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Killjoys Premiere. Dutch and John

Killjoys Premiere ‘Bangarang’ Review

Killjoys Premiere ‘Bangarang’ Review After the première of Dark Matter last week Syfy is releasing another Sci-fi Adventure series called Killjoys. In many ways the release of two somewhat similar TV-shows is embarrassing as both claim to incorporate elements of Joss Whedon’s Firefly. While I relish at the prospect of competition, both shows also compete with Defiance which is airing concurrently. Keeping my attention on all three TV-shows who all occupy the deadly Friday night TV slot makes me a rather nervous SF fan. The Warrant is ALL! So what is Killjoys all about? Well, essentially the show follows John (Aaron Ashmore), D’avin and...

Adam Jensen in Deus Ex Mankind Divided E3 Preview Roundup!

Deus Ex Mankind Divided E3 Preview Roundup!

Deus Ex Mankind Divided E3 Preview Roundup! E3 2015 is over and so it is time to give a roundup of all the sci-fi games that were shown. Or at least the good ones. Those games that got me excited were the fifth Deus Ex game (if you include The Fall in the count), but also Mass Effect: Andromeda, Star Wars Battlefront and The Division. Today I have written a roundup preview for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Right from the start when the first details were announced early in the spring it felt that it was a natural successor to Deus...

Owen and Claire find the destroyed gyrosphere - Jurassic World Review

Read my Jurassic World Review with Premiere Pictures

Jurassic World Review Jurassic World is a difficult movie to judge. It is a lot better than The Lost World or Jurassic Park 3. Especially compared to The Lost World (which I love to hate) it manages to succeed as a worthy sequel to Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 movie Jurassic Park. Sadly, that is where most of the good news ends. Jurassic World is an OK movie, but not a very good one. Whereas Jurassic Park had strong characters with very clear motivations they are mostly lacking from Jurassic World. The movie centers on park operations manager Claire Dearing (Bryce...

Dark Matter Series Premiere Review. Zoie Palmer, Roger Cross, Jodelle Ferland, Melissa O'Neill, Alex Mallari, Marc Bendavid and Anthony Lemke

Dark Matter Series Premiere Review

Dark Matter Series Premiere Review Syfy’s latest TV-show Dark Matter is based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. In fact, Joseph Mallozzi is a long-time Stargate alumni and acts as executive producer for this show as well. The plot is simple. Six people awake from stasis on a ship in space but have no idea who they are. They try to get organized. Each is given a numeric designation, One through Six. One of them wants to be the leader, but is rebuffed by the others. They find a considerable weapons cache on the ship which...

Syfy cancels Defiance

Dark Matter, Defiance season 3 to air tonight!

Dark Matter Tonight Syfy channel’s new TV series Dark Matter starring Roger Cross (Continuum, Orphan Black). Dark Matter is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and is based on the comic book of the same name. I am not familiar with the Dark Horse comic books and so I can’t recommend them, as for the series. It has not been widely announced. I first reported on it last year because Amanda Tapping would direct an episode. After her work on Continuum and Sanctuary I though it news worthy. So what is Dark Matter all about? Below you can read the synopsis…...

Syfy adapts Dan Simmons Hyperion as a TV event!

Syfy adapts Dan Simmons Hyperion as a TV event!

Syfy adapts Dan Simmons Hyperion! The Syfy Channel continues its efforts to re-invent itself. In two days viewers can watch a new SF series: Dark Matter and a week later Killjoys. In the meantime, more fantastic news is out. Syfy adapts Dan Simmons Hyperion as a TV event! According to Blastr.com ‘Syfy channel will team up with producer/actor Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Oscar-winning producer Graham King (Argo) and director/producer Todd Phillips (The Hangover) to bring the massive novel — the first in a tetralogy — to the screen’. There certainly seems to be more than enough talent attached to the project. Also...

Bring Him Home - The Martian

First trailer of The Martian with Matt Damon Released

First trailer to Ridley Scott’s The Martian Slowly the hype around Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian is building. The Martian can be summarized as Gravity set on Mars, but that would be selling it short. Today, 20th Century Fox released a full 3 minute trailer of the movie which is scheduled for release on November 25th. The trailer sets up the story with a voice over from Matt Damon as stranded astronaut Mark Watney. Mark needs to survive on Mars after he has been left for dead and stranded. NASA quickly finds out he is indeed alive and mount a desperate...

Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing holding flare - Jurassic World screen

Latest Jurassic World buzz with new trailers and pics!

Jurassic World – A new Jurassic Park? One of the most anticipated summer movies this year is Jurassic World. Fans eager to see more ferocious dinosaurs are especially wondering whether it is any good. So far, the buzz has been fantastic and the hype has certainly picked up. However, those that have already seen the movie are obligated to not release their reviews until June 12th, the date the movie is officially set to release. Nonetheless, as with many other movies some unofficial reviews have emerged. The veracity cannot be proven but these early, unofficial reviews, seem to indicate that JW will beat expectations. Expectations...

