GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE” [SPOILERS]

There was a moment – the briefest possibly – where it seemed that the writers/producers behind Discovery were going to reboot the entire series using the escape from the Mirror Universe as the plot device. Perhaps then Discovery would exist in a reality more aligned to the original series (which Continue Reading

GEEK OUT!!! STAR WARS : CAN THE LAST JEDI AVOID THE FLAWS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS?

Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens was a smash hit in 2015 BUT failed as a story. As a ‘soft reboot’, the movie served to superficially give the fans what they wanted but essentially retold the original Star Wars (1977) plot in an inferior way – adding in new characters Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

Here we are again, about to defend a geek movie that most movie critics have harshly criticised. In a crowded space for summer blockbusters, it was difficult for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to get attention from movie goers but it is definitely worth the effort!

GEEK OUT! GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 : LIGHTNING DOES STRIKE TWICE!

Considering how amazing and surprising the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was, when it was released in 2014, it is perhaps shocking (or maybe not) that its sequel matches not only its sheer entertainment quality but builds on the characters and relationships introduced in the original.

GEEK OUT: STAR TREK BEYOND TRAILER #2

Well obviously we held certain reservations when it was announced that Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) would be directing the new Star Trek movie. And whilst the first trailer did not allay those fears, this second trailer has gone a long way towards repairing awful first impressions.

GEEK OUT! THE EXPANSE LIVES UP TO ITS NAME!

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. Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! GREEN LANTERN – RENEGADE

The latest DC crossover event Convergence gave the company the excuse to reboot its characters yet again. For some reason, Marvel and DC are convinced that comic book readers constantly want something new in lieu of memorable stories. The Silver Age Green Lantern (a.k.a. Hal Jordan) gets his latest makeover Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TEASER TRAILER #2

Yes the first teaser trailer was bewildering BUT this is the real deal right here. With a Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil) VO, thrilling shots of the new Star Wars universe (30 years from Return of the Jedi) and the appearance of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca, it feels like Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! JUPITER ASCENDING IS A PIECE OF CRAP THAT EVEN MICHAEL BAY WOULD BE ASHAMED OF

Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowskis. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean & Eddie Redmayne. Where do I begin? The fact that Jupiter Ascending had two previous release dates in 2014 before settling on February 2015 was already cause of concern. Add to that the dodgy trailer Continue Reading