Rants & Raves
Inside the SFX hive mind
DARREN SCOTT EDITOR RAVES
Star Trek: Picard season three just keeps getting better and better. Lockwood & Co is such great fun, with lots of shades of Doctor Who.
How am I only just realising that most of Thundercats season one wasn’t broadcast in the UK, never mind any of season two…?
IAN BERRIMAN DEPUTY EDITOR RAVES
Set visits are back! This month I got to explore The Lazarus Project’s HQ (for season two) and Merlin’s Tor (for Bernard Cornwell’s The Winter King). Take that, Covid-19!
Have become addicted to watching Crown Court on Talking Pictures, largely due to all the Doctor Who actors, from Harry Sullivan and Henry Gordon Jago to WOTAN’S inventor and the MD of Auto Plastics…
As a Jean Rollin fan, I’m pleased Indicator are releasing Shiver Of The Vampires and Two Orphan Vampires (24 April)… though I’d only just got round to buying the Black House edition Blu-rays. Bah.
JONATHAN COATES ART EDITOR RAVES
Blown away by The Last Of Us so far! Thoroughly enjoyed Lockwood & Co, although not being familiar with the books it took a while to understand what it was all about. The three leads are particularly great!
ED RICKETTS PRODUCTION EDITOR RAVES
I love films like Skinamarink which polarise opinion. Fair enough, it does make a Béla Tarr flick feel like Michael Bay, plus the faux analogue grunge is poorly done. But to me at least, it felt like a film made from the heart, and not just some arthouse tomfoolery for the sake of it.
If you do like it, check out the five games in the PC series I’m On Observation Duty. Developed by a single person, they each manage to encapsulate a truly creepy experience with a very simple gameplay mechanic – and they’re inexpensive!
NICK SETCHFIELD EDITOR-AT-LARGE RAVES
Michael Giacchino is remaking Them! Loved what he did with Werewolf By Night and I’m anyone’s for giant mutant ants. Keep hoping Nolan’s going to slip them into Oppenheimer…
Helen Mirren kicked off our chat this issue with “I have a question for you. What is a Setch?”
TARA BENNETT US EDITOR RAVES
Visited Universal Studios Hollywood’s new Super Nintendo World, and there’s great pleasure in getting to punch blocks and gain points like you’re inside a real-life videogame. (Mario jumps)
Loved the execution of, and acting in, Knock On The Cabin. But man, that’s a downer of a movie. Be warned.