Thank You Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!

With all this downtime my mental health has been getting worse. It was very bad pre-pandemic! I've tried lots of different things but one thing that does help is re-watching some of my favourite shows. I've found some almost impossible to watch at the moment. I don't know why but those that I have watched.... Continue Reading →

Battlestar Galactica Revisited

Being a child of the 70s I grew up with the original Battlestar Galactica on TV. It followed, and benefited from the wake left by all the hype surrounding Star Wars and also faced a few lawsuits claiming that parts of Star Wars had been ripped off by the creators of Galactica. I was 6... Continue Reading →

Looking For Leia

If like me you enjoy a good Star Wars documentary, I'd like to draw your attention to 'Looking For Leia'. It's a seven part series about women and non-binary Star Wars fans who have connected with a character which in turn has helped them find their own identity and reason for being. You can find... Continue Reading →

Memories of past Cons…..

Whilst having a sort out I came across a box full of old Con passes which triggered lots of (mostly) good memories. I don't have all my passes as some were nothing more than a paper band. I think the earliest one pictured is bottom left. Its for Rising Star #1 which was in either... Continue Reading →

Forrest J Ackerman

I'm sure some of you have heard of Forrest J "Forry" Ackerman. If not, here is a very brief description. I'm sure you have heard the term 'sci-fi'. Well, it was Forrest who first coined the term. He was born in LA in 1916 and a child read and saw lots of what we ow... Continue Reading →

Star Trek: Picard- uniform

I'm not able to attend Destination Star Trek Birmingham this year unfortunately. However, the internet has been flooded with photos of Admiral Jean-Luc Picard's uniform which is on display for the first time anywhere! Photos below. As you can see its a updated version of the Admiral's uniform from TNG but, to my eye at... Continue Reading →

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