Reality Check: Life during Wartime
Continuing our new series of Sci-Fi London podcasts, we have a pair of interviews about modern Science-Fiction takes on warfare which have a classical, yet prescient feel to them: Duncan Nott talks to Garth Ennis about working on the new Virgin Comics version of the classic British sci-fi comic strip Dan Dare which sees Dare called out of retirement as Britain and Earth enter new hostilities with the Mekon due to a corrupt Prime Minister running the country. Also, Tripwire Magazine editor Joel Meadows presents and takes part in a brief press conference with actor Michael Hogan about playing the long suffering character Colonel Tigh in the 21st century reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, which is about to return to our screens shortly for the second half of its final season. Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch (with thanks to the MCM Expo for their invite to the Michael Hogan junket).
For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London
Links: Official Sci-Fi channel website for Battlestar Galactica
Interview and notes by artist Gary Erskine on working on the new Dan Dare
Info on Dan Dare at the Virgin Comics blog
Listen to Alex and Duncan talk to Garth Ennis about his other work and to artists John McCrea, Doug Braithwaite and Glenn Fabry about working with the writer
Comics / Sci-Fi news:
BADGER AT THE GREENWICH PICTURE HOUSE
Artwork from Howard Hardiman’s delightful small press comic Badger goes on display from Monday 1st of December at the Picture House Cinema in Greenwich for a month.
01/12/08 – 01/01/09, Greenwich Picture House, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN, London
Howard will be a guest on tomorrow’s Strip! on Resonance FM…
DAVID LLOYD AT THE NEW END GALLERY, HAMPSTEAD
Kickback – an exhibtion of the sequential art of David Lloyd, including work from Night Raven, Kickback and V for Vendetta is the latest show at The New End Gallery in Hampstead following their current exhibition of Pink Floyd cover artist Storm Thorgerson. All the pages on display will be for sale…
Tues- Sun 04/12/08 – 23/12/08, New end gallery, 27 Carnegie House, Hampstead, London NW3 1JE
More info at www.newendgallery.com by the time the exhbition goes up (honestly, does no-one update their websites?)!
SUNDAY SHOCK THERAPY
SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER, Vibe Live, 2-6pm, FREE: To celebrate the publication of the winter issue of Electric Sheep weâ€™ll be screening a double bill of outrageous Icelandic horror movies, the comic book-style vampire comedy Frostbite (2006) and the classic 50s monster movie Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959). For all those desperate to find eccentric, bizarre, funny, enchanting, beautiful and non-mass-produced Christmas presents, weâ€™ll also have an alternative mini-Christmas market with a film books and DVDs stall from CinÃ©philia, London Underground Comics, Where Itâ€™s At Is Where You Are records, Sophistikitten retro lingerie, and cakes!
The first 20 people in get a free copy of the new issue of Electric Sheep! You will also have the possibility of winning a yearâ€™s subscription to the magazine!