Author: kane2026

Star Wars Lords of the Sith Review

Before I progress any further with this review allow me to apologize for my absence. I have only just completed my master thesis, and though I like writing about Science Fiction my study does take precedence. But fear not, after May 19th I will be finished with that part of my life and then I can focus on SF, and my busy professional life as a data scientist! Lords of the Sith Review Lords of the Sith is one of...

Giveaway of Star Wars Lords Of The Sith

As a way to celebrate the good fortunes had by SciFiEmpire.net I am organizing a book giveaway. I will be giving out a copy of Paul S. Kemp’s latest Star Wars novel Lord Of The Sith. That is right, you can earn a copy of the novel that features both Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. Early reviews have so far been very positive, though readers of this blog will have to wait a while yet. Giveaway of Star Wars Lords...

Star Wars Battlefront. Rebel troops on Endor fighting.

Star Wars Battlefront (2015) Preview

Star Wars Battlefront is back! During the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim a teaser trailer was show for the new Star Wars Battlefront game. The game would actually be the third iteration in the Battlefront franchise. As it has been 10 years since the second game was released the franchise is starting over as a reboot. The new game takes place during the Original Trilogy but will have tie-ins with Star Wars The Force Awakens which is scheduled for release on...

Darth Vader molten helmet. New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released! Finally after months of hearing arguments about the merits of having crossbars on a lightsaber we as Star Wars fans are entertained by a new trailer. The second teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens reveals a great deal more than the first, but plenty of the principal cast have been left out. There is also only a hint about what the plot for the movie could be. The latter is something I...

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed. Suppresssed handgun.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed The Deus Ex franchise is certainly one of my favorite gaming franchises ever since the original was released in 2000. The game got a sequel in 2003, Invisible Wars that was less well received with complaints it was somewhat dumbed-down. After 8 years new life was blown into the franchise with Human Revolution to which Mankind Divided, announced today, is considered a direct sequel to. The original Deus Ex was a brilliant blend...

Hartley, Gonzales, Bobbi and Mack await the onslaught. Agents of SHIELD S2Ep15 'One Door Closes' Review

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep15 ‘One Door Closes’ Review

Roughly a year ago the release of Captain America The Winter Soldier upended the story of Agents of SHIELD with the introduction of HYDRA. It was a move that probably saved the show as it suffered from a disjointed plotline and steadily lowering ratings. I personally agreed with some of the criticism but upon viewing the early episodes again I also think expectations were too high. Most reviewers have so far praised season 2, but for me it has been a...

Simon Pegg. Star Trek 3 News Roundup

Star Trek 3 News Roundup

Star Trek 3 News Roundup With J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars The Force Awakens you would almost forget that the Star Trek Reboot franchise will get a third movie. Star Trek 3, not to be confused with The Search For Spock, will be directed by Justin Lin (True Detective and Fast & Furious). Actor Simon Pegg who plays Scottie in the reboot will also write the script. After the debacle that was Star Trek Into Darkness the reboot is in...

The X-files to return for 6 episodes. Scully and Mulder.

The X-files to return for 6 episodes

The X-files to return for 6 episodes Fans of the X-files can finally rejoice. After much speculation and half-confirmed rumors Fox is finally moving forward with a new X-files series. It will be a six-episode event series starring Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. A full season was mulled but because of scheduling conflicts it was cut down to just a short season. Last years success of 24: Live Another Day was in part inspiration to revive The X-files....

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation title card.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation trailer

Today the first live-action trailer for Mission Impossible 5 was released. The movies does away with the numerical counting just like Ghost Protocol. Instead the title will be Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. The movie will star Tom Cruise, but also Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules). Besides the new cast we will also see Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames return. Just like Ghost Protocol the movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is scheduled for release July 31st. To sweeten...

Other gifted. Agents of SHIELD S2Ep13 'One Of Us' Review.

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep13 ‘One Of Us’ Review

The second season of Agents of SHIELD has already seen a lot of action, but somehow it also feels slow. Fans have complained about the little character development or solid plot development. This weeks episode ‘One Of Us’ just like last week also suffers from these deficiencies but there does seem to be movement towards better balanced character development. For one thing the impact of Skye’s new super powers has had a pronounced effect on Coulson’s team. After Fitz tried...

Star Wars Rogue One art

Star Wars News Roundup – Ep 8 & Rogue One

It has been a busy week filled with Star Wars News. Besides the many rumors surrounding Star Wars Episode 7 there was also genuine news about episode 8 and a spin-off movie. All this news seems to have displeased some when a storm of controversy erupted on Twitter surrounding the plot for the newly announced spinoff. Star Wars Episode 8 From day one it was announced that Episode 7: The Force Awakens would be part of a new trilogy that would...

12 Monkeys S1Ep9 Tomorrow Review. Foster dying.

12 Monkeys S1Ep9 Tomorrow Review

12 Monkeys seems to be riding on a wave of good reviews. This weeks episode ‘Tomorrow’ concludes Cole’s first attempt to undo the plague. The episode ends predictably in his failure to stop the damage. Now he and Katarina may have rethink the strategy, but each may well have dark motivations to continue the time-travel experiments. This week it is just a short review for an episode that is about the best hour in TV in months. 12 Monkeys S1Ep9 Tomorrow...

Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds Review

Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds Review

This April the third book in the Poseidon’s Children series by Alastair Reynolds, Poseidon’s Wake, is set to be released. Afterwards the novella, Slow Bullets, will gets its turn. The tentative release date is June 9th and this is an advance review. For those who are fans of Chasm City or his novella series Diamond Dogs and Turquoise Days will find Slow Bullets to be very satisfying. Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds Review Slow Bullets takes place in the far future...

TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015.

TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015

TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015 It has been a long wait, but Vancity Buzz Entertainment’s Lindsay Barker has finally confirmed that TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015 in Vancouver. The news will still need to be confirmed but it seems quite solid. Lindsay Barker adds that only Garret Hedlund who played Sam Flynn is at this stage confirmed to be attached to the project. TRON 3 is the sequel to the 2010 movie Tron Legacy which was itself a reboot/sequel to the 1982...