Thursday, 24 May 2012


Air New Zealand has  launched a star-studded charity auction running all this week to raise £30,000 for children’s charity Phab.

Air NZ’s celebrity fliers have donated exclusive, one-of-a-kind items and experiences to the auction including a master replica of a Stars Wars lightsaber signed by George Lucas himself, a Warner Brothers VIP deluxe studio tour in Hollywood  and trip to the Weta Workshop, masterminds behind the Lord of The Rings and the upcoming Hobbit films, as well as the chance to star in your own Comic book front cover with The Justice League!

For all Sci-Fi lovers, there are some amazing items/experiences. The auction runs until 27 May and we're hoping to raise as close to £30,000 as possible.

Here is a link to the ebay auction page with all 30 auction losts:

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Word comes that SANCTUARY has been cancelled following poor ratings in the US for season 4, following on from even poorer showing in season 3. This means that it joins this year's hit list that already contains JJ Abrams' ALCATRAZ, Jason Isaacs' AWAKE and teen witch show THE SECRET CIRCLE. Shows that will be back, however, include Keifer Sutherland's TOUCH and the ever popular FRINGE.

Monday, 21 May 2012


Steven Moffat is to be rewarded for his work on DOCTOR WHO and SHERLOCK with a special award at the BAFTA TV awards on the 27th May in celebration of his 'outstanding creative writing contribution to television'.

There's no arguing with his writing, no matter what you think of the direction that the Time Lord's adventures have taken under his reign and on those grounds we think it's well deserved.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Kapow! is taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London on May 19 & 20. Visitors will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive look at upcoming comics, Hollywood movie blockbusters, and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world, plus we have live events and interviews taking place throughout the weekend.

Announced Kapo
Announced Kapow! 2012 events include:
         Rufus Sewell introducing world exclusive footage from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
         An Audience with Nick Frost
         Gareth Evan talks ‘The Raid’ in the Momentum Showcase – with world exclusive footage from The Raid, Red Lights, Red Tails, House at the End of the Street
         Noel Clarke Q&A with exclusive footage from Storage 24
         Q&A with the creators of Batman Arkham City
         Jimmy Carr interviewing Frankie Boyle live on stage to talk about his love of comics and geek culture
         Jonathan Ross talking America’s Got Powers
         Peter Serafinowicz announce his first-ever comic-book project
Head of Marvel, Joe Quesada, and Head of DC, Dan DiDio, - the first time ever that both have been represented at the same UK event!
         Lucha Britannia, who have appeared at Glastonbury, Download, Reading, Leeds and The Brit Awards, features the high flying excitement and daredevil thrills of masked Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling
Nacho Vigalondo talking the Supercrooks movie
Artist portfolio reviews with Marvel, DC, 2000AD and Clint
         The International Stan Lee Awards
2000AD Mastermind where super-fans will compete to edit an issue of 2000AD office and be Tharg for a day
Panels, announcements and signings from A-list comic-book names throughout the weekend including Joe Quesada, Dan DiDio, Warren Ellis, Scott Snyder, Mark Millar, Sara Pichelli, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, Bryan Hitch, Olivier Coipel plus over 40 more top creators
Get your tickets (if there are any left) from

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Marvel's Avengers Assemble (as the British must learn to say it because Americans think we might not be able to tell the difference between the pairings of John Steed/Emma Peel and The Hulk/Black Widow) has become the first Hollywood film ever to break $100 million dollars in its second week.

As reported on the BBC website, this is the second moneymaking records the film has smashed after taking over $200 million in its opening weekend.

It would seem that everyone loves Joss Whedon's take on the premier Marvel superhero tag team.

Monday, 14 May 2012


Alien invasion movie THE DARKEST HOUR takes its action to Moscow when alien lights fall from the sky and turn out to be of a less than friendly nature.

The shiny disc formats are available from May 21st and the review for them is now on The Sci Fi Freak Site at

Doctor Who Goes Welsh



“My exhibition of the year so far? The Doctor Who Experience” The Guardian

The hottest ticket in the universe” Daily Mail

“suddenly it’s as if you’re actually in an episode of the television series” The Telegraph

BBC Worldwide has announced the official opening date for their multi-award winning attraction the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff, the home of the BBC One show. Doors will open to the public on the 20th July with tickets going on sale at 10am on the 14th June. 

Philip Murphy, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Live Events said: “The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff is going to be just minutes away from where the BBC Wales television series is made which I’m incredibly excited about. The Experience sets out to engage visitors’ imaginations from the outset immersing them in the world of Doctor Who and what better place to do this than in Cardiff the home of the show.”

The Doctor Who Experience is the first ever interactive Doctor Who exhibition that invites visitors to star in their very own Doctor Who adventure. Arriving at the venue they will step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion, taking on the challenge of reuniting the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from some of his most fearsome foes - entering a Dalek spaceship and finding a way through a maze of Weeping Angels. Featuring a replica of the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS which visitors get to fly themselves the interactive walk-through culminates in a stunning 3D finale that sets the scene for fans entering the exhibition.

The exhibition presents fans with the world’s most extensive collection of original Doctor Who costumes and artefacts stretching back almost 50 years to the very first series of Doctor Who.
The content of the exhibition is updated constantly with new items from the television series to ensure it is ever changing offering fans the chance to get up close to the incredible sets, costumes and props that feature in their favourite show.  New items to be shown to the public for the first time in Cardiff include the Doctor’s cradle seen in A Good Man Goes to War; the Silence spaceship and Matt Smith’s sonic cane from Let’s Kill Hitler with many more items being kept under wraps until the doors open on 20th July. 

IRON SKY is a film unlike any other and we're not talking about the storyline that deals with nazis having taken refuge on the moon. No, this is a film that was paid for by online contributions. And with a storyline like that who wouldn't want to bung a few quied their way.

It's finally coming to the UK for one day only at cinemas before being moved to shiny disc format. Here's the publicity blurb:

In the final moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. Over the next 70 years, in utter secrecy, the Nazis constructed a gigantic space fortress, amassing a veritable armada of flying saucers.
When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) sets down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act!
Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare for the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, every man, woman and nation alike must re-evaluate their priorities.

Brought to life by Finnish Director Timo Vuorensola and producer Tero Kaukomaa, Iron Sky is a participatory cinema phenomenon, garnering enormous support through various social media networks and online channels. Over the five years of its production, over 10,000 fans participated in crowd funding and sourcing efforts. Such was the buzz created around Iron Sky that it attracted around 200 further investors who contributed over £500,000 towards production costs - raising the bar for community led filmmaking to new heights.