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  • 26 2017 July

    Reviews: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its … Captain Underpants!

    Captain Underpant: The First Epic Movie, Directed by David Soren, Starring Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Kristen Schaal From the pages of the popular kid’s books by Dav Pilkey comes the first, of what...

  • 26 2017 July

    Janis Joplin in comics

    One could say that the very first time Janis Joplin appeared in comics-format, was on the sleeve of her first major studio recording,Cheap Thrills (with Big Brother and The Holding Company). That sleeve, created by underground god R....

  • 25 2017 July

    Reviews: 80s cult scifi Dreamscape returns

    Dreamscape, Directed by Joseph Ruben, Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw Coming to Blu-Ray at the end of July and nicely restored to make the most of the new hi-res technology...

  • 21 2017 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #121

    Yep, it’s that time of week again when Richard and Joe bring you a quick round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days Very sad to hear of the passing...

  • 20 2017 July

    Reviews: Generation Gone

    Generation Gone #1, Aleš Kot, André Lima Araújo, Image Comics Another New Comic Book Day and the start of another new series from Image. Over the last two or three years in particular Image has...

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Sin City premieres

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

The visually-astonishing Sin City movie had its official premiere in LA this week. Word of mouth from those lucky enough to see advance preview screenings is that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have delivered precisely what the trailers promised, a film which is not so much an adaptation of a graphic novel but the graphic...

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Who resigns

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF fans are in a state of surprise today after the BBC announced Christopher Eccleston is stepping down from Doctor Who after only one season in the role over fears of typecasting and a desire for new projects. Coming only days after a triumphant first episode which held some ten million viewers attention and drew...

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In the News

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Your humble Edinburgh branch of Forbidden Planet International is featured today in the Edinburgh Evening News. They have an article on merchandise and tie-ins to accompany the slew of new SF&F films such as Star Wars and the new Doctor Who series. Naturally they turned to us as experts – and who is the handsome...

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It figures

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

New Star Wars figures, that is – a first look for you at the forthcoming figures to accompany Revenge of the Sith, including Anakin Skywalker, R2D2 and, in a wonderful move, a pregnant Padme! Details are still sketchy, but you can check out more images on our webstore and we are taking pre-orders – more...

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The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Those clever folk at Big Finish productions (home of the Doctor Who audio adventures among many others) have produced a three CD, full cast version of Bryan Talbot’s classic The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Yes, Luther Arkwright in the new-fangled talking medium! Parallel Britainsare open to Luther, including one where the Restoration never took place...

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Sweep away the crumbs

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Well, folks, that’s the end of our very special offer on the Complete Robert Crumb series. Don’t despair though – we still have our very generous offer running on the Arthur C Clarke awards nominess as well as this year’s excellent BSFA winner, River of Gods and the other nominees in the BSFA list. Watch...

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BSFA winner announced

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Also at the busy EasterCon the winners of this year’s British Science Fiction Association awards were announced. It appears the excellent novelist Adam Roberts was bang on the money as the novel he predicted was most likley to win did indeed take the coveted Best Novel prize: Ian McDonald’s fascinating, absorbing and exotic near-future, multiple-character...

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Hugo

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hot from their formal announcement at the EasterCon, Emerald City’s Cheryl Morgan has very kindly sent us details of the eagerly anticipated Hugo awards official nominees. Rumours were circling in recent days concerning various authors, including writers we’re very keen on here – now some of those rumours are indeed fact, as you may all...

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Edinburgh offer

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

The FPI store on Edinburgh’s South Bridge has announced a one week special sale with a whole 20% off merchandise (such as our great range of toys, figures, statues etc) for one week only, from this Friday until Friday 1st April. As ever this offer excludes any items already on a special offer. The branch...

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Last chance for Crumb

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Folks, it’s the final weekend to take advantage of our super-generous 35% off offer on the Complete Crumb volumes, Crumb Coffee Table Book (that’s a book to put on the coffee table, not some Ikea book you get flat-packed and assemble into a table) and the Crumb Handbook!...

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