Category Archives: Review

Review – War Horse

Disclaimer – I haven’t read the book or seen the stage show. This review is purely based on the recently broadcast film version. I wasn’t expecting to like War Horse. It was showing on TV and was kind of on … Continue reading

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Mini Film Review–The Martian

We watched The Martian a few days ago. My favourite combination of a good story and science fiction with a pretty good factual basis. Some of the scenes in the spacecraft reminded me of 2001: A Space Odyssey and there … Continue reading

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Match Report – The End of an Era

Why do I support Liverpool FC? I guess you could say that it is my Mum’s fault. She ‘liked’ Emlyn Hughes in the 1970s. So my brother and I became reds, all the way down here on the Isle of … Continue reading

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Review – Guardians of the Galaxy

We’re big fans of the Marvel cinematic universe here at the labs. Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) is a fully-fledged space opera set in that universe, not in the far future, but the present day. The story follows the adventures … Continue reading

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BBC’s new Astronomy-themed programming

2015 promises to be a great year for those interested in astronomy. Rosetta, Dawn and New Horizons will extend our understanding of the solar system. There’s some interesting TV coming up from the BBC too. Horizon: March 3rd 2015, 9pm … Continue reading

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The Cosmos (for a bargin price)

Cosmos was the great forerunner of series like the Wonders of the Solar System/Universe.  Carl Sagan opened the eyes of a huge number of people to cosmology and astronomy, including Brian Cox – hear him talk about his hero via … Continue reading

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Beautiful Physics

Sometimes TV just surprises you. We were looking on the Sky Guide for something to wind-down to one night. The Scientist-Spouse spotted something on BBC2 called “A Night with the Stars”. Sounded like pure entertainment. Instead we got “Beautiful Physics”. … Continue reading

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