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There’s A New Doctor In Whoville

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It’s official, there have now been a dozen doctors in Whoville as the BBC announced Peter Capaldi as the 12th actor to play the lead character in the long-running “Doctor Who” science fiction series. Capaldi, who skews much older [he’s 55] than his predecessor Matt Smith [age 30] is perhaps best known to American audiences […]

Logan May Keep Running With Help From BioShock

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The creator of the “BioShock: Infinite” video game, Ken Levine, has been hired by Warner Bros. to write a screenplay for a remake of the 1976 cult science fiction film “Logan’s Run” stars Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett [whose poster was surely on every teenage boy’s wall that year]. In the film, the […]

Matt Damon Gets Sassy In Elysium Trailer

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It’s almost never a good idea to smacktalk authority figures. Check that – it’s never a good idea. So you don’t need much of an imagination to figure out what’s going to happen to Matt Damon when he not only gets sassy with robot cops once in 2154 Earth but actually does it twice in […]

"Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society (UK Edition)": A Solid Gas

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex has been on my list of series to see for a while now. I’d watched the first theatrical movie and generally enjoyed it but found it a bit rushed, so the idea of a full TV show to better explore these characters and concepts certainly piqued my interest. […]

"Gundam SEED HD Remaster Limited Edition Blu-ray Box 1": Cropped SEED

Roughly a decade ago I became a Gundam fan thanks to the British television broadcast of Gundam Wing. It was a very odd situation. Not only was I coming into a then-already 20-year-old franchise produced by a country speaking a completely different language, but even the fledgling wave of new American fans were a good […]

"Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040": Wreck of the Robots

But things gradually grind to a halt once the real big baddie emerges. It turns out that boomers are a simplified version of an advanced bio-mechanical breed that had to be buried when it threatened to turn into an Omega-level threat to humanity. Mason, who is one of those psychotic idealists always threatening to destroy […]

"Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (UK Edition)": When You Stare Into The Abyss, The Abyss Stares Back Into You.

Rune-Balot is a 15-year-old prostitute who has the misfortune of becoming attached to Shell, a professional gambler who systematically kills ideal women as part of a process designed to turn them into diamonds. Balot is barely saved from this fate by a pair of legal agents, Dr. Easter, and his creation, Oeufcoque, a genetically engineered […]

"Gundam AGE Limited Edition Blu-ray Volume 1": This Is the AGE of 'Are These Prices Serious?'

It’s become the tradition now for new Gundam series to appear roughly every two to three years. In contrast to the high turnover rate of the 90s, this gives fans a bit of breathing space between the big pushes. The previous series, Gundam 00, acquitted itself well, but seemingly failed to become a long term […]

New "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime Coming In 2012

During the closing ceremonies for Anime Expo 2011, mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile, Giant Robo) disclosed that he was involved in a new animated project for the sci-fi series Space Battleship Yamato. The project is reportedly a remake of the original series intended to premiere sometime next year. Kobayashi previously worked on the 2009 […]

"Space Battleship Yamato": A Poseidon Adventure

The worst thing you can do is judge a TV series based on a theatrical movie that’s been stitched together from its episodes. Rendering a judgment on the movie itself is scarcely easier, and it’s even harder to do when you haven’t even seen the original show. So why give myself grief by reviewing Space […]

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