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Catch The Trollenberg Terror and Day of the Triffids on Talking Pictures TV's Retro Sci-Fi Sunday on 16 August

7:45am Alien Factor (1978). A spaceship containing dangerous specimens crashes on earth near a small backwards town.

9:15am The Strange World Of Planet X (1956) 304 more words


Raised garden beds

Despite a great stopover in Seoul breaking up my journey, when I awoke on my first morning in Paris, I realised that I would need to get out and about to avail myself of some fresh air and sunlight.   504 more words


The golden age of cinema

I’ve been meaning to post this for a couple of days now, but been to busy.

I had an email a while ago now from an old customer of dad’s, who used to purchase movies. 230 more words

Super 8mm

MIDWICH CUCKOOS - sci-fi masterpiece

It is a daunting challenge that must intimidate all sci-fi writers at some stage: how does one present something extraordinary or totally unbelievable as something acceptable? 531 more words


The Day of the Triffids Radio Drama

A huge Thank You to LU Radio 102.7 and Jason Wellwood for all his hard work on this. I’d also like to give credit to Keira, Jewel, Sylvia, and Chloe for writing the script with only minimal direction from myself. 33 more words

Review: Grimm Tales of Terror #11

This series from Zenescope has managed at times to provide some definitely spooky issues, and it is despite the fact that comics do not provide a very good platform for horror stories.   343 more words


Book review: The Day of the Triffids (by John Wyndham)

Title: The Day of the Triffids
Author: John Wyndham
Page count: 272 pages (Penguin paperback)
My rating: 5/5 stars

Trigger warnings for the book: everything you can expect in your good ol` apocalyptic setting combined with deadly plants. 726 more words

Book Review