Television Review The Avengers The Maneater Of Surrey Green
April 8, 2015 | Posted in CLASSIC TV, CULT TV, EPISODE RECAPS, SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION, TELEVISION | By Arthur Chappell
Maneater is quite different – Drawing on both The Quatermass Experiment and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers as an influence, with a hint of The Day Of The Triffids, this deals with an alien plant form trying to take over Middle-England.
Movie Review – Despicable Me
April 6, 2015 | Posted in MOVIES, SCIENCE FICTION | By Arthur Chappell
I particularly like how open Gru is with his villainy, treating it as just a job, as he lives in a suburban American community, with his evil castle right in the midst of a row of terraced houses where he chats to the neighbours.
TV Review Thunderbirds Are Go
April 5, 2015 | Posted in CLASSIC TV, CULT TV, EPISODE RECAPS, MOVIES, SCIENCE FICTION, TELEVISION | By Arthur Chappell
Homages to the Anderson originals were strong; the whole solar panel threat to a city threat was a reprise of Lord Parker’s Holiday, John watching Stingray on TV, etc.
FORGETFULNESS OF THINGS PAST
March 30, 2015 | Posted in COMEDY, FAN FICTION, FANDOM, MOVIES, SCIENCE FICTION | By Arthur Chappell
Is this the Lacuna offices? Oh good, perhaps you can explain to me why I just came here. I’ve forgotten already. Did I have my mind wiped already, possibly yesterday? That’ll save me a few dollars if I did.
I’d like to thank you for curing my Déjà Vu problem. I really don’t think I met you before, though your friend here looks a bit familiar.
H G Wells And Orson Welles Meeting in 1940
March 26, 2015 | Posted in AUTHORS, BOOKS, CLASSICS, HISTORICAL, HORROR, MOVIES, NON-FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION | By Arthur Chappell
H G Wells, who was travelling in the United States on a lecture tour, and safely away from the Luftwaffe bombing in Europe and London, expressed great amusement at the similarity of the names, Wells & Welles. He jokingly advises Orson Welles to drop the unnecessary extra e.
Radio Play Review – The War Of The Worlds
March 26, 2015 | Posted in AUTHORS, HORROR, SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION | By Arthur Chappell
The panic, which would be greatly exaggerated in the weeks following the broadcast, could only happen during the more realistic fake live news reports portion of the play, but even there, events move far too quickly to be credible.
“Ender’s Game” is an admirable adaptation of the classic science fiction novel
November 13, 2013 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION | By sockii
The film adaption of Ender’s Game has been highly speculated about and anticipated for decades by science fiction fans. The book, first published in 1985, is today considered an absolute classic of the genre and won both the Hugo and
A Lack of Gravity
October 13, 2013 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION, THRILLER | By sockii
Incredible special effects but tiresome Hollywood storytelling in “Gravity” Why I enjoyed – but had some problems – with this 2013 science fiction thriller. I don’t go to the movies a lot these days – there aren’t many titles that