Tag: Ridley Scott

Movie review: ALIEN: COVENANT

Ridley Scott is responsible for some of my favourite films of all time. BLADE RUNNER approaches perfection on so many levels. BLACK HAWK DOWN is a seminal war movie. But it’s really ALIEN that has always captivated me; a film that I return to again and again, and which has spawned (much like the titular…


This week in sci-fi…

Newscast 1: PROMTHEUS 2 becomes ALIEN: COVENANT This week saw the interesting reveal that the second movie in the PROMETHEUS saga will be titled ALIEN: COVENANT. This isn’t the first change of title for the movie. PROMETHEUS 2 was renamed ALIEN: PARADISE LOST earlier this year, before finding the (likely final) film title COVENANT. What’s…


Book review: THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

There are lots of things about Andy Weir’s THE MARTIAN that make it unique. The path to publication deserves note: it started life as a series of blog posts (ala John Scalzi’s OLD MAN’S WAR), and subsequently became a self-published ebook. It was then picked up by a publisher and released via the traditional route….


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