Wow, two in 24 hours. They’re like buses. Nothing for weeks and then two come at once. It looks like, hot on the heels of last night’s unveiling of Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto, we now have a big tick next to Chani’s name. The daughter of planetologist Liet Kynes and mother of the God […]Read more "Casting Dune- Zendaya 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"
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"
Caught this one on Sky last night and I have to say, me and Mrs A thoroughly enjoyed it. It was written by the same guys (Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese) who wrote Deadpool and Zombieland so I was expecting something well-paced and with little padding. It has a 15 certificate and is well-deserving of that, if not […]Read more "Movie Review – Life (2017)"
Before we start, this isn’t a “best of” list or anything like that. It’s more a celebration of good quality examples of female characters who exist as more than window dressing or motivation for a male hero to do some rescuing. Basically, I love writing the characters of Tempe and Ashana in my book and […]Read more "9 Great Female Characters in Science Fiction"
After a summer consumed almost entirely by my return to Twin Peaks, and after my trip to the UK Fest last weekend, I decided to get back to something I’ve left alone for quite some time: Blake’s 7. Over the past few months, however, I’ve gathered a few more followers. It seems only fitting that […]Read more "Rewatching Blake’s 7 – Season 2, Episode 5"
Horizon It’s been a bit of a while since I did one of these but I’m off to Steventon on Sunday for the Blake’s 7 Charity event (where I get to meet Paul Darrow, Michael Keating and Stephen Greif – Yay!!!) and thought I’d get myself in the mood by doing another episode. We open […]Read more "Rewatching Blake’s 7 – Season 2 – Episode 4"