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Paddy Ryan

Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...

The posts below were all written by Paddy

No John Williams for Episode VII?! Finally a Star Wars rumour we’re not happy about…

February 7th, 2013 by Paddy 2 Comments

Could the new Star Wars movies go ahead without Williams (left)?


BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester by Nicolas Knight & Eric Kripke

January 14th, 2013 by Paddy Comments

An essential book for Supernatural fans? Read on…


FTN recommends: Judge Dredd Megazine

January 13th, 2013 by Paddy Comments

If you aren’t reading Judge Dredd Megazine, you should be…


Will Doctor Who 50th celebrations be a let down?

January 11th, 2013 by Paddy Comments

We were hoping to be swamped by Doctor Who tv goodness for the big event, but it may not be going to happen… according to onlne rumblings it looks like we may be in for less rather than more for the anniversary


COMICBOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews The Crow: Skinning The Wolves Part One

December 11th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

James O Barr returns to the Crow. With spectacular results.


COMICBOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Transformers Spotlight: Orion Pax

December 11th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

IDW look back at the origins of the greatest transformer of them all, Optimus Prime or, as he was once known, Orion Pax


FTN WRAPS UP CHRISTMAS: Ten top gifts for the Nerd in your life. Part two: Movies

December 9th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

All the movies worth owning this holiday season, why not print the page an pop it straight off to Santa?


FEATURE: Falling out of love with Doctor Who

November 29th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

Our man Paddy tells us why he doesn’t have time for Matt Smith & Co anymore and how Steven Moffat has taken the series in a direction that just leaves him cold. Is this sacrilege or does he have a point? As ever we’d appreciate your thoughts…


BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews The Dresden Files – Cold Days

November 27th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

Paddy looks at Jim Butcher’s latest offering and finds another gripping page turner


SERIES REVIEW: FTN reviews Supernatural Season 7

November 22nd, 2012 by Paddy Comments

With Season 7 over, Paddy looks back and sums up his thoughts…


COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Judge Dredd #1

November 21st, 2012 by Paddy Comments

This new title is inspired by the recent Karl Urban film but is it as good?


COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Star Trek #15 – Mirrored Part 1

November 20th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

Paddy gets a sore head from this re-imagining of an Original Series episode but does the ending help redeem any shortcomings?


Star Wars Round-up: Two or three films per year? Director announcement near?

November 17th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

The news just keeps building, leaving us to speculate. Isn’t is great?!


BLOG: Is Marvel NOW! more like Marvel BACK THEN!?

October 26th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

In the latest FTN Blog, Paddy wonders if Marvel are simply cashing in with Marvel NOW! or do they really have something new to offer… with DC having done the same thing recently, is there really a case for complete reboots?


“The Avengers was appalling” : Wally Pfister

October 17th, 2012 by Paddy 1 Comment

ONE of Hollywood’s leading cinematographers has launched a scathing attack on Avengers Assemble …


WATCH: Superman: Man Of Steel toy trailers give away spoilers?

October 17th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

A couple of leaked toy trailers for Man Of Steel might have inadvertently let us in on a few spoilers of the threat that Superman could be facing in next year’s film …


Spider-Man sequel gets its Mary Jane?

October 11th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

It looks like Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker might be a busy boy in the sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man. Not content with Emma Stone as a love interest, it appears that Mary Jane Watson will also be joining the revamped Spidey-verse. Tiger you’ve hit the jackpot!!


Charlie Higson’s back

September 7th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

THE Sacrifice, the eagerly awaited fourth instalment of Charlie Higson’s The Enemy series, is almost with us …


What next for comic book movies?

August 31st, 2012 by Paddy Comments

It’s been a busy decade for films based on characters from the likes of DC and Marvel. While it has been hit and miss for franchises such Superman, Batman, X-Men and Green Lantern, Paddy asks, where do we go from here….


FTN reviews Dune (Blu-ray)

August 16th, 2012 by Paddy 1 Comment

“As bonkers as it is brilliant, it’s the very definition of a cult classic,” says our man Paddy