Akira. The word that for many fans of a certain age describes Japanese anime. Kinetic, violent and surreal, the film and book still has the power to shock, move and excite.
Rob and Clive explore the film and its continued relevence to anime culture.
Warning: contains excessive yelling of the names “Tetsuooooo!” and “Kanedaaaa!”
And if you need a gentle reminder of what we’re yabbering on about, the whole thing is on YouTube…
INPUT ERROR: Scanning of additional data banks indicates that crew members Rob and Clive failed to mention RONALD SHUSETT as one of the credited writers on ALIEN. A key collaborator with Dan O’Bannon, the pair would go on to adapt the Philip K Dick short story ‘We Can Remember It For You Wholesale’ into another landmark Sci-Fi movie: Total Recall (also credited on that movie as writers: Jon Povill; Gary Goldman).
PUNITIVE ACTION INITIATED…
So, it turns out we missed out on a vital piece of data when talking about Alien. Consequence: three weeks in the space doldrums on a diet of sprout protein and beans.
The atmospheric controls have been taking a hammering, I can tell you.
CycloMedia has started talking to us again, and has challenged us to improve his knowledge of Automan.
Because if there’s one thing we hate talking about, it’s obscure 80s SFTV from the master, Glen A. Larson.
Cursor, draw me the Autocar…
and while we’re at it, let’s check out some Automan action!
It took a while for my invitation to join Reading Writers to come through. Three years, if we’re going to be all tap-watch-and-glare-at-calender about it. Patience is a virtue, apparantly. That must make me pretty damn near Pope-like. Continue reading So I Joined A Writing Group
Alien. The movie that redefined SF horror and made the names of Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott. Is there anything more to say about this stone classic? Well, CycloMedia thinks there is, and it’s down to Rob and Clive to sort it out.
A wide-ranging SF subject, of course, but here CycloMedia has pointed us at the obscure New World movie from 1982, starring Klaus Kinski as a space Frankenstein.
It’s life, Max, but not as we know it…
and if you want to know more, what better than a peek at the film itself? Don’t say we never give you anything!
Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers. If you have not yet seen Neil Blomkamp's remarkable Chappie, I recommend:
a) You do so at the soonest opportunity, and
b) read this piece only after you have done so. Which chops the potential audience for it off at the knees, but hey, Readership, you know I have your best interests at mind.
Continue reading Zef Singularity
Cripes! CycloMedia was deeply unimpressed with last week’s exploration of Douglas Adams. Join Rob and Clive as they try to placate the crazy calculator with a chat about Dirk Gently and Doctor Who. Let’s hope it goes a bit better this time around…
Download A IS FOR ADAMS… AGAIN.