February 2013

The Hunting Mirror: Sinister

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgYxydrVlDk] Slide 1: A photograph of Neolithic cave art. Stick figures are clearly discernible, as are deer, horses and mammoth. A hunting party is bringing a mammoth down to the right of the shot whilst to the left, a group of smaller figures are seen congregating around a figure with an odd, elongated face. […]

The Hunting Mirror: Sinister

Review: Utopia Episode 5

Back when The X Files was a going concern but in the process of winding down, I used to joke about my ideal final episode. It would open with Mulder, standing at the front of a classroom, next to a blackboard. His first words be ‘So, we start here…’ and he’d begin explaining the entire

Review: Utopia Episode 5

Review: Utopia Episode 4

Every conspiracy theory, and every conspiracy show, has a Slump. Sometimes it’s the moment where you realize that the person explaining the theory to you is actually advocating, seriously, that reptilian aliens make up the world’s governments and that these aliens are regularly enhancing human soldiers for combat on alien worlds reached via stargates.  It’s

Review: Utopia Episode 4

Al Dente: Sandwichhalla

Okay, I know this looks bad. But I can explain… And also provide context! Every now and then, you just need a sandwich. A lot of the time for me, ‘every now and then’ equates to ‘every couple of days’. Sometimes it equates to ‘daily’ and from time to time it equates to ‘I am

Al Dente: Sandwichhalla

Review: The Explorer by James Smythe

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg639/AlasdairStuart/TheExplorercover_zpsfab5d532.jpg The journey is its own reward. To strive to seek to find and not to yield. Per ardua ad astra. The journey lies at the heart of science fiction, one of the few pieces of connective tissue that transcends medium. Star Trek’s original name was Wagon Train To The Stars, novelists like Iain M

Review: The Explorer by James Smythe

Al Dente: Pesto is the Besto

Let’s start with a song. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIdPPVkkHYs] Let’s face it everyone, the apocalypse is off the cards. Remember the millennium bug? Planes falling from the sky? Nuclear missiles firing at random? The entire communications network dropping? Dogs and cats, living together, anarchy on the streets? Remember all that? Okay, what about 2012? What about the

Al Dente: Pesto is the Besto

Review: Utopia Episode 3

Utopia hit the halfway mark last week, and it did so in a manner as definitive as it was risky. The opening sequence saw now solo assassin Arby return to Grant’s school and murder everyone there, adult and child alike. This is standard Network fare, as we’ve seen already; Arby and his now deceased partner

Review: Utopia Episode 3

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