How Mom and Dad Has Convinced Me To Never Have Kids

Sometimes, when I wake up and realise I don’t have kids, I laugh hysterically in delight. I’m assured in the knowledge that I won’t be changing any nappies, sending anyone to school or fending off a pubescent fit of rage brought about because I asked the little bugger if they wanted toast for breakfast. No, […]

Star Wars Expanded Universe

10 Best Things From The Star Wars Expanded Universe

As Splinter’s of the Mind’s Eye turns 40, we look at the 10 best things to ever come out of that Expanded Universe far, far away… When a new Star Wars trilogy was announced in 2014, a million voices could be heard crying out in terror. It was the sound of devastated fans discovering that the […]

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6 Pieces Of Wisdom From My Dad On Being A World-Class Football Manager

Oi, Southgate! Need some advice on being a football manager? This dad has got it sorted. My dad is a football genius. He once coached a lower school team to plastic trophy glory and now he’s a freelance tactical adviser who works from the sofa. Whenever I watch a game with him, I marvel at […]

Star Wars Characters Who Should Get A Spin-Off

10 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve A Spin-Off Before Obi-Wan

There could be a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works, but there are other Star Wars characters who should get a spin-off first, says Chris Edwards. A bit like a chesty cough, the rumours of Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi just won’t go away. And now that an […]

Star Wars Toys

Why Are The New Star Wars Toys So Rubbish Compared To The Originals?

Star Wars toys used to be magic in the old days. But the Force, says Chris Edwards, is decidedly crap with the new ones. When I was five-years-old I successfully piloted the Millennium Falcon into the heart of the second Death Star, blew up its core reactor and escaped just in time to avoid becoming […]

9 Of The Worst Movie Detectives

Now available to stuff in your DVD/Blu-ray player, Mindhorn sees has-been TV actor Richard Thorncroft, known for playing a detective, help the police to catch a serial killer. Required to impersonate his old character, Thorncroft thinks he might be able to crack the case, but really he’s just a fat, balding man, bumbling into trouble. […]