Kyle Barratt

The world is full of mysterious creatures whose existence spark constant debate. Scotland have the Loch Ness monster, North America have big foot and the Himalayas have the Yeti but none can hold a candle to England's mythical beast. The Kyle Barratt has eluded scientists for decades, many doubt he even exists and is really a man from Ealing named Carl. Yet time and time again proof arrives in the form of completed and well written articles.
  • Revisiting Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Part 1

    How does the show stand up when viewed in its entirety, already knowing the twists and turns? ...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Daniel Craig

    I’ve been using the word “era” to describe the different spans of time that actors have played the character of James Bond, like “the Moore era” or “the Dalton era”, but rarely do they feel completely and totally different from one another. There’s a subtle progression from one phase...
  • My Hopes For Gotham’s Final Season

    After 88 episodes and 4 seasons I still don’t know if Gotham is a good show. It’s often poorly plotted, convoluted and tonally unbalanced and yet at times it feels totally self-aware of its own craziness and comes out the other side bearing gifts of genuine drama and comedy,...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Pierce Brosnan

    I’ve always thought of Pierce Brosnan as a better Bond than his films. He joined the franchise at an interesting time; the world had changed and Bond had to change with it. James is called out as a “misogynistic dinosaur” in Goldeneye, a character out of his time and...
  • Is The Animated Comedy Series ‘Lower Decks’ A Good Idea For Star Trek?

    It seems like CBS TV studios president David Stapf wasn’t joking when he said, “There should be Star Trek something on all the time”. In the same year Short Treks and the as-of-yet untitled Picard show were announced, and rumours of a Section 31 show surfaced, we now have...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Timothy Dalton

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been rewatching the James Bond franchise for the first time in years to see how the films hold up to both my childhood memories and their enduring cinematic legacy. After wading through the highs and lows of Roger Moore’s seven films, the lighter...
  • Ranking The Halloween Films

    The latest Halloween film, catching up on Laurie Strode and the murderous Michael Myers 40 years on from the original and ignoring every other sequel, is out now and… I haven’t seen it. The fact is that I’m an obsessive completionist and while I had seen the original multiple...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Roger Moore

    When I was growing up, Roger Moore was my James Bond. Even though Brosnan was still Bond when I became a fan, I was enamoured with the light-hearted romps of Moore’s Bond; a more jovial character than the other incarnations while being no less a spy. But times change....
  • Revisiting Dead Space on its Tenth Anniversary

    On this day, a decade ago, Dead Space was released. On one hand that feels correct, especially when looking at the advancements in technology and games released since, but there’s something about Dead Space that has kept the game in my mind for all these years, festering and gnawing...