The Marvel Book (2019) – Stephen Wiacek

The DK Big Idea series from DK Canada are constantly fascinating, jam-packed with information, pictures, and a well thought out structure to guide one through the subject’s history, I have raved about The Star Trek Book, as well as The Movie Book, and now, I’m about to do the same for The Marvel Book. To…

Space: 1999 (1975) – Mission of the Darians, and Black Sun

Johnny Byrne pens this episode that first debuted on 30 October, 1975, that sees Moonbase Alpha encountering yet another alien life form (something that they take way too easily in stride as a series. There should be wonder and discovery associated with these things, but instead we just dive into the story – although there…

Total Recall (2012) – Len Wiseman

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me to another remake, this time Total Recall. Based ever so loosely on the Philip K. Dick tale, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, it also seeks to prove itself a worthy successor to one of the biggest films of the early 90s. Most viewers will only know the…

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Bryan Singer

  There’s probably a good, or at least a passable story somewhere amongst the mutants, Singer as a director has done some nice work with Marvel’s X-Men franchise in the past, but this time, it just feels like too much flash, and no substance. To say the visual effects super-saturate this film is an understatement….

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) – Brett Ratner

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues its travels with the X-men, but this time around the mutants aren’t guided by the sure directorial hand of Bryan Singer. Taking the helm this time around is Brett Ratner, and you can tell from the off that it doesn’t have the same emotional depth, or action beats that…

X2: X-Men United (2003) – Bryan Singer

  From apes, I move onto mutants with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Having previously covered X-Men for the blog, I leapt ahead to X2. Picking up a few months after the ending of the first film, director Bryan Singer expands on the world he helped bring to the screen in the previous film. This time…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Genesis of the Daleks

  The Doctor (Tom Baker) encounters the Daleks, once again, but in a completely new way, in this landmark, six-part story written by Terry Nation that aired from 8 March to 12 April, 1975. When the transmat beam from Earth back to the Ark is intercepted, the Doctor, Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter)…

Issues Vol. 8

This week I’ve got four great books, and 1 miss, though that one was my choice and not endorsed by Kirk at West End Comics, so his status remains untarnished. That being said let’s dive in to see what I was reading last night, and allow me the opportunity, once again, to pop into West…

Wizards (1977) – Ralph Bakshi

Sometimes you just want to watch something different… and Ralph Bakshi’s films have always been that, and this one is no exception. Set in a far distant future when humanity has blown itself from the face of the Earth, and any survivors have become radiated mutants, constantly devolving into new nightmares, the fairies and magical…

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – Bryan Singer

The X-Men are back! After the less than stellar Wolverine spin-offs and the horrendous X3, it’s good to see Fox actually giving the Marvel property some respect, viewers and critics know it can work when it’s given the proper time and attention, as illustrated by X-Men: First Class, as well as the first two films….

Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E09 – Repairs

  This week’s episode features a young woman Hannah (Laura Seay),who believes she is being punished by god, and haunted by demons for letting her workmates die in a laboratory explosion. We also get a little bit more backstory on Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen). And there’s more fallout from the events of Thor: The Dark…