Retro Fan # 6 Fall 2019 (magazine review)
by UncleGeoff on October 15, 2019 at 11:59 am
The opening features of the latest edition of ‘Retro Fan’ is pure Americana as I can’t recall them ever being shown over here. The first is an interview by Dan Johnson with TV horror host Svengoolie although I think he should have been called Son Of Svengoolie as he’s the second of that name. Amusingly,
Disney+ streaming service flashes its content-ankles (news).
by ColonelFrog on October 15, 2019 at 9:58 am
Disney+ is dropping a load of content on its new streaming service amalgamated from the likes of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic in a brazen attempt to woo the customers away from that mean old Netflix (and Amazon Prime to a much lesser extent). Said air drop is going down on November
Magic Triumphs (A Kate Daniels novel book 10) by Ilona Andrews (book review).
by PaulineMorgan on October 15, 2019 at 9:55 am
In a more and more competitive market, writers have to do more to make themselves noticed, not only by the potential publishers but by the readers as well. Thus, the first novel in a series needs to put the protagonists into great peril, ramping up the tension and perhaps allowing them to survive by the
Dolittle (film trailer: from Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes to animal whisperer).
by ColonelFrog on October 15, 2019 at 9:49 am
Here’s the trailer for the new Dolittle movie coming out the end of January 2020, with Robert Downey Jr. playing the animal-talking Doctor made famous in the original movie and of course, Hugh Lofting’s early YA novels. Here’s the official plot and blurb: After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle
Print me a space rocket, please (science news).
by ColonelFrog on October 15, 2019 at 9:39 am
When you decide to print your space rocket engines using 3D printers you can drop hundreds of unnecessary components and make them super-resilient compared to traditionally-built engines. Is this the way of the future? It should also be pointed out, that many of the descriptions of the USA’s so-called reported captured flying saucers match this
Marvel writer says Joker is ‘god awful’ (news).
by ColonelFrog on October 15, 2019 at 9:32 am
Despite making nearly half a billion Dollars around the world, Marvel’s Dan Slott has slated the controversial Joker film as ‘god awful’. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7573131/Marvel-writer-Dan-Slott-lashes-god-awful-Joker-series-stinging-tweets.html The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest.
Motherland Fort Salem (trailer TV series).
by ColonelFrog on October 15, 2019 at 9:28 am
Motherland Fort Salem is a new horror-fantasy TV series that follows a company of young cadets from basic training in combat magic to their deployment in a magic-dominated alternative reality where the U.S.A is run and dominated by witches, and terrorists fight them with dark sorcery, too. Are witches the new vampires? Only time will
Eat your tribbles, darling (foul Star Trek advert).
by ColonelFrog on October 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm
Tribbles for the kids’ breakfast, madam? Sure, why not?
Abominable (animated fantasy movie review: by Mark Kermode).
by ColonelFrog on October 12, 2019 at 9:06 am
Mark Kermode, man of many movies, tells us what-is-what about the DreamWorks animated fantasy movie, Abominable, where young Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a baby Yeti – “Everest” – on the roof of her building in Shanghai, then embarks on a quest to reunite the critter with its family at the highest point on Earth.
Gemini Man (film review by Mark Kermode).
by ColonelFrog on October 12, 2019 at 8:30 am
Ace movie reviewer Mark Kermode tells you about Will Smith’s science fiction movie Gemini Man, about a hitman targeted by a younger clone of himself while on the run.