Hi everyone, I’ve been playing with Photoshop trying to get a headstart on the front cover design for The Ardenna Crossing. I downloaded some new fonts to try out for the lettering and I thought I’d share some of the ideas. Any feedback is appreciated. Not long now, people! Cheers, Richard 1 2Read more "Ardenna Crossing Update – Cover Design Ideas"
Hi everyone, It’s nearly four years now since I finished the first draft of The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds. Back then, it was just called The Crossing. I’ve tinkered with it and changed it; checked and double checked and now I’m all out of excuses. It’s time I shared it with all of you. […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Coming this December!"
Hi everyone, I wrote something for 25YL which you can find here. https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/09/14/alien-isolation-the-best-entry-in-the-franchise-since-aliens/ It’s a little piece about how much I love Alien: Isolation. Hope you enjoy it. RichardRead more "Alien: Isolation article published"
Hi everyone, It’s been ages since we had any news on Dune so it’s been a real thrill to get so much new stuff over the course of a couple of days. It gives us our first look at the actors in role. Obviously, these are prepared shots as opposed to stills from the film […]Read more "Casting Dune – Vanity Fair First Look reaction"
Hi everyone, The good people at 25YL were kind enough to publish a little something of mine about my favourite sci-fi franchise of all time… https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/03/16/the-mass-effect-franchise-is-about-choices-steeped-in-consequences/ Hope you enjoy it, RichardRead more "Mass Effect article published"
Hi everyone, I capped off a day out in the capital with a visit to the Prince Charles Cinema for a screening of this Roger Corman effort which I had some fond childhood memories of. I say childhood memories because I don’t think I had seen this film since I was about 10 years old. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)"
Hi everyone, I was thinking about my leadership style the other day and wondering who my role models were. Obviously, there are the ones who exist in real life. On top of them, however, are those who lurk in the recesses of my brain; filled as it is with pop culture references. I listed all […]Read more "Great Leadership Advice from Outer Space"
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"
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!"