The Inside Skinny
What your SFX chums are thinking about...
Loving the first trailer for
The Man From UNCLE – it looks like a hell of a lot of fun.
Fantastic Four going Interstellar? Not entirely sold on the trailer, but the hard sci- fi tone has my appetite whetted.
RANTS Why have British TV makers fallen out of love with sci- fi and fantasy? Be thankful for the US!
Ian Berriman Home Entertainment Editor
RAVES Check out this YouTube channel of loops of ambient sound from SF films: http://bit.ly/ambientSF. It’s hypnotic. Really enjoyed the pilot of The Man In The High Castle. It’s not quite SFX fare, but James Goss’s darkly
humorous novel Haterz is a very cathartic read for anyone who loathes idiots on the internet.
Alex Cox Operations Editor
RAVES CBeebies show Hey
Duggee is a spot- thesubtle- references fest with a cracking theme tune. I might love it more than my kids. Er, more than my kids do. Yeah. Pumped for the next Attack! Pro Wrestling show in Bristol, featuring such lurid legends as Ol’ Poppa Sunflower, Elephant Mask and the compellingly creepy Love Making Demon.
RAVES Am dead excited that Spidey will finally get to hang out with the other Avengers on the big screen. X- Men next please! Chris Pratt’s the only guy that can play new Indy, as far as I’m concerned.
Rants Disappointed that the new FF trailer had to feel so dour. And what’s with that logo?!
Raves Ever go to the cinema to watch a film that you think is a bit rubbish, but turns out to be better than you thought? Well that film for me was Paddington! What a great British produced film that was. Okay it’s not SF, but it’s fantasy. How many talking bears do you see in London? Special thanks to Lucy Atkins for persuading me to go see it. I’ll return the favour by taking her to see Star Wars.
Laura Driffield Marketing Manager
Raves Carrie- Anne Moss in Jessica Jones? Amazing! I’ve recently been walking around in my long winter coat, pretending to be Trinity from The Matrix, so this excites me. I’m particularly excited about the Back To The
Future 30th anniversary this year. Christopher Lloyd at London Film & Comic Con! Eek!
RAVES Ah, Agent Carter. My world is better for hearing Hayley Atwell’s cut- glass delivery of the words “Bloody Nora”, “Crikey O’Reilly”, “Knickers” and, best of all, “Utter wanker.” Officially excited by that first glimpse of
SPECTRE filming in Austria. And if a behindthe- scenes video looks that good, how stunning should the film look?
JordanFarley Community Editor
Happy to see The Man In The High Castle has got a full series at Amazon. Having a lot of fun smashing zombie noggins in Dying Light.
Rants Hit by infinite sadness after watching the last episode of Futurama and realising there’ll ( probably) be no more.
Russell Lewin Production Editor
RAVES My campaign to get Tobey Maguire back as Spidey starts here. Look out for Total Film/ SFX bookazine The
Ultimate Guide To Sci- Fi Movies, which I edited. It features the 50 genre flicks you must see. Currently reading Michel Faber’s Under The Skin; it’s quite a bit different to the film and kinda icky. Reading it at lunchtimes was a mistake.
Group Ed- in- Chief
RAVES Spider- Man’s coming to the MCU! Maybe this great news means we’ll see ol’ Webhead in the big screen’s Civil War storyline. Perhaps Marvel will use Miles Morales from the Ultimate universe? Staying with Marvel: loved the Fantastic Four trailer. I just want them to tell a thrilling story, it doesn’t trouble me at all that it has a different feel to the four- colour classics.
RAVES After watching the first four episodes of Agents
Of SHIELD I gave up on it, but having stumbled upon an ep from season two while channelhopping I was amazed at the improvement.
RANTS I’ve seen two films and a TV series recently all with the same ending of “I am everywhere!”:
Transcendence, Lucy and Extant. No more!
RAVES Read The Moon King by Neil Williamson – a really superb fantastical novel. Heading to the Doctor
Who Experience in Cardiff in a few days – I loved it last year but am looking forward to seeing the Capaldi changes. So excited for Jurassic World. The first film is one of my all- time faves and this looks like it may finally recapture the wonder of the original.