Scifi

'Tractor Beams' Are No Longer Science Fiction

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

Inventions in sci-fi fall into two main camps: 'could happen' and 'might as well be magic'. Tractor beams - invisible tethers which pull space ship...

Transformers: Age of Extinction - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

How does it rank against the other three films? Well it's possibly the best TF movie since the 2007 original. Long, yes; occasionally incoherent, (Mark Wahlberg seems to ignore full stops in his script), and it features some awful CGI - the enemy robots are made from gravity-defying blocks that appear to have no weight or heft, making them look like a bad video game cut scene.

Turn Your Nerf Gun Into A Sci-Fi Weapon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech

Nerf guns are absolutely not just for kids, as this office-based apocalypse will demonstrate. Imagine then being able to turn your humble Nerf gun int...

Ender's Game - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

For the most part it's a slick, intelligent and mostly compelling yarn, a mash-up of Wargames, Tron, Starship Troopers and assorted other sci-fi adventures.

Riddick - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The first third of Riddick drags like a wet bank holiday Monday, or a party political broadcast in bullet time. Despite being stranded on a planet full of a ravenous dingo-type predators, our hero manages to fend them off, pinches one of the cubs/puppies (reminiscent of Scrappy-Doo in the Scooby-Doo live-action version), and clashes with assorted scorpion-like beasts.

Marvel's Greatest Gamble?

Roger Crow | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

What on Earth is Full Tilt? Interesting turn of phrase. It's Marvel's megabucks new fantasy adventure with Karen Gillan. So, a bit like Dr Who then? Not quite. She's bald.

Doctor Whoopla: The New Who's Who?

Marc Paterson | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Marc Paterson

So this Sunday the Hypermen are invading our television screens with a live reveal of the new Doctor Who, hosted by Zoe Ball and I along with everyone else are speculating as to who will be who.

Star Wars Book of Sith: Secrets From the Dark Side (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Writer Daniel Wallace has cleverly compiled a book that examines in some detail the mythology behind the Star Wars franchise. The Book of Sith reads like a series of "lost" manuscripts that have now been partially rediscovered and passed to Jedi knight Luke Skywalker for examination.

The World's End - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

The film sees the charismatic Gary King (Simon Pegg) return to his hometown with his boyhood friends (Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan) after corraling them into completing the pub crawl they failed to finish when they leaft school in the early nineties.

Happy Towel Day! 10 Great Douglas Adams Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Comedy

The life, work and all-round fantastic wonderfulness of author Douglas Adams is being celebrated across the universe today. The first Towel Day too...

Independent Science Fiction Series You Should Be Reading

Martin Perry | Posted 26.06.2012 | Home
Martin Perry

If you're a voracious science fiction reader you'll be well aware that the traditional print publishing houses aren't capable of keeping up with your demand for quality books. Even more so, you'll be aware that when it comes to science fiction series the wait between releases can often be painfully long.

The Inspiration Games

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

"It was India which invented the bow & arrow" my Dad blustered over the phone from Bombay, "remember Arjuna's skill at archery so he could focus and s...

Doctor Who and The Nightmares of The Man Who Created The Daleks

John Fleming | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
John Fleming

As mentioned in a previous Huffington Post blog, last century I interviewed Terry Nation, who created the Daleks for the BBC TV series Doctor Who. We...

Terry Nation, Creator of The Daleks, 'Blake's 7' and 'Survivors', Really Wanted To Be A Stand-Up Comedian

John Fleming | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
John Fleming

Yesterday, someone read my Huffington Post piece about Doctor Who in which I mentioned that the series' original budget was £2,000 per show. They p...

Doctor Who - Why I Remember Watching The Very First Episode

John Fleming | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
John Fleming

Alas, I am old enough to have seen the first ever episode of Doctor Who when it was transmitted. It is easy to remember the exact date - Saturday 23 N...