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Star Trek Discovery Review – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry

Star Trek Discovery Review Star Trek Discovery has aired 4 episodes till now. I thought it fitting to attempt to judge whether the show is worth your effort during this busy fall season. Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca and Doug Jones as First Officer Saru. After the first two episodes I still did not feel like I knew what the show was about. Who would be given screen time? Were all the characters besides Burnham just...

Ryan Gosling K in Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Review – A sequel that blows away the original

Blade Runner 2049 Review Finally after three and a half decades fans of Blade Runner have their sequel – Blade Runner 2049. This time directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling as K and Harrison Ford as Deckard. Learning there was a sequel in the works gave me mixed feelings. On the one hand I wanted to experience Ridley Scott’s neon-lit dystopian world again. On the other I did not want the original to be diminished. That has not happened, in...

Star Trek Discovery tie-in Comic and Novel arriving soon

Star Trek Discovery Tie-ins Comic and Novel Its been a busy few months for Star Trek Discovery. With trailers and panels Trek fans are slowly beginning to get an idea of what the series is about. Sadly not all fan reaction has been positive. For a show set 10 years before TOS, in possible yet another alternate reality, it looks suspiciously like BSG meets DS9. That along with the controversy surrounding cast diversity (its 2017!) and the way the Klingon’s look...

The Fashion of Elementary Season 5

The Fashion of Elementary Season 5 Over a  year ago I wrote a short article on the fashion of Elementary, the modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. That article has remained one of the most popular on this blog so I thought it time for a follow-up. In the old article I gave the wardrobe selected for both Sherlock and Joan a lot of praise. I also made some fun of the fact that Joan’s wardrobe...

Stargate Origins website teases the return of more wormholes

Stargate Origins teased For years there has been speculation that the 1994 movie Stargate might get a reboot. The reboot was likely to omit the subsequent series (SG-1, Atlantis and Universe) from its canon. Alas after the train wreck that was Independence Day Resurgence not much heard from the idea. the director of the original movie, Roland Emmerich, even admitted a reboot was unlikely. Yet, today, out of the blue, a teaser website has appeared for something called Stargate Origins....

Star Trek Discovery first trailer has death stalking the crew

Star Trek Discovery first trailer Finally after months of waiting the Star Trek Discovery first trailer has arrived. Trekkies finally have a glimpse of the characters, uniforms and ships in action. Discovery is a prequel series set before the original Star Trek series starring William Shatner. The series stars Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, Sonequah Martin-Green as first officer Michael Burnham, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca; Doug Jones as Lt. Saru; James Frain as Spock’s father; and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets. The trailer...

Ridley Scott creating new Sci-Fi programming for TNT

Ridley Scott Blastr.com reported today that famed movie director Ridley Scott is creating Sci-Fi shows for TNT. TNT is a cable channel that normally does not do Sci-Fi, but it did achieve some success with Falling Skies and The Librarians. Scott is set to help development of an entire evening block of programming. This ranges from hour long shows to shorter formats. Ridley Scott is not new to TV, he has had previous success producing The Man In The High Castle and Halo:...

American Gods “The Secret of Spoons” Review

American Gods American Gods is one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2017. I think the other one is Star Trek Discovery. The show, which airs on Starz, is based on the 2001 novel by Neil Gaiman. The premise of the story is simple enough. The ancient and mythological gods exist, because people believe in them. Odin, Bilquis and Easter are just a few to mention. So far so good. Enter Shadow Moon, played by Ricky Whittle, a former convict who acts...

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USS Discovery Update – What has CBS been up to?

Update on Star Trek: Discovery The development of CBSs Star Trek: Discovery is finally heating up and so it is time for an update. The first new Star Trek series since 2005 has had a difficult year with delays and creative staff turnover. However, CBS seems certain to release the series early this fall. Recently the cast were seen together to celebrate the birthday of James Frain – who will play Sarek. That is a good indicator filming has started or is about to commence. Meanwhile...

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The Blacklist Redemption S01E02 Kevin Jensen Review

The Blacklist Redemption Last week The Blacklist Redemption officially premiered on NBC. The spinoff starring Famke Janssen and Ryan Eggold has been hotly anticipated since rumors first circulated. For many fans of The Blacklist the news did come as a surprise. The hit show starring James Spader is often a hit-or-miss affaire and Ryan Eggold’s depiction of Tom Keen has been a fan favorite since the beginning. Why dilute what needs fixing? So far not so good… Anyway, last week’s premiere episode...

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SS-GB Review – The BBC adapts Len Deighton into a clever mystery drama

SS-GB Sunday evening a new TV show – SS-GB – started on the BBC, it is an adaptation of the novel by Len Deighton in which Nazi Germany won the war with Britain. It is similar in vain to The Man In The High Castle and Fatherland. I think such a series can give the BBC a much needed boost, but have they succeeded? SS-GB is set in an alternative historical timeline in which Nazi Germany won the Battle of Britain....

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Richard Hatch passes away at age 71!

Richard Hatch Sad news broke today with the announcement that Battlestar Galactica actor Richard Hatch has died. Hatch had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and died in hospice care in Los Angeles at the age of 71. The original Despite a long running career in television Hatch is mostly famous for his roles on Battlestar Galactica, both the 1978 original and the 2003 remake. In his role in the 1978 version of the space opera series he played Captain Apollo,...

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net 2016 has come and gone. For many it outstayed its welcome. Problems such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump has certainly made me apprehensive about the future. Sadly we also lost far too many celebrities: Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds and actor Alan Rickman to name just a few. On the last day of the year we also lost William Christopher, who played father Mulcahy on M.A.S.H for over a decade. All this makes...

The end for SciFiEmpire.net - So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell! Readers of SciFiEmpire.net may have noticed I have been absent from posting for a few weeks. I had a lot of work to do and there are some big changes coming in my life. After some hesitation I decided the best decision was to stop posting on SciFiEmpire.net. Effectively that means the end of this blog. If anyone wants to continue the torch feel free to contact me. The decision to...