Duncan Lunan explores some more Space Howlers” Robert MacCall, poster image of Clavius base, Earth in correct phase for Tycho sunrise”
Sailplanes on Mars
Following up our story yesterday Exploring Mars By Sailplane, Sydney Jordan’s ‘Lance Mclane’ strip for the Daily Record (1976-1988) was set 100 years in the future and included a base on Mars from which explorers went out in sailplanes
Meet the artist Shaun Gardiner on Saturday 21st or 28th May.
The exhibition of illustration and abstract work is on from 21st May to 2nd June 10am to 4pm.
Community Learning Courses in Orkney
Orkney Islands Council’s Spring 2021 programme of community learning courses will open for bookings on 8 April.
Audiobook Review: Marvel Superheroes: Secret Wars by Jim Shooter et al, adapted by Alex Irvine
“The majority of The Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four as well as Spider-Man and a large motley crew of villains and…unknowns…both famous and obscure are all summoned to a strange dimension known as Battleworld.”
Transformers Lockdown: Rodimus Prime
“Created for Transformers The Movie, Hot Rod is also one of the first characters made specifically for the Transformers rather than being imported into the toy line from elsewhere.”
Transformers Lockdown: More Than Meets the UK
“Some of you might well know that America and Japan together are responsible for Transformers – toys made in Japan, characters made in America. But did you know that the UK has had a surprising amount of influence on Transformers”
Audiobook Review: Iron Man: Extremis by Warren Ellis, adapted by Marie Javins
“Tony Stark is thinking. What is the ‘purpose’ of the Iron Man? Beyond keeping him alive?”
Transformers Lockdown: Rise of the Beasts Part 2
“”To be or not to be; that is the question. These disks I hold, are they a record of what will be, or only what may?”
Transformers Lockdown: Rise of the Beasts Part 1
Beast Wars was a big relaunch for the franchise, rather than those robot animals of the past these new Transformers would be robots with organic looking alt modes, ones that size not withstanding looked like actual animals.