Posts Tagged ‘Science Fiction’

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Earlier this week we watched the most recent instalment in the Sword Art Online franchise, where kids get stuck in videogames on life or death…Now, this movie comes after season 2, and I still haven`t watched an episode of it myself, but I told Noshi…

Fullmetal Alchemist (Netflix)

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

This week saw the release on Netflix of the Fullmetal Alchemist real action movie, so that evening me and Noshi sat down and gave it a try.Now, we both need to watch the actual anime, so I don’t have a point of reference with the series to go by, which…

Embarrassing Design Relics you can’t explain

Posted on February 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

What where these? A long time back (about 14 years ago) I ran a game called Sergeant Slaughter in Bun Bun land.  The game puts players in the role of not-so-elite space patrolmen, all kitted out for a hard fight, … Continue reading

Star Trek Discovery

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Star Trek is back on television since Enterprise, and even though the opinions are divided… I liked it.Discovery is the newest series in the franchise, and it is set against the onslaught that was the Klingon – Federation war, 10 years prior to the K…

Mega Space Hulk, it’s a thing

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

So Garrett and I had opportunity to attend our second Second Saturday Scrum Club adventure, which is a rather high-falutin’ term for a bunch of older guys (and Gar) sitting around and jawing about games and stuff while we try … Continue reading

Noshi’s Pick: OtherLife

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

While strolling through NetFlix past wednesday, the girlfriend found this movie on it and we sat down to watch it.At first, we thought it would be something in inception style, but this australian made sci-fi thriller is a tat different though.Ren is t…

ZONA: The Chistoysk run.

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Playing ZONA last night, our STALKER-flavored skirmish rules. Four STALKERs visited the town of Chistoysk near the Black Woods. The Fat Man wanted a cell tower in town repaired and was offering a wad of rubles to get it done. “Plus,” he said. “I hear one of the RMUs stashed a bit of gear in … Continue reading “ZONA: The Chistoysk run.”

Taboo Tattoo

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Painting night, so I benched another anime series while painting (understanding japanese helps a great deal in this) and today it was Taboo Tattoo, a 12 episode series.It was a bit of a weird experience to be honest, as the show drastically changes ton…

Iron giants, iron calves and hovering boats

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I saw this picture on facebook, it is a K2SO toy converted by Steve Perry (Rubicon Models UK represenatitv) into a 28mm terrain piece. That would be awesome for all kinds of Sci-Fi settings, from the Ashwastes of Necromunda, over Gates of Antares to Rogue Stars. This K2SO toy from Rogue One is available in […]

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Based on the shooter game Gunslinger Stratos, this 12 episode anime is the most recent one I benched while working on my AHPC entries.Now… I wasn`t really wild about it to be honest.The story revolves around four childhood friends who have become Gun…

Noshi’s Pick: Black Mirror season 1

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

A short while ago, my girlfriend Noshi came up to me and said “hey, there is this series on Netflix, Black Mirror, I want to watch that” and so yesterday night we snuggled down for the three episode long first season.And what a rollercoaster that was…..

Warhammer 40,000 STC Ryza Pattern Ruins

Posted on January 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Along with the Necromunda Release, Games Workshop put a lot of suiting terrain on the market. As a “entry” product, with a low price barrier the STC Ryza Pattern Ruins caught my eye and were added to my terrain collection, for their generic yet very 40k like style. This kit gives you four larger ruin […]

Clockwork Planet

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

A 12 episode anime from 2017, Clockwork Planet is based on a manga from 2013.It`s a sci-fi show with some romance and comical relief thrown in, and an enjoyable viewing experience due to the colourpalette used, being not all grimdark and such.When Eart…

City of Ember

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Okay, I bow my head in shame here.For some reason, this movie, which was even partly funded by Belgian TV, went completely under my radar a decade ago when it came out.Based on the novel by Jeanne DuPrau, Ember is a city created in the belly of the Ear…

Noshi’s Pick: Bright

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Another “Noshi’s Pick” as we sat down to watch the Netflix sensation of the end of the year.  And which from now on will be the name of the movies or series she chose that we are going to watch…A Netflix exclusive movie staring Will Smith, it wa…

Annual Review of 2017, Preview of 2018

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Wow, another year passed and what a year it was. Almost 60 updates on here, available in both English and German. A busy year for me and my family, both personal and hobby-wise. A lot of things happened. I got engaged early this year, went to New Zealand for a month in late summer and […]

Grinning Skull’s End of 2017 Release Round-Up!!

Posted on December 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello, peeps! Sorry, I haven’t been around to keep you in the loop, a combination of stress, time limitations, and festive prep has conspired against me, but never the less, I’m here now, with a comprehensive round-up of our releases up to …

The Orville season 1

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Aaaah, The Orville, Seth McFarlane’s hommage slash parody on Star Trek and perhaps a series that never had such differentiating ratings on Rotten Tomatoes in the past years.Critics gave it 21%… viewers 93%, that`s a big difference!And I actually unde…

The Orville season 1

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Aaaah, The Orville, Seth McFarlane’s hommage slash parody on Star Trek and perhaps a series that never had such differentiating ratings on Rotten Tomatoes in the past years.Critics gave it 21%… viewers 93%, that`s a big difference!And I actually unde…

A Prayer to Saint Strelok

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Now available for pre-order at Amazon. Release date: 16 December.
St. Strelok at Amazon
Spasibo!

 

Stranger Things season 2

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Building further on the 80s venerating sci-fi series, season 2 of Stranger Things picks up where we left, with a seemingly okay Will and a disappeared El.And it adds some names to the cast, with Sean Astin (Samwise) and Paul Reiser (Aliens’ Burke) as m…

Stranger Things season 2

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Building further on the 80s venerating sci-fi series, season 2 of Stranger Things picks up where we left, with a seemingly okay Will and a disappeared El.And it adds some names to the cast, with Sean Astin (Samwise) and Paul Reiser (Aliens’ Burke) as m…

A Prayer to Saint Strelok – Part 5

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Turned into a Five Act. What can I say?   Half the lights were out in the stairway. “The radio thing is down there?” Yuri tried to keep the reluctance out of his voice. Iosif switched his flashlight on. “Bottom floor.” The stark purple-white light carved his face in hard shadows, made him look ghoulish. … Continue reading “A Prayer to Saint Strelok – Part 5”

A Prayer to Saint Strelok – Part 4

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Iosif rummaged through the musty cardboard boxes lining the plywood shelves. “Special Project 57,” he said distractedly. “I was a Junior Researcher.” Yuri swigged from his canteen and nodded like he knew what the hell that meant. He spat tepid water and motioned for Iosif to continue, trying for the ‘strong, silent’ attitude – not … Continue reading “A Prayer to Saint Strelok – Part 4”

A Prayer to St. Strelok – part 3

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At first Yuri thought Sasha had given him the headache; a clip and a half of her painful chatter followed by his mad dash through the swamp, gulping down bog stench and terror. But that was almost an hour ago and the throb was only getting worse. Every step deeper into the Chernya was like … Continue reading “A Prayer to St. Strelok – part 3”