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The Fat Mike Enigma: NoFX, a punk scene ombudsman

This year, renowned force of darkness – and New Jersey’s own ‘evil Elvis’ – Glen Danzig tried suing his former Misfits bandmate, the devil-locked, born again Christian, Jerry Only, for a share of profits Jerry made licensing the band’s ‘crimson fiend’ logo. The case was thrown out but with the ...

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Doctor Who: The dawning of a new era

Guest post by Jenny Fell Doctor Who is the longest running sci fi TV show in the world. Since it was revived in 2005, it has once again gained a massive cult following containing a mixture of fans who have watched it since 1963 and others who have only become ...

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Lucy: We humans are more concerned with having than with being

Luc Besson has delivered a number of excellent films in his career, always excelling with action-packed romps. The Fifth Element, his 1997 action sci-fi film starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich is still one of my all time favourite sci-fi films. So, when I heard that he was going back ...

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After Before: If one is found, at least the other survives

The subject matter of After Before is far from a barrel of laughs: genocide and terminal cancer with another harrowing event thrown in for good measure that for spoiler-free reasons I can’t elaborate on here. As the title may suggest, this is a novel about the past and the present ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy: No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed during the making of this film.

It is hard when a film is surrounded by as much hype as Guardians of the Galaxy has been. Marvel’s attempts to big up a very different kind of film in its recent oeuvre is understandable, they wanted the cinema going public to know who these characters were and be ...

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: If we go to war, we could lose all we’ve built.

Allegory. Simple and effective. Allegory is where science fiction really thrives and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes uses this for all it’s worth. The conspiracies, political intrigue, imminent war, and more – in both the human and ape camps – could be applied to almost any political setting ...

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David Mitchell’s new Twitter-published story, The Right Sort

Following in the footsteps of other authors who have used Twitter as a storytelling medium (such as Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and Jennifer Egan), Mitchell has begun publishing a 6,000 word story on Twitter. The story will play out over 280 tweets, published in the next 7 days, with 20 ...

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New Harry Potter story by Rowling

The World Cup in Brazil has spread sport fever all over the world… and in other worlds. JK Rowling has been writing about the Quidditch World Cup to coincide with the Muggle football (or soccer, depending where you’re from) World Cup. The final article in this series will go up ...

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Cult show Community picked up for a 6th Season

The cult sitcom Community was cancelled by NBC after the show’s fifth season and for a while it looked like the show’s cheeky references to “Six Seasons & a Movie!” were not to be. Thankfully, the fans prayers have been answered and Sony Pictures Television have announced that season six of Community will ...

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First teaser for Mockingjay Part 1 drops

The first teaser trailer for Mockingjay Part 1 has dropped. For those of us who have read (and loved) the books, the clip might mean a bit more. There’s very little given away in the clip, a Presidential address to the citizens of Panem, featuring President Snow and Peeta, all ...

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