Movie Zone & TV Zone Archive

  •   I’ve just been reading a fabulous post at Juno Books, which gives an excellent account of the urban fantasy, paranormal romance and sword & sorcery genres. And it also...

    On Kickassitude

      I’ve just been reading a fabulous post at Juno Books, which gives an excellent account of the urban fantasy, paranormal romance and sword & sorcery genres. And it also...

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  • If you could have a superpower, which superpower would it be? Oh please! Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about this.  It’s the first daydream of every card-carrying SFF fan. The...

    Who’d Want to be More than Human?

    If you could have a superpower, which superpower would it be? Oh please! Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about this.  It’s the first daydream of every card-carrying SFF fan. The...

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  • Inspired by Archie Tait’s sublime choice of SFF Song of the Week – with its anime theme – I’ve decided to make it Anime Week on Debatable Spaces.  Yes, I’m...

    Anime Heroes

    Inspired by Archie Tait’s sublime choice of SFF Song of the Week – with its anime theme – I’ve decided to make it Anime Week on Debatable Spaces.  Yes, I’m...

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  • Most writers live very boring lives. *sighs jealously* In my very first posting on this site, I claimed to have had a colourful life as a spy, explorer, murderer, and...

    On Being a Film Producer

    Most writers live very boring lives. *sighs jealously* In my very first posting on this site, I claimed to have had a colourful life as a spy, explorer, murderer, and...

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  • Actually I prefer Trinity…brrr!  But let’s not go there. Neo is the coolest of the cool. He is Christ (aka the One), he is kick-ass, he wears shades, he has...

    SFF Heroes: Neo

    Actually I prefer Trinity…brrr!  But let’s not go there. Neo is the coolest of the cool. He is Christ (aka the One), he is kick-ass, he wears shades, he has...

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  • Stuart McGregor kindly sent me the link for these wonderful images - artworks inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

    Inglourious Paintings

    Stuart McGregor kindly sent me the link for these wonderful images - artworks inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

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  •  Let me get one thing straight, before I commence my rant for today: Avatar is one of the best things to happen to the science fictional world in years.  It’s...

    Is James Cameron a Traitor to his Own Species?

     Let me get one thing straight, before I commence my rant for today: Avatar is one of the best things to happen to the science fictional world in years.  It’s...

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  • Here’s a great guest blog from Danny Stack, script writer and script editor and co-founder (with Tony Jordan) of the Red Planet Prize. Take it away Danny… —————————————————————- Why I...

    Marvellous Misfits

    Here’s a great guest blog from Danny Stack, script writer and script editor and co-founder (with Tony Jordan) of the Red Planet Prize. Take it away Danny… —————————————————————- Why I...

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  •   Ripley was the trail-blazer; but Kara Thrace (call sign ‘Starbuck’) is, for many of us, the quintessential female SF action hero.  She’s a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, maverick daughter-of-a-bitch who hates...

    SFF Heroes: Kara Thrace

      Ripley was the trail-blazer; but Kara Thrace (call sign ‘Starbuck’) is, for many of us, the quintessential female SF action hero.  She’s a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, maverick daughter-of-a-bitch who hates...

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  • I woke up mulling about the John Scalzi column I read yesterday about why Quentin Tarantino’s movie Inglourious Basterds is NOT a science fiction movie as some (e.g. me) claim...

    Why Scalzi is Wrong: the Great Basterds Debate

    I woke up mulling about the John Scalzi column I read yesterday about why Quentin Tarantino’s movie Inglourious Basterds is NOT a science fiction movie as some (e.g. me) claim...

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  • Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to find Miss Buffy Summers on my list of SFF Heroes. The heroine of Joss Whedon’s seven series epic TV show...

    SFF Heroes: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to find Miss Buffy Summers on my list of SFF Heroes. The heroine of Joss Whedon’s seven series epic TV show...

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  • Today’s SFF Hero feature is dedicated to Lilith Saintcrow, who was blogjay on this site yesterday and chose the wonderful Banned in Argo by Leslie Fish.  (See below, or click...

    SFF Heroes: Conan the Barbarian

    Today’s SFF Hero feature is dedicated to Lilith Saintcrow, who was blogjay on this site yesterday and chose the wonderful Banned in Argo by Leslie Fish.  (See below, or click...

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  • I’ve never liked Superman.  I enjoyed the Richard Donner movies, I’ve read some of the comics, but as a character he’s never worked for me – because he’s too powerful,...

    SFF Heroes: Clark Kent

    I’ve never liked Superman.  I enjoyed the Richard Donner movies, I’ve read some of the comics, but as a character he’s never worked for me – because he’s too powerful,...

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  • Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien and its sequels was the  pioneer female action hero.  She has no superpowers, but she’s tough and ruthless, she can run like hell, she loves...

    SFF Heroes: Ripley

    Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien and its sequels was the  pioneer female action hero.  She has no superpowers, but she’s tough and ruthless, she can run like hell, she loves...

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  • Wolverine is the greatest ever Marvel super-hero; and Hugh Jackman is the coolest actor in the X-Men. Tragically, however, the character has never been written for properly in the X-Men...

    SFF Heroes: Wolverine

    Wolverine is the greatest ever Marvel super-hero; and Hugh Jackman is the coolest actor in the X-Men. Tragically, however, the character has never been written for properly in the X-Men...

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  • I love movies, and I wish I’d seen them all. Or rather, all the good ones. In pursuit of this ambition, I’ve been catching up on some classic movies, some...

    Movie Zone: The Day the Earth Stood Still

    I love movies, and I wish I’d seen them all. Or rather, all the good ones. In pursuit of this ambition, I’ve been catching up on some classic movies, some...

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  • Here’s the latest guest blog in our Movie Zone feature…from the talented and irrepressible screenwriter and blogger Adrian Reynolds.  Adrian’s thoughts on life and movies and other stuff can be...

    Does Whatever a Franchise Can: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy

    Here’s the latest guest blog in our Movie Zone feature…from the talented and irrepressible screenwriter and blogger Adrian Reynolds.  Adrian’s thoughts on life and movies and other stuff can be...

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  • I’ve finally seen Avatar, and it’s as amazing and spectacular as everyone says.  The 3D experience is exhilarating, the plot is tight and smart, and the concept is brilliant.  It’s...

    If Jackals Ruled the World

    I’ve finally seen Avatar, and it’s as amazing and spectacular as everyone says.  The 3D experience is exhilarating, the plot is tight and smart, and the concept is brilliant.  It’s...

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  • I’ve recently started opening up this debatable space to guest blogs…most recently, Stuart Angell McGregor’s splendid piece on The X-Files and his own original, never-broadcast show The Flashlight Department. Watch...

    SF Movies: Guest post from Archie Tait

    I’ve recently started opening up this debatable space to guest blogs…most recently, Stuart Angell McGregor’s splendid piece on The X-Files and his own original, never-broadcast show The Flashlight Department. Watch...

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  • It’s coming to that time of year when the pundits start issuing their lists of the Best of ’09…I thought I’d add to the pile with my own three favourite...

    Best SFF Film of 2009

    It’s coming to that time of year when the pundits start issuing their lists of the Best of ’09…I thought I’d add to the pile with my own three favourite...

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