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Edinburgh-based freelance magazine journalist, specialising in equality issues (disability and/or LGBT+), popular science, and arts & culture.

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Maestro of the Final Frontier – In Memory of Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith’s musical contribution to Star Trek cannot be underestimated. Paul F Cockburn composes an appreciation of the man who, musically at least, defined the Final Frontier… “Doing a Star Trek film is like returning to an old friend,” Jerry Goldsmith told fans while working on Star Trek: Nemesis. As well he might; that film […]

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Delia Derbyshire

Born: 5 May, 1937, in Coventry Died: 3 July, 2001, aged 64 Best known for her work on the Doctor Who theme, there is little doubt that Delia Derbyshire, who recently died of renal failure, is one of the most important figures in the development of “electronic” music in the UK. Although never a household […]

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