Classics

Perry Rhodan

I briefly came across the German science fiction series Perry Rhodan in the mid-seventies when Futura/Orbit published the first 38 novels in the series, and

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Cinema

It Figures Models

This week’s post is an interview with the owner of It Figures Models, Siobhan Marshall-Jones. It’s fascinated me how, in this era of computer games,

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Cinema

1984 – John Hurt (1984)

My favourite John Hurt film has to be Michael Radford’s 1984, released in the same year, with Hurt as Winston Smith, Richard Burton as O’Brien

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Music

Sally Oldfield

The last thing you probably wanted to be in 1978 was a hippy folk singer with a single about love and light complete with Hawaiian

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Classics

Space Games

I guess, like many, I fell in love with the visual style of No Man’s Sky. The screenshots posted in the build up to its

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Classics

Edmund Cooper

There’s a poignant anecdote that Terry Pratchett once told about a book signing. A young woman in the queue told him that her father was

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Cinema

The Final Programme (1973)

Here’s another film that seems pretty apt for the current state of the UK post-Brexit – Robert Fuest’s end of the world-lite version of Michael

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Cinema

High Rise and Brexit

I’ve been scrabbling around for an appropriate metaphor for the colossally surreal act of self-harm the UK inflicted on itself 48 hours ago, and early

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Cinema

Caligula – 1979

One of the oddest worst movies ever made has to be the Penthouse ‘erotic epic’ Caligula, released in 1979. It’s an extreme example of a

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