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The Full Lid – 1st March 2024

Victoriocity‘s third season hits the ground loping. It’s got everything a mystery needs — a hapless victim, a murderous beast, a profoundly grumpy Tube driver. Victoriocity has an audio soundscape like nothing else, balancing a grimy futurist steampunk aesthetic with tangible horror, gut-aching comedy, and colossal themes. Private Investigators Archibald Fleet (Tom Crowley) and Clara […]

The Full Lid – 1st March 2024

The Full Lid – 23rd February 2024

Starfleet is an organization built on a contradiction, as we’ve talked about before. Scientists who are also a navy, folks who just want to hang out and look at quasars and stuff but all too often are called to decide if artificial life has rights, whether or not that gentle old man is a murderous god, or to discover why UNDER

The Full Lid – 23rd February 2024

The Full Lid – 16th February 2024

Let’s start with a classic:  The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor.He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he’s a hero the whole time. I’m spending a lot of time around paladins at the moment. I’m about to embark upon T. Kingfisher‘s Saints of Steel books and we’ve just finished

The Full Lid – 16th February 2024

The Full Lid – 9th February 2024

In Swordheart, two people walk down a road, then three people and a very cool badger ride up it. This process is repeated a couple of times. It is the best epic fantasy novel I’ve read since Jen Willams‘ last one. Halla is the widowed housekeeper for her great uncle, who to the surprise of everyone leaves her

The Full Lid – 9th February 2024

The Full Lid – 2nd February 2024

Before we get to my man Fluffy Reacher up there, a note about the background of this movie. Notionally, it’s a sequel to Concrete Utopia, a movie set in the only tower block left standing with water after a catastrophic earthquake in Seoul. That isn’t available anywhere here I’ve been able to find in the UK (through

The Full Lid – 2nd February 2024

The Full Lid-26th January 2024

In a moment near the end of Camlann‘s first episode, renegade knight and professional pragmatist Perry (Robyn Holdaway) is talking about the end of the world, and what comes next. Perry isn’t optimistic, and Emergency Golden Retriever Dai (Tobias Weatherburn) agrees; he doesn’t think the world can be fixed either. You can hear the slow, proud

The Full Lid-26th January 2024

The Full Lid – 1st January 2024

Happy New Year, folks! This isn’t quite our first issue of 2024. We’re still away from our holiday, and as you’ll see below, we’re going to be on holiday a little while longer for fantastic very last minute reasons. So this is a little update on scheduling, as well as a chance for you to

The Full Lid – 1st January 2024

The Full Lid – 15th December 2023

‘The Inner Fight’ is the penultimate episode of Lower Decks season 4. It’s appropriately titled. Trapped in a cave on an alien world by actual literal knife rain, Beckett Mariner (the amazing Tawny Newsome) opens up to her opponent cum confidant, Klingon Ma’ah (Jon Curry). As she does, she articulates the problem at the core of Starfleet, one

The Full Lid – 15th December 2023

The Full Lid – 8th December 2023

Three of the best podcasts I’ve listened to all year all use the ‘one voice and each finds new ways to tell stories using it. Let’s talk about them. Contents Travelling Light, listening to Observable Radio outside Ethics TownInterstitials: Individual Travelling Light episode art by co-creator MattPlayout: The British by Benjamin Zephanaiah Read More

The Full Lid – 8th December 2023

The Full Lid – 1st December 2023

Doctor Who is back! David Tennant and Catherine Tate returned to the timey wimey blue box, along with showrunner Russell T. Davies. Davies’ joyously furious script has enraged the exact people who love to be enraged. And in this trudge of a year, where the worst voices have often carried the furthest, it’d be easy to revel in

The Full Lid – 1st December 2023

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