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on 09-01-2016 at 11:49 AM
The Third Rail.
There was a discussion in BoLS Lounge about the idea of a 40K film, and one forum poster said this: ‘The Grimdark needs to be embraced rather shied away from. Any Hollywood PC tinkering will turn it into a joke, think Dredd rather than Judge Dredd.’
Bartlet: …the third rail of American politics. Touch it, and you die.
Toby: That's 'cause the third rail's where all the power is.
- The West Wing S05, E12:– ‘Slow News Day’.
on 08-03-2016 at 04:33 PM
Due to unforseen circumstances, this month's column comes to you a few days earlier than planned. My apologies for this. Next month's will be back to the usual time of the first Sunday of the month.
Why I Only Really Buy GW Products, And How I’d Prefer It If That Was Not The Case.
“You do know wrestling’s fake, don’t you?”
As long-term readers may be aware, I am a massive fan of wrestling. Last month, I was told that you can’t be an adult fan of wrestling;
on 07-03-2016 at 04:30 AM
Humanity Wears Many Hats
It’s only short. But, assuming you can look past the fact it was filmed on a budget that consisted of whatever change was in J. Michael Straczynski’s pockets that day, it’s one of the thousand moments that means seminal 90’s sci-fi series Babylon 5 is still a watershed of quality sci-fi television.
For those of you who’ve never enjoyed B5’s overarching ‘Star Trek vs. The Imperium vs
on 06-05-2016 at 07:50 AM
’Hey, look at this. It’s called ‘Akira’… And it’s a cartoon. How can it be 15 certificate?’
I was in my teens when anime ‘first’ made its way to the UK. I say first, but honestly, we’d all grown up with ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’ so any child of the 80’s who’d grown up with Philip Schofield and the Broom Cupboard already had a fairly solid idea about what it was. No, what I mean was that the very first ‘adult’ anime had made it to UK shores.
There were only
on 05-01-2016 at 12:21 PM
Or: The Problem Of Merchandise
So Captain America is my favourite character in the MCU. Has been ever since I saw ‘The First Avenger’, and honestly? He may achieved the unthinkable and overtaken Punisher as my favourite Marvel character. It’s weird; normally I’m all about the GRIMDARK, but Cap… In a cultural landscape where every other character is cynical, consumed by manpain, or frankly insane, there’s something really refreshing about a protagonist who isn’t. I love the idea that