Tag: Sci-Fi

Creative Writing

Beyond Serenity

“This is the first day of your freedom, kid.” His voice was tender, warm even. The layer of humour softened the blow that this was the end of an era and the start of another. But an icy surface covered the heartfelt, blithe sentiment. The words were familiar. Not in a homely sense, but rather…

Film

The Man Who Fell to Earth… rather intentionally

The Man Who Fell to Earth poses one of the most terrifying thoughts: despite being one of the most advanced species, having fixed things from cancer to clean power, you can’t stop your planet from dying. It’s up there with immortality, which in some sense is the same thing. The Man Who Fell to Earth…

TV

Stranger Things returns

It’s been 469 days, or 67 weeks, or over Eleven thousand hours since Stranger Things graced Netflix, and they’ve been some incredibly tense hours. But now, the moment countless fan theories and frantic re-watches have lead to is here: the hugely anticipated release of Season 2. This Halloween, Stranger Things returns with its much anticipated second…

TV

Humans heads into second season

Another year, another attempt at sci-fi. This month, the hit Channel 4 programme Humans celebrates the launch of its second season. Although the whole robots coming to take over the planet idea has been regurgitated and reused constantly throughout the sci-fi corner of the media world, I’ve personally never seen it done in a way…

OldVenue, TV

Doctor Who – a Gimmick Too Far?

Like many of Peter Capaldi’s previous episodes, the premise of The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar sound fantastic on paper, but the results are very so-so. The notion of the Master teaming up with the Doctor and Clara to defeat the Daleks has a very classic Doctor Who vibe, and acts as a nice…

Film, OldVenue

Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

From director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) comes the much-anticipated sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a re-boot of the classic film saga depicting a world in which intelligent simians have become the dominant species of the planet. Set ten years after the events of Rise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes…

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