You may have missed the news, but this is the 50th anniversary of a cheap, scrappy British science fiction series called Doctor Who. Like a fair number of folk my age, I first stumbled across Doctor Who one Saturday afternoon on PBS, back when PBS was able to air things like Doctor Who, The Avengers, The Prisoner, and it being cultural and all, Benny Hill. Unlike many, however, I seem to be one of the few people who came into the show not during an airing of the iconic Tom Baker years, but rather during the tenure of the man with the velvet smoking jackets and Venusian aikido. The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, was my introduction to Doctor Who, and he remains my favorite. Continue reading…
At Babbler Dabbler, Briana discusses female cyborgs in Ghost In The Shell and in Alien: Resurrection.
New HD trailer for the most excellent, Manborg!
The FantAsia site is up and running with many, many trailers to get you ready for the festival. (Or at least, what films to keep an eye out for).
Filmmaker Steven Kostanski answers some questions about mysterious subjects such as, Astron-6, Winnipeg and his latest film, Manborg, questions posited by the Gutter’s own Carol Borden.
According to The Mary Sue, Helen Mirren would like to play Doctor Who. I think I’d like that even more than when Joanna Lumley was the Doctor for a minute or so in, “Doctor Who and the Curse of the Fatal Death.”
Manipulated by mad scientists, humiliated for humanity’s pleasure, will robots and apes tire of making our cars, vacuuming our floors, fighting our wars, washing our cats and smoking our cigarettes? Who will break first as humankind continually fails to distinguish androids from robots, apes from monkeys? We return again to the question that 2012 inevitably […]
From the producers of Italian Spiderman comes a new sexy series of daring adventure, Danger 5. Beautiful women, robots, explosions, spy music and the return of a global menace once thought dead. See the trailer here! See the official site, here!
“Who is the best female character in science fiction film? The answer to this is easy: It’s Ellen Ripley, from the Aliens films. It’s not even close. And that’s a very bad thing.” John Scalzi explains why it’s a very bad thing at Filmcritic.com. (via Nicola Griffith)
Cracked presents 10 deleted scenes–with video clips–that would have ruined movies, from the very good, Alien, to the very bad, Revenge of the Sith.
Here at the Gutter we like our podcasts. We especially like Infernal Brains and The Projection Booth. At Infernal Brains, Todd and Tars discuss Thai pulp hero, Insee Daeng and Wisit Sasanatieng’s recent screen adaptation, Red Eagle. Meanwhile, at The Projection Booth, Mike and Mondo Justin report on Robocop (including news on Detroit’s statue) and […]
Akira Ifukube conducts the Osaka Symphony in a selection of his Godzilla works.
Trock on, Chameleon Circuit, with your songs about Daleks and angelic statues who only move in the dark.
Let’s say you’re the newly-sentient internet. How would you decipher the meaning of all the bits and bytes whizzing past you? And what about the real world outside your electronic realm?
Technotise looks like Japanese anime, but it’s Serbian. And it’s getting a live action remake. Here’s hoping Tecnhotise survives and we all get to see the animated version.
Dolph Lundgren and Jean Claude Van Damme have been unthawed for the upcoming Universal Soldier: Regeneration. (Well, JCVD’s only been in the crisper drawer since JCVD).
The Most Insane Moments of Doom Patrol, according to Chris Sims.
“Take the red pill. Get the blue screen.”
Crochet your own dalek with amdown’s pattern–or planetjune’s modifications–force humans to hollow out the earth so you can drive it around the universe. Daleks conquer and destroy!
Everything you need to know, you can learn from Arnold Drake and Doom Patrol. (via Comics Should Be Good).
Since the first Cro-Magnon man set foot in the limestone caves of Lascaux, we have has a bittersweet relationship with cool, dank places. They provided mankind with much needed shelter from the elements, yet in their dark recesses they also supplied material for our nightmares — whether they materialised as a flesh-ripping cave bear or […]keep looking »