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 The Andromeda Strain


The story that broke Michael Crichton is a taut, sharp and intelligent bit of science-fiction. Unless you watch the badly-misjudged TV mini-series. Settle down and enjoy Clive’s epic rant on the AMAAAAZING climax that will have you looking at thumbs in a whole new way…


The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For Abiogenesis

Rob And Clive take a look at a neat little SF short that elegantly describes one way life on earth may have come about. Science in our science-fiction? Well, maybe just a tiny bit. We can’t be too educational, can we?


 

Check out the full film. All 4 minutes of it!

 

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 Of The 50 Ft Woman


 

A stone classic from Rob, Clive and CycloMedia. With two different versions to choose from, what will our hapless crew make of the proto-feminist classic, Attack Of The 50 Ft Woman?

Those of you with a giantess fetish, front and centre, please…


 

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 Angry Red Planet


Cyclomedia provides Rob and Clive with some 50’s Z-grade movie hokum. Join the crew of the Ulysses as they explore… the Angry Red Planet!

Warning: this episode contains rat-bat-spider-monsters.


Yes, it’s available to view on Dailymotion. Give it a look!

The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For “Aye, And Gomorrah…”



More short story action from Rob, Clive and that thrice-damn’d CycloMedia. This episode, they look at Samuel R. Delaney’s “Aye, And Gomorrah…”, a bracing antidote to the macho American view of what space explorers should be like.
Are we not men? Interesting question…


Dangerous Visions, the anthology in which “Aye, and Gomorrah…” appears, is back in print for the first time in decades. It’s one of the most important collections in SF, and and any selfrespecting fan-being should own a copy.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dangerous-Visions-MASTERWORKS-Harlan-Ellison/dp/0575108029

The A To Z Of SFF: A Is For ‘–All You Zombies–’


 

This time, Rob and Clive look at a classic bit of SF from one of the masters, Robert A. Heinlein. If you’re expecting macho space battles and right-wing posturing, think again. ‘–All You Zombies–’ is a time travel tale with one hell of a familial twist…


 

How complicated is it? Well, why don’t we let Ray Stevens try to explain…