TV Nostalgia: The X-Files and Me.

mulder&scully-piccheckMy first memory of watching the X Files is sitting squeezed between my older brother and dad on a two-seater lounge, eyes glued to the TV as watched two FBI agents chasing what may or may not have been aliens. At eight (nearly nine) years old, I had no real understanding of the more adult themes in the show, but I thought that Mulder and Scully were pretty awesome.

I was the only one in my family who continued watching the show religiously. My dad and brother were still fans, but I was the one who continued the faithful journey for nine long years, hoping that Mulder would finally find his sister or that he and Scully would, at long last, kiss.

Yes, I was a huge shipper, and apparently a romantic in my teen years. The fact that Mulder and Scully are or aren’t a couple isn’t a driving force behind my enjoyment of the show anymore. I still like that aspect, but I’d rather see Scully kicking butt – or watch Mulder getting HIS butt kicked.

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Report: Sydney Supanova 2015

After complete confusion over my entry – from the volunteers, not me – I finally got into Supanova 2015 when it opened late on Friday. I had a fairly mixed time at the show this year, maybe because I wasn’t there to see the ‘big’ names that things went a little smoother, but here is my quick summary of the good and bad.

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Movie Review: Infini (2015)

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Director: Shane Abbess
Cast: Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Dwaine Stevenson, Kevin Copeland, Harry Pavlidis, Louisa Mignone, Tess Haubrich, Bren Foster and Luke Ford.
Release date:  May 8th 2015
Review: Kate @ All That Geek

Paying homage to the 70s/80s sci-fi genre, Infini is a thrilling Aussie movie that proves that our filmmakers are capable of producing quality entertainment to compete with the rest of the world.

Set in the 23rd century, we meet Whit Carmichael (Daniel MacPherson) on his first day at work ‘slipstreaming’ – a controversial but highly lucrative way to teleport between planets for mining purposes. A team returns to HQ infected with a biological disease that turns them murderously insane. Whit’s only way to escape certain death is to slipstream to the desolate off-world mining station ‘Infini’ where the outbreak started.

infini_movie1A search and rescue team is soon dispatched to retrieve Whit and stop the mined substance being sent from the station to earth by a deranged defector.

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Comic Preview: Doctor Who: Four Doctors Summer Event – All Covers Revealed.

Doctor Who Comics Day logoLast week we revealed Titan Comics 5-part Doctor Who Summer Event – Doctor Who: Four Doctors​!

This spectacular 5-part weekly event ​will be penned ​by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards, ​and ​stars​ the​ Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their comics companions!

The first issue ​hits comic stores on​ Wednesday August 12, supported by the global Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday August 15!

​Each of the five ​issues comes with three covers to collect: an art cover, a photo cover and a companions art cover!

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Review: Lady Mechanika #0 (The Demon of Satan’s Alley) by Joe Benitez

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Publisher: Benitez Productions
Written by: Joe Benitez
Pencils by: Joe Benitez
Colours by: Peter Steigerwald
Review: Kate @ All That Geek.

The mysteries surrounding private investigator Lady Mechanika and her origin begin to unfold as she heads to a rundown city known as Satan’s Alley. Located on the lower eastside, it is an area of town under siege by the presence of a murderous creature of unknown origin. While a weapons manufacturer has issued a reward for the unknown slayer, drawing a crowd of bounty hunters looking to cash in, Lady Mechanika’s purpose is far more personal – information that could lead to the truth about her creation.

Steampunk has facinated me for a while, but I was unsure where to start with something that was easy to get into. By chance I came across this primer issue of Lady Mechanika and its everything I could have hoped for to ease me into the genre.

Issue #0 sets the scene for the series. We meet Lady Mechanika, famed private investigator in the 1800s. A young woman who is not only human, but also part machine. She has no memory of how she came to be this way but it determined to discover her origins. In this issue, we see her tracking a so-called monster that has been reportedly terrorising the east end of town. This creature has also gained interest from a weapons company and are tracking it for the same reason as Lady Mechanika – a report that the creature is part machine.

