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Roy's Rocket Radio Meets SciFi Tech Talk

Tonight I was kindly invited by Julie Kuehl, Mike McPeek and Jeff Syer as a guest on their SciFi Tech Talk podcast. Inevitably, and in the midst of really enjoying myself, Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who were, of … Continue reading

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My Doctor Who(ish) Scarf

Made when I was still young enough, (and had the cute Puss in Boots eyes), to hypnotize my gullible cousins into knitting it for me. It’s 12ft long, though I swear it used to be longer and wider. Can age … Continue reading

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The Millennium Falcon from Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Infinitely Looped

The #MillenniumFalcon from #StarWarsEpisodeVIII #TheForceAwakens Infinitely Looped: http://t.co/pSSxJfRgQL — The Captain! (@RoyMathur) November 30, 2014

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Edge of Tomorrow: Final Trailer

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YouTube Trawl: Fan Film Based on Iain M. Banks The Player of Games Culture Novel

Not sure why this great little fan film, based on Iain M. Banks widely lauded The Player of Games, hasn’t got a BAZILLION views. Let’s see what we can do about that:

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Milton Keynes Collectormania: Joseph Gatt, Garret Wang, William Atherton Etc, Etc, Etc!

I’m just back from Milton Keynes annual Collectormania event and, wow, they really picked the right day for it. The sun was blazing, with not even the merest possibility of rain (for a change), as I pulled up in the … Continue reading

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All 4 #Trailers for #SciFi #Movie: #Transcendance, Starring Johnny Depp, In #UK 25th April 2014

Enjoy!

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Last Couple of Weeks: #StrontiumDog, #ThePunisher, #DoctorWho, #Poirot (#ComicBooks, #UK #SciFi, #TV & #Writing)

It’s been a weird few weeks, good in some ways awful in others. Average, in other words. There was a storm that did some horrible things to the abode: , lashing it with an unbelievable amount of rain… …and wind! But … Continue reading

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Hey, Wannabe #UK #SciFi, #Fantasy and #Horror #Writers! What's Better Than #NaNoWriMo? PLEASE RT!

Actually NaNoWriMo’s absolutely fine, but how about taking the next step and actually seeing your work published in a free online pulp mag? Interested? Of course you are! Okay, visit Star Adventurer Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror NOW! … Continue reading

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Iain Banks

I, along with many other fans, was stunned by the death of Iain Banks last night.  I have enjoyed both his science fiction and non-genre fiction (if you can call it that) for years. He leaves a black-hole sized gap … Continue reading

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#SciFi Ghetto: They're At It Again! #Banks #Atwood

I dooon’t belieeeve it! They’re at it again. This time I found Margaret Atwood’s Year of the Flood and Iain (not using the “M” as he does for his SF work) Bank’s Transition in the general fiction section of Horley … Continue reading

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#SciFi #NewWave: Bad Moon Rising: An Anthology of Political Forebodings by Thomas M. Disch

When I read Bad Moon Rising: An Anthology of Political Forebodings by Thomas M. Disch as a teen I felt that frisson of intellectual excitement you get when you realise that your IQ has risen merely from being in the … Continue reading

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There's a Star Trek Shaped Hole In My Life!

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.tek: The Higgs Boson: It Lives!

Yes, CERN boffins have finally confirmed its existence.  Meaning that there’s a reason why things have mass and spaceships can’t travel faster than light. A major buggeration for SciFi nuts like me, but a boost to depressed particle-physicists everywhere.  It … Continue reading

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.tek: Prometheus: ET's Tin Whistle is a Wicked Input Device

I mostly savaged Prometheus in my review yesterday, but one of the nice touches in the movie was the alien humanoid’s remote control whistle for interfacing with the bridge instruments on their spaceship. I love that idea; it’s got me … Continue reading

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Second Run Review: Android (1982): Brilliant

Another movie with old uncle Klaus.  This time Android from 1982.  This is a low-budget SciFi about a mechanical man- Max 404 who assists his mad-scientist master (Kinski, of course) in an off-planet lab.  During the course of the film, … Continue reading

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Spoiler Free Review: Prometheus – Miss Vickers, Are You A Robot?

Just back from the cinema. I watched Ridley Scott’s latest attempt to rehash his original 1979 meisterwerk. Fifth time lucky?  No chance. Pros: I’m feeling kind because it’s a sunny day, so I’ll start with the good bits. I  loved … Continue reading

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Chronicle: Just Seen It!

Finally got to see Chronicle.  It’s the story of three typical teens- Mr. Popular, Mr. Average and Mr. Nerd.  They get superpowers, go nuts and all kinds of apocalyptic chaos ensues.  Not a bad film, but meanders a bit in … Continue reading

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Movie Weekend Madness: Finito! I'm Blind! Pass Me The Eye-Drops Jeeves, Quickly!

Thank gods, it’s over, I’m just borrowing my mum’s glaucoma eye-drops (true).  What am I doing for the rest of the day?  Some writing, reading and then some… eh… evening TV.  Before, I go and treat my Bono goggle-eyes, here … Continue reading

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Movie Weekend Madness: Battleship

And so my movie weekend continues.  Just watched Battleship, which is really Independence Day… on the ocean.  Just the usual, aliens vs humans, sabre-rattling cobblers, but fun anyway.  See this at the cinema though as it needs a big 3D … Continue reading

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Movie Weekend Madness: Iron Sky

Did you get the Dr. Strangelove reference(s)?  If you liked Mars Attacks, Wag the Dog and/or Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, you’ll probably like this charmingly low-budget SciFi comedy.  Camp, universally offensive, wonderful.  Based very loosely on Heinlein’s … Continue reading

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Movie Weekend Madness: John Carter (of Mars)

Hi, it’s movie weekend madness chez Roy’s, I started watching John Carter last night and finished it over breakfast. Dejah and John together forever.  OK, I can take the schmaltz, even the bit with a dog.  It is Disney after … Continue reading

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Blakes 7: A Tribute

I love Blakes 7. Its that simple. From the moment it first aired in 1978, I did not miss a single episode.  When Marvel, UK started publishing the Blakes 7 magazine, I bought every single issue.  And when the series … Continue reading

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