Book Review – Complex 90 May27

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Earlier this month, we had the distinct pleasure of speaking at length with author Max Allan Collins, crime fiction writer extraordinaire and hand-picked successor of the late, great Mickey Spillane.  Within the scope of that interview, I mentioned that Spillane’s Mike Hammer...

Book Review – Modesty Blaise: The Girl in the Iron Mask Mar17

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1963 saw a boom in the British spy genre after James Bond hit the big screen the year before in Dr. No.  As a result, it wasn’t just the spies who took center stage; a number of creations with a criminal past also lit up the intrigue of the time.  One of the standout...

Podcast #90 – ...

http://media.blubrry.com/scififx/p/www.scififx.com/podcast/scififx-podcast-90-year-end-review.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we give our review of the Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Snowmen.  We also...

The Doctor Saved Us!

It’s December 22, which means the feared Mayan doomsday prophecies were averted.  How did it happen?  Much speculation abounds, but we at SciFiFX have the scoop.  The answer, apparently, is a madman with a box who was determined to make a movie. Our source...

Podcast #87 – ...

http://media.blubrry.com/scififx/p/www.scififx.com/podcast/scififx_podcast_87_film.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we discuss the current state of Film Restoration, and some of the “improvments” that are being done to films when...

Book Review: Anno Dracula Dec02

Book Review: Anno Dr...

I’ve pimped this series on our podcast a couple of times, but having just finished book 3, I felt it was high time (indeed, long overdue) that I worked up a proper review for these books.  To start things off, let me just open with a quote from an acknowledged master of the...

007 Review: Skyfall Nov09

007 Review: Skyfall

Old dogs, new tricks.  That’s the message we’re told to receive when viewing Skyfall, the latest in the line of the ever-popular 007 franchise.  But before we can say whether or not the dog truly learned or simply scratched its fleas, I’ll first offer up the...

Book Review – Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel Oct16

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Publisher’s Summary: Evil is most assuredly afoot – and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade… and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as...

7 Days of 007 – Day 7: Daniel Craig Oct10

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“I’ve been trying to give 110% since the beginning, but after all the fuss, maybe I started giving 115%,” Daniel Craig said regarding the fan backlash he’s received as the world’s most famous superspy, even before Casino...

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7 Days of 007 – Day 6: Pierce Brosnan Oct09

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Once more we tread into territory where someone who was previously selected to don the mantle of 007 but couldn’t (or wouldn’t) for whatever reason finally gets his opportunity.  Following the seemingly endless legal battles, the...

7 Days of 007 – Day 5: Timothy Dalton Oct08

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As we previously noted, Timothy Dalton was the man originally slated to replace Sean Connery, but he turned it down, citing at the time that he was too young, and Connery was too good to follow.  As when Connery stepped down, the world and the studio played the guessing game of who...

7 Days of 007 – Day 4: Roger Moore Oct07

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Once named as “the lethal comedian,” Roger Moore is the longest officially-tenured 007 in the franchise, with Connery tying the record only if the unofficial Never Say Never Again is counted in your lexicon (I count it, but only because it’s...

7 Days of 007 – Day 3: George Lazenby and the Return of Connery Oct06

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You might have noticed that yesterday’s article on Sean Connery was a little short.  This is because most people agree that Connery’s era was the gold standard and the one that everyone will compare to every later version of 007.  Besides, I...

7 Days of 007 – Day 2: Sean Connery Oct05

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Happy International James Bond Day, one and all! On this date 50 years ago, Dr. No, the first James bond film, made its theatrical debut.  Some of the things the general public would come to know about 007 originated here: the gun barrel intro sequence, the tux, the Vesper...

7 Days of 007 –...

Tomorrow is International Bond Day, marking the 50th anniversary of the theatrical release of Dr. No, the first James Bond film.  We here at SciFiFX felt it only necessary to celebrate with a week-long retrospective on how Bond came to be, and how he got to where he is now. Ian Fleming...

SciFiFX Podcast: Cha...

http://media.blubrry.com/scififx/p/www.scififx.com/podcast/SciFiFX_Podcast_Characters_Corner_Tarzan_and_The_Shadow.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, Troy and Big Dog discuss the massive histories of the two iconic characters: Tarzan and...

Bond is Back!

James Bond that is. The next film in the 007 franchise is heading our way and here is the first trailer for Skyrim, I mean Skyfall.  

Sword Master Bob And...

He secretly took up the mantle of Darth Vader twice in order to duel Luke Skywalker in both Empire and Jedi, and Mark Hamill exposed that secret to the world so as to give the man the credit he deserved.  He’s trained legends—Aragorn, Zorro, Inigo...

The Mother of All Cr...

You’re reading this, so I can only assume you like science fiction, fantasy, mythology, horror, superheroes, and/or classic pulps.  Do you like crossovers?  Interested to see just how far down the rabbit hole some of your favorite characters can take you? This is for...

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