Dominic Preston

Senior Staff Writer at Tech Advisor and Macworld covering all things tech and gaming, Executive Editor at Outermode, and occasional freelancer on film, TV, videogames, food & drink, lifestyle and travel.

9 movie corpses who totally stole the show

Daniel Radcliffe is jerking tears and dazzling the screen right now in the wonderful Swiss Army Man, where he plays a farting corpse. It's good to see that he's truly letting go of Harry Potter and taking himself seriously (but seriously – he's actually great in it). Here are some of cinema's other charismatic corpses (farting or otherwise) that proved you don't need a heartbeat to steal the show - and no, zombies don't count. Undoubtedly the big daddy of the (admittedly niche) corpse comedy g

In praise of The Fly – the body horror that’s all in your head

Despite its venerable age, David Cronenberg’s The Fly remains the body horror to beat. Viewed today, it’s the film’s purity of purpose that stands out, the relentless commitment to breaking the human body down and putting it back together in all the ways it isn’t meant to be. It’s the platonic ideal of a body horror movie, a perfect 96 minutes of acid vomit and oozing flesh. And oh, the flesh. “You only know society’s straight line about the flesh,” Jeff Goldblum rants late on in the film. “You

Fifty Years that Changed the Future of Design: The Legacy of Star Trek

It will have been fifty years this September since Kirk, Spock and the crew of the USS Enterprise first burst onto TV screens, forever changing pop culture, science fiction and the baffling career of William Shatner. It’d be hard to entirely estimate the impact the franchise has had across its five TV series and twelve films to date (soon to be thirteen, when Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond arrives in July) —from featuring US television’s first ever interracial kiss to inspiring the development of real-life versions of its finest fictional tech, it has shaped the modern world more than it might seem. But forget the present, it’s also all but defined our vision of the future.