The Sci-Fi Gene

Blog URL:http://sci-fi-gene.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:science fiction, film, reviews, filmmaking, CGI, book, TV, sci-fi, independent
Country:United Kingdom
Location:London

Part research institute, part support group for those who, like me, enjoy the best and worst of sci-fi. Come over for views and reviews of sci-fi film, TV, books as well as news of my (mis)adventures in CGI and amateur filmmaking



Latest Blog Posts



 Flower Duet from the opera Lakme by Léo Delibes, played as a double recording on Open Theremin V4. I'm still getting used to the V4 - overall it's a lovely instrument to play but occasionally the pitch field can misbehave, whereas my V3 was al...

Conspiracies

on Feb 20, 2022

 Flat Earthers, I'm afraid I don't followYour theory is too hard to swallowIt seems clear to meSo why can't you seeThe Earth can't be both flat and hollow!

 Roland Emmerich's new film is called MoonfallThe Moon's going to pay us a close callBut where will it land?And where should we stand?I'm steering clear of the White House, y'all.A typical Emmerich film featuresLots of rockets and heroes and cre...

 I have always cited Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail! as being the worst film of all time. But everyone deserves a second chance. I gave it a second viewing to see if I had been too harsh. TLDR: I had not.I should say that I am quite tolerant of b...

Open Theremin V4 kit arrived today!This is the kit. All the components of the V4 screw or click together so there's no need for dodgy soldering.Like the V3, the V4 is a digital theremin based on an Arduino. Cleverly, as both Arduino and Open Theremin...

A Japanese high school class runs riot, with all sorts of behaviour in classroom and corridors, and pupils bullying and even stabbing their teacher. But this is all in a near-future Japan where, following an economic collapse attributed to a failure...

Witches are an endless source of fascination. Despite the attempts of Hans Christian Anderson, centuries of overzealous missionaries and Roald Dahl to paint them as agents of evil, our culture is full of more positive examples of witchcraft, whether...