One of the things dieselpunks like most about Tokyo Disney Sea (our review of the park here) are its retro forms of transportation. So we’ve put together a gallery of the paddle steamers, oldtimers and the electric railway for you! Continue reading “Retro Forms of Transportation in Tokyo Disney Sea”
The Petri 7s is a 35 mm analog camera from the 1960s. I’m not sure how common it is in Europe at this point. I am far from an expert on how easy it is to find a certain camera as I seem to acquire mine mostly through circumstance, friends, family and sheer luck.
My own Petri 7s was my father’s. He kindly donated it to me when I got back into analog photography a few years ago. Continue reading “Vintage Camera Review: Petri 7s”
This book is a little of everything, but not a little of everything in the way you would expect it.
First of all, there is a murder mystery. Who killed Professor Richards and what exactly is going on with some of his experiments?
Yes, this does mean there is weird science involved.
And there is romance. When Benjamin Maker, a man from nobel birth, and Amethyst Forester receive the joint inheritance of the professor’s home, things really start to get interesting.
To top it off, we glance at history, but not in the traditional future-past-that-never-was that we know from steampunk. Continue reading “Shades of Aether”
There wasn’t a lot of steampunk at this year’s Made in Asia, the tenth edition of Belgium’s annual Asiamania convention, however, we didn’t want to keep the little steampunk we did find from you. Here is a small gallery. Continue reading “Steampunk at Made in Asia”
Star Wars is the quintessential space opera with fans around the world. Rather than write the nth article about what makes Star Wars such a phenomenon, I am going to talk about how the movies have had an impact on mostly dieselpunk.
Stick around til the end, because your intrepid reporter managed to ask Anthony Daniels, the actor who has portrayed C-3P0 since the beginning of the franchise forty years ago, some questions while he was a guest at Comic Con Brussels. Continue reading “The ‘Punk in Star Wars”
Full disclosure: I have read neither the manga, nor watched the Fullmetal anime adaptations. So I went into this Netflix original with no more information about this than what Netflix made available to me. I saw the trailer, the dieselpunk elements and figured I’d give it a go.
And boy, what a waste of my time this was. Continue reading “Fullmetal Alchemist”
In this fourth (third according to publication chronology, but fourth in the storyline) bundled storyline of steampunk favorite Lady Mechanika, we find our hero investigating the death of a couple of street urchins in a seedy part of town. Aided by genius engeneer Mr Lewis, his niece Fred, two recurring characters, and dashing young police inspector Singh, a new addition to the cast. Continue reading “Lady Mechanika, Volume 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey”
Mute is a neon-noir futuristic detective story in which we follow mute bartender Leo on a desperate search through the gritty underbelly of an almost dystopian Berlin for his missing girlfriend Naadirah.
Throw in all kinds of criminal underworld types and random characters and you have the story. Continue reading “Mute”
For a change, a review of a dieselpunk-era classic: Psmith, Journalist, by the beloved English author P.G. Wodehouse.
Despite the fact that this novel was first published as a serial in The Captain Magazine in 1909, it remains a read well worth your time. This is definitely a timeless dieselpunk story. Everyone who loves gangster-era America should pick it up. Continue reading “Psmith, Journalist”
Netflix has brought us another beautiful example of SteamGoth TV: The Frankenstein Chronicles, a British series which started in 2015 on ITV and was continued last year for a second season. Some areas already have season 2 available on Netflix as well, but we’re still waiting for that where I am. So I shall limit my review to season 1.
The show opens in London, on the River Thames, where we meet inspector John Marlott from the river police at his job. A grisly discovery on the riverbank brings an investigation into both the high society and underbelly of London to discover who is playing God, much like in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and to find a missing child in the process. Continue reading “The Frankenstein Chronicles, Season 1”