Friday, 19 December 2008

Work Christmas Party: Turkey in the Ceramics Kiln!

We had our Christmas party today at work.

Basically the technical staff from the art school (I worked there for 15 years before moving to the School of Architecture, got together in the Ceramics workshop and had a full Christmas Dinner, turkey, roast veg, brussel sprouts etc.

We cooked off the turkey in the ceramics kiln and the veg in one of the glass fusing kilns (they were both fairly heavily cleaned out first I must add!

Anyway, we had a great time and were all suitably stuffed afterwards!

Here are a few photos!

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Phil and Kelly checking the "turkey kiln"

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Done just to perfection!

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Roast Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Parsnips and (in the foil) Brie with garlic cloves!

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All followed by home-made Profiteroles.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Michael Moorcock's Birthday!

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Many happy returns Mr Moorcock.

Thanks to Singular Points for making me aware of this one!

It has been a few years since I read any books by Michael Moorcock. I think the last ones I read were the Oswald Bastable trilogy and the two later Elric books before that!

I really must get around to reading some more of his work.

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Survivors Show 5

I have been a bit slow in getting around to review this episode and I think that the generally average scripting on the show is starting to take effect on me.
Thankfully next week is the finale and hopefully (going by the trailer) it is going to go out with a bang!
To be honest most of my views of the episode are very similar to Tim over at the Heropress blog, so rather than repeating most of what he has already said it is probably easier if you go read his comments HERE!
Watching this series has reminded me how much I enjoy Post-Apocalyptic stories, unfortunately this one does not stand up to most of them! From the original Survivors through things like The Ultimate Warrior and Mad Max (I must see if I can pick up the DVDs in the new year sales) to Reign of Fire, Doomsday and even Children of Men generally I enjoy them!
One that is not terribly well known but I enjoyed when I saw it years ago was No Blade of Grass! With a similar plot device to Survivors, in that a plague wipes out all wheat/grass species on Earth causing mass starvation and eventually the breakdown of civilisation.
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No Blade of Grass is certainly worth looking out for, although I don't think it is available on DVD. I will have to do a bit more hunting on this one...
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Survivors Episode 4

I enjoyed this episode, although I did feel that with the group splitting up and going in so many different directions that it would be virtually impossible for them to meet up again by the end of the show!
This week Abby set off hoping to find her son by following up a lead she got last week , and most of the rest of the group decided they liked the sound of the community that Abby found last week, so they headed out to join that group.
Still as with a lot of modern TV shows the "reset button" at the end of the episode was suitably pressed and everyone was back together, no harm done! A little disappointing that...
I did feel that a lot was skimmed over with this weeks show, the extremely fast condemnation and eviction of Al (the playboy) by the new community seemed ridiculously fast. It struck me that a community like that could not afford to throw out a fit young man quite so quickly, without at least trying to tame his "wildside" (although to be honest I hardly consider sleeping in, and a little bit of talking back to people to be rebellious). The whole thing felt rushed and would have worked much better if it had been carried over into a second episode, but no the "reset button" had to be pressed by the end of the episode!
Abby's adventure was also slightly baffling, she met up with and then spent the night with a chap (ex-army, live off the land type)whose family owned a large stately home, unfortunately the house had been taken over by a group of boys who were running wild. Abby eventually sorted out the boys problems with the house owner and went on her merry way! It seemed to me that the house and grounds and also the asset of the survival skills of the ex-army chap (not to mention the "love" interest), would all have been too valuable to not at least suggest a joining of the two groups. At the very least you would have thought that she would have planned to visit in the near future! I guess it was that dreaded "reset button" again.
No sign this week of the bio-scientists working on the cure for the virus, but looking at the trailer at the end of the show, it appears they will play a central part in the the plot of next weeks show!
All in all not great, but enjoyable, a few hard to believe moments and decisions and Max Beesley's character, the murderous Tom Price is still the most interesting, especially as they have not played him as "bad through and through" (which I had been expecting after the first show).