Hannibal meets Dimmons. Hannibal Season 3 Premiere.

Hannibal Season 3 Premiere ‘Antipasto’ Review

Hannibal Season 3 Premiere… Hannibal is back for more murderously beautiful meals in what is already the third season of the show starring Mads Mikkelson (A Royal Affair and Casino Royale). After two seasons of non-stop slaughters, attempts to frame Will Graham and dealing with the FBI Hannibal finally attempts to re-invent himself as a medieval scholar in Florence, Italy. After the bloodbath that was the season 2 finale the show had not other recourse but to try a reboot. Hannibal had exhausted all plausible methods to wrong-foot the investigation into the Boston murders. As not further storylines could take place there...

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister talking to Daenarys. Game of Thrones S5Ep8 Hardhome Review.

Game of Thrones S5Ep8 Hardhome Review

Game of Thrones can be a frustrating show to watch. Most fans already know what is going to happen. They have read the books to G.R.R. Martin’s ongoing series A Song Of Ice And Fire. There are some significant differences between the books and the TV-series. The frustration is made worse because it is not becoming clear at all who will sit on the Iron Throne. So far season 5 has been especially hard hit by circumstance. The deviations from the source material is wearing out some hard-core fans while casual viewers are left wondering what has happened in any previous...

TRON 3 Cancelled by Disney, for now…

TRON 3 Cancelled. In a sudden news flash Disney Studios has announced it is not proceeding forward with director Joseph Kosinski’s movie TRON 3. The third movie in the franchise was supposed to act as a sequel to the 2010 movie TRON Legacy starring Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges. The sad news comes after earlier reports that production had already started and filming was to commence in the fall. However, Disney Studios needs to keep an close eye on its finances after it invested billions to buy out George Lucas and fund production of Star Wars The Force Awakens. The final nail...

Mr. Robot Preview. Rami Malek as Elliot.

Mr. Robot – New Hacking TV-show Preview

Mr. Robot Preview… Frequent visitors to this blog will know one of my interest is network security, or hacking. Sadly the topic if often misunderstood. Strictly speaking hacking means to learn. And you can learn about an information system to help protect it or if you are what is known as a black-hat hacker to crack it. Plenty of movies and TV-shows have attempted to depict hacking in a realistic way. Of the top of my head I would say that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Sneakers and certain scenes from TRON Legacy are the only ones that come...

The Martian first on-set pictures. Matt Damon as Mark Watney

Ridley Scott’s The Martian first on-set pictures released

The Martian first on-set pictures A few months ago when I wrote the review of Andy Weir’s debut novel The Martian I mentioned a movie adoption was in production. The Martian first on-set pictures were released today. They show Matt Damon as stranded astronaut Mark Watney on-set in Jordan. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott, whom most will know from Alien, Blade Runner and more recently Prometheus. Not much is known of the production beyond the still pictures that were released. No details on the part of the story that takes place on earth is shown. So far, The Martian has been slipping quietly underneath the radar....

Mad Max Fury Road Review. Hugh Keays-Byrne as the diabolical Immortan Joe.

Mad Max Fury Road Review

Mad Max Fury Road Review When it comes to Science Fiction movies these days, those that aren’t expected to be box-office hits often end up doing well. Movies such as Looper and The Matrix are good examples. The same can be said of Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie, directed by George Miller, has been in development hell for years. I still remember looking at its IMDB page back in the late 90’s. Fans were excited, but those who had not seen the original Mad Max probably wouldn’t care much for Fury Road. Yet, George Miller delivered. By rebooting the franchise...

david strathairn as The Director. The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review

The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review

The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review The Blacklist has managed to dig its own grave. We now know what the Fulcrum is. We know agent Keen’s real name is Masha Rostova and that she is the daughter of a KGB spy. We know Reddington (James Spader) hired Tom to keep spy on her and that Tom fell in love with her. We also know that Assistant Director’s Cooper’s illness was faked and that Reddington has released the contents of the Fulcrum to the whole world. Is there a storyline left for season 3? Well, as Keen shot Tom Connolly because of all of his misdeeds she...

Sherlock leaves a beaten up Rankin. Elementary Season 3 Finale Review

Elementary Season 3 Finale Review

After three seasons of Elementary the show’s concept is starting to show its age. No longer is the audience surprised when Sherlock makes an improbable but possible leap of deduction. Nor is the audience surprised that either Detective Bell or Watson can be as good as Sherlock at times. For the most part Elementary is about villains of the week and their improbable machinations to avoid detection. Oooh, and Sherlock’s ugly hairdo. With the resolution of Rhys Ifans’ Mycroft and Natalie Dormer’ Irene storyline we are only left with discovering just who Sherlock’s father is. In an effort to push aside...