We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Microsoft sci-fi is Kirilling me softly

Macworld.co.uk editor Mark Hattersley is a self-confessed sci-fi nut. But even he draws the line at a science-fiction show that features Microsoft products as heroes...

I'll admit it: I'm a bit of a sci-fi geek. It started with The Tripods, took hold during Star Wars, and I grew up with Asimov. I know my Space Opera from my Soft Sci-Fi, and my Cyberpunk, from my Steampunk – I know the vaguely pornographic sounding Hard Sci-Fi is anything but.

I've given up on watching Star Trek repeats because there's not a single episode left that I haven't seen, although that doesn't stop me when I trundle home from the pub.

I've even read William Shatner's TekWar.

And The Encyclopaedia Shatnerica.

So I understand the concept of living in glass houses and chucking rocks around. Even so, Microsoft's latest press release intrigued me. It reads: "Today MSN launches the UK's first-ever online, interactive sci-fi show, Kirill... Kirill's gripping storyline places Microsoft's range of products and services, including Vista, Live Search, Live Messenger, Live Spaces and MSN, at the crux of the plot".

Read that again. A gripping storyline starring Vista, Live Search and MSN.

Even I'm not that sad.

Click here to watch Microsoft Apps save the universe.

Visit Broadband Advisor for the latest internet news, reviews, tips & tricks. And check your connection with PC Advisor's independent broadband speed checker.

IDG UK Sites

5 reasons not to wait for the Apple Watch: Why you shouldn't buy the iWatch

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

How Emotional Debt is damaging digital design

IDG UK Sites

iPhone buying advice: Should I buy an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, or iPhone 5c, or wait for7......