1971 – a year in science fiction

As I said in 1970 - a year in science fiction, I'm putting together material on being a science fiction fan in the UK in the 1970s. This post is my starter set of films / books / events for 1971, let me know what I'm missing in the comments, please! 1971 Remember this is a... Continue Reading →


1970 – a year in science fiction

I'm putting together some thoughts on science fiction in the 1970s, and what better place to start than 1970?! I've scoured various lists of books / films / TV shows and other places, and the highlights are listed below. I wondered though, what have I missed? If you can add to this, let me know... Continue Reading →

The Frankenstein Chronicles series 1 & 2

Thanks to the ever relevant NetFlix (and ignoring today's news of slow growth) I've just watched, and enjoyed, the first two series of The Frankenstein Chronicles. It's set in and around early nineteenth century London and centres on Sean Bean's policeman John Marlot as he explores a world where Mary Shelley's novel is more than a... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2018 – the semi finals!

Wow! England overcame Sweden comfortably and are now in the World Cup semi-finals for only the third time (1966 and 1990 being the others). We play Crotia on Wednesday and then next stop (!!!) the final. Croatia seemed inhibited in their game against Russia, but that's no reason to assume they won't rise to the... Continue Reading →

Timeless runs out of time

So, there won't be a third series of Timeless. There's a good article on SciFi Bulletin (Timeless Feature: World Enough and Timeless?) covering most of what I wanted to say. Yes the grand ending seemed to break lots of rules, but it was a big moment and really changed where the series might have gone. I also... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2018 – one week in

Further thoughts on the 2018 World Cup from Russia as Australia have just drawn their second match 1:1 against Denmark. All in all this is a feast of football; I've seen bits of most matches (or listened to commentary) and there's been a lot happening. VAR still causing arguments, but we have a lot more... Continue Reading →

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