Edinburgh Comic Con: A Bird’s Eye View

In April 2014, I went to a rather small, poorly attended comic show called SBA at the Students Union that is part of Edinburgh University. I was lucky and I got to spend an inordinate amount of time chatting with such luminaries as Norm Breyfogle, Ian Churchill, Declan Shalvey and other assorted guests. So whenContinue reading Edinburgh Comic Con: A Bird’s Eye View

Strontium Dog - Fan Film: Wulf Sternhammer

Matthew Simpson to star as Johnny Alpha, Kevin Horsham as Wulf in Strontium Dog Fan Film

The team behind the eagerly-anticipated not-for-profit Strontium Dog fan film have released a few photos from their costume test day, and introduce actors Matthew Simpson, who has kindly agreed to play the part of Johnny Alpha in the film, and Kevin Horsham, who will play companion Wulf Sternhammer. The film, which will be directed by StevenContinue reading Matthew Simpson to star as Johnny Alpha, Kevin Horsham as Wulf in Strontium Dog Fan Film

What’s All the Fuss About… Doctor Who?

FBS Publishing have announced a new non-fiction book about Doctor Who which has been co- authored by occasional downthetubes contributor Ian Wheeler. Ian has teamed-up with Will Hadcroft to write What’s All the Fuss About…? An Introduction to Doctor Who: An Unofficial Doctor Who Companion. Who is the Doctor, what are the Daleks and whyContinue reading What’s All the Fuss About… Doctor Who?

Marvel Super Special #22: Blade Runner

BFI announces Blade Runner re-release and more 2015 film highlights

  The BFI has revealed a selection of film highlights to look forward to in 2015 which include a number of films that will appeal to downthetubes readers, including a re-release of Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner: The Final Cut and the screening of a number of horror, fantasy and animated films. Many BFI releases will be pickedContinue reading BFI announces Blade Runner re-release and more 2015 film highlights

Historian and author Dominic Sandbrook head to the very frontiers of space and science to offer audiences the definitive television history of science fiction. Image: BBC

BBC heads to the frontiers of space and time with new Science Fiction programming

  The BBC has announced a number of science fiction-related programmes, including a new four-part series on BBC Two in which Dominic Sandbrook explores how science fiction has offered a revealing window into our dreams and our nightmares that will feature input from the likes of comics writer and author Neil Gaiman, Time Traveller’s Wife andContinue reading BBC heads to the frontiers of space and time with new Science Fiction programming