Author: Bernd Biege

The X-Files Season 10 "Home Again"

‘The X-Files’ Season 10, X-Flop?

The X-Files Season 10 created a lot of expectations. Because the original series has become legendary, and Mulder and Scully are folk heroes by now. Then Chris Carter’s 10th season (Season X, so to say) arrived in six neat little packages. A bit like a pilot series for a new show. And it wasn’t very good. […]


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What is cosplay? Be a Hero for a Day!

What is cosplay?

So, what is cosplay? Isn’t that just a bunch of kids trying to dress up like manga characters? Yes, cosplay often has a very close affinity to Japanese pop culture, and that is indeed very much dominated by manga (Japanese graphic novels), anime (Japanese animated films), and video games (which often share aesthetics with the […]


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Lego Minifigures Series 15

Lego Minifigures Series 15

2016 started off with collectable Lego minifigures Series 15. It comes in a rather noticeable orange bag. In contrast to Series 14, which concentrated on monsters and legends, this new collection of 17 little people (plus two animals, all in 16 different bags) is a really mixed bunch for the popular theme. So, without further ado, […]


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One leaflet to collect them all ...

Lego Minifigures – the 14th Series

Okay, here’s my grudge up-front … Lego‘s splendid Series 14 of special minifigures should really have been Series 13. Because it would have been spookier. But that apart, the issue of 16 new figures based on legends and tall tales could not have been better timed. Not only are they in the shops just in […]


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Martin Freemand as Dr. Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in 'The Abominable Bride' / BBC

‘Sherlock’ Review: Holmes, Sweet Holmes

The New Year Special of Sherlock, long awaited and heralded by slightly confusing teaser trailers, has come … and gone in less than two hours. Was the wait worth it? Was the hype justified? Was it Sherlock as we know it? Yes, maybe, no. In short – The Abominable Bride, which was watched live by […]


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The Little Lego Lexicon

The Little Lego Lexicon

Ever wonder what the difference between a brick and a tile is? What LUGs are, and why your efforts are deemed BOLOCS? Fret no more, our little Lego lexicon explains the basics. From A to, well, currently we stop at W. And if you do have additions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment […]


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Unseen University Meets Trinity College Dublin

If the late and lamented author Terry Pratchett will be remembered for one thing in academic circles, it may be his take on higher education, as practiced at the “Unseen University”. Okay, having an orangutan as a librarian might just be a little strange, but this is Pratchett. Now Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is to […]


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‘Midwinter of the Spirit’ Review

One of the more exciting new items on the British TV schedule for Autumn 2015 was the announcement of ITV airing Midwinter of the Spirit, based on Phil Rickman’s novel of the same name, adapted by Stephen Volk. Rickman’s stories involving a female cleric in an English backwater were long overdue for a screen treatment, […]


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12 Monster Movies for Halloween

So, it is that time of the year again, when ghosts, ghouls, and assorted goblins make an appearance. In spooky tales told in front of an open fire, on TV, or darkening your footstep with the time-honoured incantation “Trick or tree-heat!” Yup, you guessed it by now, Halloween season (though I, of all people, should […]


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Legoi Scoioby-Doo "Mystery Plane Adventure"

Build the Scooby-Doo “Mystery Plane Adventures” Lego Set

It is small wonder that the second Lego set on the Scooby-Doo theme, “Mystery Plane Adventures”, features an aeroplane. When you hear the town name Billund (as in Billund, Denmark), what springs to mind? Yes, this is the home of Lego, and the original Legoland was built here. And there is one of Denmark’s busiest […]


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Lego's "The Mystery Machine"

Build “The Mystery Machine”, a Scooby-Doo Lego Set

If there is Lego set based on Scooby-Doo that you really should have, it is the medium-sized “The Mystery Machine” – which features the iconic Mystery Machine, a van-based vehicle those meddling kids use as their transport and operations centre. Stuffed with gadgets for hunting ghosts and ghouls (and preparing Scooby snacks). And quite well […]


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