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No time for podcasting this week, as I have a couple of passengers heading for Alderaan, but next week we’ll be talking about Guardians of the Galaxy. Huzzah! I still can’t believe the Wachowskis’ new flick Jupiter Rising is not … Continue reading
#Nerds, #Writers, Earthians, Buy Me A Beer: Theron-Unpwned, Unwisely Consuming…, Old Olds…, Goat Attack, Grossip…, Prod-cast
Theron-Unpwned: Hi. Yeah, see, the thing about saying you’ve “gone-writing” is that it inevitably means that you’re not. So I thought I’d take a break from “not” and try to shake something loose by blahing on a bit. So what … Continue reading
Google Glass Development: I suddenly got fired up about code this morning and decided to have a go at cooking something up for Google Glass, or at least trying to anyhow. At this very moment, in fact, I am downloading … Continue reading
Episode 17, huzzah! This week, an extra, extra long and very uncut show, featuring oodles of tentacular, nerdy goodness ready for direct brain download: Oldboy, World War Z, Atlantis, Blackout, Breaking Bad, BBC Radio SciFi, The Magician’s Land, StarAdventurer.com, Horrible … Continue reading
In this SciFi/Fantasy comedy the father of our lackadaisical hero, Ali, owns a corner-shop in Bradford. One day some shelves collapse on Ali’s hard-working brother Omar and a huge hole appears… The hole imprisons something very nasty indeed that inevitably … Continue reading
Big Nerdy Blockbusters Coming Your Way Soon: Thor: The Dark World & Kickass 2 (Restricted) #Trailers
Thor: The Dark World, UK release: 30 October 2013 Kickass 2, UK release: 16 August 2013
And so it goes… as I continue to review everything I have watched over the last few weeks… Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Parts 1 & 2) are a pair of animated movies from Warner based on Frank Miller’s seminal … Continue reading
I DO remember seeing this and thinking that the Hoff made a fairly credible Nick Fury (oh, just shut up).
I would have totally watched this show that was never picked up, but get a load of that Flash… hahahahahahaha!
I’ve been humming this tune for the last hour… help!
Here is the Nightwing short: The production team are currently looking for funding to make the show happen.
#Comic #Book #Reviews: The #Question: Poisoned Ground, #Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand, #Moon #Knight: Vol 2
With a lack of much to do apart from applying for jobs and waiting for BT to send me a router, I made use of Redhill Public Library and borrowed some books. Here’s a quick review of a few trades … Continue reading
In the next podcast we’ll have a mixed bag to look forward to. Neo noir, early/golden age genre cinema, the Arthurian Myth on film and a smattering of classic comic book artists… Here’s a rough list of what to expect: … Continue reading
World War Z Iron Man 3
Yesterday or the day before, I started to notice that the WordPress media uploader has changed along with a few other things like the toolbar in edit mode (where IS “indent”?) The the new uploader is particularly horrible and slow, … Continue reading
Sorry, but I’m experiencing a few network difficulties. (Basically, I have to find a better position for intercept my router’s erratic WiFi signal.) It’ll be out by Sunday at the latest. Topics- Editorial: Media Jobs, African Nerdery, Real-life violence = … Continue reading
OK, I just started watching the first season of CW’s Arrow. I have deliberately avoided reading other reviews and, thus, have no idea how the has show been received by the public; meaning that there is nothing to prejudice my … Continue reading
OK, I blogged about the demise of the print version of The Dandy yesterday. Today, while I was shopping in Tescos, I had a look at the modern Dandy comic book. When I was younger, The Dandy came in … Continue reading
I just heard on the BBC six o’clock news today that the printed edition of The Dandy will end in December this year. That’s a bit sad as The Dandy was my first comic and I wrote about it a … Continue reading
I read this post in ScfiFiRama about the work of the late, great comic book artist Jean Giraud (AKA Moebius). Apparently he died in March. The same post also mentioned that filmmaker Dan O’Bannon had died… three years ago. How … Continue reading
Do you have those days when you wished you hadn’t drunk so much coffee? Goodnight.
