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This is a fan film starring many of the cast from the franchise. Official site, IMDB. Even more Star Trek than you can shake a (sadly) empty bottle of Romulan ale here.
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
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
Merry Eve of… Christmas Eve! Until today the needle of my Super-O-Meter™ was firmly pointed at ‘Stylish Supervillain’, while I cackled with glee at the squirming masses of humanity from my Tower of Nerditude™. Unfortunately, a last-minute dash to the … Continue reading
The #MillenniumFalcon from #StarWarsEpisodeVIII #TheForceAwakens Infinitely Looped: http://t.co/pSSxJfRgQL — The Captain! (@RoyMathur) November 30, 2014
Doctor Who is back and, very soon, so will we be! The following is a small selection of what to expect in our upcoming, and very special extra-long, 50th show: TV: Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 3, 4 The Daleks’ … Continue reading
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
Muffed Plot Logic in SciFi Movies: Looper, After the Dark (AKA The Philosophers) and Edge of Tomorrow,
You’re going to either have watched the following movies to know what the hell I’m taking about, or be one of the idiots responsible for writing-in the following screenplay muffs in order to give each of these films a happy … Continue reading
Months in advance of its DVD release, and an interminable time spent avoiding trailers, spoilers and reviews; I finally took myself down to budget day at the local flicks. All this, so that by the time you read this, you … Continue reading
Doctor Who Series 8 2014: Lucy (2014):
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:
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
Great news for listeners of RRR ‘cast as the Doctor Who Marathon Continues. This Sunday we will be chatting about: Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 1, 7 The Sensorites 1-6, 1964). Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 1, 8 The Reign … Continue reading
Divergent (2014), based on the SciFi novel by Veronica Roth:
I’ve now started, and aborted, watching GI Joe Retaliation twice now (1, 2). The first time it was so bad, I developed a selective amnesia to block out the experience. This, inevitably, meant that I started watching it again recently. … Continue reading
Godzilla: New trailer, movie released in the UK on May 16 Godzilla: Last year’s teaser trailer Only Lovers Left Alive: Out now in the UK
The next two “Sunday” shows will actually be recorded, edited and released two days early, i.e. on the immediately preceding Friday. The reasons are twofold. First, The Wolf of Wall Street opens in the UK tomorrow and I don’t want … Continue reading
Episode 23 (This Sunday): Just to fill that diabolical ennui of existence that is Sunday morning, Ill be recording another podcast. You can expect more measured, thoughtful and learned discussions (or not, well maybe, but certainly better than that found … Continue reading
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT #UK #SciFi/#Fantasy/#Horror #Podcast Roy's Rocket Radio Episode 22, Available Just Before Midnight GMT
A new show should be available in roughly 7.5 hours. You can look forward to: News: break from writing, can’t review Ender’s Game, my book collection, Storm Bringer, Movies: Upstream Color, TV: The River, Sherlock, Books: And He Built a … Continue reading
Maleficent: Angelina. Horns. I, Frankenstein: Will either be brilliant or terrible, hard to tell, but here’s hoping… Seventh Son: Featuring another (RIPD) fine dialect choice from Jeff Bridges. Noah: Mmm, still the threat of Ray Winstone is enough to scare … Continue reading
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
Written and starring Doctor Who‘s Mickey (Noel Clarke) and, as Hick’s says in Aliens (1986), “It’s a bug hunt.” Only this time it’s set in a Battersea storage facility. The non-bug characters consist of a motley crew of Joe and … 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
If all goes well, and the pathetic home you call earth does not explode in fiery death by tomorrow night, ready yourselves for yet another, almost splendid and very nearly passable, neRRRdcast… “So soon?” You exclaim, wide-eyed with astonishment. To … Continue reading
We’ve known for some time about Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill’s supposed return to the franchise helmed by J.J. Abrams. A few days ago Metro and some other sources also reported that Carrie and Mark are both on … Continue reading
Yet another doomed space mission movie, but of course, some of us, including myself are suckers for those. The title says it all. It’s a film based on the video reports of a near future expedition to Jupiter’s moon Europa. … Continue reading
Mysterious dome-shaped force-field thingy traps small, hick town. Not as atrocious, or as good as some of Stephen King’s other screen adaptations. A bit long-winded too, like much of his writing of late, but thankfully not too soapy. Apparently renewed … Continue reading
