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Iain Banks - Posthumous release of The Quarry

Iain M. Banks dies at age 59!

Iain M. Banks dies at age 59! Renowned Scottish Science-Fiction author has died of gallbladder cancer at age 59. The author who also use the name Iain Banks on some of his books is mostly known for his ‘The Culture’ series. The Quarry. Iain M. Banks will see one more book released posthumously. It is entitled The Quarry and will feature a youngster and his father who is dying of cancer. The novel will be released 20 June 2013 in...

Rachel Nichols as Kiera in a gunfight - Continuum - Second Thoughts

Continuum gets renewed for third season!

A third season… That Continuum is getting renewed for a third season is a bit of surprise as the second season took a while to get confirmed. I must say that I have lost just a bit of excitement for Continuum as its second season is a bit of a mess. The quality is all over the map and though I am a devoted viewer I have lost track of many developments. In part I think the show creative staff are...

Nilin - Remember Me (Adrift) - DontNod Entertainment.

Remember Me PC Review!

Remember Me PC Review! About two years ago just after I started this blog I posted the first high-resolution art of a game called ‘Adrift’. It was the French developer ‘DONTNOD Entertainment’ first game. The art was an instant hit. I guess the lure of a cyberpunk Neo-Paris was just too good to pass on. The only questions remained were what kind of gameplay the game would have and whether the developer could handle such an ambitious project. Last year we saw the first...

Jaime Murray lesbian sex with Mia Kirshner - Defiance

Defiance episode 7 ‘Goodbye, Blue Sky’ Review!

Goodbye, Blue Sky. Finally we get an episode of Defiance that isn’t afraid of pulling some punches. It certainly isn’t unusual that TV-Series shy away from radical decisions in their first season without knowing what the fans like but some of Defiance’s earlier episodes were borderline boring. They were in essence self-contained stories that did little to further the Defiance overall story arc or give the show its own flavor. This week’s episode, ‘Goodbye, Blue Sky’, might even have moved too fast. For most...

Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie in Revolution

Revolution season 1 finale ‘The Dark Tower’ Review!

The finale. And so the first season of Revolution has ended. To many it should be it’s only season but we will be getting another one at the end of the year. I have not yet decided whether Revolution deserves a reprieve as it is very rough and certainly not all diamond underneath. The season finale ‘The Dark Tower’ tries its best to make up for all the mistake and give viewers a reason to tune back in this fall and for...

Liev Schreiber in Last Days on Mars

Last days on Mars preview + trailer!

Last Days on Mars… The genre of Science-fiction thriller defined by movies such as Alien and The Thing has been considered dead for well over two decades. It quickly become the domain of cheap B-movies or senselessly epic action movies. True thrillers with a good dose of science that take place on another plant or space station were hard to come by. However, ever since Duncan Jones’s Moon from 2009 the genre is again alive and kicking. Fans can look forward to...

Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel Matheson talking to Monroe - Revolution

Revolution S1 episode 18 ‘Children of Men’ Review!

Revolution has been a in a dark place for some episodes now. At first the second half of season 1 saw some good improvements but quickly episodes started stalling and make impossible leaps in character development. The low point was when Monroe’s right hand man Jeremy Baker (Mark Pellegrino) was killed off. Last weeks episode was a bit of an improvement but it still forced Charlie and Miles in particular to fly in a helicopter they had stolen in order to...

Dillon's replacement - Continuum

Continuum S2Ep5 ‘Second Opinion’ Review!

Continuum is back from a two-week hiatus. The episode before the break (Second Skin) was probably the low point in the series so far. Alas this weeks episode entitled ‘Second Opinion’ is better but not very exciting. It feels a bit like a bottle show in that there few special effects or action scenes. However, this is made up by the drama which at least allows the character Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) express repressed sentiments that gave her a bit of...

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Dan Brown’s Inferno review!

As regular visitors know this website mostly focuses on Science-fiction, but sometimes I will review other popular media. Dan Brown’s Inferno that was released about a week and half ago kind of falls into that class despite the fact it has sci-fi elements. Ever since the novel The Lost Symbol from 2009 have I been waiting for a another book. You might say that I got hooked on Dan Brown through The Lost Symbol. As for his earlier works such as The Da Vinci...

Enterprise season 2 Blu-ray arrives August 20th!

Enterprise season 2 Blu-ray arrives August 20th!

Now that Star Trek Into Darkness has hit the cinema’s there is almost a Star Trek craze that I feel wasn’t there 4 years ago. That said, Star Trek Into Darkness has received some mixed reviews that seem to have repercussions for its box-office earnings. Generally there is a feeling that the plot is a bit bloated in some areas while the character development is minimal. None of that matters when Enterprise season 2 finally comes to Blu-ray on august...

Warehouse 13 S4E14 ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ Review!

Warehouse 13 S4E14 ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ Review!

Warehouse 13 has been back for its second half of season 4 for two episodes now. Honestly, the series had kind of popped off my radar screen as Defiance, Continuum and Revolution are also on. To make matters worse, the first episode was one very big dud. However, last’s weeks episode ‘The Big Snag’ was one of the more enjoyable outings as Pete and Myka found themselves locked into 1940’s crime novel. The quality of the production was definitely noteworthy....

Star Trek Into Darkness Review!

Star Trek Into Darkness Review!

Finally I have been able to see Star Trek Into Darkness in at the cinema. If it wasn’t just only for the fact that I am a veritable Trekkie that I wanted to see it but also to finally be able to put aside the continuous promotion of the movie that has gone on for weeks now. Star Trek Into Darkness is of course J.J. Abrams second Star Trek outing. It acts as a sequel to the 2009 movie that significantly raised...

Iron Man 3 Review!

Iron Man 3 Review!

Fans are finally able to watch the third Iron Man installment in cinema’s. After the disappointing second movie and the fantastic The Avengers expectations for Iron Man 3 were high. For the most part those expectations have been fulfilled, but there are a few wrinkles here and there. I like this movie more than I did the original Iron Man mainly because of its depth. However, the movies villains are just as shallow and un-memorable as before. As per the fact that...

Defiance gets renewed for second season by Syfy!

Defiance gets renewed for second season by Syfy!

After just 5 episodes into its first season Syfy has already given its news flagship show Defiance the benefit of the doubt. Syfy has renewed the show for another 13-episodes that will start airing in 2014. The announcement is surprising for several reasons. So far the quality has been uneven. A lot of viewers are confused about the background world. A situation that echoes what happened with Farscape 10 years back. Also the ratings have so far been steadily dropping over the course of...