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Frankenstein's monster from the Revised Edition, 1831

The learned monster

Written on 18 Dec, 2023

I listened at night, headphones on and lights off. The aural landscape pulling me into Victor Frankenstein’s world deeper than any screen version could.


Star Wars poster

See the galaxy from your living room

Written on 22 May, 2023

What makes something recognisably ‘Star Wars’? In the early 80s there were many attempts to copy the Star Wars formula but none could successfully capture what made tales from a galaxy far, far away so enticing.

Star Wars

Thor Love and Thunder poster

Hello everybody peeps

Written on 16 Oct, 2022

Thor: Love and Thunder has its moments. Not amongst them is the channeling of Stavros by Russell Crowe for his Zeus performance.

Thor: Love and Thunder

The Long Mars book cover

Middle Earth

Written on 7 Aug, 2022

I like Terry Pratchett, so why have I taken 10+ years to get through three books of The Long Earth series?

The Long Mars

Rogue One Poster

A story of two battles

Written on 14 May, 2020

Watching films in bitesize chunks (which is often the case with things the rest of the family don’t want to watch) has one benefit: Sometimes I’m watching a bit I really like just when I’m in the mood for it.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story