A near future government in America allows the citizenry one night per year free of any laws. They can steal, murder and maim without legal repercussions. For twelve hours they can, as is mentioned in the film, choose to “unleash … Continue reading
Sort of non-campy reboot of 2000ad‘s Dredd on film. Not as bad as I thought it would be, and that’s saying a lot, as I swore I’d never watch this. Still, I maintain that, as good an actor as Karl … Continue reading
So everything is frozen solid and there’s this colony, and then there’s this other colony, and then there are GRIM measures to be taken, and, and, and… ridiculous and awful, post-apocalyptic nonsense. Why are Bill Paxton and Lawrence Fishburne in … Continue reading
Warrior father, and son, are stranded on dangerous future Earth and are stalked by a deadly alien predator. Stars Will and Jaden Smith. Before seeing this I thought that I would be the first to jump on the, yet another, … Continue reading
I just tweeted a YouTube trailer of the The Medusa Touch (1978), based on a novel by the late Peter Van Greenaway, only to discover that another of my favourites was also released that year. It was the year that … Continue reading
#SciFi, #Horror, #Fantasy: "…send us a story if you think you can mix up some pulpy goodness…" #UK, #Canada & #Mauritius
I’m busy writing and not getting paid right now, in case anyone has any weird ideas of how I’m profiting from Star Adventurer Magazine (I AM NOT). So dust off your cynic’s hat and send us a story if you … Continue reading
Gary King (Simon Pegg) is a man-boy who never grew out of being the coolest kid in school. Unfortunately, that time was WAY back, and now Gary is a bit of a loser. In order to bring some meaning to … Continue reading
I saw Pacific Rim today and I must have liked it too, because I couldn’t stop talking about afterwards. The premise is simple. Humanity creates and pilots giant warrior robots to fight giant alien monsters. A tribute to Japanese kids … Continue reading
Upcoming #Space #Movies Better Than Moon (2009)? Gravity (2013) and Europa Report (2013) (#Trailers + UK Release Dates)
Moon (2009) was good, but hardly as original as the critics made out. In my view, it only shone because of Sam Rockwell’s outstanding performance. Also, it was more dream-like fantasy than real science fiction. So I am hoping that … Continue reading
This is a first. It is the first time I’ve used a tag called ‘#Romance’. Still I did see The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009) by myself, which is either sad or embarrassing, depending on your point of view. About Time … Continue reading
The Host (2006) director, Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer (2013), coming soon. Choo, choooooooo!
This adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same title is doing well over in the US and garnering good ratings for CBS. However, we won’t be getting it in the UK until Autumn! Humbug.
I said I would not see this movie, but I did in the end, so help me god, I did. Yes, it is as awful as I thought it would be. A pointless remake, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Absolutely … Continue reading
This is TV mini-series from a few years ago, produced by the company formerly known as the SciFi Channel (now SyFy). As the title suggests, the plot is centered around the Bermuda Triangle. Sam Neill plays a shipping magnate who hires … Continue reading
I came to The Sarah Jane Adventures rather late in the game and well after the death of the wonderful Elizabeth Sladen in 2011. In my view, this is an utterly brilliant series that more faithfully captures the original spirit … Continue reading
This is a new dual-mode entertainment franchise of both a video game and a TV series. The premise is that there was a huge space battle when a horde variegated alien species arrived on Earth. Both civilisation and the ecosystem … Continue reading
The latest in the on-going saga of Tony Stark: US-patriot, one-man US-foreign policy and US president-elect. Okay, I made that last bit up. I think. Ben Kinglsey’s Mandarin is fun and it’s actually an okay superhero film. I especially liked … Continue reading
The latest installation of the Predator franchise takes the movie back to it’s roots. A bunch of toughies find themselves dumped in a weird hunters’ game-reserve. Rambunctious fun, let down by Lawrence Fishburne’s kill-crazy Crusoe, put in just to explain … Continue reading
Busy day as usual, just a quick post. Postie brought a few BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) mags this morning: I tried sticking my new press pass in my Doctor Who UNIT wallet that I recently won, but it kept … Continue reading
Rory Kinnear, 35, the Ladbroke’s favourite, but he doesn’t half look a tad normal for long-lived, alien anarchist… Maybe he’s a red herring? And more Victoriana? (Errr… Edwardiana?) If they are going to go that way, go steampunk!
