Debug - DVD review

CoverConvicted of various computer crimes, six young people are sent into deep space to decommission a dead freighter. On boarding the derelict, things start out well, but soon they discover that they are not alone and their host means to kill them all... [click here...]



Earth to Echo - DVD review

CoverTo be young is to live your life at the behest of the adults, who will tell you where to go and when. Alex, Tuck and Munch find that their friendship counts for nothing when their community is being torn apart and they are being dispersed. On the last night together the trio decide that here is something very wrong with the situation and set off to investigate. Unsure of what they will discover, never in their wildest dreams did they consider that it would be a diminutive alien visitor... [click here...]


Michael Bartlett (Director) Treehouse - Interview

CoverMichael Bartlett was born on 10 June 1976 in London, England. He is a director and writer, known for The Zombie Diaries (2006), Timeless (2016) and World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries (2011). Darren Rea spoke with him as his latest movie, Treehouse, was released on DVD... [click here...]


Dangerous Women: Part II - Book review

CoverFollowing on from the release of Dangerous Women: Part I, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, we now have the inevitable Part II, with Part III to follow. This book was originally released as a single volume, but seems to have been split up for the UK market... [click here...]



The Hawley Book of the Dead - Book review

CoverRevelation Dyer was born with a gift, the ability to disappear, not that her husband, Jeremy minded, in fact it was a positive boon to their stage magic act. Like her female antecedence and her own children, the women of her line were invariably blessed with a single gift, whether it was healing or the ability to control animals. Her once idyllic life is shattered when during a trick involving Jeremy catching a bullet with his teeth Revelation fires a real bullet, killing him instantly. In the weeks which follow it becomes clear that someone had switched the guns and now that someone is sending Reve pictures taken of her children. Fleeing to her ancestral home of Hawley Five Corners, Revelation is unable to protect her family from the Fetch which is stalking them... [click here...]


Grave Halloween - DVD review

CoverMiko uses a college project to take two friends and an associate into the vast woodland at the base of Mount Fuji. The idea is to have her experiences filmed and recorded as she attempts to find the place where her mother committed suicide and, through a prayer-like ritual, to lay her spirit to rest. Miko has been experiencing half-seen dreams involving what happened to her mother ever since she was a small child. The woodland has a notorious reputation for suicides and, almost immediately, she begins to see the often aggressive spirits of some of those who have died in the area. The group is assailed by violent apparitions which separate them in an instant. Miko strives to find the location of a particular tree in a photo she holds, but her memories are catching up with her, and her late mother may not have been the innocent victim she was portrayed as... [click here...]


Falling Skies (Xbox 360) - Game review

CoverAfter the destruction of the Espheni’s Boston Tower in the third season of the hit TNT series, the 2nd Mass stumbles onto the wreckage of an ambushed convoy. Among the survivors is an engineer who claims he can create a destructive weapon that will aid in the human resistance against the Espheni invaders, but it will require them to undertake several risky operations to collect all the components he needs. What sounds at first to be a simple salvage mission becomes more than the team has bargained for… the aliens are everywhere... [click here...]


Automata - Soundtrack review

CoverMovieScore Media releases Zacarías M. de la Riva’s soundtrack for Automata. In this Swedish sci-fi movie, Antonio Banderas plays the role of Jacq Vaucan, a disillusioned insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation whose job involves the investigation of manipulated robots. Although it seems like another routine case at first, Vaucan soon realizes that his latest mission will have more profound effects on the future of humanity... [click here...]


The Avengers Goes Sci-Fi - Feature

CoverWe all know that the 1960s British television series The Avengers ended on a supremely fantastical note, with secret agent John Steed and fellow spy Tara King blasting off into space – without a chaperone! But when did the show make its first forays into the realms of science fiction? Was it the killer robots of the Emma Peel adventure The Cybernauts? Was it the supercomputer Plato in the Cathy Gale episode The Big Thinker? No, it was even earlier than that. Avengers historian Richard McGinlay argues that the programme’s first small steps into sci-fi were actually taken during its debut year, in episodes that no longer exist today... [click here...]


Dangerous Women: Part I - Book review

CoverWomen have not had a good time in literature and until relatively recently, certainly not science fiction and fantasy, usually being confined to secondary roles. This started to change in the last thirty years. In films we had Ripley (Alien), games gave us Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) and television Servalan (Blake's 7), and so it is little wonder that we should have an anthology devoted to the idea of dangerous women... [click here...]