Hi everyone, Just a quick update. In the middle of all the poetry I’ve been writing in the first couple of weeks of this year, I’ve also managed to finish my rewrite of The Ardenna Crossing. Yay! I think there’s maybe a couple more little bits that I need to change, and I had a […]Read more "Ardenna Crossing update – January 2020"
Opinions seem to be divided on this; the last of the nine part saga that George Lucas started in 1977. I see a lot of people who love it and a lot of people who hate it. Some say it is a worthy ending; others that it is the worst type of fan service. Some […]Read more "My Top 10 bits of Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (spoilers galore!!)"
Despite its many flaws, I should preface this by saying that I prefer this to any Star Wars film ever made. Director David Lynch’s struggles over this project are well documented elsewhere and I won’t attempt to better what other, more well-informed, people have already written on the subject. What lies at the heart of […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Dune (1984)"
Horsell Common I finally finished the audiobook version of this, read by David Tennant. I have to say that I was amazed at this book from start to finish. It has been a while since I have read any 19th Century literature and I was unprepared for just how action-packed this story is. Really, I […]Read more "Tonight’s Reading – The War of the Worlds"
What seemed like the stuff of fevered Twitter fantasy a while back now looks like something potentially real. Quentin Tarantino has an idea for an ‘R’ rated Star Trek film and it looks like it could actually happen. With the love that Discovery is now getting and the excitement generated by the trailer for the […]Read more "Tarantino’s Star Trek – A Wish List"
My journey through the Andromeda galaxy has finally come to an end. After a year and a half plodding along doing side quests and exploring, I finally got around to embarking on the final mission. This involves hunting down the Archon and finding Meridian; the huge Remnant city that can bring life to the entire […]Read more "The Andromeda Experience – 10"
Not much going on in terms of casting announcements, even though filming is firmly underway in Hungary, but there have been a number of new developments that have gone on in the past few weeks and I thought it was worth compiling some of them into a post. Paul Bullion as ‘Sardaukar Soldier’ Peaky Blinders’ […]Read more "Casting Dune – Big in Hungary"
Hi everyone, Half term has begun and I got the chance to go up to London for my first ever Comic Con. I thought I’d share some of the pictures. ExCel London was a great venue and I had no idea just how big this event would be. It got busier and busier throughout the […]Read more "A trip to MCM Comic Con London"
There was another promising addition to the IMDb listing today which I picked up on through a post on one of the Facebook groups. Lagos-born Babs Olusanmokun is now listed as playing the role of Jamis in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which is currently filming. If you don’t know who Jamis is (maybe you’ve only seen […]Read more "Casting Dune – Babs Olusanmokun initial reactions"
Things have been very quiet over the past month on the Dune front. After an exciting flurry of announcements earlier in the year, it seems that filming has started and we’re not going to hear any more news about the principal cast for now. Those cast members that we do know have been very active […]Read more "Casting Dune – Updates"