Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Dune





In an attempt to escape the coronavirus panic I take a deep dive into one of my all time favourite works of Sci-Fi...


Monday, 16 March 2020

The Establishment Forgot What They've Done



Some passing thoughts on the government's weird and incoherent approach to dealing the coronavirus. What manner of nation do they think we are now?

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

On The Chopping Block




Logging in to the business end of my YouTube channel this morning I noticed that every video I have ever made has been demonetised. I couldn't help but note the irony as the reason I logged into the channel in the first place was to upload a video on the movie 'Watchmen' and focusing on the idea of a great myth or secret that the establishment doesn't want you share, discuss or know about.


A week ago I once again featured in Hope Not Hate's absurd ''State of Hate'' report and no doubt my role in spreading 'Hate' was sent to YouTube who've now begun the process of punishing me for being too good at expressing opinions somebody somewhere doesn't like.

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Soylent Green







Soylent Green is one of those movies which seems to have been plucked from relative obscurity and is becoming more and more of a meme. A cult sci-fi dystopian classic from 1973 based on a book called ''Make Room, Make Room'' by sci-fi author Harry Harrison, Soylent Green shows the world in 2022, as they saw it then, as being pretty much a depiction of hell. As we see in the opening montage the environment has collapsed and global warming is rife, the natural world is all but destroyed except a few outposts for the super-rich oligarchs, but mainly the problem is overpopulation.


 1970's Hollywood seems to be dominated by doom and gloom, especially the earlier part of the decade before Star Wars and Jaws arrived to fire up the box office and in general just lighten things up. Soylent Green certainly has more in common with the earlier phase but it has to be said, it isn't as classy or well made as something like the French Connection, and without a slightly past his best Charleton Heston chewing up the 70's decor, in 2022, the movie would've sank without trace.