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Survivors Show 3

I was about to do a piece on episode 3 of Survivors when I read Tim at Heropress' review and it pretty much says it all:-
http://www.heropress.net/2008/12/continuing-to-survive.html
I will just add, that although I agree with Tim that they probably tried to cram to much into this episode, I did feel it caught my interest more than last weeks.
I felt that this was a step in the right direction, although it still has some way to go yet. I do get the feeling that there are probably going to be a lot of cliched stories ahead, but I hope that the moral and interpersonal aspects can be brought to the fore and are developed more.
I think that in a situation where civilisation has broken down in this way, there certainly needs to be a reassessment of what is needed in the way of moral fibre and "right and wrong".
As Tim says, the anti-hero character, Tom is certainly the most interesting at the moment, and assuming that the writers don't go down the cliched route and have him turn bad (worse) and bring the community down. It could lead to some interesting situations, where Tom becomes the force that holds the group together, having the guts and attitude needed to survive in a lawless world, but then revealing his past and the group having decide if they still want a murderer as such a strong binding force within it!
He is certainly showing "heroic" tendencies at the moment, and was instrumental in resolving the isolationist story in episode 3.
As for the second tier characters that seem to be struggling to find a place within the story. I think that in a real life situation like that those people would certainly be there, and a strong part of the development of the leaders of the group will revolve around how the cope with less capable individuals and how they develop the whole group to become productive and grow.

Friday, 28 November 2008

RPG PDFs: An Indulgence!

Thanks to a post over on the Evil DM's blog, I have just spent a hour fighting my way through the RPG Now website and spent around $70 on PDF downloads!

But it was all worth it in the end!

Basically, Adamant Entertainment, an RPG publisher is having a sale over the next three or four days and selling all it's PDF products for $1 each.

THRILLING TALES: Omnibus Edition

They produce the Thrilling Tales Pulp rules for the d20 system* as well as various other games and accessories.

Anyway, I couldn't resist. I already had 3 or 4 of the Thrilling Tales books, just to see what they were like, but now I have the whole lot!

I also picked up the Sword and Planet rules called Mars , and it's two supplements.

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Finally, while looking through Adamants listings I saw that they also do a series of PDF books for a steampunk RPG system called The Imperial Age. I couldn't resist them either!

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I have to say, I have used RPG Now before and it has worked perfectly well. However, today as I was filling up the shopping basket (remember, we are talking approximately 70 items) the shopping basket reset itself several times and I had to start over!

That would not be to much of a problem if you could add multiple items at once, but no I had to re-add each item individually aarrgh!!!

Anyway in the end I got around it by placing several smaller orders, instead of one big one!

*Anyone who knows me will know I have a strong dislike for the d20 system. However both Thrilling Tales and The Imperial Age offer so much potential source material that could be used for both pulp/steampunk table wargaming or alternative RPG rules, I felt I could not miss them.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Survivors Part 2

In my previous post I was fairly pleased with the start of the re-imagined Survivors series.
The second episode went out last night and I get the feeling that the show fell into a pattern that will be repeated over the next few episodes.
I still enjoyed it, but I am just starting to get a feeling that I may get bored with it fairly quickly!
Both shows have finished with scenes from some un-named lab, that clearly is isolated from the plague that has wiped everyone out and also looks like it may have something to do with the origins of said plague. For me, this is possibly the only light at the end of the tunnel now as I don't really see the show going anywhere other than turning in to some new age soap opera at the moment.
The trailer for next weeks show does hint that the action may step up a notch, with a tantalising shot of a helicopter flying over the actors and the return of the government minister from the first episode, so I am hoping that my feelings about show no.2 are somewhat misleading!
Anyway, we'll have to wait and see...
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Monday, 24 November 2008

Survivors

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The first, feature length, episode of Survivors ran last night on the BBC.
I was a big fan of the original series that ran back in 1975/6 (I watched it in re-runs about 10 years ago - only being 10 years old when it first ran).
Terry Nation, the creator of Blake's 7 and much of Dr.Who wrote the original series, and even though this re-imagining has brought it bang up to date it still seems to have the original feel that Nation gave to it.
For anyone who does not know the premise of the series, in basic terms more than 99% of the worlds population is wiped out by some kind of virus or chemical agent and the "survivors" of the title have to come to terms with the loss of everyone they new and also start to learn how to survive without al of the modern comforts we are all so used to.
The original series dealt with the characters learning to survive in a more or less medieval Britain and then as the story developed it moved on to the slow rebuilding of a national infrastructure.
As with all dystopian stories there are the typical run-ins with groups of marauders and day to day problems of modern folk trying to survive in the "wild".
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The new cast seem to work well in the new episode, with a general mix of different types and backgrounds. It will be interesting to see how they interact as the show develops.
I am pleased with this opening to the new series, as too many "re-imagined" show fail to deliver on so many levels. This one held my interest very well, and I am looking forward to part 2 tomorrow night!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

First real snow of the winter!

