His Dark Materials S02E02 continues Lyra’s sojourn away from her home world as she continues to seek the truth behind ‘dust’ – the substance that facilitates traveling between alternate realities. Entitled “The Cave”, His Dark Materials S02E02 now takes place on multiple planes of existence as part of its narrative.(more…)
The Queen’s Gambit is a Netflix limited series based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis. The series is alternately a chess fantasy and a feminist drama. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, the main character, the story is set in the 1950s and 1960s.(more…)
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s novel about a near future world centred on virtual reality is such a quick read, because it’s basically set out like a movie.
Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams – Episode 6 is the sixth instalment of the scifi anthology series and just might be the best one thus far. Entitled “Human Is”, this episode demonstrates how engaging and thrilling a Dick adaptation can be, when the story remains faithful to the source material.(more…)
Philip K Dick Electric Dreams – Episode 5 is the fifth instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer. As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories. Chances are if you are expecting Electric Dreams to be on the level of Black Mirror, then you will be upset and disappointed.(more…)
Philip K Dick Electric Dreams – Episode 4 is the fourth instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer. As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories. Oh we truly believe that the producers cheated with this episode of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.(more…)
Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams – Episode 2 is the second instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer.The whole point of an adaptation is, not to slavishly follow the source material, but to utilise the changed medium to say something different but remaining true to the core of the original.(more…)
Adaptation of the 1988 one-shot graphic novel featuring the characters Batman and the Joker written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Brian Bolland. The film is directed by Sam Liu and written by Brian Azzarello. Stars the voices of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong and Ray Wise.
The latest film adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic story finds Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, being called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
GEEK OUT! THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: HIGH FANTASY FROM MTV!GEEK OUT! THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: HIGH FANTASY FROM MTV!
Content is king.
When distribution platforms like HBO, Amazon & Netflix began producing original content, these corporations were merely heeding this truth of that saying. The success of these ventures have now even persuaded MTV to take the plunge after years of reality TV programming.
Scifi TV geeks have been waiting for a long time for a series that matches the epic sweep of Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica. Thus, when it was announced that Syfy was adapting James SA Corey’s Expanse series, there was palpable excitement amongst geeks that perhaps the wait was over. Based on the pilot, there is enough evidence that The Expanse may have a shot at emulating the greatness of the aforementioned series.
GEEK OUT! THE WALKING DEAD – THE CALM BEFORE THE STORMGEEK OUT! THE WALKING DEAD – THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM
After the traumatic episodes on both sides of the mid-season break, this episode caught up with our merry band of survivors to find them struggling with a crisis of faith. Season 5 has seen more death, more disaster, more peril than ever before. Inevitably, the question must be broached – what’s the point of going on? Why not just give up? For Maggie, Sasha and Daryl, it seems as if their will to live has gone, even as Beth and Tyreese have gone. The pain is difficult to take and it does not help that the group is exhausted running out of food and water as they make the long trek to Washington D.C.
Quite like episode 9, there is a lyrical, poetic quality to “Them” as the group’s grapples with their biggest challenge – not walkers and not evildoers but themselves. After all, if you cannot convince yourself to keep living, then the battle is already over. This is encapsulated by Rick when he says – “… we are the walking dead” even as the group shelters from the storm. However, moments later when the will to survive is given the ultimate test, the group collectively brave the storm and live to fight another day. Kudos to the writers for giving us yet another deep episode without compromising on zombie kills.
One of the best series on TV now. But you knew that.