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The X-Files S11E04 The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat - Doctor They

The X-Files S11E04 “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” Review

The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat This week’s episode of The X-Files was totally not what I expected. In fact, I am not sure that I fully understand it. It is aptly named “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” after the conspiracy-theorist-of-the-week. This episode has a fair share of absurdist humor common to X-Files, and it might be a little bit confusing at times. Nonetheless the episode is worth viewing twice just so you get it. It starts familiarly enough. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) meets a man named Reggie in parking garage. Their meet was arranged using the same method Mulder used...

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2018 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2018 from SciFiEmpire.net I want to wish every reader of SciFiEmpire.net a Happy 2018. I think it will be easier this year. Last year we had just lost Carrie Fisher and her mother and the election of Donald Trump was weighing on the minds of a lot of people. Yet, since then things have changed considerably. Looking back on 2017 And so 2017 has also come and gone. As I am growing older it feels like the years are passing by more quickly. Well, what a year 2017 has been. Donald Trump was in the news more often than...

Wishing you a happy Christmas, from SciFiEmpire.net

Wishing you a happy Christmas, from SciFiEmpire.net Christmas is here and so the year is also nearly over. As the author of SciFiEmpire.net I have been wishing readers a happy Christmas for a few years now. Except last year when I was on hiatus. However, the days before the holidays always make me think back to what has been going on in my life. When I wrote a similar Christmas post in 2015 I had just started a new job (and since I have started a new one) and I has just seen The Force Awakens at the cinema. Thus...

Acting Outlaws 2018 Calendar – Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer get naked for charity

Acting Outlaws 2018 Calendar Acting Outlaws is a continuing charity organized by actresses Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer. They use their risqué poses to collect money for a good cause – besides acting like genuine outlaws and driving motorcycles. Every year I cover the release of their upcoming calendar, this year is no different. However, it appears that the Acting Outlaws 2018 Calendar has been available on RedBubble.com for a while. It is now a self-updating offering. I especially like the colour version. Besides the calendar you can also purchase prints, mugs and pillows with the semi-naked bodies of either actress displayed...

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Wishing everybody a Happy Thanksgiving + some Black Friday tips

Happy Thanksgiving I wanted to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving. I am sure that after all the roast turkey, pastries, marshmallows and drinks you will be looking to do something else. Perhaps even browse the internet to see what is worth your money on Black Friday. So what can you do during thanksgiving if all the fine dining is over? Well, if you need any persuasion in playing Super Mario Odyssey or Star Wars Battlefront 2 here are links to my reviews. Of course for Super Mario you will need a Nintendo Switch. I have uploaded an unboxing article just recently....

Longmire Walt and Vic together

Longmire Season 6 Review – Walt and Vic go on a rodeo one last time

Longmire Season 6 Review Season 6 of Longmire was released by Netflix just under a week ago. Only now have I been able to complete my binge watching sessions. And so here is my review of the, sadly, last season of Longmire. I am not certain why I started watching Longmire. I think it may have been because a promo Katee Sackhoff did before the show even aired. Frankly, I have been addicted to my seasonal Longmire episodes for 5 years. The titular character, Walt Longmire, is a different breed of police officer. He is not a detective, but a Sherriff in the...

Berlin Station S02Ep07 Right and Wrong Review Hector DeJean aims his rifle

Berlin Station S02Ep07 Right and Wrong Review – Does Hector take the shot?

Berlin Station S02Ep07 Right and Wrong Review Fuck my life. Well,…. Pardon my swearing but Berlin Station just yanked my chain like few shows have. I suppose there no way to avoid a spoiler but this seventh episode ends on the sound of a suppressed weapon being fired. This happens as Hector DeJean is aiming his rifle at far-right politician Catarina Gerhardt. So the questions is. Did he take the shot? Or was he shot instead, and if so, by whom? Betrayal This my review of the seventh episode of Berlin Station’s second season. During the last episode Robert and Steven discovered...

The Blacklist Tom Keen dead

The Blacklist mid-season finale review and that shocking death

The Blacklist mid-season finale review The Blacklist has just aired its mid-season final and what a shocker it has been. For those who are adverse to spoilers, I have some bad news, Tom is dead. for real this time. I suppose he had been dodging too many bullets from season 1 and now one knife wound caught up with him. The departure of Ryan Eggold will change a lot of the dynamic on The Blacklist. No longer does Elizabeth have an guardian angel who can stand up to Reddington. But, whatever I feel about this situation does not come close to...

Happy Halloween – Greetings from the Afterlife

Happy Halloween Hello everybody. I hope you enjoy reading articles here on SciFiEmpire.net. I can see readers are especially interested in yesterday’s review of Berlin Station. Perhaps I will add the series to my regular line-up. As some readers may have noticed the release of posts has become irregular. I have been busy, since April I have a new job and I have also focused more time on writing a book on Deep Learning. Another reason the frequency of articles was reduced is because a lot of my favorite TV shows are over. Person of Interest ended last year, Dark Matter was cancelled...

Berlin Station - Rhys Ifans as Hector DeJean

Berlin Station S02Ep04 Do the Right Thing Review

Berlin Station S02Ep04 Do the Right Thing Review Berlin Station is a spy thriller produced by Epix. The show follows Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller, a CIA operative tasked with doing a lot of the dirty work in Berlin. The first season dealt with the fallout of whistleblower Thomas Shaw, a pseudonym for CIA case officer Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), as he spills the beans on what the CIA has been up to. Berlin Station can boast a large and experience ensemble cast including Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, Richard Jenkins and now with season 2 also Ashley Judd. Berlin Station is...

Star Trek Discovery Voq on the Shenzhou

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 transient? After watching episodes 3 and 4 I can answer those questions. The story continues in serial fashion – Burnham...

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 fact, I believe this movie blows away the original. No movie is perfect, just like the first Blade Runner this...

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 Discovery is limping along to its September 24th release date. But that day will come and I am at least...

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 consisted mostly of skimpy skirts. The wardrobe was put together by Rebecca Hofherr, who continues to make excellent choices. As...

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. Origins is intended to be 10 part web-series that will focus on Catherine Langford. Yes, the elderly women (insert Titanic...

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 flashes by quickly and an appearance of Captain Lorca can’t be confirmed. However, both Yeoh and Martin-Green’s characters are. The trailer shows a quick...