Saturday, 28 November 2020

Anyone Versus Predator

The Predator is well know for its eternal conflict with the Alien, but who else have they hunted over the years? I wrote this about Predator crossover comics

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Twitter Twatter #92

The second half of October 2020 on the Twitter:

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Twitter Twatter #91

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Thursday, 19 November 2020

The Car's The Star

Car chases are an important part of the James Bond winning formula. Some are gadget-laden, others are rawer. Despite No Time To Die showing no sign of appearing any time soon, I wrote this article about ten of my favourite car chases that featured in the previous James Bond films.

What are your favourite? Find out if we agree at James Bond: Top Ten Car Chases.

Monday, 16 November 2020

Carruthers Ten Years On: November 2010

November 2010 on the Carruthers blog saw it reach 900 posts.

I quite like this one about Frida Kahlo and the photo for this one, while this one about Trainspotting reveals one of my personal bugbears.

Friday, 13 November 2020

More Outside In Boldly Goes Reviews

Some Outside In Boldly Goes reviews from the contributors. Ordinarily a review from the author would be less than impartial, but given the nature of the Outside In books that doesn't apply in quite the same way. On Goodreads, Outside In Boldly Goes currently has an average of  (out of five).

Reviewer: Daniel Kukwa
December 23, 2016

Another fantastic celebration of classic geeky goodness from the folks at ATB Publishing. I have an article in here, in the depths of season three...but I won't toot any horns. There is more than enough within these pages to entertain & fascinate even the most discerning "Star Trek" fan.

Reviewer: Colleen Hillerup
August 14, 2017

So many opinions, one little series (that changed the SF world.) Thoroughly enjoyable. (Disclaimer, I'm one of them, but there's 116 more.)

Reviewer: Michel Siskoid Albert
May 31, 2018

I wrote an essay for Outside In Boldly Goes, but that still left me with 116 more by 116 other writers about 116 more original-cast Star Trek stories to read through. (Note that last phrase, the book includes essays for all of TOS and TAS, the movies both classic and Nu, and every story that features TOS alumni, including Relics, Unification, Trials and Tribble-ations, etc. as well as Galaxy Quest for good measure!) The mandate of the Outside In series is to give unusual takes on the material, whether in format or opinion, which I do admit sometimes tips the balance towards humor pieces that take down even beloved TOS episodes (the bad stories get taken down, and then the good stories might be taken down as an "alternate take"), but there are enough insightful essays to satisfy the hardcore don't-talk-shit-about-my-fandom Trekkie as well, and give them something to think about when they thought they'd had every possible thought already. Might even have saved The Motion Picture for me...

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Twitter Twatter #90

The second half of September 2020 on Twitter:

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Twitter Twatter #89

The first half of September 2020 on Twitter: