The Multiversity – DC Comics Mini-series

Grant Morrison is a writer, musician, playwright, occultist and script writer. In the comic world, he’s written Superman, Justice League, X Men, Fantastic Four, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Animal Man and Doctor Who. He had a critically acclaimed 7 year run on Batman and wrote the seminal crossover Final Crisis. He was awarded an MBE, and he’s Scottish.

So what does he do for an encore?

Multiversity-LogoMultiversity is an 8 issue mini series, telling the story of an invasion of the Multiverse by extra-dimensional creatures known as the Gentry, with each issue feeding into the next through in-story comics. (more…)

Twelve Days, One Throne

Twelve Days, One Throne: Sky Atlantic to air every episode of Game of Thrones this Christmas

Game Of Thrones

 

This Christmas, Sky Atlantic gives the ultimate TV gift: every episode of the multi award-winning Game of Thrones over twelve consecutive days, giving new viewers the chance to see the show everyone is talking about and fans the opportunity to revisit the epic adventure from the very beginning. (more…)

Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction

Dominic Sandbrook concludes his exploration of the most innovative and imaginative of all genres, considering Science Fiction’s most alluring theme – time travel.
Tomorrows Worlds

Having the power to change the past or see the future is a deep-seated human fantasy, and writers and film-makers have embraced its possibilities for many years. From HG Wells’s pioneering scientist in The Time Machine, to Doc and Marty McFly in Back to the Future and Doctor Who’s very own Time Lord, audiences have been presented with a host of colourful time travellers and their time machines. But is there always a price to be paid for meddling with the timeline? (more…)

Keeping warm this winter? It’s elementary with Sherlock Scarves!

Sherlock fan’s can rejoice! Lovarzi, the UK’s leading online scarf retailer, are releasing three new products to celebrate the hit BBC show.
“It’s got flaps – ear flaps. It’s an ear hat, John!” The detective doesn’t seem to like that iconic deerstalker much; instead his impecc     able sense of style is topped off with a series of scarves – he even puts one on when Lestrade and Donovan come to arrest him in the final episode of Series 2!

Sherlock Scarf Brown

That’s why Lovarzi’s new range, in partnership with BBC Worldwide, is ideal for fans of the Reichenbach Hero. (more…)

The Flash 1×05 – Plastique

flash1x05“My name is Barry Allen, and I’m the fastest man alive”

Viewers of the Flash’s progenitor show “Arrow” will be familiar with this style of episode intros – a technique that works well to sum up the key premise of the show in a few sentences.

Whilst we’re unlikely to get actual Superman and Batman tv shows for the time being (Gotham notwithstanding), if you think of Arrow as the Batman analogue (dark, brooding, violent), Flash is very much the Superman equivalent (bright, optimistic, helpful). This carries through both in terms of the stories and the styles – Arrow is predominantly set at night, whereas the majority of Flash action takes place during the day. (more…)

The Walking Dead 05×07 – Crossed

After last weeks ending you might be forgiven for thinking that this week would be an intense rescue mission. And you’d be partly right, as that’s one of the threads making up this weeks episode and it’s action packed. But rather than let some of the other plot lines dangle this episode is happy to keep jumping about several different stories. While it means the rescue mission with the hospital is going to play out over a number of episodes it does let us spend some time with some characters that have been a little neglected of late.

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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Episodes 1-6

I have to open with a confession – up until I started watching this fourth season of American Horror Story a couple of days ago, I hadn’t managed to watch any of the series at all. A fan of the genre and the concept of a series that could deal with completely different types of horror from year to year, I’ve been keeping spoiler-free too so was going in entirely cold. And I have to say, first impressions have been very good!

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Series 8 DVD Launch

OK I’m going to say…..Frank Skinner is my new hero!

Well Doctor Who has always been my hero but he has serious competition right now.

By not only being a charming and witty host, Mr Skinners passion and knowledge of Who really came to the fore.

Series 8 DVD Launch

What other TV host else would quip after Peter Calapdi’s revelation that he had turned down the chance of auditioning for the 1996 Paul McGann movie’

 

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…’Imagine all the Big Finish’s you would have done by now’

delicious and hilarious which sums up my day very well…..

 

cue titles and run VT

dum dee dum… dum dee dum….

BUNNY GALORE AND THE MONDASIAN CYBERMEN

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The Walking Dead – 05×06 – Consumed

Ah Carol. Way back in series 1 she seemed like zombie bait, just a matter of time. But how she’s changed. Other than Rick is there anyone tougher on the show? I think not. This episode is about trying to find Beth, with a trip into the city to search for her, but the focus is on Carol. We find out what happened to her after she was cast out from the Prison and a little of her past. The title of this episode refers to things that are consuming her personally, the most obvious being trying to deal with what happened with the girls last year. But there are a lot of such nods to a things that stretch all the way back to her killings at the prison.

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Gotham 01×06 – Spirit of the Goat

Gotham

Episode 6 – Spirit of the Goat

Reviewed by Alan

Gotham Harvey BullockThis week, Jim Gordon’s cynical partner Harvey Bullock finds a ghost from his past revisiting Gotham, and meanwhile the secrets Jim’s keeping continue to threaten him.

Harvey Bullock has long been a fan-favourite character in the Batman universe, and he’s been a constant presence in the show so far.  The counter-point to Gordon’s hope and heroism.  The cop who just wants Jim to get with the program.

So episode 6 finally allows him to get some of the focus that’s been consistently elsewhere throughout this first run of episodes.  When the Spirit of the Goat, a serial killer of Gotham’s rich elite, resurfaces after being shot dead by Harvey 10 years previously, Harvey’s forced to confront some of those old demons, allowing Jim a glimpse that there’s more to Bullock than he’s seen to this point. (more…)

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