Go For High-Score!

Just found this from a while back which I’d saved yet never posted here. For reference, Xavior is an Atic Atac-style game for the Speccy, not an unlicensed X-Men take nor a Xevious clone sadly. One of my earliest posts was about high score tables which on arcade-style/console games are usually populated with three letters,…

What Is Best In Life #23: Prime Computer Ads

OK, so everyone knows who the best Doctor is, it’s David Te… no? The curly haired one from the Seventies? You mean Jon Per… oh, not him either? Everyone (except wrong’uns) loves them a bit of Tom Baker aka Four. You may well have seen these ads before if you’re remotely interested, I’d certainly seen…

Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll (2010)

Well, I probably should be writing up a deep and boff-tastic take on the final episode of our Lord and Master (ahem!) Doctor The Who. Don’t tempt me! Instead, I’m going to do a quick piece on the excellent film Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll which was shown last night on BBC2. It’s been on…

Seventeen [The Droyds remix] – Ladytron [FanVid]

Characteristically squeezing a lot of metadata into that there title sorry, something you’ll recognise if you’re a victim/veteran of my mixtapes and accompanying annotations down the years. Should caution straight away that the above gorgeous-in-compostion-and-editing fan vid is wholly constructed from (read: spoils) Refn‘s The Neon Demon. Not actually seen that one yet myself, but…

Devil World [Star Trek novel]

Not to be confused with the NES oddity of the same name Devil World is an early Star Trek spin-off novel from 1979. I bought a handful of reprints of those in the late-’80s/early-’90s from the local discount bookshop. The reason I’m doing a post about this one is because I recently bought it second-hand…

Mini Movie Reviews May 2017

Solaris (2002) – 7/10. ¬†Great visuals and a wonderful ambient score by Cliff Marinez (he used to drum for Red Hot Chilli Peppers you know!) combined to create a great atmosphere and a very enjoyable film with an intriguing plot. Moves a little too quickly in places despite being a fairly uneventful movie. Solaris (1972)…

Steven Universe – Giant Woman

I am ridiculously into Steven Universe at the moment and, in common with every other thing I really, really like, I find it very hard to sufficiently articulate its merits in *ahem* universal terms and so end up not attempting to so do.   In lieu of a decent SU post (one day, animation and/or…

If The Bomb Drops…

In 1980 the BBC showed this episode of Panorama, presented by a youthful Jeremy Paxman. Its subject is the failure of successive UK governments to adequately prepare the populace for any potential nuclear exchange. Combining Two Tribes-recollecting Protect And Survive-style government information films with Paxo-on-the-street (standout response: “You’ve ‘ad it, ain’t ya?”) and as-it-happens coverage…

Well I Never Knew That #3

So there I was watching Casualty the other week when up pops Martin Jarvis. “Who?” says you, “Oh, him!”. He’s a solid older actor with a distinctive enough, slightly Pertwee-ish look that know you’ve seen him in a hundred different things on TV from the ’70s/’80s/’90s. Possibly killing or being killed. What the Americans might…

What Is Best In Life #22: WrestleMania III

Whilst a thousand other posts percolate, here’s a topic you probably hadn’t expected from me. I saw an excellent reconstructed “oral history” article on ESPN about (apparently) one of the greatest WWE/F[/G?] fights ever. Intrigued, I dug up a few links and found myself cast into that familiar, fannish need-to-know-more rabbit-hole. My wrestling pedigree is…

Mini Movie Reviews February 2017

Feeling lazy today so I’m just posting trailers instead of writing reviews. Lovelace – 7 Sin City 2 A Dame To Kill For – 7 Time Masters – 8 The Imitation Game – 7 The Secret Life of Pets – 6 Finding Dory – 5 A Most Violent Year – 6 The Two Faces of…