Terry Gilliam: Making of: The trailer: via Reddit, via some mirror somewhere in the digiverse.
Video Teasers for Upcoming: Battle of the Planets / Gatchaman / G-Force / Super Science Ninja Team Live Action Reboot #SciFi #UK
Whatever the hell they are going to call it, the movie will be released on Saturday, August the 24th 2013 in Japan. As you can see, possibly the most unique supervillain of all time, Berg/Zoltar of Spectra, will return! Mwah … Continue reading
We have just published another two pieces of fantastic fiction over at Star Adventurer Magazine: Claws and Skyscraper Glass by Brock T.I. Penner (Science Fiction) Lollipop by Roy Mathur (Horror) I wrote Lollipop with these songs swirling around in my … Continue reading
Normal Services Resumed: Reviews for: A Good Day to Die Hard, Dark Skies, No One Lives, Rebellion in Next neRRRdcast
Subscribe via iTunes or RSS/Bookmark New podcast coming soon with reviews for: A Good Day to Die Hard, Dark Skies, No One Lives, Rebellion etc…
Star Adventurer Magazine updates are on the way, both in the form of some minor tweaks to the site and new, pants-wettingly exciting stories. Subscribe now! You can also expect a new neRRRcast in a few days. Huzzah! Now I … Continue reading
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
New Nerdy Media Empire Reaching Warp Speed: Star Adventurer, neRRRcast etc… #SciFi, #Fantasy, #Horror, #UK
Pardon the egotistical title of this post, but if I’m not going to blow my own trumpet, I doubt anyone else will either. You can now: Read our fantastic new genre magazine Star Adventurer. Listen to the neRRRcast here or … Continue reading
I cannot emphasise more strongly that prospective authors need to closely read the submission guidelines here. Granted, they have been in a state of flux, because we are tweaking things, and you may have been caught out by changes. However, … Continue reading
A second story has been published… It took a while, but we ARE getting there! A big thanks to all the authors who got in touch with us, and also for all the support we have received generally! Lurid, Trashy, Glorious … Continue reading
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I judge a movie largely by the quality of the story, and if we leave out the chick-flickiness aspect of this film, what we are left with is a highly original plot. Yes, it’s sort of Invasion of the Body-Snatchers, … Continue reading
I have just returned home from the Star Trek/Star Trek: Into Darkness double-bill at Cineworld in Crawley. The atmosphere was electric and both the staff and movie-goers were wonderfully enthusiastic. There was a raffle (that I did NOT win. Grrr) … Continue reading
I liked it; of course it was derivative, I’m not sure what isn’t any more. The easily detected SF visual vocabulary can be seen in the Hal/BSG/Terminator red machine eyes, the echoes of Beneath the Planet of the Apes and, … Continue reading
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episodes 2 & 3, Wreck It Ralph, Skyfall, Doctor Who, Series 7, Part 2, Episode 3, Cold War
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 2 & 3: Mostly nothing happens, but with a lot of important-sounding talking. Still, strangely quite engaging. Oh, Theon’s useless, traitorous skin is saved in Episode 3, which also ends with slime-bag Jaime getting … Continue reading
Old-Fashioned #Pulp #SciFi, #Fantasy and #Horror #Fiction #Magazine Seeking Submissions. Please Re-Tweet
As you have no doubt realised by now, I am attempting to start a good, old-fashioned pulp SciFi, Fantasy and Horror magazine. If you are interesting in contributing short stories or cover art, please visit this page.
