Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Best Sci Fi Theme Tunes

 For a long time I couldn’t hear the 20th Century Fox fanfare without mentally adding the opening bars of the Star Wars theme. [Fox Fanfare finish] duh duh duuh duuuuuuh [Star Wars fanfare intro] Da da da daaaaa daaa  Da da … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Watch Outcasts

I’ve read at least one very unflattering review of the BBC’s Outcasts. And some of the comments on scriptwriter Ben Richards’ blog are, to put it mildly, harsh. How has a TV show, for God’s sake, managed to provoke such venom? I think part of … Continue reading

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Are Friends Electric?

How big a part does technology play in your life? Sure, you have your smartphone, your netbook, your Facebook/Twitter, your email and your blog. Doesn’t everyone? Hell, even your grandma knows how to Skype. Technology is a tool, a means of making our lives easier, … Continue reading

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The Stand to be remade?

In 2009 there was a media frenzy over the coming Swine Flu Aporkalypse. In April 09 The Sun helpfully speculated that 25 million Britons could get ‘pig flu’ and The Telegraph reported the WHO as saying that “the whole of humanity is under … Continue reading

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Outcasts

Outcasts opens on BBC1 next week and I’m looking forward to it. I expect Hermione Norris to be as good as she was in Spooks. Here, she plays Stella Isen, security chief on Carpathia, a distant planetary outpost of humanity. So not … Continue reading

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