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‘Avengers’ rewind: ‘Thor’ revisited

The story: Thor was always going to be the trickiest to adapt, given its more overtly fantasy/science-fiction based nature, but thankfully the story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich embraces that rather than trying to warp it into something more grounded. The people from the far-off realm of Asgard once visited Earth to defend...

‘Avengers’ rewind: ‘Iron Man 2’ revisited

The story: Tony Stark – now established publicly as Iron Man – grapples with personal and technological demons, as well as the son of an inventor that his father slighted who’s got a bit of a grudge. The only problem with the film is that it felt less like an Iron Man movie and more...

‘Avengers’ rewind: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ revisited

The story: Interestingly, Louis Leterrier’s movie doesn’t ignore Ang Lee’s The Hulk from 2003, but at the same time gently nudges it aside in favour of a slightly revised back story. But the events of that ill-fated adaptation are taken as read, and now Bruce Banner is on the run from a military who wish...

‘Avengers’ rewind: ‘Iron Man’ revisited

The story: Iron Man follows our rich, genius billionaire playboy as he gains scruples after seeing his own weapons tech used by the people it was supposed to be fighting. Unfortunately, this demonstration of his stolen weaponry also results in him getting captured by insurgents, where he’s subsequently forced to recreate further tech for them....

Rewind: ‘The Lakes’ revisited

With Jimmy McGovern at his writing peak for ITV and Channel 4 in the mid-1990s, the BBC was eager for a McGovern show of their own. 

Rewind: ‘Land of the Giants’ revisited

From Irwin Allen’s notorious stable of endearingly shabby television sci-fi shows and disaster movies, Land of the Giants originally ran for two seasons from 1968 to 1970.

Rewind: ‘Farscape’ revisited

The year is 1999. American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) is accidentally pulled into a wormhole and thrust into a distant corner of the universe.

Rewind: ‘Star Cops’ revisited

Created by Chris Boucher, former Blake’s 7 and Bergerac script editor, Star Cops was effectively a police procedural in space and one of the rare occasions where the BBC attempted to do some serious sci-fi; no bug-eyed monsters here, just duplicitous, criminal human beings.   What was it about? Laid back Nathan Spring is a...

Rewind: ‘Roswell’ revisited

Developed by Friday Night Lights exec Jason Katims, Roswell took the idea of the crash and ran with it, but instead of going down a purely science fiction route, the makers focused more on their characters.