Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona

Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona

Do you like cool ladies? Do you like cool shapeshifter ladies? Do you like flawed ladies? Do you like scientist ladies? Do you like DRAGONS??? Then Nimona might just be for you. Okay I’m intrigued manatee, you’ve got my attention with the mention of dragons, but what exactly is Nimona? Well dear reader, Nimona is a recently completed web comic that has been running since June 2012 writ... »

Suspension of Disbelief: Welcome to Nightvale

Suspension of Disbelief: Welcome to Nightvale

Content description: Flashing gif at bottom of the page (link to source definitely flashes) and use of reclaimed homophobic slur. Plus a lot of strange metaphor and a review of ‘Welcome to Nightvale’. Well it’s exam season, a time of food, rum and tearful procrastination. If you want to skip the drunken takeaway nights and chill out after a long revision session (or procrastinati... »

Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time

Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time

3/5 fire-breathing dragons. Marc Scott Zicree and Barbara Hambly Barbara Hambly has been one of my favorite fantasy authors for a long time, due to wonderful characters and a need to explain or at least speculate about how everything supernatural actually works.  Her Dragonslayer features diagrams of dragons with comments about hollow bones, and in Those who Hunt the Night, a young doctor of the V... »

SOD: Day of the Doctor

SOD: Day of the Doctor

3/5 TARDISES Starring: Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt Written by Steven Moffat People have been looking forward to the Dr Who 50th Anniversary Special for years, and especially so since we found out that David Tennant would feature an appearance. While watching, the episode did not disappoint: Tennant and Smith had fantastic interplay, the plot was quick and engaging, there were twists and t... »

SOD: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire

SOD: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire

4/5 Mockingjays Title: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson In the second installation of The Hunger Games trilogy, we see Katniss dealing with the aftermath of the double victory of the Hunger Games that made her and Peeta famous. The districts around the capitol have become dissatisfied with the status quo, and Katniss has become a symbol for the disquiet.... »

Suspension of Disbelief: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Suspension of Disbelief: Thinking, Fast and Slow

The most prominent skeptical books of the last few decades (Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World, Michael Shermer’s Why People Believe Weird Things, James Randi’s Flim-Flam!, among others) collectively established some favorite topics among modern-day skeptics.  You’d be hard-pressed to find a skeptical writer who doesn’t give at least a passing mention to UFOs, psychics, alternative medicine, gho... »

Suspension of Disbelief: The World’s End

Suspension of Disbelief: The World’s End

Welcome to suspension of disbelief, a weekly segment where we review movies, books, games and anything that takes our fancy. This week, Eddy doesn’t go on a pub crawl, because everyone should drink responsibly. That said, he does review a movie about one, kind of-ish. The World’s End is the third movie in Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto trilogy’ starring Simon Pegg and Nick ... »

Suspension of Disbelief: The Wolverine

Suspension of Disbelief: The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is back- this time, in summer blockbuster The Wolverine. I’ll admit I went into this almost entirely blind- I know very little about the X-Men franchise and I haven’t even seen the previous Wolverine movie. However, I was pleasantly surprised by many aspects of this superhero-mutant movie, and will attempt to explain why (sans excessive spoilers). The mov... »

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