I already mentioned in the podcast that I didn’t care for this particular episode, but I did feel a touch of nostalgia when they played Ghost Town by the Specials. And how about Clara’s dad’s Harrington jacket and the Doctor’s … Continue reading
Here’s the reply I received regarding an enquiry I made into SyFy’s Blake’s Seven reboot: Hi Roy Many thanks for your email and apologies for the delay in our replay. This project is in development with Syfy in the US. … Continue reading
Doctor Who: Born To Be Tweedy Series 7 Part 2, The Bells of Saint John: I enjoyed the Doctor’s return. Great pace, fairly zeitgeisty plot, vintage Triumph motorcycle fitted with ANTI-GRAVITY! The writers are still doing that old, lazy deus … Continue reading
The poster above is a bit of a giveaway, so you already have more than a vague inkling about what the show is about right from the beginning. But what sets this apart is that the “good” guys are low-life … Continue reading
Sorry if you tried to download Episode 11 and got Episode 10 instead. My fault entirely and the situation has been remedied. Just to reiterate the highlights of what is in the latest podcast- Chico and Rita, Following, Jack The … Continue reading
I finally caved in and e-mailed SyFy- Dear SyFy I am an avid Blakes Seven aficionado. Back in July last year the internet was rife with news/rumours of an imminent SyFy remake. It is now almost half a year later … Continue reading
News: Jobs, Moving, Boat, Movies: The Expendables, Get Carter, The Taking of Pelham 123, What My Mum Likes To Watch, Trailers: Star Trek: ITD, TV: Touch, Tech: Clean your specs with vodka.
The Kickstarter financed, and long-awaited next instalment of cult space trading game Elite (Elite: Dangerous), has now passed its target of £1.25 million. Hopefully, this now means the game will be made. The release date for the new MMORPG is … Continue reading
Moving is sad, mostly because of the stuff that you have to let go. You would know this if you share the otaku gene. So it was with great glee that I recently surfed up copies of two treasured items … Continue reading
The next version of the cult space-trading game Elite is due around March 2014 if David Braben and his team can raise the £1.25 million requested in a Kickstarter campaign. With only three days to go and £70,000 left to be … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,700 views in 2012. If every person who … Continue reading
Gerry Anderson, 14 April 1929 to 26 December 2012, RIP After having grown up watching his TV shows, it’s a little hard to accept the death of Gerry Anderson. I had just blogged a few days ago about how much … Continue reading
It was also nice to see the Doctor Who (who-almost-was) Richard E. Grant, finally getting some screen time on the show and going all panto-loopy. There was also a lovely new assistant played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Best of all, was … Continue reading
The #Books That Time Forgot: #Silverberg's Hawksbill Station, The Man In The Maze, Downwards To The Earth
Silverberg’s short novels are not so much “The books That Time Forgot” as much as they are “The Books That Got Buried” under a pile of his later work, given the author’s insanely prolific output. I picked these short novels, … 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
And yes, I’m still around, still alive, just busy with work, Christmas and stuff. There just aren’t enough caffeinated hours in the day. A new podcast is coming soon. Toodle pip.
I was moved to write this new Books That Time Forgot post after looking up Bob Shaw, one of my favourite authors, on Goodreads and seeing that many of his works had actually garnered only two star ratings from some … Continue reading
#TV #Fringe Season 5 Episode 9: #BlackBlotter, #TinkerBell, #BlackUmbrella, #HumanKind and Freddy the Nose
Black Blotters, Tinker Bell, Donovon’s Hurdy Gurdy Man, Terry Gilliam style, Monty Python animation and Federico da Montefeltro. Brilliant. That’s what I watch Fringe for. That and freeze-frame, Easter egg, hash-tag messages. Doesn’t mean the series should go on forever … Continue reading
Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket #Radio #Show: Nerdomundo #SciFi #Podcast #Christmas Edition OUT NOW! #Mauritius, #Africa, #UK, #Canada
Yes, here it is, in all its dubious glory. As usual you can download the show utilising a veritable myriad of marvelous methods from here. In this week’s Christmas Edition we talk about: Seeking a Friend for the End of … Continue reading
The Great Gatsby Cloud Atlas Beautiful Creatures
Greeting Nerdlings, it’s the final show of the year! Parrrp! (Plastic trumpet fanfare sound, not digestive distress). The Christmas tree is already up (actually it never came down), so please join me for a couple of drinks as I talk … Continue reading
Bruno Lipshitz and the Disciples of Dogma by John Robert King is another forgotten gem from Gollancz. Moshe Dayan lookalike, layabout and slob Bruno Lipshitz is our lackadaiscial anti-hero when doggy alien overlord, god-squad nutters invade and make the puny … Continue reading
Forget lame air-guitar, I strut my unfunky, rhythmically challenged caboose to this baby- (Even more themes I waggled to)
World War Z Iron Man 3
Latest 2013 #Movie #Trailers: Pacific Rim, Mortal Instruments, GI Joe 3, Iron Man 3, Die Hard 5, Now You See Me
Pacific Rim The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones GI Joe: Retallaiation Iron Man 3 A Good Day To Day Hard Now You See Me
Even Longer Trailer: Star Trek: Into The Darkness HD, Featuring Benedict "Vegetable-Man" Cumberbatch!
