Tag Archives: scifi

Future Run: Beauty and the Beast 2012 #tv #scifi

I remember (watching and enjoying) the entire run of the 80s TV show with Linda Hamilton and now The CW have gone and rehashed it again.  This time Beast is ridiculously handsome with an added beauty-enhancing scar.   At least it’s … Continue reading

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Second Run: 2 Underrated and Deeply Demented SciFi Horror Movies #scifi #horror #movies

The Hand (1981) – Michael Caine as a pyscho comic book artist and recent amputee. The Devil Commands (1941) – Boris Karloff loses his wife and attempts bizarre commication. Rating: 5 chainsaws each.  

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Light Sabres Might Not Exist, But… #scifi #martialarts #movies

I’m enjoying the Tai Chi so much and, in the absence of working light sabres, this is what I’ll be learning next- Animatrix Discovery Blood and Bone MTFBWY

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If I Was The Doctor #doctorwho #scifi #tv #uk

I would hand these out instead of jelly babies- That’s sherbet fountains and sherbet lemons for all you non-cognoscenti.  The nibbles of time-travellers.

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Hindu Mythology Shamefully Commercialised #scifi #comics

I grew up as an only child in a Hindu family with largely no knowledge of the gods or goddesses. This was exacerbated by not being able to speak Hindi or living in an area with others of our kind.  … Continue reading

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Future Run: Revolution #scifi

J.J. Abram’s Revolution sounds a lot like novels from S.M. Stirling’s Dies the Fire series, TV shows like Dark Angel or Falling Skies and movies like The Postman, The Hunger Games or Mad Max. You get the idea.  Electricity suddenly … Continue reading

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Origami Yoda: It's Viral

It’s already viral, but just in case you haven’t seen this, click on the pic- Yoda, by a bloke called Yoyo.  Priceless. Goodnight, and as this was a Tai Chi class day and I’ve had quota of daily Jedi training, … Continue reading

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Future Run: Guardians of the Galaxy (and Dreadstar)

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

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Future Run: Return of the Wachowskis

Nothing clever here, just a quick internet trawl after I read about the Wachowski’s new movie Cloud Atlas– Movie What’s It About Probability of Completion Cobalt Neural 9 (?) Across the lines, Iraq conflict gay love story. I’ll eat my … Continue reading

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Future Run: Pacific Rim (Pics…)

          Comicon, San Diego: Guillermo Del Toro announced Pacific Rim, a SciFi doomsday type movie with giant robots fighting giant monsters.  The lead star Idris Elba will be playing one of the robot pilots.  The movie comes out … Continue reading

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Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius: James Bond on LSD, Playing an Electric Guitar in a Time-Travelling Wardrobe

Michael Moorcock’s insane series of time/reality-bending novels.  The eponymous was the hero of the utterly nutterly movie The Final Programme in 1973 starring uber-cool Jon Finch.  Dig the crushed velvet jacket?  Johnny Depp reboot?

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If I Was The Master, Who Would I Invite To A Dinner Party?

Main guests (no explanations necessary)- Jim Morrison Jimi Hendrix Elvis Presley Mary Shelley For entertainment during pudding, I suggest a death match between- Josef Stalin (AKA The Man of Steel) Adolf Hitler (AKA The Psycho-Moustache) Just arm them with sharpened, … Continue reading

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Arnoldisms from the Arnolator

The Running Man is on right now… Buzzsaw: “…this saw’s a part of me… and I’m going to make it a part of you!” Richards: “…keep it!” Based on the book by Stephen King (fun read).

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Spock: Vulcan Lute, Uhura: Vocals

I know, you’ve seen it a zillion times, but here it is again, ’cause it’s brilliant- Goodnight!

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Youtube Dredge: Do You Remember Salvage One?

Great series I watched years ago, very Heinleinesque- Think Y Combinator would fund a space salvage biz today?

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Podcast Imminent!

Yeah, you’ve heard it all before, but this time it’s really going to happen and very, very soon. Stay tuned spacers…

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Pre-Review: Highlander Reboot

Just commented about this on the Guardian web site– I love Highlander! If ever there was a movie that was more than the sum of it’s parts, it’s this one. Where else would you get an Egyptian, Scottish popinjay played … 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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Dispatch War Rocket Ajax to Bring Back His Body!

I’m in a nostalgic mood this morning… Flash!

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Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Venusian Rum: Summer Boat Restoration Project Part 1

Another bucket list wish is to get into boating. This is a common nerdy theme, based on a wish to own a starship, but  living in a non-space-dwelling era. Yes, while I can’t be captain of the starship Enterprise or … Continue reading

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Emporia Esoterica Now Open – I'm Now Selling Stuff…

Just re-opened my eBay account a few days ago to sell off some odds and ends I have laying about.  Check out Emporia Esoterica At the moment I’ve got an ex-demo Alphasmart Neo 2 for sale (yeah that thing above)[SOLD]. … Continue reading

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Puny God: Avengers Assemble, Raven's Gate and Horns

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

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Book Reviews: Cult of Lego and My Continuing Struggle With Reamde

Cult of Lego is boring and unopinionated.  Unlike this blog.  Unaccountably, more than two people have actually read it (unlike this blog). Nice pictures, passable cover and published, so one chainsaw. Still struggling through Neal Stephenson’s Reamde.  It’s about a … Continue reading

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SciFi Watering Holes: The Best Bars In All Possible Universes!

