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Star Trek Beyond

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first non-pilot episode of Star Trek. We saw Star Trek Beyond at the cinema yesterday and it was touching when we saw subtle tributes in the film and in the credits. The film makers wove Leonard Nimoy’s passing into the story through the death in absentia of “Ambassador Spock”, and added…

Star Trek Beyond

Silent Mulder

We’re loving the long-awaited new series of The X-Files. Just the right balance of humour and sci-fi, with much of the over-done conspiracy of the latter seasons having been suppressed or explained away in the interim. Scully’s emotional regret at having her son adopted is heart-felt and touching. But why isn’t Mulder, the father, commenting when she talks about it? He doesn’t…

Silent Mulder
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The Great Escape

A lovely idea from Graubünden Tourism. Set up an interactive video advertisement in Zürich’s main station, showing what a beautiful part of the Alps you could end up in by just getting on a train. Then invite passers-by to join you by printing them a free ticket on the spot. (And wait for the initiative to spread across the internet like wildfire.)…

The Great Escape
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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt was a British television show in the 1980s, inspired by an idea from France called La Chasse au Trésor. Presenters Kenneth Kendall and (in the later episodes) Wincey Willis were joined by members of the public in the studio, to guide “sky runner” Anneka Rice to find clues and the “treasure” within 45 minutes. I loved…

Treasure Hunt

Your 2013

It’s wasn’t just me who released a review of 2013 this week: Google has too. Their Zeitgeist film of 2013 shows what the world was looking for online this year.

Your 2013

A Perfect Day

I like it when there is a lot of contrast between subjects in an image or film, or conflicting imagery vs. mood. Such as in the case of this recent advert for the Playstation games console, in which “participants” in “games” sing about how much they’re enjoying the experience.

A Perfect Day

On death

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears…

On death