In fact probably more snow than we have had for a few winters!
I helped my eldest son build a snowman this morning and then we let the younger one out for his first experience of snow!
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Not bad for mid November!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Beastmaster TV show

I was channel hopping the other day and I happened to stop at Zone Horror. Now I don't normally go in for horror that much, I don't mind a bit of horror mixed in with Sci-fi or fantasy, but pure horror usually leaves me cold.
 
I check out Zone Horror occasionally just to see what's on!
 
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Anyway, I found a TV show called Beastmaster, which appears to be a re-working of the Marc Singer movie from the 80's that followed in the wake of Conan The Barbarian.

Being a long term Conan fan who was in his teens in the 1980's, I must admit to having a liking for tacky Sword and Sorcery movies, after watching all those "straight to video" movies that appeared with video rentals!

The Beastmaster is a barbarian character that can talk to animals and see through their eyes. He has four animals that travel with him, two ferrets (who act as his thieves) an eagle (his eyes) and a tiger (....).

Beastmaster is pretty low budget, clearly being one of those series that sprang up after the success of Hercules and Zena. Generally I can watch these cheap and cheerful TV shows for the campy, tacky storylines and the occasional cringe at terrible acting, sets and plots, however they are usually very weak can only be taken in small doses. Still I have enjoyed the couple of shows I have seen and I have set the series to record, so I guess it can't be that bad!

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At the very least I think this show would be interesting to roleplayers to give them some ideas for developing adventures.

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Friday, 14 November 2008

The Collected Poems of Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard, from Wikipedia

Image by Thomas Roche via Flickr

I have just put my order in for The Collected Poems of Robert E. Howard. I have been waiting for this book for sometime and even though it is going to be quite pricey (especially with shipping to the UK) I couldn't resist it!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation is doing a great job of preserving and promoting Howard's works. I am into my second year of membership and it is gratifying to know that my fees are producing some excellent results.

I have not managed to justify buying the three volume Collected Letters yet, but hopefully it is only a matter of time before fold and place an order for those as well!

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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Monday, 10 November 2008

I visited the cinema twice in one week!

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Something unheard of in recent years.
Last Monday was Quantum of Solace (as previously reviewed), and then on Saturday morning I took No.1 son to see Kung Fu Panda (along with his grandma).
I am happy to report that all three of us had a very entertaining hour and a half! My son (4 1/2 years) managed to remain pretty interested all the way through, with minor distractions, i.e. being fascinated by the projection room window and also the dust floating in the light from said room!
Kung Fu Panda is a great little film and even Jack Black did not annoy me too much (I like him in small doses, but usually cannot handle a whole film with him in).
There is a lot of fighting in the film (well it is a Kung Fu film) but most of it is done to comedic effect. There are a couple of very dark moments that I was a little concerned about my son's reaction to, but he seemed to brush them off without a second thought!
So generally a fun film that Grandma, Dad and Son all enjoyed, and with Saturday morning cinema price (£1 per ticket for anyone) a great morning out on a cold and windy Aberdeen day!
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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Quantum of Solace and Spooks(MI-5) - Some Spoilers

Quantum of Solace

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We had the chance of a baby sitter on Monday night so decided to take a trip to the cinema. With the new James Bond movie out on Friday it seemed like too good an opportunity to miss!

The film picks up almost directly where Casino Royale finished, and is in much the same gritty hard fighting kind of style. I am sure some fans of the older Bond movies will dislike this one as much as Casino Royale!

I like Daniel Craig's version of Bond, it seems more real than previous incarnations (although some of the punishment he takes is still a bit beyond belief).

