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Physician, Heal Thyself: All Change For Doctor Who

By |2017-01-31T23:16:39+00:00January 31st, 2017|Movies/TV|

Yesterday, in an unexpected announcement, Peter Capaldi revealed that he was to step down from Doctor Who at the end of the year.  Although surprising, I kind of saw it coming.  Stephen Moffat, lead writer for the show for the past few years is leaving too and as it was with Russell T Davies, the star of the show is going too, leaving a clean slate for the new lead [...]

How Superheroes Made Me A Better Person

By |2017-01-24T22:07:43+00:00January 24th, 2017|Books/Comics|

As many people already know, I am a fully paid up Marvel fanboy.  With superheroes so prevalent in our media at the moment, it truly is a time of the geeks with each new property causing me to squeal in excitement as they are adapted to the screen.  But in one way or another, superpowered heroes have always been in my life and over the course of the last few [...]

Separating the Darkness from the Black

By |2016-10-14T09:55:13+00:00May 10th, 2016|Wyrd|

“Hello Darkness my old friend, I’ve come to be with you again...” So begins one of my favourite songs of all time, recently covered in an epic fashion by Disturbed.  Yet despite the opening line referring to a small, echo filled place where Art Garfunkel would write most of his songs, it calls to me in a way that makes absolute sense.  The darkness is where I have always felt [...]

Legally Green – Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe Needs She-Hulk

By |2016-10-14T09:55:14+00:00March 21st, 2016|Movies/TV|

We’re only a few short weeks away from the next Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War and I couldn’t be more stoked.  For a non-Avengers film, it’s packing one of the biggest cast lists in a long time and we will see a huge amount of superpowered heroes on screen, pounding on each other to decide whether heroes should be registered or not (it looks like it’s going to be [...]

AdBlockers, Lies and Technical Ineptitude

By |2016-10-14T09:55:14+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Tech|

  People gather round. There is a conspiracy going on, a frightening cartel of shadowy entities are plotting to steal away from us our savings, our information, even our lives. These figures got into power through deceit and treachery and use fear and manipulation of the gutter press to remain in charge of our lives. There can be no arguing with them, no bartering and no escape from their machinations [...]

Grumpy Old Time Lords: In Praise of the Older Ass Kicker

By |2016-10-14T09:55:15+00:00February 15th, 2016|Movies/TV|

Age is a funny thing. Once you think you’ve got the hang of a certain age, you zoom past it at such a high speed it makes your head spin. Managed to get a budget together? Live on your own? Good, have a serious relationship! Boom! Managed that for a while? Here, try kids! Pow! And before you know it, you’re exhausted, sitting on your ass in front of the [...]

Sympathy For The Devil: Why It’s OK To Love A Bad Guy

By |2016-10-14T09:55:16+00:00February 15th, 2016|Movies/TV|

In the wake of David Bowie’s untimely departure, I retold a story about how I first encountered his acting when I was small and was left unattended in front of Labyrinth. After sitting through a spellbinding few hours, I struggled to get thoughts of Bowie’s Goblin King out of my head. As a young boy, I quickly assumed that I was scared of him and, let’s be fair, he does [...]

Google Knows Everything (And Other Fairy Stories)

By |2016-10-14T09:55:17+00:00February 15th, 2016|Tech|

Apparently, according to my daughter, Google knows everything. When discussing her latest research project, this gem of wisdom was offered to me as a way to solve all of our research problems. Just type it into Google and they’ll give you the answer.  To say I was a little surprised at her response would be an understatement, especially as there was no mention of books of libraries (a sure sign [...]