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Philip Wilce

I arrived on Earth in 1977 and have virtually devoted my entire existence to cult films, television programmes and cartoons. I am a very big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek; I may struggle with foreign languages but I can order live Gagh in Klingon! I’m the Nerd that knows the trivia but I’m hopeless at sport!

The posts below were all written by Big Phil

DVD REVIEW: FTN reviews Fear Itself

February 8th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

We review Fear Itself, A tv series broken down into 13 60-minute movies from the world’s best horror writers and directors.

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FTN Pays tribute to Stuart Freeborn

February 6th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

He was the man behind Alc Guinness’ look as Fagan and such low profile creations as Yoda, Chebacca and the Emperor. FTN pays its final respects to artist and creator Stuart Freeborn.

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REVIEW: FTN reviews The Rat Pack – Live at The Grand Opera House, Belfast

February 5th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

Big Phil takes a look at a theatre production celebrating the work of Frank SInatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin

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BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Heat Rises by Richard Castle

February 2nd, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

It’s a book written by a fictional character (Richard Castle, left), but that doesn’t stop it from being pretty damned good

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BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Sherlock Holmes Vs Dracula by Loren D. Estleman

January 28th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

Holmes Vs Dracula sounds like the stuff of dreams, but is it more of a nightmare?

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INTERVIEW: FTN talks to Fusion Time Travel

January 15th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

Big Phil went Back to the Future with a firm who specialise in time travel. Did he return safely? Of course he did, thanks to a famous DeLorean, proudly made right here in Northern Ireland… we’re going we don’t need roads…

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FTN remembers Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson

December 28th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

His Saturday morning adventures changed TV and created a generation of Nerds. We mourn the lost of the great Gerry Anderson and marvel at just how many of our first memories he was responsible for. F.A.B.

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INTERVIEW: FTN interviews writer Drew Karpyshyn

December 28th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

He’s playing in a largely unchartered part of the Star Wars sandbox and having a lot of fun there. We interview Drew Karpyshyn about this part of the SW universe that is quickly becoming one of the biggest fan favourites…

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FTN remembers actors Charles Durning and Jack Klugman

December 25th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

It’s a sad day for fans of great character actors and vintage TV…

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LISTEN: FTN exclusively interviews Paul Lierberman author of ‘LA NOIR: TALES FROM THE GANGSTER SQUAD’

December 15th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Gangster Squad is set to be one of the first big movies of 2013. We talk to the man who wrote the column and book that inspired it…

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MOVIE REVIEW: FTN reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

December 13th, 2012 by Big Phil 2 Comments

Big Phil looks at Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-Earth….

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The FTN Blog (Sunday 09/12/12)

December 10th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

It’s the return of the rare and seldom (that’s all about to change) FTN Blog. The place where we get to look back at the past week and share our thoughts as Big Phil ponders life in the Shire and the loss of Patrick Moore

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FTN gets scientific: Water and fuel from Air?

December 9th, 2012 by Big Phil 1 Comment

Just like the moisture vaporators on Tatooine, scientists are now looking at creating water literally from thin air…

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BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Supernatural: The Official Companion Season Seven

December 4th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Big Phil reads the new guide to the latest Season of Supernatural, but is it worth your hard earned? Read and find out…

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MOVIE REVIEW: FTN reviews Trouble With The Curve

November 29th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Clint Eastwood makes a return as a grumpy, aging baseball scout who may have been given a second chance at life…

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BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Star Wars: Annihilation

November 29th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

It is a time of civil unrest… isn’t it always? Big Phil reviews the latest Star Wars: The Old Republic novel

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MOVIE REVIEW: FTN reviews Lawrence of Arabia

November 27th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Some consider it to be the greatrest movie ever made. Big Phil watches the restored Lawrence of Arabia and declares it a modern masterpeice and the definitive take on how David Lean truly wanted it to look. Read his full indepth review here

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FTN FEATURE: Kasdan and Kinberg: Has the Empire finally struck Gold?

November 26th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Big Phil looks at the pedigree of the Kinberg and Kasdan and ponders ‘is Star Wars in safe hands?’

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Supernatural: The road to season seven

November 11th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

We look back at the events leading into Supernatural Season Seven as the ew season hits home release this week…

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MOVIE REVIEW: FTN reviews Argo

November 6th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

We review Ben Affleck’s so crazy, yet based on real events, movie, Argo. With a cast to die for and a plot that demands to be watched, Big Phil thinks this is a real contender for the awards season next year…

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