Category Archives: TV

MORAV: the Comic

Whatever the state of play of the in-development TV series of M.O.R.A.V., creator Fon Davis has been speeding ahead with a comic version of the story, which features 30-foot robots and “a global arms race to build the greatest giant … Continue reading

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How To Traumatise Your Kids

I’d say it’s hard to believe anyone would make the following — but if you know anything about Japanese reality TV, maybe you won’t find it remarkable at all. Here a bunch of kids have been told that a zombie … Continue reading

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Dawn of a New Day [of the Triffids]

John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids has always been one of my favourite SF novels. It’s up there among the great “apocalypse” stories, with a well-thought-out scenario, good writing and character drama, not to mention superb “monsters”. The concept … Continue reading

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Say That Again, Ultraman!

I’m not sure what I think of this. Tsuburaya Productions’ latest offering in the ultra-long-running Ultraman TV franchise — Urutora Gyarakushii Daikaiju Batoru [lit. Ultra Galaxy: Giant Monster Battle; aka Ultra Galaxy: Mega Monster Battle] (2007; TV series; dir. Yuuichi … Continue reading

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The Monsters of Doctor Who: Kroll

The monster that gets the Award for Biggest Monster in a Doctor Who episode turns up in the  Season 16 story The Power of Kroll, with Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Mary Tamm as Romana, and a fairly static, … Continue reading

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The Monsters of Doctor Who: Morbius

I am still here. I can see nothing, feel nothing. You have locked me into hell for eternity. If this is all there is, I would rather die now… Trapped like this, like a sponge beneath the sea. Yet even … Continue reading

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DreamKeeper (2003)

DreamKeeper (Canada/US-2003; TV; dir. Steve Barron) This film is based on Native American mythological tales, recounted to a culturally recalcitrant youngster by his traditionalist grandfather. It is a Hallmark TV movie and was the winner of an Emmy for Visual … Continue reading

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Zombies Diversify!

Two new (at least to me) bizarre zombie entertainments in this, the Renaissance time of zombiedom! Real Zombies First up is a TV series, a satire of reality TV called America’s Next Top Zombie Idol, written and directed by Blair … Continue reading

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New Godman Remake?

Go! Godman (or Ike! Goddoman) was a Japanese TV series than ran for 26 short (five minute) episodes from 5 October 1972 until 10 April 1973. It was a tokusatsu television series: the first from Toho to feature a Kyodai … Continue reading

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Den Ace

The Tale of a Beer-Fueled Ultraman Much of the following is mere deduction based on Japanese websites (the text of which I don’t have the knowledge to decipher), the odd video clip and scraps of information found on forums. Hence … Continue reading

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