Space: Above and Beyond

Lockdown 2020: Like many people I've spent a bit of time binge watching TV shows. Unlike some, I'm watching shows from the past that I enjoy. Much of modern TV doesn't appeal to me. I've just finished a complete re-watch of Space: Above and Beyond created by Glen Morgan and James Wong (both of X-Files... Continue Reading →

The Big Nerd Pub Quiz!

Ever since the Coronavirus Lockdown began people have been finding inventive ways to entertain themselves and others. Fellow Trekkie and general nerd Mark Hughes from Rostrevor in Northern Ireland is one such person. The story goes that Mark wanted to find a way to create a pub quiz for him and a few friends. After... Continue Reading →

Depression….it’s an empty place!

Firstly let me apologise in advance for this long post. I don't intend for this to be a sad post or one that requires sympathy. I've suffered with mental health issues for most of my life, and like many people, suffered in silence. Over the years I've developed lots of coping mechanisms which meant that... Continue Reading →

Superhero Films & Cinema

Recently, director Martin Scorsese made comments during an interview that inflamed a lot of film buffs and especially fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by comparing MCU and superhero films in general as nothing more than theme parks and most decidedly not cinema . Scorsese, who is known for classic films such as Taxi Driver,... Continue Reading →

Trek-On!

Trek-On! was a Sci-Fi one-day convention organised by the guys who produce the TrekMate Podcast. It took place on Saturday 19th August 2017 at The Rudolf Steiner School in King's Landing Langley. I. along with a few other people from FCD Events was asked to help crew the event. Initially there were 14 guests, mostly... Continue Reading →

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest is run by the same company that run the awesome Walker Stalker Cons that also take place at Olympia in February/March. I planned to go to this event from the day it was announced and it would also be the first event my brother would attend with me in 4... Continue Reading →

Star Wars Identities

The Star Wars Identities exhibition opened at The O2 on November 18th and runs through until September 2017. The exhibition consists of 2 parts that run side by side. The first is a display of over 200 props, costumes and art from the first 7¬†films. Some of the props and miniatures are original whilst some... Continue Reading →

MCM Birmingham Comic Con

It has been a couple of years since I attended an MCM event as I had a few issues with the last one, but they had two guests I had to meet. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Gary was also in the pilot for Star Trek as Gary Mitchell. I... Continue Reading →

FCD ‘Out of the Ashes’

I honestly do not know where to begin. This has to be the best event I have been to in years! FCD 2015 was a great event. I volunteered at the event and was asked by Wil and David to join the main FCD team shortly afterwards. Many months were spent in planning and preparation.... Continue Reading →

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