Wow. I only did one of these a couple of days ago so I hope it won’t annoy anyone that I’m back. I’m just so excited about this upcoming version of my favourite book and it seems like ages ago that we had some news. To have two big casting announcements in a week is […]Read more "Casting Dune – Stellan Skarsgård initial reactions"
Hi there, As I said a few weeks ago, I am looking at some rewrites of the beginning of my book. Part of the process is what is referred to as ‘killing your darlings.’ That is the process of cutting large chunks of writing that you are really in love with but that ultimately don’t […]Read more "Deleted Scenes #1"
OK, so this is different. One of my rare forays to the cinema; in fact the first time I’ve been since Infinity War. I had relatively low expectations. I knew that Shane Black, writer of the original Predator film (which would probably make it into my Top 30 films) was involved and that gave me […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – The Predator (spoiler-free)"
This week’s Monday Music comes from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. All the attention has been sucked up by Jerry Goldsmith’s theme music which was later used as the main theme for The Next Generation, however he came up with some other lovely pieces within the film. Here’s what I wrote about the film itself […]Read more "Monday Music 20 – 2018"
It’s been a while again, but I finally got another episode of Blake’s 7 under my belt. Season 2: Episode 7 – Killer OK, first thing I notice is that this episode was written by Robert Holmes. Hopefully that means I’m in for something dark. Holmes was the man behind some of the most grim […]Read more "Rewatching Blake’s 7 – Season 2: Episode 7"
More and more names kept coming to mind as I researched this piece. Putting them in order was a real pain and I had to think about a number of different criteria on which I would rank them. This included the scope of what they did and the reasons behind their actions and sometimes by how […]Read more "The Top 50 Greatest Villains in Space!"
Having done Buffy and Angel, it seemed fitting that I should complete the set by running down my favourite Firefly episodes. As there are so few, and they’re all so good, it seemed silly to cut any off the list. I did 15 Doctor Who stories after all, so why not do 15 Firefly episodes. […]Read more "All the Firefly episodes and Serenity ranked from ‘shiny’ to ‘shiniest’"