Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.

 

 “I’m Garth Marenghi. Author. Dreamweaver. Visionary. Plus actor. You’re about to enter the world of my imagination. You are entering my Darkplace.” – Garth. Well that was amazing. What a unique viewing experience that was. That was without a doubt one of the best TV series I have ever seen. “What was I watching?” you ask. Let me tell you. I have just finished watching all six episodes (I know a short TV series.) of Channel 4‘s, dark-comedy, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. How does one explain a series as unique as this? Well, the best place we can start is at the beginning. (Who saw that coming? -Ed.) “I need to crack this, Dag, cos if not, Won Ton will be […]

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This is Not Your Grandfathers Star Trek (It’s Better)

 

 “I fear the Federation is on the verge of collapse” -Admiral Pavel Chekov. In May 2005, Star Trek Enterprise ended its run. This marked the first time since 28 September 1987 that there had not been at least one Star Trek series on air. Both the Network and fans were starting the feel that the franchise had become stale. In 2007 Star Trek of Gods And Men, a fan film created in honour of the 40th anniversary of the franchise, appeared online. This magnificent film contained quite a few stars from the different Star Trek series’. It has been released free to the public via their YouTube Page. Then in 2012, many of the people involved in Of Gods And Men […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 32

 

 “There must be some way to retrieve that data.” -Doctor Bashir. Today we look at everyone’s favourite Anglo-Arabic doctor, Julian Bashir. “Well, I must have picked up that habit from you.” -Doctor Bashir. Here we have the classic “Keep Calm” meme. This is a relatively new meme, though it has quickly achieved a viral status. “Yes, actually.” -Doctor Bashir. Next we have this dual-meme. This meme features Odo and Bashir, and makes reference to Captain Picard’s love of Earl Grey tea. “I thought this was a hospital, and that you were a healer.” -Doctor Bashir. Finally we have this an ode to the Mary Shelley classic Frankenstein.  “Do you keep tabs on everybody, Constable?” -Doctor Bashir. And there you have […]

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Emalyth Arts Expo 6 – Unleash The Beast.

 

 This weekend, Wolmer Bush Lounge  is hosting the 6th Emalyth Arts Expo. The Expo will not only feature more than a dozen alternative South African artists but also promises over 20 metal bands from around the country performing throughout the weekend for your entertainment. I have had the privilege to attend one of these events a couple of years back and I have to say that it was quite the experience. Not only did I get to meet refreshingly new and intriguing artists and see their work, but it was one hell of a party as well. So, pack your expo/festival gear and head to the 6th Emalyth Arts Expo starting today at 2pm and only ending late on Sunday. […]

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Zombie Film S.A.

 

 Today we meet a local chap -Jarrod Saunders- who is producing short South African zombie films. Why a zombie movie? There are many answers to that question. One: because Zombies are relevant and trending. Two: because I wanted to do something a bit more fun with zombies and a Christian film (yes, this short film was funded by CVC Media, a Christian media company). Three: because it gave me a platform to experiment and do some of the weirdest things I’ve done in film so far. I mean there is so much stuff hidden in the short film that people haven’t seen or heard. For example, not many people notice the classic Frito’s jingle playing in the background of one […]

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Lamb of God Live in Johannesburg!

 

 AS THE PALACES BURN. (2003) Last Saturday, 25th January, it was time for an event that many like-minded South African Metal Fans had been looking forward to for months, Lamb of God! Despite supposed protests by various religious groups regarding the concert, on arriving at Nasrec, it was refreshing to see everyone ready and willing to have a good time! And no protesters. ASHES OF THE WAKE. (2004) The opening act was Mind Assault from Cape Town. I have no idea why I haven’t seen them before because these guys were absolutely amazing. They were the perfect opening act to get the crowd ready for what was coming! Next up was The Drift. Though being relatively new comers as a […]

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NEW LOOK DOCTOR WHO.

 

 With the new Doctor Who just around the corner an official costume photograph has been released by the BBC. Our 12th Doctor comes well dressed and conservatively stylish.According to Peter Capaldi, “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” I’m certain like me, many of you are looking forward to the new Doctor Who.

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SHADOW SYSTEM!

 

 Twisted Sex Malfunction.  Today we interview the Irish based band, Shadow System. Now Shadow System is a relatively new face in the underground electronic scene, though they have the style and the skill to become a major player. Cold And Double Bladed. What’s the origin of your name? The name took some time to get right. I wanted something with shadow in it but a lot of bands and DJ’s use Shadow. (As does do I. -Ed.)When I was listening to a band called Krystal System and that’s when it click into my head, Ah, System. What’s your history? Adam Gamble had a idea for a band project since 2004 but never got things up and running until 2010/2011 era, […]

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LARVA!

 

   BURIED ALIVE! Today we speak to a well known Spanish, Dark-Electro band, LARVA. Now LARVA is planning/hoping to come and perform in South Africa, so spread the word to all those in the music scene. Lets see if we can get them here! Look at the FACEBOOK PAGE for details. YOU ARE ALONE. What’s the name of your band? What’s the origin of that name? It has many nuances. The name became for what we feel sometimes: sometimes we feel like a worm, insignificant life form, underground, crawling. Nobody can’t feel us, nobody can’t see us. All the life is on the surface, and we are underground. The feeling of not belonging to a group. It also has to […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 31

 

 “Triage, the sorting of the wounded, forces decisions that – I gotta get a grip. Focus! – decisions that test what it means to be a doctor…” -Jake. At the end of last year, I thought we’d hi the bottom of the Star Trek Meme Monday bucket. But just when you think you can’t get any fewer than two pictures, we discover that there is only ONE Jake Sisko meme, and he’s not even in it. LOL! So instead here’s an interview. [youtube id=”tMsHcDfL2Kc” width=”600″ height=”350″] “We weren’t supposed to divulge this, but since you left us no choice… We’re working for Starfleet Intelligence.” -Jake.    

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