• Highlander: During COVID-19, the cast are Holy Ground-ed…

    So. Yesterday was all about this. It was great to be the host for such a reunion but this is mainly down to the great Kareem Dimashkie for initiating and organising. Major thanks to the Highlander peeps for doing this – especially to Peter Wingfield who fit us in...
  • SNAPSHOT: The ‘Alien Nation’ Legacy endures…

    In 1989 a science-fiction movie landed in cinemas, bucking the trend for major special-effects and ‘adventure romps’ – instead, it had a unique voice, and something very serious to say about the times. Alien Nation was a milestone at the time, and a police procedural like no other. The...
  • Posts Apocalyptic: Saluting the ‘Jugger’…

    Mad Max began a new lease of life for down and dirty action films and a new genre of science fiction: the post apocalyptic film. Many have tried to meet the target of Miller’s immense vision but equally many failed in the attempt. Some couldn’t find the originality or...
  • Posts Apocalyptic: The ‘Mad Max’ journey…

    It’s one of the all-time greatest franchises and one that to this day still has scores of fans all around the world. We are talking about the one, the only Mad Max: the Australian franchise created in the late nineteen seventies by director George Miller and his producing partner...
  • To Blackly Go (through a Mirror, Boldly)…

    Black Mirror has rapidly become one of the most acclaimed anthology series of recent times – at least by those whose tastes lean towards the subversive and fantastical. The brainchild of Charlie Brooker, the elastic nature of the ‘technology with consequences’ remit allows a broad canvas of otherwise connected...
  • Last Orders?: A Generations game, ‘Jedi’ is…

    The rebellion against the rising forces of The First Order and the remnants of the galactic Empire continues and things are not going well for the Rebellion. If the ragtag fleet of resistance fighters is to have any chance against the superior power of the Empire’s fleet and resources,...
  • Star Trek -Discovery: The View from A’bridged….

    It is the early days of the Federation – a decade before Kirk and his crew will go boldly. The starship USS Shenzhou  is exploring damage to a space platform at the edge of Federation territory when its sensors pick up an anomaly, an object that defies most of the...
  • Halo, Again: Ernie Barbarash talks reshaping ‘The Saint’…

    I grew up watching the adventures of Simon Templar aka The Saint on TV, both reruns of Roger Moore’s classic interpretation that ran from 1962-1969  and the latter incarnation Return of the Saint which saw Ian Ogilvy bringing the character back to the screen. Originally reated by Leslie Charteris...
  • Men are from Gallifrey, Women are from Venus…

    Years ago I watched the film Venus in which a young Jodie Whittaker holds her own against the likes of Peter O’Toole and Leslie Philips. If you’d shown a cast-list from the film at the time and asked a random person which actor was most likely to take residency...