What is it with JJ blowing everything up? I swear JJ, this better not be Khan, Mitchell… or a clone. Or an android. EMG, it’s android, I know it is. Pretty please, no androids. Dammit, not Colonel Green either! Eh… … Continue reading
I’ve just published the 500th post since Bold Voyaging the Multiverse started back in November last year and we’ve also just had our 8000th visitor a few minutes ago. Just wanted to say thanks people!
“Farewell and adieu to you female Martian life-forms, Farewell and adieu to you female life-forms of Mars, For we’ve received orders for to blast off to old Ceres, And we may never see you female life-forms again.” -Captain Roy, Scourge … Continue reading
“I’m not talkin’ ’bout asteroid hunting or solar sailing, I’m talkin’ about workin’ fer a livin’, I’m talkin’ ’bout spacin‘! Arghhh!” -Captain Roy, Scourge of Sol.
I’ve given up trying to guess who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing or if JJ’s boys will manage NOT to louse up the writing this time, I just wish villains could wear something other than sinister, long, black coats. Other posts … Continue reading
So I finally watched an episode or two of 666 Park Avenue. Like so much nerd-oriented TV these days, it’s competent, but nothing to write home about. The show is about a couple who are given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to … 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
No Sleep ‘Til… – After so many late nights, indicative of insomnia rather than hard work, I slept on and off for most of the last 24 hours and I’m still tired. Getting Published – I listened to the latest … Continue reading
BSG Blood and Chrome has been out for a week, but fresh to the Captain’s table a minute ago. Have you guys been watching it? Does the ultimate fate of the human race, endlessly doomed to build it’s own destroyers, … Continue reading
I had something awfully important to say before, but after picking up an old favourite book at Game, Phoenix and stuffing myself with an enormous Mauritian sandwich, it just doesn’t seem that important anymore. Also, I just saw on coder … Continue reading
Thank you, thank you, I’m not worthy etc… But keep visiting… or else!
I read these about a year ago. Fever Crumb followed by Web of Air are a new series of books that prequel the Mortal Engines SciFi series and features an orphan (Fever) brought up by the kindly, but eccentric, Guild … Continue reading
Secret Desire is the closing theme song for Space Adventure Cobra, sung by Yoko Maeno; lyrics after the embedded audio. I feel some touch of love changin’ me The man I’ve been just lookin’ for is you Oh my dreams … Continue reading
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I blogged about the anime Space Adventure Cobra which I discovered for the first time almost exactly one year ago while taking a nostalgic trip through some contemporaneous anime. The fact … Continue reading
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
Talking about the forthcoming Ender’s Game, the filmmakers have a blog where you can read postings about the movie’s progress- Ender’s Game Blog I must say, having read the short story and then the novel years and years ago, I … Continue reading
I hope this is good. At least it’s a return to the screen of Terry O’Quinn who played my favourite Lost character John Locke. Just pray that it’s better than the awful American Horror Story.
Stephen Gallagher is one of my favourite writers. Amongst his numerous and varied work in several genres, he also wrote a particularly excellent story for Tom Baker’s Doctor Who called Warrior’s Gate.