However, the plot of Quantum of Solace is somewhat lacking in depth. It feels like an interlude between real stories.

It clearly is setting things up for the next film (or several films) with the new evil organisation (Quantum) taking over from SMERSH and the like,  in the older films!

It was entertaining enough and I may buy the DVD when it comes out (mainly because I have the Casino Royale DVD). On the whole though I would say that I think as far as modern spy dramas go I am much preferring the new series of Spooks (MI-5 in the US)!

So far I have only managed to catch the first two shows in the new series of Spooks (show 3 is sitting on my DVR), but as usual they are not afraid to kill off lead actors, with Adam Carter (Rupert Penry-Jones)  being blown up in the first show!

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It is as hard and gritty as Quantum of Solace, but there seems to be a lot more invested in the characters! With Bond you don't get a chance to feel for the characters you just sit back and watch the action.

I must admit that I am finally starting to think that Bond is running out of steam as a major cinema franchise. I had high hopes of the re-imagined movies with Daniel Craig, but unless they can really pull a better plot out of the bag for the next movie, it is likely to be the last I watch!

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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Pre-Halloween Games Night

Mike and Del came over last night for our (nominally) regular weekly games night.

None us us are particularly interested in celebrating Halloween, we all come from the generation before the UK was hit by the commercialism that is the American style Halloween.

Still as it is Halloween this week and we have several horror themed games it only seemed right that we play one!

Del brought along All Wound Up, a wind up zombie game and I dug out my copy Munchkin Bites! (although we didn't get around to playing it).

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All Wound Up has each player taking a wind up zombie and then through the use of cards to control the play, try to get around the board (a grave yard) and get to the cemetery gates!

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What tend to happen is that each player soon discovers that his zombie tends to veer off in one direction or another and this can cause some tricky problems. There are also cards that allow a player to alter the direction of the other players zombies, causing them to go off the board, or fall into an open grave!

It is a fun simple game and great for Halloween. There is nothing to gory or scary about it so i would also suggest that it is a fun game for the kids!

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Monday, 27 October 2008

Dial P For Pulp! Show No.9

Dial P For Pulp! Show No.9

Show No. 9: Ship of Ishtar and Prudence

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Jonathan Coulton

Re: Your Brains by

Jonathan Coulton

Reviews

The Scarifyers: For King and Country from Cosmic Hobo Productions

The Paperback Fanatic

Hydra Miniatures Galacteers

Yesterday Was A Lie

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Yesterday Was a Lie

Savage Worlds Role Playing (reviewed by Ken Newquist of Nuketown Radio Active)

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The Vampire Club by Voltaire

A. Merritt’s Ship Of Ishtar

The first part of an extended look at Abraham Merritt and his book Ship of Ishtar

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Fiction

Prudence - A new short story  written by Kim Sherwood

Music

Creepy Doll by Jonathan Coutlon

Download:-
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ironmammoth/dialpforpulp/page20.html

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Thursday, 23 October 2008

Definitely finding my feet again now!

Well as far as blogging and podcasting goes anyway....

I just recorded most of Show 9 of Dial P For Pulp! at lunchtime today. I recorded the fiction piece for the show yesterday. I just need to get the editing done and hopefully it will be out over the weekend at some point!

Fringe... again!

I mentioned the other day that I had watched the first two Episodes of Fringe, and that it had some serious flaws that were switching me off to it.

Well I have episode 3 sitting on my Sky+ box (DRV) and to be honest I don't think I can be bothered to watch it!

I just read a review of episode 6 on SF Scope (just aired on US TV) and it seems to reinforce my apprehensions about the show.

I think I have already invested too much time in this over-rated knock off of the X-Files. I am going to cancel the "series record" on my DVR.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Games Night

Last night was games night and we played a couple of games, first off was our first play of New World, the latest Carcassonne incarnation.

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Between us we have all the previous editions and it is always interesting to see how the new versions vary and how they stand up against previous ones!

Well I am glad to say that we all felt that this was one of the more successful editions. Rating up there with our other favourites, Hunters and Gatherers and Carcassonne: The City.

The game does have some new twists, with tile laying generally moving in one direction across  table, rather than being totally at the players discretion. The new mechanics all seem to work well and drive the making it possibly more competitive that previous games, good fun and well worth a try.

