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Happy New Year from Scifiward!

Happy New Year readers! Huge apologies for the slow start this year. I normally aim for at least one post a week (or a couple a week if things are exciting), but due to hangovers and delayed Christmas celebrations, I have been lax.

This is all set to change though! Happily, in the freelance transmission television world, there is bugger all work this time of year. It has gotten so bad I have considered actually getting a job. An actual job! It will mean a paycut and longer hours, but needs must and all that. Fortunately, I have decided to go for Plan B. Chuck in my flat and at the end of February, go to Asia for a few months. I think it is for the best.

As a result of this time of work scarcity, I will be writing a lot more. I am even setting up a schedule. I have to be disciplined even if I am working in my pants on my couch. In times when I foresee a busy period I will write a few reviews of classic scifi books/films/TV shows and just have them stored. So there will hopefully be fewer gaps like this.

There is plenty of exciting Science Fiction news coming this year so it should be bumper 12 months of space battles and orc battles and superhero battles and zombie battles and so on. And those are just the battle-filled ones.

There are quite a few classics like erm, the new Star Wars trilogy in 3D, Independence Day 3D, Jurassic Park 3D. Ok, I’m mucking about. I seriously doubt I will be watching any of them. Jurassic Park is good but it doesn’t need 3D.

I am quite looking forward to: World War Z (good book so who knows?), Man of Steel (Zack Snyder should make it look pretty and it has general Zod! Kneel before Zod!), Mad Max (how I will behave and dress post-apocalypse), Oblivion (looks nice, decent budget), and a few others I can’t remember.

I am massively looking forward to: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! (Sorry for shouting but that is my most anticipated movie this year.) Riddick (should be good as he is a great character, up there with Snake Plissken in my brilliant opinion), Iron Man 3 (safe bet really), Pacific Rim (should be cool, giant robots vs giant monsters should not go wrong), and probably more I have forgotten.

Books and TV shows will continue to come out. A lot of authors I read last year will presumably keep writing. Similarly, I am looking forward to more series of things like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. And repeats of old shows. Plus there are lots of lovely games to play.

So it looks like a fun year ahead! Engage! Excelsior! Shazam! And so forth!