50 Years of 2001: A Space Odyssey - Isle of Man Stamps

Hidden Messages part of new 2001: A Space Odyssey Isle of Man stamps

The Isle of Man post office is marking the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in style with a set of eight stamps – which contain secret messages for fans of the classic science fiction film. The work of London-based company Glazier Design in partnership with Warner Bros. and through them the KubrickContinue reading Hidden Messages part of new 2001: A Space Odyssey Isle of Man stamps

Jack Kirby Self Portrait

In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Had he lived, Jack “King” Kirby, born 28th August 1917, would have been 100 this year. In advance of Lancaster Comics Day 2017, where Kirby’s work will be celebrated on a special panel, British comic artist (and Comics Day guest) Tim Perkins sings the praises of this great American comic artist, whose work was instrumentalContinue reading In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey' - Sample Spread 3

Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook

Taschen have announced the impending re-release of The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by science and technology writer Piers Bizony, designed by the M/M partnership. 2001 is one of those films that has has had a lasting impression on me for decades now, and I fondly remember reading the Jack Kirby Marvel Treasury comic thatContinue reading Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook

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

Doctor Who The Twelfth Doctor #3

Doctor Who tops BFI favourite SF character poll

  The ultimate showdown between science fiction heroes The Doctor and Ellen Ripley – both also comic heroes – has seen British TV’s favourite Time Lord from Doctor Who emerge victorious in a British Film Institute poll we mentioned recently. The BFI launched its poll to find the nation’s favourite SF character back in August as part of itsContinue reading Doctor Who tops BFI favourite SF character poll