Author: Darren Slade

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

For all its faults, IT is horror’s Moby Dick – a gargantuan tale so full of powerfully rendered characters, ideas and episodes that it bears returning to and analysing, one memorable passage at a time. Read More »

What will happen to SF films when streaming conquers the universe?

What will happen to SF films when streaming conquers the universe?

The movement away from physical artifacts (DVDs and Blu-Ray discs) to streaming services may leave future science fiction film fans in the dark about classics of the genre if selection does not improve. Read More »

Doctor Who: How the debate about the first female Time Lord has insulted fans

Doctor Who: How the debate about the first female Time Lord has insulted fans

The debate on the casting of a female Doctor on the show Doctor Who has been highly unfair to fans. Read More »

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. It should really have caught on

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. It should really have caught on

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is an effective film about an all too real possible Armageddon. Read More »

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better or worse?

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better or worse?

Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down? Read More »

Is Doctor Who in trouble? Only if you ignore the way the world has changed

Is Doctor Who in trouble? Only if you ignore the way the world has changed

Changes in the way people view television programmes do not appear to be taken into account when considering the audience for Dr. Who. Read More »

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation? Read More »

I, Robot on the BBC: this is how good radio SF could be

I, Robot on the BBC: this is how good radio SF could be

Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It's a shame that there isn't more of it, although... Read More »

Star Wars is getting complex. Should we be impressed or worried?

Star Wars is getting complex. Should we be impressed or worried?

Disney seems to be respectfully expanding the Star Wars universe, but will it succumb to the corporate dark side? Read More »

How Rogue One offers new hope for SF in mainstream films

How Rogue One offers new hope for SF in mainstream films

Surprise! Rogue One actually takes the Star Wars universe in a new and interesting direction. WARNING: contains spoilers. Read More »

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