SYLVESTER MCCOY TELLS PETER RAY ALLISON HOW HE TOOK THE TIME LORD TO THE “DARK SIDE”
We’re chatting with the Seventh Doctor. Alas we didn’t have a chance to go into the whole ferret-down-the-trousers business.
Finding fame as the seventh doctor, sylvester mcCoy more recently cemented his sf credentials with roles in Sense8 and The Hobbit – but it’s his time in the TARDIS that’s made him an enduring geek icon.
mcCoy played the doctor for three inventive seasons, before the show’s cancellation ...
‘Making Cyberpunk Red almost killed us’: Mike Pondsmith on the return of the tabletop RPG, catching up with 2020’s future and Cyberpunk 2077
2020 is a momentous year for the game in more ways than one; this is the year the core rules for the latest edition of the game, upcoming tabletop RPG Cyberpunk Red, and its hotly anticipated video game adaptation Cyberpunk 2077
It has been over 15 years since the World of Darkness was cancelled, but now the roleplaying setting has risen from the grave to terrorise a new generation.
The World of Darkness is the gothic-punk setting for White Wolf’s tabletop fantasy RPGs; a dark reflection of our own world, rife with corruption and decadence. Humans are the unwitting pawns of supernatural creatures, who engage in a millennia-spanning war of Machiavellian intrigue.
The setting is currently undergoing a renaissance, with...
Cyberpunk 2020 is a tabletop roleplaying game set in a world of low life and high technology. Devastating wars, bio-plagues and nuclear terrorism have devastated much of the planet, whilst arcologies and combat zones are taking over cities. Powerful corporations vie for power, leaving governments to slowly lose control. Cybernetically-enhanced mercenaries are employed by fixers to do the dirty work of the corporations, allowing executives maintain their deniability.
Following the release of t...
Academic qualifications, such as Cyber Security & Computer Forensics BSc (Hons) and Cyber Security MSc, provide cyber security professionals with the necessary knowledge for their career, but nothing compares to real-world experience when dealing with potential network threats.
Films like Robot and Frank and I, Robot, as well as animated television shows like The Jetsons, have portrayed a future where robotic servants undertake household chores, allowing families to spend more time together and for elderly people to remain independent for longer.
During the UK’s 2015 general election, the Conservatives pledged to protect children online by requiring all sites with pornographic content to verify a visitor’s age, with the threat to block any websites that did not have such systems in place.
A few years ago, it could have been argued that the premise of Person of Interest was pure fancy, but now it is edging closer to reality.
Quantum computers have been on the horizon for several years, but recent breakthroughs mean we could expect to see enterprise-level quantum computers within 20 years.
Quantum computers have long been on the horizon, with a rolling estimate that quantum computers would be available “in 20 years”. However, recent breakthroughs have meant we could have enterprise-level quantum computers far sooner than previously estimated.
On 23 June 2016, the UK voted, by a narrow margin, to leave the European Union (EU). Nine months later, prime minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union, thus commencing formal negotiations for the UK’s departure from the EU.
More and more aspects of home and work applications are moving to an online streaming model. Consequently, wireless internet technology needs to evolve to meet our increasing usage of high-definition 4K streaming and cloud-based services.