Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour out now

By | 30/06/2012

While the official release date is next Thursday 5 July 2012 Gerald Seymour’s new novel The Outsiders is now out. Well, at least it is in my local branch of Easons. You can read my review here. And a word of thanks to the nice folk at Hodder for my complementary copy!

Judge Dredd trailer and poster

By | 29/06/2012

Ok, so the movie is called Dredd, but he’ll always be Judge Dredd to me. This is the new movie of the 2000AD character who first appeared in 1977. There was of course a previous movie version featuring Sylvester Stallone back in 1995. It wasn’t a perfect movie but I was always fond of it… Read More »

Lara Pulver in Radio Times

By | 26/06/2012

I spotted Lara Pulver in the new issue of the Radio Times today and I thought the article was worth a quick scan. Oddly enough they are still obsessed with the whole Sherlock nudity-gate thing.

More Alistair MacLean Finds

By | 26/06/2012

A few weeks back I scanned some Alistair MacLean paperback covers from the early1980s. Here are three more of the “montage” covers for The Golden Rendezvous, Where Eagles Dare and Seawitch.

Avengers Black Widow figure

By | 16/06/2012

Photos of the new one-sixth scale Black Widow figurine by Hot Toys have just appeared. As you can see in the photos below the likeness to Scarlett Johansson is spot on. The release date is next January according to Forbidden Planet. And the price is a not insubstantial £150-£200. Yes, you read that right. A… Read More »

Doctor Who The Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter

By | 12/06/2012

I’ve known about this book for a little while but the cover image has only just appeared on Amazon and that’s prompted me to mention the book here. British science fiction author Stephen Baxter has written a Doctor Who novel that is due for publication in August this year. Titled The Wheel of Ice it… Read More »

Prometheus Disapointment Unbound

By | 02/06/2012

I kind of want to subtitle this review The Perils of Over-Anticipating a New Movie. Because Prometheus is probably my most anticipated movie of 2012, just a smidgen ahead of The Avengers. Basically Ridley Scott returns to science fiction and the Alien universe. Wow. Can’t loose. Early on the filmmakers were at pains to say… Read More »