Tag: sci-fi month

Film Review

Akira (1988)

Even if you’ve not really heard of many anime titles the chances are that you know about Akira. An amalgamation of cool sci-fi and impressive fantasy, this famous animated movie was/is very influential (as much as it is also very heavily influenced by genre predecessors) and holds up to this […]

Film Review

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean no-one’s abducting you The title calls to mind a landscape strewn with grave-robbing zombies but Don Siegel’s 1956 film is an altogether more intellectual parable than most science fiction of the time. A young doctor in a Californian town experiences a rash of patients […]

Film Review

Alien Raiders (2008)

An enjoyable little movie that doesn’t quite manage to fulfil the potential of the material, Alien Raiders mixes a few genre elements into an entertaining and relatively fresh mix, helped by a cast full of faces familiar to TV audiences. It’s closing time at Hastings Supermarket, a small grocery store […]

Film Review

The Last Man On Earth (1964)

The first of a number of movies based on the superb book “I Am Legend” by Richard Matheson, The Last Man On Earth remains one of the best adaptations of the material. It’s pretty faithful to the source, it’s genuinely chilling in places and everything is anchored by a magnificent […]

DVD Review

Serenity (2005)

There are some movies that you respond so well to that they get under your skin and seem almost alive to you. You remember every detail of the plot, every visual cue, every aspect of the characters, as if they were old friends. There are a select few science fiction […]

Film Review

The Omega Man (1971)

A reworking of the “I Am Legend” tale by Richard Matheson, The Omega Man works quite well in a lot of ways and is almost the equal of The Last Man On Earth. Charlton Heston does well in the lead role, there are some decent effects and moments of tension […]

Comps & Puzzles, Feature

Sci-fi Mash-up Puzzle

“There’s been a terrible accident with the transporter Captain. I beamed aboard 6 sci-fi characters but they’re not quite kit n’ kaboodle, in fact they have been mashed-up into what I can only describe as uglier than a Klingon’s armpit”… “Fear not Scotty, once we have established who the six […]

DVD Review

V For Vendetta (2006)

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.” Alan Moore, by many fans considered to be the best comic book writer ever, has had four of his works turned into Hollywood movies: From Hell (2001), The League […]

DVD Review, Feature

Star Wars (1977)

The history of Star Wars – undeniably one of the greatest science fiction epics of motion picture history – is also the history of multiple releases and versions, nearly all of them altered in various subtle and not-so-subtle ways. To wit: 1977: Star Wars is released theatrically. 1982: Star Wars […]