The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For Altered States


Outer space is all well and good, but all the cool kids know that inner space is where it’s at. Rob and Clive take a look at the Ken Russell adaptation of Paddy Cheyefsky’s Altered States, and come to the conclusion that the greatest discovery of all is the ability to love…


 

Here’s a taste of the wild visual invention at play in Altered States. In this scene, Professor Eddie Jessop takes native hallucinatory agents in a field trip to South America. The resulting trip is… unsettling.

 

 

The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For Adele Blanc-Sec


Mon Dieu! Rob and Clive peek into the world of French SFF, with a nose around Les Adventures Extraordinaires de Adele Blanc-Sec. A crazy steam-punk mash-up, part Indiana Jones, part Amelie, part Tintin, with a wink to Melies. Mummies! Pterodactyls! Bringing people back from the dead! It’s all in here!

We apologise in advance for the ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dodgy French accents.


The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension


Cult classic? Unwatchable mess? Both? After a week struggling through an asteroid storm, there’s no rest for Rob and Clive. CycloMedia throws them straight back into the fray, demanding an overview of a film that doesn’t so much polarise opinion as tear it into little bits and throw them off a cliff.

Strap in, team-mates. We’re firing up the oscillation overthruster on this one.


The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For A For Andromeda


CycloMedia points Rob and Clive at a story about a supercomputer with a mysterious agenda. How very appropriate.
A For Andromeda is a classic piece of British TVSF that would be well worth your attention. If only there was a way to see it…

The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For Attack The Block


A look at the directorial debut of Joe Cornish (sort of Ant-Man co-writer): the alien-siege hoodie-centric action-comedy Attack The Block.
This is one on which Rob and Clive have to disagree. But can they come to a conclusion that will satisfy CycloMedia?


 

The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For ASIMOV

It’s impossible to talk about SF without discussing Isaac Asimov. Rob and Clive tease out some of the themes and ideas in the Robot books, and we find out if CycloMedia knows or cares about the Three Laws Of Robotics.

We have the feeling this’ll go to a two-parter….