Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Don't forget to vote this Thursday... General Election 8th June 2017

I have blogged before about how hard women fought to win the right to vote in this country and I am sad to see voter turnouts are still low in this century.  

Please stand up for your rights and your local community and vote this Thursday. It isn't a chore, it's your chance to vote for someone to represent you in government. 


Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday and you can still vote even if you've lost your poll card, as long as you are registered on the electoral roll.


The BBC have put together some info about a General Election with FAQs  worth checking out if you are unsure what a General Election is all about. 


All major parties have published manifestos (a public declaration of policies and aims), you can check out the Liberal Democrats manifesto here ~ Manifesto 






Monday, 5 June 2017

A Quintessential List of Science Fiction Movies

So here it is, a list of seventy science fiction films worth watching. I had to draw the line somewhere so decided seventy was more than enough for now. They are ordered alphabetically rather than in any preference and I have added the year of release to avoid remake v. original confusion. Perfect for a wet week in June... Watch this lot and you will know sci-fi.

  1.  Aliens (1986)
  2. Apollo 13 (1995)
  3. Armageddon (1998)
  4. Arrival (2016)
  5. Avatar (2009)
  6. Back to the Future (1985)
  7. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
  8. Blade Runner (1982)
  9. Brazil (1985)
  10. Capricorn One (1977)
  11. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  12. Ender's Game (2013)
  13. Escape from New York (1981)
  14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  15. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  16. Flatliners (1990)
  17. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  18. Gattaca (1997)
  19. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  20. Inception (2010)
  21. Independence Day (1996)
  22. Inner Space (1987)
  23. Interstellar (2014)
  24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  25. Journey to the Centre of the Earth (2008)
  26. Jurassic Park (1993)
  27. Logan's Run (1976)
  28. Oblivion (2013)
  29. Mad Max (1979)
  30. Men in Black (1997)
  31. Metropolis (1927)
  32. Paul (2011)
  33. Pitch Black (2000)
  34. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  35. Predator (1987)
  36. Repo Man (1984)
  37. Robocop (1987)
  38. Short Circuit (1986)
  39. Silent Running (1972)
  40. Sleeper (1973)
  41. Stargate (1994)
  42. Starman (1984)
  43. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  44. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  45. Solaris (1972)
  46. Terminator (1984)
  47. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
  48. The Abyss (1989)
  49. The Black Hole (1979)
  50. The Blob (1958)
  51. The Day after Tomorrow (2004)
  52. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  53. The Fifth Element (1997)
  54. The Fly (1986)
  55. The Man who fell to Earth (1976)
  56. The Martian (2015)
  57. The Matrix (1999)
  58. The Thing (1982)
  59. Time Bandits (1981)
  60. Time Machine (2002)
  61. Total Recall (1990)
  62. Tremors (1990)
  63. Tron (1982)
  64. 12 Monkeys (1995)
  65. 2012 (2009)
  66. 2001- A Space Odyssey (1968)
  67. Wall-E (2008)
  68. Waterworld (1995)
  69. Westworld (1973)
  70. When Worlds Collide (1951)