It’s been quite some time since I went to MCM Comic Con in London. I saw an opportunity come up to go to another event, this time up in Telford. Why go so far? Well, I was very interested to meet Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, the Admiral and the President respectively from Battlestar […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Warning! this post contains lots of spoilers for both Avengers: Endgame and Season 8 of Game of Thrones so, if you’re not all caught up, please read no further. . . . . Spoilers ahead!!!! . . . . . . . . last chance – spoilers ahead! . . . . I didn’t […]
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So, I’ve been writing on here for over two years now and I’ve got about 250 posts under my belt, on everything from my hometown to my favourite episodes of various TV shows. Over the two years, I’ve shared more and more on Facebook groups and on Twitter and I’ve noticed certain patterns that echo […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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I’ve been thinking lately about two films: you can probably guess the them from the title. Anyway, they’re both widely regarded to be the high watermark in their respective franchises, Star Trek and Star Wars respectively. I started thinking about whether there was any reason for this. What do the two films have in common? […]
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I went through the gentlemen a month or so ago. Now it’s the ladies’ turn. I’ve been wracking my brains and consulting family and friends about who they think should make this list. This is what I came up with. I should say up front that Paco Rabanne’s revolutionary work on a certain film is […]
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