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“Who Dares, wins”

You may wonder why St Trinian's and Dan Dare are here - or you may ask why it took so long for them to appear.

If only all useless Education Ministers were handled with the ruthless aplomb exhibited by the St Trinian girls.

First Post writes warmly of the film, which features newly discovered Gemma Arterton, Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Stephen Fry, Lily Cole and Girls Aloud. Other reviews have not been so warm. Kipling's prose is not in evidence, but the energy of a female Stalky & Co, multiplied several dozen times, has charms.

First Post also provides details on Dan -

“Virgin Comics' resurrection of Dan Dare - arguably Blighty's all-time greatest comics character - is as surprising as it is thoroughly welcome. Garth Ennis (Preacher) crafts a comeback that's respectful of Frank Hampson's seminal 50s version while advancing the character, with Dare now a faded hero, middle-aged and in melancholic seclusion. With the return of his old foes the Treens, Dare is coaxed back in to action by an amusingly Blair-like PM ("You've been having trouble resigning..." notes Dare, dryly). Wisely, artist Gary Erskine doesn't ape Hampson's style, but he does expertly maintain two core facets of Dare's appeal: a compellingly credible vision of a British-led space force and a hero who, while older, has no shortage of true grit."

Last year we reported on real-life astronaut Nicholas Patrick, who blasted off from Kennedy Space Center to handle "an ambitious cosmic rewiring job" on the Discovery. He did a fantastic job.