Category Archives: Art

Star Trek: The Crier in Emptiness

This week we explored strange new worlds with Big Finish in Doctor Who’s Divergent universe in Scherzo.  Then we sought out strange new life forms in Star Trek with The Changeling.  Before I start a different Thursday series, I wanted to come … Continue reading

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Scherzo

Returning to Big Finish after a bit of a gap has been a mixed bag and I’m desperately torn on my feelings about Scherzo.  Having left our universe at the end of Zagreus, Charley and the Doctor are in a … Continue reading

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Mass Effect: The Complete Comics

Let’s take a break from actual video games, retro or otherwise, to dive into a video game-related subject: the complete collection of Mass Effect comics.  This tome caught my eye one day and I picked it up to read a … Continue reading

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The Mountains of Madness (Blue Fox Comics edition)

I’m often told I’m a little weird.  Once upon a long time ago, I might have found that offensive but not any more.  When Craig asked the Doctor in the Doctor Who episode The Lodger if anyone ever told him … Continue reading

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Plunge

The year is coming to an end so I wanted to take a moment to detour into the realm of graphic novels one more time.  Who knows, maybe I’ll give someone an idea for a last minute Christmas gift! Since … Continue reading

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Detroit: Become Human (Marcus)

Last week I began an in-depth look at a fantastic game by Quantic Dream called Detroit Become Human.  If you want to know more about why this is a three-part series, pop back in time and read about it here.  … Continue reading

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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

Eldritch castles and elder signs, squatting squid-headed statues and hooded cultists, fishmen and shoggoths, the dreaded Necronomicon and talking cats… what do they all have in com…. wait a second… talking cats?  In my quest to play a few more Lovecraft … Continue reading

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Old Gods Rising

I’ve been following HBO’s superb Lovecraft Country which has had the unsurprising side effect of putting me in the mood for Cthulhu-based games. Having just come off Magrunner: Dark Pulse, I guess that wasn’t enough and maybe I can keep … Continue reading

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse

As I mentioned last week, Remnant really put me off.  That Totem Father remains unbeaten and after going back again and having the right mouse button not work one time more than I was ready to see happen, I’ve uninstalled … Continue reading

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Weird Detective: The Stars are Wrong

Taking another week off video games I wanted to share news of a special treat I found.  I did not grow up as a comic-book kid.  I had a few, I recall distinctly.  There was a Godzilla issue with a … Continue reading

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Tacoma

As I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of the video game platform Steam.  It’s my go-to for all games.  But Epic Games has been doing some really impressive things since Covid kicked in and one of those things is … Continue reading

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Cthulhu and UFOs at the Nativity

UFOlogists over the years have pored over the finer details of Renaissance art, looking for evidence to support their cause, and recently I have been having fun taking a scalpel to their findings.  The example I am going to look … Continue reading

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Spaceships at the Crucifixion

Once again I am indebted to a good friend for bringing another interesting painting to my attention, one that has fascinated UFO enthusiasts who went looking for historical evidence.  So here we have a 1350 fresco from the Visoki Decani … Continue reading

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The UFO Baptism

My article about UFOs in Rome provoked an interesting discussion among my friends, and I am indebted to one of them for sending me this image: It was sent as an example of the possibility of UFOs in art, and … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

On Christmas Day 1965 there was more than one fourth-wall breaking Doctor Who story for children to enjoy.  If they were lucky enough to have a copy of TV Comic Issue 732 (dated week ending 25th December 1965) they could … Continue reading

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Porco Rosso

For the second week in a row, we are looking at a Studio Ghibli film that is generally underrated.  At least, it is probably underrated internationally, although it was the most successful film of 1992 in Japan.  I think the … Continue reading

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Only Yesterday

For the majority of their output, Studio Ghibli has had two main writer/directors: Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.  So far every film I have written about here has been a Miyazaki film, and I skipped Takahata’s first effort as it … Continue reading

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Growing up is a tricky business.  For 14-year-old Kiki it is going to be even more difficult than usual because she is a witch, and wants to follow an important tradition: spending a year away from home perfecting her abilities, … Continue reading

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My Neighbour Totoro

Studio Ghibli’s first release was Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and then came a double bill: Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbour Totoro, shown together in cinemas in Japan.  It must be the strangest pairing of movies ever.  I’m … Continue reading

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Last week we looked at Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, not strictly speaking a Studio Ghibli film, but made by a lot of the same people before the founding of the studio.  In 1985 the studio was founded … Continue reading

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