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MORTAL ENGINES (December 22, 2018)

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Beyond Anderson - Episode Two: Denise Bryer...



In episode two, Beyond Anderson profiles the woman who played Gerry Anderson's cutest and most evil characters - Footso the cat from Twizzle and Zelda from Terrahawks.

Denise's incredible career spans 80 years, and she is the longest serving Anderson voice artist, working on Gerry Anderson projects from 1955.

#RPG Launching On Kickstarter: Can You Survive The Streets Of Vigilante City?



SURVIVE THIS!! Vigilante City - a "love letter to Batman: The Animated Series, and the X-men, Spider-man and TMNT cartoons of the 1990s" - launches on Kickstarter this Tuesday (June 26).

Published by Bloat Games:
"Vigilante City is part of the SURVIVE THIS!! game series .. .which includes Dark Places & Demogorgons and Zombies! 2nd Edition.

The SURVIVE THIS!! games are a mix of White Box D&D meets 5e. Definitely flavoured with OSR."
Ahead of the launch of the Kickstarter, you can sample the game with this free preview over at DriveThruRPG.

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts...


Warren Ellis sees the future. He is a comic book writer and cyberpunk philosopher living on the edge of tomorrow. He speaks to a cult audience of artists, journalists, scientists and fans who hail him as INTERNET JESUS.

Discover Warren's story in this feature length documentary featuring interviews with Warren himself, as well as Helen Mirren, Joss Whedon, Patton Oswalt, Stoya, Claudio Sanchez, Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson and many more.

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is produced by Sequart and Respect Films. Please support our other projects, and learn more at www.sequart.org

Friday, 22 June 2018

Fleamarket Friday: It Happened Here...


"The German invasion of England took place in July 1940 after the British retreat from Dunkirk. Strongly resisted at first, the German army took many months to restore order. But the resistance movement, lacking outside support, was finally crushed. Then, in 1944, the resistance movement reappeared."
Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's celebrated 'What if?' 1965 wartime drama, It Happened Here, has been newly remastered by the BFI National Archive and will be available on Dual Format Edition Blu-ray & DVD from July 23.

A classic example of "alternate history", this is:
"...the story of what happened when history was re-written. The Nazis have won the Second World War and is an army of occupation in England’s green and pleasant land.

Aged just 18 when, along with Andrew Mollo, Kevin Brownlow embarked on this ambitious documentary-style drama, the film took eight gruelling years to complete.

The result is both a frightening and – with fears of fascism reappearing throughout Europe – a timely reminder of what might have happened if the Allies had not defeated the Nazi menace
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Fleamarket Friday: Out Of The Tomb And Into The Mainframe...


Next month's big new release for Warlord Games' Doctor Who: Into The Time Vortex range of miniatures is their first epic piece of scenery: a scale diorama of the Tomb Of The Cybermen - from the 1967 Second Doctor story of the same name.

The set includes two new and exclusive cybermen miniatures.

Also scheduled for release next month are a pair of Papal Mainframe-themed boxes (from the Matt Smith era): one containing Papal Mainframe characters (including Madame Kovarian) and the other some Headless Monks.

Both come, of course, with the necessary Exterminate! cards so the figures can be deployed in your tabletop skirmishes.

While I suspect The Tomb will be out of my price range - and also too large for storage - I can see myself picking up next month's miniatures.

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