The story – though short – is interesting and flows nicely. It immediately immerses you in the world without a lot of unnesecary pre-able. The illustrations are amazing and the colour tones really set the mood of the comic.

Though perhaps drawn with rather generous endowments, the character of Lady Mechanika is well written and intriguing. She is ruthless but with a softer, compassionate side. She is kick-ass in combat and looks amazing while doing so. A much needed female hero when TV/Comics/Movies are so awash with males.

Its a must read for those who like badass females and looking to get into the Steampunk genre.

You can read Lady Mechanika #0 The Demon of Satan’s Alley free on Comixology. Then keep reading with issues #1-5 (reviews to follow).

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Review: Doctor Who 9th Doctor #1 (Titan Comics)

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Publisher: Titan Comics
Writen by: Cavan Scott
Artwork by: Blair Shedd
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Review: Kate @ All That Geek

The Ninth Doctor is back with a brand-new miniseries: Weapons of Past Destruction!

Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market!

Now the threat of a new temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?

When Titan announced their new Doctor Who comics, I was hopeful for a 9th Doctor series. After all, he’s the one who got me into the series this time around and he is my favourite of the ‘new’ Doctors. I couldn’t have been more excited when it was announced we were getting a five part mini series, not only with the Doctor and Rose, but Captain Jack rounding off Team TARDIS. The comic fits in nicely with the series as its clear when Mickey meets up with the trio in Cardiff that they’ve had many adventures together. The possibilities are endless. Perhaps the most interesting thing for me, is that this comic series sees The Doctor traveling with a very human, very mortal, pre-Torchwood Captain Jack. Its something we have rarely seen outside of the 9th Doctor series and something I want to see more of.

Issue one of this five part series plays out like the opening of an episode. Well paced action and exchanges between the characters as you would have seen on the TV show. Writer Cavan Scott has captured the voices excellently.

The Doctor is taking Jack and Rose to the planet Excroth, only when the TARDIS lands, he discovers the world is nothing more than rubble. While the Doctor is trying to figure out what happened to the planet, the TARDIS gets pulled aboard a ship that appears in space. There they discover to warring factions which they try to escape from with potentially devastating consequences. My only complaint is lumping Rose in the ‘damsel in distress’ role, its not all a female companion is there for. That being said, its a minor thing, something has to move the story along, right?

The artwork by Blair Shedd is absolutely fantastic, the likeness of our three heroes is spot on, easily the best I’ve seen in all of Titan’s Doctor Who comics so far. The attention to detail in each panel is phenomenal, with wonderful colouring to set the tone.

If you’re a fan of the 9th Doctor, you wont be disappointed by this first installment. Check out Titan Comics for more information.

Comic Preview: Doctor Who 5-Part Weekly Summer Event from Titan Comics

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TITAN COMICS ANNOUNCE DOCTOR WHO ​COMICS ​5-PART WEEKLY SUMMER EVENT

5-part weekly event written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards, stars Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their comics companions!

The weekly event, running through August and September 2015, in place of the ongoing series, features all three Doctors from Titan’s regular ongoings. This epic event is the thrilling next chapter in Titan Comics’ bombastic Doctor Who publishing saga.

The first issue releases Wednesday August 12, supported by the global Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday August 15!

Writer Paul Cornell has penned classic episodes from the Doctor Who TV series (‘Father’s Day’, ‘Human Nature/Family of Blood’, both Hugo-nominated), classic Doctor Who novels, as well as successful comic book runs on titles such as Wolverine, Action Comics, Demon Knights, and Captain Britain and MI:13.

The ​e​vent follows straight on from the issue #15 conclusions of Year One, with the second years of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors beginning after the event’s blistering finale!

Three Doctors, three companions, one action-packed mystery!

To keep up to date with this special Doctor Who ​comics ​event follow Titan Comics on Twitter at @ComicsTitan or connect ​with Titan Comics ​on Facebook and Tumblr.

Check out the exclusive covers below!