Diary of a Space Person

Battletech Take 2: Alpha Strike
alpha strike boxed set

Reading Time: 4 minutes So what’s changed? How’d Battletech go from ‘ponderous’ to ‘a go to’ in one fell swoop?

Going Desktop
social media,twitter,instagram

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whether you realise it or not, the amount of ‘valuable’ time you loose to social media apps is completely bewildering. I needed, wanted, a way out.

Late to the Gundam party

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ll admit it. I am properly late to the whole Gundam thing…

My top 10 favourite aircraft

Reading Time: 6 minutes I have always been interested in the design of aircraft, being of the opinion they represent the ultimate expression of the maxim – form follows function.

Facebook, yea, nah!
Facebook, yea, nah.

Reading Time: 4 minutes I used to think, like everyone else on the planet, that if I had something going on, then I had to use Facebook to reach my ‘tribe’, as Jeff Goins likes to term it.

The Military Aesthetic

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the west it’s near impossible to pick up a newspaper or turn on the boob tube and not see some sort of military action. Visual reference to the military has become part of everyday life, desert tan, woodland cammo.

GKR – Giant Killer Robots
gkr, giant killer robots, weta workshop

Reading Time: 6 minutes Game flow is nice and simple, broken into 5 phases with the last one, ‘tagging’, being the crux of the game. The first player to tag a building with four ‘holotags’ gets to demolish it – demolish four, and you win. Simple, eh?


Reading Time: 4 minutes The problem about writing a review, or opinion, about Valerian is where to even start? I write this after only having watched it once and thinking about it still leaves me swimming in its vast ocean.

Appleseed Alpha
appleseed alpha

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hands down, ‘Alpha’ is the best interpretation of the original Manga to date.

Appleseed Ex Machina

Reading Time: 3 minutes While it definitely has it’s moments of ‘goodness’, Ex Machina is more a film for true Anime geeks…

Einstein-Rosen bridges
Dante's Principle - Gerard Thomas Illustration

Reading Time: < 1 minutes We accept, somehow, that at the flip of a switch and push of a lever, Han Solo can push the Millenium Falcon into hyperspace.

Rez, a true modern classic

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you never have, try and check Rez out. You might not click with it right away but when you do, and you will, it will all make sense.

Warhammer 40,000 – Lost Patrol
warhammer,warhammer 40k space marine,warhammer 40k

Reading Time: 6 minutes Don’t let that fool you though, this is an incredibly difficult game to win (where the Space Marines are the ones that win or loose), and very quickly the Space Marines player will start experimenting with ways to actually survive more than 10 minutes!

Aeon Flux: a cult classic
aeon flux

Reading Time: 6 minutes “I always felt like there was a complete disconnect between things that were fun and entertaining to watch and things that were more thoughtful and philosophical.” Peter Chung

Battletech redux – almost

Reading Time: 5 minutes Big walking tanks whomping the bejeezus out of one another. That’s the basic premise of Battletech, a game with its roots dating back to the mid 80’s.

Kill cubed
all you need is kill

Reading Time: 6 minutes Kill cubed – From Japanese short story to Tom Cruise

ogre,steve jackson games

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ogre was pretty simple in its basic premise – on an atomic wasteland in the 21st Century, the AI controlled mega tank, the ‘Ogre’, has a simple mission of destroying the enemy, or command post, or both!