Sci Fi

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I’ve been putting off my review of the Rise of Skywalker for two reasons. Firstly I don’t relish the idea of picking a side in the online argument about whether this movie was good or bad (it’s shite btw, but we’ll get to that) and second, if I am going to shit all over a Star Wars film I’d prefer to do it with every weapon in my arsenal, which means spoilers. So consider this your warning, this r...[Read More]


Imagine strolling through a beautiful garden, adorned with colourful flowers, enchanting smells and the softest grass as far as the eye can see.  Well this comic is kind of like that, except that it’s filled with alien life, spaceships, intergalactic warriors and the suspension of any belief that you are safe. So, let’s take a walk. The first aspect that came to my attention even before I had made...[Read More]

Ready Player One

I may take a hit by admitting this, but I have never actually read the novel Ready Player One, I know I know, it’s a huge glowing red weak spot on my geek cred. But it also puts me in a unique position as someone who loves the subject matter but won’t be comparing it to the book. For better or worse, that affords me the opportunity to review Ready Player One as a movie rather than a movie adaptati...[Read More]

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Watching Dirk Gently, I found it… Odd. Odd but strangely alluring. Something about the show kept me watching and somehow inspired a sense of nostalgia. Dirk Gently is based on some of Douglas Adams’ (lesser known) work, of the same name but strangely, I felt nostalgia from the first time I read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Because, unlike the Hitchhiker movie, Dirk Gentl...[Read More]


For  some reason, I have always been attracted to movies that depict some sort of impending doom on the human race. Dystopian society? Check. Zombies? Check. Alien invasions? Check. Based on my viewing of a thankfully unrevealing trailer, Arrival fell into the latter category and that was enough for me to make a trip to the movies. For the first 60 minutes or so of this film, it appears that this ...[Read More]


Yep, it’s another sci-fi robotics show. A classic genre that I’m always fond of and hopefully isn’t in danger of over-saturation yet even with the second season of Humans coming in the near future (Season one of which I’ve already reviewed). Westworld is a western show with a sci-fi twist. But it’s not set in space, this time it’s a theme park for the ludicrousl...[Read More]