These are the two Marvel pocket books that directly led to my life-long Spiderman obsession. They came into my possession magically around the age of seven or eight. I say “magically” because I cannot honestly remember how I got them. … Continue reading
I’m a notorious late-adopter, but in this one aspect I can honestly claim to having been a fanboy right from the very start. When Starlord came out, I was still in short-trousers, but the moment I saw it, I knew … Continue reading
I often mention that I was introduced to comics as part of my speech therapy. It’s kind of my schtick – ask me about it sometime. The first comic my dad bought me was The Dandy followed a little later … Continue reading
Another two favourite characters, this time from ultra-violent Brit comic The Crunch (I actually had the Black Band… of Plastic!) Bear-Paw Jay, Native American, ex-Green Beret bounty hunter! Makes Marshal Raylan Givens from Justified look like a right Wendy. And Johnny … Continue reading
Zounds! He ain’t no MC Hammer! It’s Sir Chell Puddock: The Hammer Man. A burley, hammer-wielding, knight errant from the Middle-Ages. He was a favourite character of mine who featured in The Victor, which I occasionally bought. Chivalrous, righting wrongs, … Continue reading
Wow, a fitting end to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Anne Hathaway great as Catwoman, Tom Hardy- not as terrible as I thought he’d be as Bane and, as always, Christian Bale brings it as Batman (or any other role he puts … Continue reading
Remember Garth, the hero from the eponymous comic strip in The Daily Mirror newspaper? A couple of days ago mum bought a copy of the Mirror and I was pleased to see that the time-travelling muscle-man was still a fixture. Also, … Continue reading
We had to wire Bane’s jaw shut, it was the only way to stop him eating.
When I was a kid I spent an inordinate amount of pocket money on comics and then spent most of my time staring holes into them. If you’re not from the UK, you probably haven’t heard of any of these.
Borag Thungg – Tharg of 2000 AD Klaatu barada nikto – Klaatu from The Day The Earth Stood Still Bazinga! – Sheldon Cooper of Big Bang Theory (obviously alien) Nanoo nanoo, shazbot – Mork from Mork and Mindy sQuEefsdkjkjfdyyy!#!’! – … Continue reading
Even more Comicon stuff. Marvel announced Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Future superheroes in space sort of thing (see Marvel wiki). Makes me wonder/hope/pray that those in charge may just get round to making something like the first run of … Continue reading
Thoroughly enjoyed it. And, yes, it is amazing. Stellar cast, well acted; Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field are all excellent. CGI/SFX not overpowering or silly, good even in 2D. A brilliant reboot. Also, considering I know … Continue reading
Diabolik, Kriminal, Satanik, Sadistik. Whisper their names in hushed, hallowed tones, for you are in the presence of the finest characters from the school of Italian comic books and photo-novels called “Giallo” because they were printed on cheap yellow pulp. … Continue reading
I wish I had a camera with me at the time, but I saw this little girl dragging a toy tiger that was the exact size and scale of Calvin’s tiger Hobbes. A couple of years ago, when I used … Continue reading
Though I am the very antithesis of any one musical sub-culture now, as a youth I followed a number of popular trends. Let’s see- punk, headbanger, very late and very horrible flirtation with the new romantic look (Flock of Seagulls- … Continue reading
Like Mister X‘s mumbled refrain, I’m having a little difficulty keeping up with the constant stream of geeky goodness. For some time now, other bloggers have been saying that shows aimed at nerds are the rule rather than the exception. … Continue reading
I got into Green Arrow through Batman, and actually preferred the b-story featuring Green Arrow when he shared a second-billing in the Green Lantern comic book. I also really enjoyed the 80s series The Long Bow Hunters by Mike Grell … Continue reading
Rather religious theme this week with Norse gods, Satanists and the Devil. Avengers Assemble 3D– saw this a few days ago at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus, London. Best line of the movie is uttered by the Hulk after he … Continue reading
Just wanted to let the followers of this thingy know that I’m still around, still in town, like Mongo, just busy for the next week. So expect very few updates. Other news: my personal nerd-fit-club seems to be going well, … Continue reading
The trouble with steam punk, especially for those of us from ex-British colonies and possessions is that it is an uncomfortable reminder of the bad old days of the British Empire. Slavery, indentured labour, oppression and economic exploitation. Of course, … Continue reading