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The A To Z Of SFF

Dec 2, 2016

After the Doctor saves the day and vworps off in the TARDIS, very little thought is given as to what happens next. Until now, that is.
YA spinoff Class pits a ragtag group of mismatched youths left in charge of a rift in space-time against alien threats. Nothing like a DW retread of the Buffyverse, then...
To be fair,...


Oct 22, 2016

Onwards with Spooky SFF month, as we discuss a massively influential slice of hauntological freakiness: Nigel Kneale's terrifying The Stone Tape. It ticks all the boxes: 70s setting, shot on video, Radiophonic Workshop soundtrack. A sharply empathetic performance from Jane Asher helps to elevate this story, but the...


Jul 29, 2016

Kinda, unfairly, has a reputation as one of the worst episodes of Davidson-era Doctor Who, largely based on the slightly duff effects at its climax. OK, sure, the 'terrifying embodiment' of the villainous Mara is pretty poor by today's standard...or any time, frankly.
But, as Rob and Clive make clear, there's a hell of...


Jul 22, 2016

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 is often thought of as the darkest of the franchises, but it had its lighter moments. Take the 20th Anniversary commemorative episode, a goofy, utterly delightful celebration of everything that makes the show such a beloved SF benchmark for so many people. 

It's got time-travel, Terry Farrell in...


May 20, 2016

There is a history under the history you think you know. A history where the space race never ended. Where Mars was explored back in the early 60s. Where the elite are preparing to evacuate a world dying in the face of catastrophic climate change.

Join Rob, Clive and Curiosity as they explore the secret conspiracy known...