After living in the South for 27 years, I finally got around to visiting this famous location just outside Woking. For those of you who don’t know, Horsell Common is the place where the Martians land in HG Wells’ classic novel, The War of the Worlds. That story has been one of my favourites since […]Read more "A Trip to Horsell Common"
Episode 8 – War Games This week’s episode of Blue Book is a reworking of the true story of a group of GIs in Korea who were set upon by a UFO while on patrol north of Seoul. They were hit with a mysterious ray and afterwards developed dysentery and other symptoms suggestive of radiation […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 8 Review"
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"
It’s good to hear that Project Blue Book has been picked up for a second season. Looks like we’ll get to go deeper into a protracted arc for some of the characters. If this week’s episode was anything to go by, things will continue to pick up speed. Episode 7 – The Scoutmaster I was […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 7 Review"
Dave Bautista, Drax from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and recently seen in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, has been signed up for the upcoming Dune films. I just saw this pop up on a couple of news websites. The details are a little vague but one of these reports says he is set to […]Read more "Casting Dune – Dave Bautista 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)"