Glasgow Film and Comicon: Talking with wrestling legend Al Snow & Head

You’ve been a teacher as well as a wrestler, is that something you find more fulfilling or is it just different?

I’ve been a teacher for a lot of years now and I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always said that I think my legacy in wrestling is probably going to be more the people that I’ve trained.  And, you know, it means just as much to me as my own success when I see all of them succeeding.

Al Snow at Glasgow Film and Comicon

You did it with the WWE [on Tough Enough] and you’ve done it with TNA with the UK one [British Boot Camp] as well.

Yeah I’ve done it with the TNA, we had a developmental system that I created and turned out Jessy Godderz and Spud and some of the others. And then prior to WWE I had my own school for several years and now I’ve got another academy here, in London actually, that I’ve opened up and worked again in association with TNA.

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Virtual Reality: The Future

Over the last two weeks we’ve looked at the past attempts of VR with Nintendo’s Virtual Boy and Sega VR and discussed the present VR offerings with Vive, Rift and PlayStation VR. But what does the future hold for VR? Will it change the way we play games forever? Will it go beyond that into changing our lives and the way we live in the future? Or will it be forgotten about and become nothing more than next year’s landfill. Come with me as we take a trip into the future. Unfortunately, I don’t have a big blue box to travel in so instead let’s take a ride on the speculation train!

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Cosplay 101

With the rise in comic, film and Scifi conventions has come the rise in costume playing or cosplay for short. If you’ve been to a convention lately you will no doubt have been amazed at the range of cosplayers in attendance and may even be thinking of trying something yourself. Here with some hints and tips on the subject is our resident cosplay expert Mandy “Harley Quinn” Edgar.

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I want to start by saying I am not the ‘Queen’ (Or King) of costuming or cosplay. I’m not far off the starting blocks to be completely honest, but the most important thing is – I love it!!  (more…)

Coming soon from BBC Worldwide – An animated version of “The Power of the Daleks”!

BBC Worldwide is to release an animated version of the lost Doctor Who story, The Power of the Daleks on Saturday 5th November, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on BBC One at 5.50pm on Saturday 5th November, 1966

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The classic story was Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor. It is to be released later this year as a digital download on BBC Store and on BBC DVD.

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Katy Manning to play Queen Victoria in The Secret of Springheel’d Jack!

Typical.  You wait years for a Doctor Who Companion to play Queen Victoria and two come along at once.  While Jenna Coleman is doing a grand job portraying the young Victoria for ITV it turns out the legendary Katy Manning (Jo Grant, Iris Wildthyme) is also taking on the role in the final episode of The Secret of Springheel’d Jack.

Katy Manning playing Queen Victoria for the Wireless Theatre Company

While we were already excited about the conclusion to this epic saga (now in it’s third season) we can hardly contain ourselves.  Katy’s no rookie when it comes to impressive audio performances, she’s the voice of  Iris Wildthyme for Big Finish, so we’re expecting her to knock our socks off!

 

The last ever episode of Spring Heel'd Jack

You can listen to a sneak peak of Katy in action below.

Horror Channel Frightfest 2016

Frightfest is back… not quite where you were looking! This year with new headline sponsor The Horror Channel, Frightfest took over the entire of the West 12 Vue in Shepherds Bush, and offered a 67-film lineup over main and discovery screens.

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Virtual Reality: The Present

So last week I talked about past attempts to bring VR gaming to the masses. Fair to say, they were more misses than masses. But that was over 20 years ago. VR is here and a lot has changed in that time. Your mobile phone is more powerful than the typical games console was then. With those changes in technology Virtual Reality is now a possibility.

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There are three main contenders for your Virtual Reality enjoyment in today’s market, all at various prices over £300. Yeah, I said it was here, didn’t say it was going to be cheap! However, you don’t need to cripple your credit card to take part. It’s possible to experience VR for under £20, but more about that later. Let’s look at the top contenders, how much they cost and what you’ll need to use them. (more…)

Big Finish: 4th Doctor Adventures: The Pursuit of History and Casualties of Time

A trap woven across time and a plan centuries in the making awaits the Doctor, Romana and K9 as they once again face the Conglomerate, with its mysterious head, Cuthbert. Time itself is under threat from the company’s business tactics and strange distortions in the Vortex are only the start of the Doctor’s troubles.  Someone has been playing a long game, and it may already be  too late to stop Cuthbert from embracing his destiny.  But is he destined to run the universe… or destroy it?

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Talking to Grado at Glasgow Film and Comic Con, it’s yersel!

While at Glasgow Film and Comic Con we got the chance to catch up with former ICW World Champion, TNA regular and River City star Grado.

Grado, former world champion wreslter!

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Glasgow Film and Comic Con – Day 2

Comic Con is always a highlight. If you’re like me, then the dealer’s hall is great fun, wandering around spotting fun t-shirts and retro toys from your childhood (oh how that G1 Metroplex was tempting), alongside spotting glimpses of famous faces from the various shows I’ve enjoyed over the years.Glasgow Film and Comic Con 2016

This year, I attended on the Sunday, so it was a bit quieter than the busy Saturday. The signings had been moved up to a new area upstairs, overlooking the river, which made for a much nicer, bright, open area. Various cult figures were present, including Jimmy Vee, Ray Park, Margot Kidder and Sean Astin.

However for me, there was one guest I had to see. The Sixth Doctor himself, Colin Baker. (more…)

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