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Secondly I got out my copy of Mensa Connections (also know as Ingenius). This is an excellent, abstract dominos style game and was great fun without too much brain hurting going on!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Fringe

I watched the second episode of Fringe last night and I must say, although I am quite enjoying the show, it does have an awful lot of cliches and plot holes in it that are seriously detracting from my interest in the show.

I started off with the pilot last week, thinking that Fringe was some kind of "new millennium" X-Files, mixed with a bit of Outbreak and with some 21st century terrorist paranoia thrown in for good measure.

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There do however seem to be an inexcusable amount of plot holes in this show. Mainly relating to the Peter and Walter Bishop characters.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but supposedly Walter Bishop was only allowed to be released from the psychiatric institution if he was released into the care of his son, Peter. This has consequentially meant that both Peter and Walter have become part of the team.

The reason this strikes a raw nerve with me is if Home Land Security needed to see Walter Bishop, or seek his advice, surely they could overturn or get around the court order imposed on Walter, without actually having to fly to Afghanistan and bring back his son. Home Land Security / the FBI should be able to get past this MacGuffin.

I have enjoyed the first two shows, they are very much in the X-Files vain, and I will keep watching for a while yet. However if I  find it hard suspend disbelief to get over many more of these plot problems I will rapidly loose interest.

Health Problems!

Over the past couple of weeks I have been informed that I have a High Blood Pressure problem, in fact when the doctor took my blood pressure last week it was verging on extremely high and then this weeks check was slightly better but still a serious cause for concern.

Now generally I eat fairly healthily, and I have never smoked, I very rarely drink alcohol (maybe 1 or 2 units a month, honestly).

I don't add salt to my food, but I do eat crisps (potato chips) regularly. I also have usually drank between 8 and 10 cups of tea a day.

My main problem, and I have been aware of this for sometime, is a lack of any regular exercise. I changed my job a couple of years ago, and although the job description is virtually identical to my previous position, it was a lot more physical, as I ran a workshop and did a lot of carrying of timber and wood cutting. My new job is in a different workshop (same employer), that involves much less physical work and a lot more sitting behind a desk.

To counter my lack of exercise I have started to get off of my bus a good bit before I get to work and walking the rest of the way (this includes a considerable hill as well as walking at a fair pace). I am going to get an exercise bike that I can use in the evenings, when the boys are in bed. I have cut my tea drinking down to 2 or 3 a day and I have stopped eating crisps.

I am also falling back on my interest in Buddhism, and finally starting to practice a little meditation.

When I have my blood pressure checked next week I will find out if any of this is working, and also I will find out if it has been enough to avoid further tests and the possibility of long term medication.

I must admit that thinking about my wife and two young sons is giving me some serious incentive to sort this out before it goes any further.

Q: Why do you read science fiction?

OK, I am starting to get this Meme thing now!

Here is a new one from SF Signal:-

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Sfsignal/~3/419531023/007282.html

I read Science Fiction because I like to escape from present day reality and possibly get a different perspective on things, but also because I like to push things further and stretch my imagination. I also read espionage thrillers, historical novels and books about history. All for similar reasons.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

I'm back!

Yes I know I have not posted to the blog in about 3 months.

This summer has been exceptionally busy and there have been several family problems that just have not left me in the mood for blogging (my wife broke her hand which meant we all had to pull together and help out a bit more, then a close family friend died very suddenly which knocked us all for off track). Anyway I am back now and will try to post at least two or three times a week, with the aim of posting something daily.

I never have really understood the "Bloggers Meme" thing very well, but I saw this one and thought it would help me get back on track:-

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/007263.html

Quick Meme: What Are You Reading and How Are You Liking It?

I am reading three books at the moment (the joys of reviewing books on my podcast).

The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt

This is very thick book and something of a reviewers nightmare, I am really enjoying reading it, but I am not a particularly fast reader and I want to finish it (rather than as some reviewers do - just get a feel for it and then move on to the next book). The simplest description I can come up with for this book is "imagine Charles Dickens writing Science Fiction"!

