Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Uplifting with Swords

I appeared on the Sudden but Inevitable Rewatch earlier this year in the episode dedicated to the Firefly instalment Shindig. They ended up using something I said to name the episode and so it was ultimately called Uplifting with Swords.

I was their first guest and it was the beginning of a great run of guests, mostly from other podcasts. 

Jesse, Josh, Kylie and Ricky were very welcoming and it was a lot of fun. Due to the time difference between the UK and Colorado, I had to get up very early in the morning to take part, but it was definitely worth it. I heartily recommend the Sudden but Inevitable Rewatch to listeners far and wide.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

X-Men: First Class Ten Years On

Can you believe that X-Men: First Class is ten years old. No? That's because it's not anymore, now it's probably more like ten and a half years and I should have posted this a while ago.

I wrote this article to celebrate its tenth birthday and suggest that it should be the model for bringing the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Univese. Then got so busy that I failed to post it here, so let's consider that rectified now.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Outside In Wants To Believe Published

Outside In Wants To Believe, ATB Publishing's second volume dedicate to The X-Files universe, has been published and is available here

Outside In Wants To Believe features 156 articles, one about each of the episodes that make up seasons seven to eleven of The X-Files and the second film, as well as the entireties of MillenniumThe Lone Gunmen and Harsh Realm.

I have written not one, but two articles for the book and they both concern Inga Fossa, the third episode of Harsh Realm. I'll wager this is probably more than anyone else has ever written about it.

Outside In Wants To Believe is available here.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Carruthers Ten Years On: November 2011

. I have absolutely no memory the photo on the left. November 2011 on the Carruthers blog was the month in which Fistkrammer finally saw the light of day. It was a surprise to all of us.

Posts listing references to the Star Trek movies and Doctor Who in the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Photos like the one below warm the cockles of my heart. The cloak was very difficult to walk in at the best of times, but one of the holes was much lower than the others and made for a very uncomfortable crouch and made walking almost impossible. I loved it.