Chalmun’s Cantina, Mos Eisley, Tatooine Where Captain Solo famously blasts a hole in Greedo before the latter has time to reach.  The band is also partly the reason I am learning to to play a musical instrument! The Spacers Rave, Proton … Continue reading

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Pod Me Amadeus: Great Nerdcentric Podcasts

These are the podcasts I regularly listen to, you might want to check them out yourself- Geek Stuff Sofanauts Comic Book Outsiders Geek Syndicate (collective) Luke Burrage’s Science Fiction Book Review Podcast Women Talk SciFi Geeks Guide to the Galaxy … Continue reading

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Fringe Season 4 Episode 14 and Defying Gravity Season 1 Episode 4

Fringe: Right, so… Alt-Nina Sharp has a shape-shifter double.  Should we call the imposter “Alt-Alt-Nina” I wonder?  What in gods’ name have the writers been imbibing?  Probably something cooked up by Walter/Alt-Walt (not to be confused with Walternate or Alt-Walternate).  … Continue reading

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Second Run TV: Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity (2009) was an amazing effects laden ABC TV show about a bunch of astros doing a grand tour of the solar system in the near future. Unfortunately the show only ran a single season. The show heavily borrows … Continue reading

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Second Run: TV: Dirt and Beast

Long time, no post.  Life, work and trying to live up to my bucket list has put a size-9, steel-toed dent into this blog. I have been watching a lot of TV though. Dirt Just finished watching the short-lived (season … Continue reading

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Nerdvana TV Catch-Up Time: Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Game of Thrones etc…

So now that we’re well into the latest Hollywood TV season it’s time for a round-up.  In case you’ve been dead for the last few years, I’ve added a quick summary of what the shows are about so you can … Continue reading

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Dredd: The Man, The Legend: Drokk! It's Judge Dredd! Run You Snekkers, Run!

Dredd, perhaps the most loved (and simultaneously reviled),  longest running character in the epic British comic 2000 AD will celebrate 35 years of publication history next month.  The one-man judge, jury and executioner of Mega City One, all that remains … Continue reading

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Second Run: Favourite Golden Age Science Fiction Movies

Between the 1920s Pulp Era and the New Wave of the 1960s and 1970s lies the Golden Age of science fiction.  Although I grew up slap-bang in the middle of the New Wave, most of my early exposure to science … Continue reading

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Mauritius and World: Kung Shee Fat Choy! Happy New Year!

On the way to the shops today I noticed all the spent red remains of about a zillion fire crackers strewn across the streets to remind me that it’s now the year of the dragon! Kung Shee Fat Choy! Have … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Underworld, Live Action TV Series Imminent? Video + Link

O-M-G!!! Interview with producer: + Empire News

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Second Run: Real Steel Review

Being in Mauritius, a small Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, means that I get to see movies much later than everyone else, hence the “second run” in the title. First let me tell you that my whole … Continue reading

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Supervillain Novels: Tremble in Your Lycra Panties Superman!

Garth Nix seems to have kick-started the youth supervillain sub-genre a while back with his Artemis Fowl series, so we’ll take a look a some of the books out there for you to enjoy.  These aren’t just for kids! H.I.V.E.: … 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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Machines Gone Mad: 10 Best Rampaging Robot Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Saturn 3 (1980) Westworld (1973) Demon Seed (1977) Battlestar Galactica (1978) Blade Runner (1982) War Games (1983) Terminator (1984) The Matrix (1999) 9 (2009) See also Top 10 Organ Playing Villains of all Time

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Brown, Yellow and Black SF and Fantasy Writers

As a brown English/Mauritian/Canadian beginner writer, struggling with NaNoWriMo, I cannot helping feeling a little isolated, but should I be?  We are obviously out there.  Now, I’m sure there are more examples than just these few but, off the top of … Continue reading

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Weekend Viewing: Doctor Who, Caves of Androzani and Pyramids or Mars

Great villains in both stories- the ridiculously insane Sharaz Jek channeling the phantom of the opera from behind a terrifying PVC mask in the Caves of Androzani and the short-lived, fez-wearing Naim, disciple of the evil god Set, first seen hammering … Continue reading

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Remember Gatchaman, Space Adventure Cobra and Goldorak?

Doctor Who: As you may or may not know, I’m in Mauritius at the moment and, whew, was it was hot or what? Earlier today, when I had to zoom down to Game, Le Halles, and Manhattan, I thought the … Continue reading

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