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Why Is It Always Chess In Sci-Fi & Fantasy?

Why Is It Always Chess In Sci-Fi & Fantasy?
Once again, a genre show has used chess as a metaphor – this time it was the latest episode of Outlander (you can see our review here). Sci-Fi and fantasy loves chess because of the whole dark versus light vibe. There are also pawn and checkmate metaphors galore to have fun with. It reminded me of a daft little project I did on Facebook page last year. Some of you may have seen this before but hey, it took a while to put together so I thought it... 

The Prop Gallery Bring Special Guests to MCM Birmingham Comic Con

The Prop Gallery Bring Special Guests to MCM Birmingham Comic Con
The Prop Gallery, well known for their work on iconic film and TV series such as Star Wars, Doctor Who and Back to the Future, are going to be making their presence known at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con in November. Not only will they be bringing a range of the props they’ve built for myriad franchises, they’ve also got two special guests lined up to appear on Saturday and Sunday, giving attendees a great opportunity to talk with... 

The Real History of Science Fiction: Sci-Fi Superstars in Upcoming BBC Show

The Real History of Science Fiction: Sci-Fi Superstars in Upcoming BBC Show
Set to premiere in the US on 19th April, BBC America has announced that it’s making a show so exciting that we may have to consider demanding license fee refunds if it doesn’t come over here in some form too. The Real History of Science Fiction is a look into the themes and ideas that have inspired countless sci-fi stories on page and screen, featuring a stellar and intergalactically diverse cast of “experts”. Trekkie or Whovian,... 

Oblivion Review

Oblivion Review
Another year, another dystopian science fiction movie. Tron Legacy’s director Joseph Kosinski is back with his sophomoric effort, Oblivion, a movie that stars Tom Cruise on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Cruise continues his reputation as one of the huge Hollywood actors in this film, playing Jack Harper, one of the last few humans on Earth. His job is to repair drones that patrol the almost-destroyed planet, having followed an alien invasion 60 years... 

Brian Muir ‘I am you’re father’s father’ speaks to MCMBuzz

Brian Muir ‘I am you’re father’s father’ speaks to MCMBuzz
Brian sculpting Royal Coat of Arms for Crown Court at age of 21  Step aside Michelangelo and make way for visual virtuoso Brian Muir (queue The Imperial March). Responsible for sparking life into enchanting environments, wacky worlds and cult characters in over 60 (and counting) films since 1968, the 59 year old sculpting screen saint has gifted audiences for four decades, and is famously recognised as ‘the force’ (pun intended) behind... 

Alien Vault Panel at London MCM Expo

Alien Vault Panel at London MCM Expo
Empire Magazine’s Ian Nathan recently released his book Alien Vault, packed full of information on the seminal film, such as unseen set photos, sketches, H.R. Giger’s concept artwork, script pages and reproductions of Ridley Scott’s annotated storyboards. Ian Nathan led a panel at the London MCM Expo, interviewing the film’s associate producer, Ivor Powell, and special effects supervisor Brian Johnson, both of whom had met after working on... 
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