There is a fascinating feature over on arstechnia about the fate of Cahokia, North America’s biggest city, lost to the mists of time some thousand years ago. Annalee Newitz joins the archaeologists uncover its secrets.
Radio 4 broadcast a new 2 part adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust staring Matthew Beard & Sophie Rundle over the weekend & if you missed it both parts are available online for the next few weeks. It’s been awhile since I read the original Vertigo miniseries & I’ve only listened to part 1, but so far it’s not bad.
Forget Ken Burns latest 12-hour epic about the history of bocce ball. The winner for best documentary of 2016 is without question Top Knot Detective; a shocking expose detailing the rise and fall of Tokyo bad-boy Takashi Takamoto, a corporate shill for Japanese manufacturing giant Sutaffu, turned writer, director,…
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s new show The OA , go, do that right now. Its classification is a bit nebulous, some calling it a spiritual thriller, others calling it paranormal. To be honest, an argument could be made that it’s simply science fiction (along the order of The Prestige) since it does try to construct…
If so, I would say a crossover will probably be a good sign of a shark well jumped. Still, as both of them belong to Disney, a crossover might just happen.... (But probably not ;)... ). But what if? The trailer at least is kinda cool...
It must be nerve-racking trying to make a movie about amazing phenomena these days when every month seems to bring the spectacle to end all spectacles. 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse is an adequate X-Men film. It retreads a lot of familiar territory and has some lousy dialogue but there’s nothing especially bad about it, it…
An end to the dream? The Apollo 17 crew returned to Earth this day 44 years ago. Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt, a safe splashdown at 14:25 p.m. EST on December. 19, 1972, 648 kilometers (350 nautical miles) southeast of American Samoa.
Maybe you don’t like Christmas comic books. “Bah! Humbug!” you say, when creators try to mesh superheroes with yuletide cheer. Here’s one that has a ghost of a chance of changing your mind.
Hi. If you have watched the 10 episodes of The Man in the High Castle Season 2,
or if you don’t care what happens in those 10 episodes, then this post
is for you. If you have any concerns about spoilers stop looking at this
Welcome my fellow nerds. Today is the first day of my holidays and I’m bored and watching that weird little new show The OA on Netflix and reeling from watching Rogue One.m yesterday on IMAX. So come talk!
Especially this chap.
The Fourth Doctor returns to Radio 4 Extra tomorrow, 19 December (18:00 and Midnight repeats, followed by the usual iPlayer link on the website) with ten episodes of adventure. The second block of The Nest Cottage Chronicles, which were Tom Baker’s return to his iconic Time Lord, the story follows on from Hornet’s Nest…
Doctor Who audio plays often deal with sensitive topics the television series would never dare. For example, a series of four Seventh Doctor audios released in the beginning of 2010 feature the Doctor travelling with a companion who is an unrepentant Nazi after he encounters her in Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising in…
I know some ODeckers are already under siege from snow, but the jury is still out on whether we will get a White Christmas in Snowdonia. A light dusting up top, perhaps? Or is that just dandruff?
Doctor Who rewatch just fucked me up.
Here we are at the end of Season six, with an episode that is all out spectacle and a preceding one which clearly saved budget for it.
I guess there wasn’t enough magic in that old top hat to stop a Chevy. Hocus Pocus - Zero. Kinect Energy - One.
Her we go, people! The solstice is on Wednesday, Hanukka gets rollin’ on Saturday, and then it’s Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s in rapid succession. Naturally, music is needed. Post songs for any and all of these fine festivities. :D
A desperate group of young misfits aim to steal the plans for the Death Star in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Star Wars film that’s not part of the main saga, unless you count the theatrical release of the Clone Wars pilot (or the Ewok movies or the holiday special—you get the picture). Rogue One is…