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Spotlight: Time Travel

The consequences of time travel can be very serious, affecting not only the traveller but their entire universe (we all know what nearly happens when Marty McFly accidentally becomes the object of affection for his own mother). With such an enormous scope for storytellers to explore, it is no surprise that filmmakers return again and […]

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Lost Classic: THX-1138 (George Lucas, 1971)

If there’s one sci-fi film that comes to mind at the mention of George Lucas, it’s Star Wars. And yet, six years before his grand space opera undeniably changed the course of the genre, Lucas gave us THX-1138, a lower key and much more cerebral piece of science fiction. Despite both commercial and critical failure […]

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Four Frames: The Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow, 1964)

Perhaps most notable for its existence as the first (and finest?) adaptation of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend and an early example of survival horror, The Last Man on Earth begins under more innocuous circumstances. Sunrise over a cluster of pretty tenement buildings; the calm, empty streets of some wistful European city that suggest in their absence of people […]

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Four Frames: 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)

The zombie film was, to excuse the pun, a sub-genre that had flatlined at the turn of the century. Movies thrown together by hacks with low budgets and even lower ambitions had consigned the undead to the DVD shelves. What this sub-section of horror needed was an injection of life, and British genre-spanning director Danny […]

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Brand X – Time magazine interview with Eldon Tyrell

Few figures in North American industry today can be said to be true giants in their field. Long-established names have suffered gradual collapse or found themselves targets for amalgamation or overseas take-over, leaving just a handful of firms standing. The genetics sector especially has seen often fierce consolidation since its beginnings in the early 1980s, […]

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Lost Classic: Contact (Robert Zemeckis, 1997)

If they ever considered stopping by our planet, aliens should prepare themselves for a rough welcome if our exhaustive list of films featuring malevolent little green men is anything to go by. Aliens have been many things in the movies, but peaceful is rarely one of them. Even Steven Spielberg, who waved the flag for […]

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Brand X: The Sport of Rollerball (Norman Jewison, 1975)

2018 World Championship final commentary. Houston Vs. New York And as you join us at Madison Square Garden here in New York City for tonight’s World Rollerball Championship final, it’s shaping up to be the most intense battle we have ever seen in the history of the game. Hosts New York meet powerful Houston in […]

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Brand X: Bugatti BgR-79 flying vehicle from Elysium (Neil Blomkamp, 2013)

Is the new Bugatti BgR-79 worth the wait? ExecAir Review takes her up and tests her out. Although Bugatti is the name in medium-haul, exo-atmospheric shuttles, the marque comes late to the crowded S3H (Single Seat, Short Hop) market. Fiercely competitive, with the likes of Mercedes-Dornier, Bombardier Aerospace and Saab all well established, the firm’s […]

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Brand X: Gullfire from Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981)

Future flight – The Gullfire from Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981) “You flew the Gullfire over Leningrad. You know how to get in quiet. You’re all I’ve got.” – US Police Force Commissioner Bob Hauk From ‘Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft 1999’, pp346: The Lockheed G-6 Gullfire stealth sustainer motor glider entered service […]