Review by Ian McArdell
Released April 2017 by B7/Big Finish
Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands podcast)
Episode 9 is tilted ‘Sleep No More‘ and will air on Saturday 14 November, BBC One.
This episode is written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and see’s Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman appear alongside a guest cast including Reece Shearsmith (from The League of Gentleman; where he previously worked with Gatiss as well), Elaine Tan, Neet Mohan, Bethany Black, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Tom Wilton, Paul Davis, Zina Badran, Natasha Patel, Elizabeth Chong, Nikkita Chadha and Gracie Lai. Continue reading
Debug is the 2014 Sci-Fi/Thriller big screen debut from writer/director David Hewlett (better known for his sci-fi acting roles such as Stargate & Rise of The Planet of the Apes) and stars Adrian Holmes, Jeananne Goossen and Jason Momoa.
The story resolves around a team of criminal computer hackers that have been sent into space by the Department of Corrections to help salvage old ships by over-riding their computer systems. This seems like an easy job; until they come across an abandoned prison ship. As they interact with the various virtual elements of the ship’s system they soon realise it is fighting back in a very real and physical way as it turns the team on each other.
This is hardly new territory in sci-fi (i.e. the Alien franchise starts with a similar premise and there is of course Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Oddyssey) however the hacker angle does provide a fresh and interesting new take on this. All that said I feel the film is well executed but did not particularly stand out for me. Jason Momoa’s performance is ominous and unnervingly evil as the ships AI Iam.