Top 10 Judge Dredd Stories

Top 10 Judge Dredd StoriesOne of the best and biggest British exports to the world has been the weekly sci-fi comic 2000AD. To celebrate its 40th birthday later this month, I look at the best stories featuring its star, Judge Dredd. Set mostly after the Atomic Wars of 2070, the population of the USA is contained within … [continue reading]

Our favorite scream of the silver screen

Our favorite scream of the silver screenMaking its first appearance in the Star Wars saga in 1977, the so-called 'Wilhelm scream' has become a familiar sound effect in modern movies. Frequently used in situations where someone falls from a great height, or is shot or possibly even blown up, its unique shriek usually reflects the unpleasant … [continue reading]

How to haggle in Hong Kong

How to haggle in Hong KongOften referred to as ‘an exercise in controlled chaos', Hong Kong is a diverse and densely populated city that seems to defy convention. The city centre is packed with people, day and night, while cars and trams tentatively navigate through the heaving crowds. An infinite number of neon signs flash … [continue reading]

Starlog magazine saved my life

Starlog magazine saved my lifeMy childhood was spent growing up in a quaint, country town on the south coast of England. By far the most important – and the most exciting – event in my 13-year-old life was being paid every month for my weekly paper-round. Not because I enjoyed receiving the veritable fortune of £35 … [continue reading]

Absurdity at the Oman border

Absurdity at the Oman border This was my first time crossing the border from the United Arab Emirates into neighbouring Oman. The border control itself is like a small shanty town of sorts. There are three run-down, dilapidated huts made from rusty corrugated iron sheets. You enter the first one and it's hot, dusty and … [continue reading]

Alien War at the Trocadero in London

The year 1986 was memorable for many reasons; the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explodes, Argentina wins the World Cup in Mexico and Madonna released her album […]

I ran 400m of the London Marathon

Every year, the London Marathon attracts more participants. A record number of 253,930 people entered the ballot for the 2017 race with a total of […]

Starlog magazine saved my life

My childhood was spent growing up in a quaint, country town on the south coast of England. By far the most important – and the most […]

10 top macabre movie mutilations

Arguably one of the best horror movies around, John Carpenter’s The Thing is soon to get a sequel – or rather a prequel. In honour […]

Terrifying tales from the media industry

#1 Robbed of reward Roughly 10 years ago, I was a freelance writer for the Metro newspaper. I wrote more than 30 features over a […]