the world of televisual fame. It’s been ten years where we’ve swung between sci-fi overdose and sci-fi deprivation as tastes changed. So, when all […]
I think I just witnessed a Timelord break down.
Iâ€™ll tackle the story beats first.
Perfect Ten arrives on Mars, wanderlust still in full flow and he is, once again, companionless.
It doesnâ€™t take long before he encounters a small group of human colonists living on the planet in regulated facilities and bio-domes. Their reaction is, to put it mildly, suspicious. And the commander of the base, Captain Adelaide Brooke, will not be taken lightly.
In brief: Confused, unspectacular, and did we really need it? In detail: Dean Stockwell must have been chuffed when he first sat down to read the script for The Plan. Battlestar Galactica: Cavil’s Tale, would perhaps have been a more […]
In Brief: A few good ideas that were utterly destroyed, albeit with decent camera-work. In Detail: Gerard Butler ““ a man whom I approach with a sense of curiosity and trepidation ““ is widely revered. Whether it’s his ultra-manly stubble […]
In Brief: Brilliantly fascinating, if flawed. In Detail: Most of what I’ve seen written about District 9 is about its analogous resemblance to the struggles of apartheid. It’s been explored in depth, and doesn’t need to be done here. Instead, […]