Review of ‘Matt Berry – Television Themes’ by Paul Ferry

A teaser from the reviews section of Strange Skins #6, coming soon. Matt Berry is best known as a comedian in the UK, his bullish persona and booming voice familiar to a whole nation of TV viewers from shows like The I.T, Crowd, House of Fools and Toast of London; but he has another life as a successful musician, producing prog and jazz albums. Television Themes is his sixth album and most likely to grab public attention, for it features a whole host of nostalgic theme tunes familiar to anyone who grew up in the UK during the seventies and … Continue reading Review of ‘Matt Berry – Television Themes’ by Paul Ferry

Kill Your Heroes: A History of Toxic Fandom by Bob Sheppard

Originally published in Strange Skins Digital #5 It’s easy to look at the endless stream of vitriol that spews onto the internet from certain areas of sci-fi fandom and to imagine that this is a new thing; a product of our broken, greedy, uncaring society. It’s not. Don’t take that as meaning that I am for one moment suggesting that our society is not broken, greedy and uncaring. It most certainly is; we live in a world where the President of the United States can be openly racist and misogynistic and people applaud him for it. What I’m saying is that … Continue reading Kill Your Heroes: A History of Toxic Fandom by Bob Sheppard