Author: kane2026

SciFiEmpire christmas tree in winter. Wishing you the Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the Seasons Greetings Christmas has almost arrived and the year is almost over. As such I wish every reader of this website the seasons greetings. I hope you will enjoy your holiday. I know I will. I will probably end up viewing The Force Awakens at the cinema for a second time this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, do go! For those who worry about a drought in articles can rest assured. I will post plenty over...

Girlfriends Guide To Divorce S02Ep4 Rule #605: You Can Go Home Again Review

Girlfriends Guide To Divorce, a review Every once in a while I write a review for a show that is not sci-fi. Usually they are either fantasy, horror or some spy-thriller such as The Blacklist. This week I will review an episode of Girlfriends Guide To Divorce, the supposedly real drama show from Bravo starring Lisa Edelstein. Lisa plays Abby McCarthy who is in the midst of an ongoing separation from Jake (played by Paul Adelstein). This week’s episode, Rule...

Quintin shows his magic in The Magician

The Magicians Pilot Review

The Magicians The Magicians is a new fantasy series from Syfy channel that will debut January 25th. Just as with The Expanse Syfy has released the first episode ahead of schedule to promote its streaming service and get the buzz going. The Magicians is based on the novel by author Lev Grossman that was released in 2009 and spawned two sequels. It tells the story of Quintin Coldwater (played by Jason Ralph), a brilliant and severely antisocial student who is seeking...

The Force Awakens Review

The Force Awakens Review – J.J. Abrams returns and the force is with him!

The Force Awakens Review The Force Awakens has finally been released in cinemas. I managed to view it yesterday evening, the 18th, amidst a large crowd of arguably ‘young’ middle-aged fans whose dress-code is questionable. Sadly The Force Awakens (TFA) was over before I knew it. My initial reaction was gratitude that it did not suck like any of the prequel movies. Yet it wasn’t until this morning that I even dared to write down any firm words of judgment. The...

Idris Elba in Star Trek Beyond

First trailer for Star Trek Beyond blasts unto the internet!

First trailer for Star Trek Beyond blasts unto the internet! The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released unto the internet, and it’s nothing short of amazing! Paramount decided to release the trailer early even though it was supposed to show as a teaser in front of the Force Awakens. However, after some screen caps were leaked over the weekend and finally a low-resolution trailer auf Deutsch this morning the decision was made to release the trailer properly. I must say, it...

Acting Outlaws 2016 Calendar

Acting Outlaws 2016 Calendar – Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff with more risqué photos!

Acting Outlaws 2016 Calendar Battlestar Galactica alumni Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer return with yet another risqué calendar. The 2016 calendar was released over the weekend as part of their charity drive Acting Outlaws. The calendar is available for purchase for 32.37 euros and features a monthly picture shot by Dennys Ilic. Go pick it up at RedBubble.com. Acting Outlaws is a charity focusing on issues such as the Gulf Oil disaster and various other issues. So if you want to...

Upcoming Sci-Fi shows in December

Upcoming Sci-Fi shows in December. There is more than Star Wars!

Upcoming Sci-Fi shows in December With the days slowly ticking away to the release of The Force Awakens you could be forgiven to have missed there is more first class Science Fiction coming in December. Sure December 18th is edged in most reader’s minds, even though you can watch The Force Awakens on December 16th at select cinema’s. Nonetheless, you’re evenings until that day won’t have go slowly as Syfy is releasing two news series: The Expanse based on authors James S....

Lucy Liu wearing mini skirts on Elementary

The fashion of Elementary and how realistic is it?

The fashion of Elementary and how realistic is it? The fourth season of the CBS hit TV hit Elementary is running along nicely. The show featuring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Joan Watson had a bit of dip during its third season. There are only so many ways Sherlock can solve a crime before the audience tires. At this moment I am hopeful for season 4, the inclusion of John Noble as Sherlock’s father Morland has the potential of...

Agents of SHIELD mid-season finale Maveth review!

Agents of SHIELD mid-season finale Maveth review! The mid-season finale of Agents of SHIELD from yesterday evening took me by surprise. From the promo it wasn’t hard to guess what the episode was about. Except for the needless plot involving Andrew/Lash it was a hell of a lot better executed than I thought it would be. The showdown between Ward and Coulson may have ended in a win for Coulson, but the ending leaves Ward in the game. Sort of. Agents of...

Child of the Daystar review - novel by Bryce O'Connor

Child of the Daystar by Bryce O’Connor Review

Child of the Daystar, a review Child of the Daystar is a fantasy novel by first time author Bryce O’Connor. The novel has been funded through a Kickstarter project and is the first in a series called The Wings of War. O’Connor freely admits that Child of the Daystar may be his mixtape. On the Kickstarter page he cites his influences to be authors such as Jennifer Roberson and Elizabeth Hayden. Read the rest of the review below to find out if this book is...

Giles Deacon dresss The Force Awakens Gwendoline Christie

The Force Awakens update + Gwendoline’s Phasma dress!

The Force Awakens update It is only two weeks to go until the official release of Star Wars The Force Awakens on December 18. As a Star Wars fan I am starting to wonder what is going to be a bigger event: Christmas, the New Year or The Force Awakens. One thing is for sure, I am not going to finish that software project for a client I am have been working on. Late 2015 certainly is slipping into Spring...

Aurora Review - Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson a Review

Aurora Review Author Kim Stanley Robinson released a new novel this year, Aurora. I considered it time to gather my thoughts and write a review for this very good book that alas also has some major deficiencies. Aurora is set some 500 hundred years into future on a generation ship. It’s goal is the Tau Ceti system. Freya, daughter of Devi, the de facto chief engineer, is struggling with her late adolescence. Her parents are worried she is not up to...

Detective Miller - The Expanse

The Expanse Pilot Review – Syfy increases the stakes!

The Expanse Pilot Review Finally the first episode of The Expanse has streamed on Syfy. The show is a space opera adaptation of authors (plural) James S.A Corey novel series of the same name. The show has been hotly anticipated with expectations running high as comparisons were made to Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones. Indeed, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) G.R.R. Martin has given his thumbs up to the novel series started...

Git and GitHub - an introductory tutorial

Introductory Tutorial Git and GitHub

Git and GitHub Yet another chapter for my book on Linux, Programming and Hacking is finished. While I won’t publish them all a few key chapters I have posted online to get feedback. The latest chapter is the last one of the first part of the book. It concludes my description of the Linux command line. The chapter before it does briefly touch upon programming, but part 2 focuses solely on that. This chapter  on Git and GitHub connects the two...