Tag: science fiction

May 10, 2013

I recently acquired Fringe Season 4. It has been out for some time, but I was happy to wait until it was non-expensive. I’ve actually had it for about a month, now, but hadn’t started watching it, for two reasons. Firstly, I had another DVD…

March 23, 2013

Just caught this 2007 film – ”The Man From Earth”. A low budget movie that – from the description – I didn’t expect to want to sit through, but the script – by the late Jerome Bixby – was actually quite enthralling. No action at…

November 11, 2012

This film came out last year, but I’d never heard about it before. Made by the BBC, in partnership with others, it was reshown last night, and is on iPlayer until Nov 18. I found it really interesting. The plot is simple – an unexplained…

October 10, 2012

Suffering currently from conjunctivitis, I’ve found that watching TV irritates me, but I have been able to read my Kindle comfortably. Which is why I have managed to speed through Peter Hamilton’s latest mega-novel in faster than usual (for me) time. Which is probably good,…

September 26, 2012

Earlier I mentioned I’d ordered this book, which the film Countdown was based on. It arrived a couple of days ago, and I’ve just finished it. The book tells the (fictional) story of a more perilous alternative to the Apollo mission, evolved from the fear…

September 19, 2012

There is a film I saw, when I was young (turns out I must have been about 8 or 9 years old), that I remember vividly, but I could never remember the title. The exciting (to a 9-year-old) climax involves a stranded astronaut, with limited…

February 26, 2012

Just watched Real Steel on DVD and was very pleasantly surprised. Unusually for this kind of flick, it had an actual story (albeit a predicatable one about a father bonding with the son he never knew), and the acting was pretty good too. Good special…

December 16, 2011

I have been watching Fringe Series 3 on DVD, and thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t want to post spoilers, because my DVDs are being lent to at least two people when I have finished with them; but last night I watched episode 3.16 – “Os”,…

July 19, 2011

I’ve been flicking through the Science Fiction in Amazon’s Kindle Summer Sale. With many books reduced to 99p, it had to be worth a look. Fortunately, even at that price, I had the sense to read samples first, and a lot of stuff got rejected…

April 10, 2011

Have just finished the final episode of Fringe Season 1 and I loved it. For some strange reason, I was under the impression that Series 2 wasn’t available yet on DVD, but that proves not to be the case, although it is 30 quid at…

February 20, 2011

There is nothing weirder that sitting through a film you know quite well, only to find that it doesn’t end the way you remember. I have The Butterfly Effect on DVD, and – unlike the so-called sequels, it is a pretty decent sf film about…

January 20, 2011

I was saying to someone on Tuesday that although I am reading a lot at the moment, it is mostly crime and thrillers, and almost no science fiction. In fact the only book I have read recently close to that genre was Stephen King’s Under…