Reality Check: Red Dwarf / Robot Zoo
In a special Easter episode looking at ways you can entertain kids and adults alike over the Bank Holiday, Alex Fitch talks to Craig Charles about playing Dave Lister again after a ten year hiatus in the new Red Dwarf mini-series Back to Earth. Alex also talks to Jo Hatton, keeper of the Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill which presents a collection of robotic and animatronic animals to the public and mixes education with the feel of a traveling carnival.
For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London
Links: For more info about Red Dwarf: Back to Earth please visit http://dave.uktv.co.uk
For more info about The Robot Zoo, please visit www.horniman.ac.uk
Wikipedia pages on Red Dwarf and The Horniman Museum
Read a transcript of Alex’s interview with Craig
Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009
The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures)
and… (while we’re on the subject)
Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…
also: Sci-Fi London 8
From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.
Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q & A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q & A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.
More info at www.sci-fi-london.com