I just watched the re-run. Not great. For a start there’s nothing frightening about a little box unless it’s the Lemarchand Configuration. Then near the end of the show, as usual, the Doctor just waves his hands a bit and … Continue reading
I’m still suffering from delightfully invigorating bouts of coughing and retching worthy of The Exorcist thanks to whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis), which seems to be enjoying a comeback tour in the UK at the moment. And, just for good measure, … Continue reading
Back on my feet and recovering from a hideous bout of whooping cough acid reflux from hell. Other big news is that I’ve had a rather drastic hair/beard cut. In fact it’s all gawwwn. Compare this pic to my avatar. … Continue reading
YouTube Trawl: Battle of the Planets & Goldorak #SciFi #Anime #TV #Show #Themes in the #UK & #France
Here are the two anime shows I remember best from childhood, I think the themes are great- Battle of the Planets and Goldorak Goodnight.
We just had the five thousandth visitor to this blog early this morning. Amazing to think that when this blog started in March last year, we were lucky to get ten visitors a month, but by the end the year … Continue reading
This week- The Hobbit, Elysium, The Possession and Berberian Sound Studio. You can get it here, subscribe here, or wait until Apple pulls its finger out and updates the iTunes webpage here. Apologies for the sound quality, content quality, my … Continue reading
I said it would be awful in the podcast and I’ll say it again here. The original was pretty dumb, but made no pretense of being anything other than a huge SciFi action flick and, in that way, it worked … Continue reading
I’ve been watching this since I got back to the UK. More coffee.
“You want to make love to me because I drive the Monster and wear this costume.” -Frankenstein, Death Race 2000
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
Why don’t all spaceships (or at least the one I’m building) look like this stylish rocket from Destination Moon (1950)?
Fright Fest is an annual horror movie festival. Next week, the London part of the festival is going to be held at the Empire, Leicester Square. Here’s the link- Fright Fest, London The movie that has perked my interest is … Continue reading
So, it’s going to turn out nice then…
This was the first Banks SF novel I read. The book is set in Bank’s universe of the Culture, a kind of socialist utopia, like the United Federation of Planets, but far more advanced and, frankly, much more shallow and … Continue reading
Future Run: Star Trek Sequel, Red Dwarf X, Dredd 3D, The Hobbit & Piracy: Wake Up and Smell the Celluloid
Star Trek Sequel– Will the sequel be a remake of The Cage, Khan: Blah and Meh, Where No Man Has Gone Before or whatever? Your guess is probably more informed than mine, but I’m still hungover. I just hope another … Continue reading
About 20 minutes ago, I was in Tescos and picked up a copy of Empire to find an article about the next Riddick movie. I am so stoked that this is coming out, because there are a sad dearth of … Continue reading
Yet Another Reminder: Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket Radio Show #Podcast Episode 2 #SciFi #Comics #Movies
Episode 2 will available by Monday 6th August 2012 at 0600 GMT. There are three ways to download it- Subscribe to my RSS podcast feed Subscribe in iTunes Bookmark this page Why the unseemly rush to produce another episode? In … Continue reading
Episode 2 should be out by Monday morning. Subscribe to my RSS podcast feed or in iTunes. I can’t guarantee quality, but I’m trying it booze-free this time. So it could be even worse. “Strap yourself into a star-pilot’s acceleration … 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
Yes, now we have a forum too- Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: Probably the Best Nerd Forum in the Multiverse! “If you build it, they will come.” Not sure about that, but hope to see lots, some, a few more than … Continue reading
New YouTube trailer for the Wachowskis new movie Cloud Atlas– See also- Future Run: Return of the Wachowskis
Here’s my take on some Nick Roeg movies- The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) – This one’s obviously going to be at the top of my list, how could it not be? A fantastic film adaptation of superb writer … Continue reading
The Brood is the only one that comes to (my) mind and I’m too tired to look for others right now, but if anyone can think of any please let me know as I’m in the mood for a little … Continue reading
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Neeson et al training- Star Trek: The Naked Time, Takei talking about fencing- The Matrix: Reloaded, Morpheus killing a car- See also- Light Sabres Might Not Exist, But… Thanks toobers.
Who’s looking forward to season three of The Walking Dead in October? I am, and hopefully it won’t be as soapy as the last season. I must say it’s really amazing seeing funny, happy, Brit buffoon Egg from This Life … Continue reading
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.
Just found this space galleon wallpaper-
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