Friday, 31 May 2019

"My name's not Turkey"

After Battlestar Galactica was cancelled, it returned as Galactica 1980, which unsurprisingly sees Galactica arrive in Earth's system in the year 1980. Unable to land, Adama sends a small advance party who try to blend in with flying bikes, Nazis and baseball playing children who can jump thirty feet into the air.

Not as well loved as its predecessor, Galactica 1980 is largely forgotten and often ignored. It's time to change all that and I've written this for Hero Collector to draw your attention back to it whether you like it or not.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Every Saga Has A Beginning

Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace was released twenty years ago today and a saga began anew. Sadly the film did not meet with universal acclaim and became a shorthand for cinematic disappointment.

This struck me as somewhat unfair and I think that Episode I deserves reappraisal. In honour of that I wrote this.

Monday, 6 May 2019

What He Left Behind

I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. So does Ira Steven Behr, so he made a documentary about it and after a long period of development it's finally doing the rounds.

What We Left Behind: Looking Back At Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a brilliant love letter to the often overlooked series.

I wrote this for Hero Collector.