Finally, the new series is almost upon us and we are starting our Tenth Series (!) with that most common of fantasy enemies, the Orc. These monsters have been hewn down in their thousands by muscular heroes over the years, but is there more to them that? Where to they come from? Where should they go? We aim to look at the roots of the Orc, the attraction of such boiling hordes and foes, and how they’ve changed over the years, as perhaps nameless savages fit only to be hacked down by civilized heroes is a trope that was in need of some updated. If we get time we’ll have a look at SF equivalents, and Matt will probably wander off into Warhammer 40k unless he’s stopped.