Tag Archives: science fiction

Could there be medieval science fiction?

Tumblr user elucubrare raised a really interesting question: here is a concept that I’m still trying to flesh out: medieval science fiction. not, of course, aliens land during the middle ages, though I’ve read and enjoyed that, but something much … Continue reading

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Review: Sense8, Episodes 1-4

My first review since I went radio silent! I submitted my thesis on Friday 29th May and I’m slowly trying to figure out what it is to live in a world where I am not constantly guilty about not writing … Continue reading

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Review – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(Editorial note: I wrote most of this, in, like, December, but I was in the process of leaving my job and busy doesn’t even begin to describe how I was. You probably can’t see this in the cinema anymore, but … Continue reading

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Review: Looper, AKA ‘It would have been so easy not to be sexist: WHY?!’

Title: Looper Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, and Pierce Gagnon Written by: Rian Johnson Directed by: Rian Johnson So. This was the film that everybody loved. I have literally not heard a single person say a … Continue reading

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Reviewing Through the Time Machine: Robocop

Title: Robocop Cinematic release: 1987 Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Robert DoQui, and Dan O’Herlihy Written by: Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner Directed by: Paul Verhoeven Genre: Science fiction, action, ultra-violence Awards: Won the … Continue reading

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Review: Dredd 3D

Title: Dredd 3D UK Cinematic Release: 7st September 2012 Worldwide Cinematic Release: 21st September 2012 Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, and Wood Harris Written by: Alex Garland Directed by: Pete Travis Cinematography by: Anthony Dod Mantle Audio Description: … Continue reading

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Reviewing through the Time Machine: Remembering Margaret Cavendish

[This post was republished in the Hugo nominated, British Fantasy Award-winning Speculative Fiction 2012.] Earlier today something came across my tumblr that perpetuated a common myth. Which is to say that ‘Mary Shelley invented science fiction’. Now, if you want … Continue reading

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Review: Prometheus

Title: Prometheus Cinematic Release: 2012 Starring: Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, and Michael Fassbender Written by: Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof Directed by: Sir Ridley Scott There has been an awful lot of hype about … Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games

I went to see The Hunger Games last night, and I’m glad I did. I probably wouldn’t have bothered if Lee hadn’t said he wanted to as a part of our wine-and-geek-movies cinema thing. The reason for that is that … Continue reading

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Torchwood: Miracle Day, Episode 8

(Index to all Torchwood posts here.) Talk about pay off! Plot Torchwood are taken by Kira Nerys Angelo’s granddaughter, Olivia Colasanto, to his swanky mansion. Angelo’s managed to extend his life by eating right and ‘keeping his temperature down’ or … Continue reading

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