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Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost

Following on from The Court of the Air (as you can probably tell I am preparing a podcast about steampunk), I am also reading Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost, a real steampunk "Ripping Yarn", if Court of the Air was Charles Dickens, Space Captain Smith is George MacDonald Fraser...

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Old Man's War by John Scalzi

I have always had a soft spot for military SF and this one is well written and has some nice twists! I do get a bit sick of the "boot camp/basic training/Master Sergeant" plot threads that these books all seem to find necessary, but this one is well written and hold the attention.

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I am reading Old Man's War as an ebook on my smartphone, not great on the eyes, so I only manage 5 minutes here or there, but I do like the ebook format and when the full ebook readers come down in price I will be buying one!

Friday, 18 July 2008

BBC's new Archeology based detective series!

After watching the trailers for Bone Kickers I was intrigued to see how it would turn out.
I must say that after the first show I was pretty disappointed. The levels of over acting and over producing were huge!!!
I really hope that they settle down a bit in forthcoming shows as it has the potential to be an interesting show
You can really see the thought process that the producers went though when they came up with the idea for the show -
"We want a new show that is a mix of The Da Vinci Code, CSI, Waking The Dead, and Time Team!"
Unfortunately they seem to have got too much of the "CSI Miami" over the top emotional drama and not enough of Time Team! That kind of over acting might work for an American TV show but the Brits just can't pull it off!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bonekickers/index.shtml

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Now this I must see at the cinema!

With it being rare that I get a trip to the cinema (only seen Alvin and the Chipmunks - don't ask - and Mongol this year) I think that this is going to be a must see!

 

Friday, 27 June 2008

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Movie Review: Mongol


I went to see Mongol last night.

Fantastic film, and as the mongols are a personal interest of mine it was nice to see that the story was fairly accurate (within the usual film makers tolerances anyway)!

I did manage to see a pirate copy of the movie a couple of weeks ago, but this UK cinema version was far better, with considerably more story to it.

I have already pre-ordered the DVD which is due out in September.



As a side note, while I was waiting to go in, the other screen was starting 15 minutes ahead of mine and was showing The Incredible Hulk. It was quite strange and fascinating to notice that about 99% of the audience that went in to see Hulk was female. There were one or two couples but the rest of the audience (which must have been quite full) was all female, usually in groups of 5 or 6!

It stuck me as odd that a super hero movie (Hulk in particular) would appeal to a female audience so much!

Friday, 30 May 2008

BBC remaking Survivors!

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I really enjoyed Terry Nation's original 1970's series, it will be interesting to see what the remake turns out like!
Here are some details from the Cadmium 2 website:-
http://cadmium2.wordpress.com/2008/05/30/survivors-v2-cast-announced/

Friday, 16 May 2008

Nazi Zombies in the Cinema!

I don't normally go in for zombie movies in a big way, but the latest offering seems to have too many pulp (or at least Weird World War 2) influences to be missed!


Thanks to Tim at the HeroPress blog for finding the trailer. I had been waiting to see how this would turn out and it looks pretty good!

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Steampunk Dalek!

Combining two of my favourite genres (Dr. Who and Steampunk), this video is fun on so many levels!

 

Thanks to the Pax Britannia blog for bringing it to my attention!!!

Cern

I posted a video about the Cern Hadron Collider previously, this new one give something of the feel of the scale of this device!

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Space Nazis!!!

The people that produced Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning are working on a new movie, and this one looks very cool indeed!

Iron Sky

 

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Geek Dad Moment, my boy likes Dr.Who!

My three and a half year son has just watched his second Dr.Who episode.

Last week he watched The Sontaran Stratagem, and tonight he watched the second half of the story with The Poison Sky!

I felt fairly safe letting him watch these two without previewing them first as although the Sontarans are certainly alien and rather ugly, they are not the most frightening of Dr. Who bad guys!

He enjoyed the show and now wants a Dr.Who action figure! Yay, another convert!!!!

I will probably record and preview future shows as I do not want to put him off and he is a little young for watching from behind the sofa!

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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Mummy3 Teaser Poster

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It's OK, but doesn't really inspire my interest.

I still want to see the film, at the cinema (there aren't many films I can say that for nowadays), but the poster is really quite boring!

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