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Simon Cole

The ‘Quatermass’ influence

The influence of the Quatermass series is manifest throughout the annals of classic British sci-fi. Writer Nigel Kneale is perhaps the most significant constant in the Quatermass legacy and it was when he was a staff writer at the BBC in the early 1950’s that the character of Professor Bernard Quatermass was created. A heroic … >

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‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ review

Having begun as the teasing suggestion of “For One Final Night Only” and then spiralled into a frenzy of demand following the initial show selling out in 40 seconds, the final performances of the greatest British comedy export are at last upon us. A ten day residency at London’s O2 replete with many audience members … >

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‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ press conference report

This morning I was wedged amongst the world’s press for the Monty Python press conference ahead of their 10 O2 shows which start tomorrow (1 July) and culminate with the final ever time the Python’s will be together on a stage on 20 July. A promo of Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts kicked off proceedings, … >

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‘Star Trek Vault’ book review

A book that claims to cover 40 years of the most popular science-fiction TV show that America has ever created needs to justify such a statement with an exhaustive volume.

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