Alien: Covenant

Several years ago, when Ridley Scott announced his prequel to his 1979 classic Alien, Prometheus, I wondered whether we really needed an explanation for events leading up to a film that already worked so efficiently and effectively. Now, with the follow-up to that film, Alien: Covenant, that is also another precursor to the original, that question... Continue Reading →

The Martian

Director Ridley Scott and science fiction have a long association, from breakthrough Alien and Blade Runner in his earlier days to Prometheus and its upcoming sequels he has (arguably) a fairly good track record in the style. So, it was with some anticipation that I headed into his slightly more factually styled new sci-fi movie,... Continue Reading →

Blade Runner – The Final Cut

Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner has long been regarded a masterpiece of science fiction that, along with Alien, cemented his reputation as a major director and helped establish the more thoughtful brand of sci-fi that Star Wars had done its best to knock off the mainstream radar in the late 1970s. For me though the 1982... Continue Reading →

Prometheus – review and podcast

Ridley Scott and co create an at once astounding, fascinating but ultimately over reaching piece of sci-fi. So the hype and expectation are over and the film that was both heralded as a prequel to Alien and not is finally on our screens. I am writing this about an hour after seeing the film so... Continue Reading →

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