Star Trek: Discovery - Preview - feature

CoverAny reboot of the Star Trek franchise is going to get very close scrutiny, especially as the recent big screen outings received such a lukewarm reception from some corners. As a result, there’s lots of expectations weighing down on Star Trek: Discovery; perhaps too many, given that it’s up against so much hardcore fan anticipation... [click here...]

 

Aliens: Past, Present, Future - Book review

CoverWhether or not we are alone in the universe, if there really could be "little green men" on Mars what might happen if we made contact with extraterrestrial beings are questions that have intrigued humankind for centuries. In Aliens: Past, Present, Future, the award-winning author and illustrator Ron Miller charts our fascination with the possibility of life beyond Earth from the perspective of both science and popular culture, including everything from the vast cult around "flying saucers", to supposed alien abductions, to what visitors from other planets might look like when they arrive... [click here...]

 

Hellraiser: 30th Anniversary Edition - Soundtrack

CoverThirty years after it was originally released, Lakeshore Records reissue Christopher Young's original score for Hellraiser (1987). This release has gone back to the original 24-Track 2-inch reel-to-reel analog tapes in order to give fans a remixed and remastered soundtrack. From horror master Clive Barker comes this chilling nightmare featuring the first appearance of the hideous zombie Pinhead, who terrifies his brother and his estranged wife now inhabiting his former home. When a drop of blood partially resurrects him, all hell breaks loose as Pinhead forces his sister-in-law, formerly his lover, to kill and kill again so he can become whole. A creepy, thrillingly perverse tale straddling the thin line between heaven and hell, extreme pleasure and unbearable pain, Hellraiser will haunt your dreams... [click here...]

 

The Geeky Chef Strikes Back - Book review

CoverThe Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favourite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. In The Geeky Chef Strikes Back, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined the delicious foods in these faraway worlds and created recipes that are sure to transport you to galaxies far, far way. So if you've found yourself craving Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, Lingonberry Pancakes from The Big Lebowski, Norma's Cherry Pie from Twin Peaks, Wife Soup from Firefly, or the White Dragon Noodles from Blade Runner, then look no further... [click here...]

 

IT - Soundtrack review

CoverWaterTower Music release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated IT, the movie based on the iconic Stephen King novel of the same name which has been terrifying and thrilling readers for decades. Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch, the score is released on double CD and digital versions. Special vinyl picture disc and double vinyl versions arrive just in time for Halloween, on 17 October 2017... [click here...]

 

Ark: Survival Evolved (Xbox One) - Game review

CoverStranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape... [click here...]

 

 

Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook

CoverAn all-new epic graphic novel from author, activist, columnist and NBA All-Star athlete Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! Against his will, the idle but brilliant Mycroft Holmes is pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria. A madman has stolen a handbook full of plans for civilisation-destroying weapons – and desires to sell them to the highest bidder. Can the smartest man in England track down and defeat the one foe that may prove to be his match? Co-written with Raymond Obstfeld and brought to life with stunning art by Joshua Cassara and Luis Guerrero, this swaggering Steampunk adventure will leave you in no doubt as to which of the Holmes brothers is your favourite…! [click here...]

 

Mindhorn - DVD review

CoverAt the height of his acting popularity, actor Richard Thorncroft, famous for playing Mindhorn, severely insults The Isle of Man - the very place his fictional detective series is set, a series part funded by the island. With the show shut down Richard's career sank overnight, reducing him to having to make commercials for embarrassing products. Decades have passed and Mindhorn seems to have been forgotten, when Richard receives a request for him to reprise his iconic role and talk to a fugitive killer who thinks that the character of Mindhorn is real... [click here...]

 

The War of the Worlds (Oxford World's Classics)

CoverNo one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water... [click here...]

 

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

CoverHands up confession; I’m a HUGE Besson fangirl I cannot get enough of his aesthetic and on that score Valerian delivered in spades. It is as visually dazzling as you would expect and mostly holds its own against the inevitable The Fifth Element comparisons. The world building is impressive and, aside from one clunky and pointless segment upon the initial arrival at Alpha (the “city of a thousand planets” of the title), there is very little in the way of exposition... [click here...]