Archives: scifi

Ready Player One: The References

March 31, 2018 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: film & tv.

Ready Player One

SPOILER ALERT I hadn’t heard about Steven Spielberg’s new film Ready Player One until this week. It cropped up somewhere as a reference in itself and that was it, as far as I was concerned. No trailer, no previews, no idea. But then the wife said she was taking the children to see it and • Read More »

Go See Blade Runner 2049

October 15, 2017 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Scifi.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner is one of my favourite films. It’s sci-fi, it’s got a great cast, it’s cult, seminal and influential, ¬†and the Iron Maiden album cover Somewhere in Time owes a lot to it.

This New Doctor Who

December 11, 2014 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Scifi.

As a boy, my first ever Doctor Who was John Pertwee, the third Doctor, after William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. He wasn’t on my TV set for too long before he regenerated as Tom Baker and he, as far as I am concerned, is the quintessential¬† Doctor Who of my generation (X). Then we had • Read More »

Accelerando

October 10, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: business, CMS, design, Internet, Joomla, philosophy, SEO, tech, Zen.

28th day of August, 2009: For more than a year I’d been involved in a hefty Joomla! project, migrating a large 1.0.x website to the 1.5 version of the CMS. Having been far more involved in the SEO and editorial arts of the web in recent years, I’d lost touch with my artistic side, the • Read More »