TV REVIEW: Star Trek: The Animated Series

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, James Doohan, Majel Barett Seasons: 2 Episodes: 22 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Netflix (UK) First Aired: 1973-1974 Verdict: 2/5 One of the joys of a Netflix account is having access to over fifty years of Star Trek at the touch of a button.Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: The Animated Series”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3

Starring: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp,  Mary Wiseman, David Ajala, Michelle Yeoh, Wilson Cruz, Emily Coutts, Patrick Kwok-Choon, Oyin Oladejo, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Sara Mitch, Blue del Bario Episodes: 13 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Netflix (UK) First Aired: 15/10/2020 – 08/01/2021 Verdict: 4/5 It’s no secret that the first two seasons of DiscoveryContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3”

TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Don Lake Episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Hard SF Broadcaster: Netflix First Aired: 29/05/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Inspired by the terrible idea of the same name, Space Force is the latest in a series of new SF-based comedies hitting our screens. Following the naturalContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1”


As we head into the futuristic space year 2020, it’s time to look ahead at what sort of SF we’re going to be treated to. This list is by no means comprehensive, as I’m not the omniscient superbeing I’d like to be. But here’s a sampling of what we can look forward to. All datesContinue reading “THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020”

BOOK REVIEW: The Frontlines Series, by Marko Kloos

-This is a review of the entire Frontlines series. As such it contains minor spoilers for all books. Proceed with caution- Publisher: 47North Genre: Military SF Books: 6 Published: 2013-2018 Verdict: 5/5   Humanity is expanding into space, settling dozens of new worlds. Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones who want them… The best military SF isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Frontlines Series, by Marko Kloos”

TV REVIEW: Travelers, Season 3

-This article contains spoilers for Seasons 1 & 2- Seasons: 3 Broadcaster: Netflix Genre: Time Travel Verdict: 3.5/5 In the 25th century, humanity is on the brink of extinction. War, disease and climate change have taken their toll, and the future looks bleak. The Director, the AI that guides humanity, has a plan to saveContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Travelers, Season 3”