Month: September 2017

The Orville – Early Thoughts

What with the arrival of Star Trek Discovery, there has been something of a renewed focus on Star Trek, but another show – a non-Star Trek show – had already beaten Discovery to the punch, if only a little bit. The Orville is from the mind of Seth MacFarlane, usually associated with the crass humour… Read more

Film Reviews: Spiderman Homecoming

For the third time since 2002, we have a reboot of the Spiderman film franchise, with Tom Holland stepping into the boots that Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield had previously filled. The key difference this time is that Holland’s Spiderman inhabits the established Marvel Cinematic Universe, joining the fold, so to speak (hence the title,… Read more

F1 2017 Round 15 – Malaysia

Since 1999 Malaysia has been hosting F1 races, but 2017 will bring that to a close. Because of (surprise surprise) financial problems, the Sepang circuit won’t be providing any more F1 thrills and spills for the foreseeable future. As an event, the race has sometimes provided drama in the wet, and even in the dry… Read more

iGP Manager Round 7 – Turkey

A race that doesn’t exist in F1 anymore, Turkey features a famous and long, fast left-hander as well as several bumpy regions of track. Playing on F1 2009 on the Wii (am I showing my age?), Turkey was a race I quite enjoyed, as it was quite challenging. Practice threw up an odd variable –… Read more

iGP Manager – Round 6: Monaco

Apologies readers, for this review is a little later than planned (life interferes sometimes!). Monaco, the land of glitz and glamour (albeit not for us players!) brought a second consecutive win for G Papandreou of Mopar. The surge in teams getting competitive for wins and podiums is a sign of how good this league is… Read more

iGP Manager Round 3 – China

A double-header today, as I didn’t get around to writing up the Chinese GP yesterday. The simple story of the Chinese race would be yet another win for G Thompson of Black Arrows, cementing his place at the top of the standings. Behind him was J Hill of Mopar, scoring the best result of the… Read more