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4 items from 2011

John Ostrander: Eating Broccoli

20 November 2011 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

In my circle, my disdain for broccoli is pretty well known. I call them “tiny trees” and I don’t like their smell, their taste, or their texture – but I have eaten them. That’s how I know I don’t like them.

Recently, Dark Horse Comics finally announced the new Star Wars project that Jan Duursema and I are working on. Jan and I have worked on two other series together – Star Wars Republic and Star Wars Legacy – to the praise of a lot of Star Wars fans. This is in addition to my already announced Star Wars spy series, Agent Of The Empire. (plug plug plug plug)

The new series is Dawn Of The Jedi and it goes back and tells the origins of the Jedi Order which, we hope, will have some interest even to the fans who have only watched the movies. We’re doing our »

- John Ostrander

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Blu-ray Reviews: And Soon The Darkness – Decent Remake of Obscure Cult Classic

7 March 2011 3:24 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

And Soon The Darkness, is a title that may already be familiar with cult film fans. Originally made in 1970, the film centered around two English women on a French cycling holiday who run into a vicious killer and the tense, atmospheric thriller is one of the more memorable ‘women-in-peril’ horror’s of the seventies that didn’t have to rely on cheap shock tactics to gain notoriety.

The film was written by Brian Clemens, creator of ‘The Professionals’ and writer on ‘The Avengers’, along with co-writer Terry Nation, creator of ‘Blakes 7’ and the Daleks from ‘Dr Who’.

The 2010 remake directed by first time director Marcos Efron and starring 21st century scream queen Amber Heard who also co-produces, comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week. Here is our review;

With a few changes to the location and nationality of lead roles the remake stays pretty faithful to the original. Best friends »

- Chris Wright

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Margaret John obituary

6 February 2011 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Welsh actor known for her role in the TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey

The role of the foul-mouthed, toyboy-obsessed pensioner Doris in Gavin & Stacey brought Margaret John, who has died aged 84, a whole new legion of fans. Doris was the south Wales widow who lived next door to Gwen (Melanie Walters), whose daughter Stacey (Joanna Page) was conducting a long-distance relationship with the Essex-based Gavin (Mathew Horne), before they eventually married.

The actor relished Doris's colourful one liners as she propositioned Gavin ("I'm very open-minded and discreet") and gave Stacey advice on how far to go on a date ("A kiss, a cuddle, a cheeky finger"). Written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, who also played Smithy and Nessa in the sitcom, Gavin & Stacey's rise from BBC Three to BBC One, via BBC Two, over three series (2007-2010), owed much to the part played by John and other supporting actors as »

- Anthony Hayward

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Competition: Ten sets of SFX Weekender day passes to be won!

20 January 2011 5:47 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The SFX Weekender is back! 2,500 sci-fi fans, four main events, exclusive screenings, tons of prizes, loads of live guests… one amazing weekend at Pontins Holiday Park Camber Sands 4th-5th February 2011.

Attend the SFX Awards 2011 , hosted by top sci-fi author Robert Rankin! Compete in the famous SFX Blastermind Quiz to become a champion of sci-fi knowledge! Dance the night away at the Maskerade Ball and experience the SFX imaginarium, the ultimate Sci-fi stage show!

There will be top celebrity guests attending including Sir Terry Pratchett, Keeley Hawes (Ashes To Ashes) Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/ Merlin) , Sylvia Anderson (The voice of Lady Penelope for Thunderbirds) , George Takei (Star Trek) , Sally Knyvette (Blakes 7) , Robert Rankin (author) and Craig Charles (Red Dwarf/Coronation st) who will be playing the tunes with one of his highly acclaimed classic DJ sets. Plus author panels, film premieres, exclusive footage, live Q&A sessions and star guest talks, »

- Phil

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