Category: TV-series

Fringe ‘The End of All Things’ Review!

Fringe ‘The End of All Things’ Review!

Fringe has been much in the news lately, rumors are plenty about it getting canceled after this season but many more allude to a shortened fifth season that will follow. If the producers continue than the show will get the magic number of 100 that is the usual benchmark for syndication. So far season 4 has been a mixed bag, with episodes being notably dumbed down as to not alienate audiences. The ratings seem to have leveled off at 3 million...

Alcatraz ‘Johnny McKee’ Review + “Clarence Montgomery’ Preview!

Alcatraz ‘Johnny McKee’ Review + “Clarence Montgomery’ Preview!

Even though the last episode of Alcatraz aired on Monday I haven’t gotten round to writing a review yet, mainly because the episode was kind-off boring. It was so far the worst episode in the series and it was a definite step down from last weeks excellent episode. That said, ‘Johnny McKee’ has its moments. Strangely enough the moments of brilliance are closely related with the moments when I just stopped caring. I’ll give an example; the main antagonist Johnny McKee...

Tron Uprising First Picture!

Tron Uprising First Picture!

This summer a CGI/animation series set in the Tron Universe will air on Disney XD. The series timeline is set between that of the two movies and will most likely deal with the ‘Uprising’ (duhhh) that was alluded to in Tron Legacy. The main character is called Beck and will be voiced by Elijah Wood. Here is the official synopsis… Beck is a young program who becomes the skillful leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his...

Fringe ‘The End of all Things’ Preview!

Fringe ‘The End of all Things’ Preview!

So far season 4 of Fringe hasn’t been all that captivating. It has been OK in a time when just being OK isn’t really good enough. Last weeks ratings of Fringe once again dipped under the three million mark with a viewer rating of 2.99 million. This weeks episode of Fringe is entitled ‘The end of all things’ and is focused on the mythology. In some respects I am becoming rather tired with the mythology, it isn’t as captivating as it once...

Alcatraz ‘Johnny McKee’ Preview!

Alcatraz ‘Johnny McKee’ Preview!

Last weeks episode of Alcatraz, ‘Paxton Petty’, was a huge improvement over the previous hit-and-miss episodes. It was still a little formalistic but it combined a very dark story with broad character development. It is a shame that over the last few weeks the series has started to take a nose-dive in the ratings. I guess viewers aren’t as forgiving of the unpolished nature of Alcatraz. This weeks episode is entitled ‘Johnny McKee’ and deals with a poisoner, a rather unusual kind of murderer. Like...

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More details on David Mack’s Star Trek trilogy ‘Cold equations’.

  A few days ago we posted news that David Mack was writing a new Star Trek Trilogy called ‘Cold equation’s that would center on the Typhon Pact as the main antagonist. It would feature the crew of the Enterprise-E and be released in october. David Mack has now updated his blog with details surrounding each of the instalments in the trilogy.   Here are the details. Book One of the trilogy, which is written and now with the editor, is The...

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ review!

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ review!

‘A Better Human Being’ is a very character driven episode of Fringe, after a season where this kind of story telling alternated with action-scenes it is pleasant to finally see progression in the characters. The relationship between Olivia and Peter is the main driving force behind the character development but it certainly also affects Walter Bishop, his character is a lot more focused in this episode and even chastises Peter for what he believes to be a bad influence on Olivia....

Eureka back in April for its fifth and final season!

Eureka back in April for its fifth and final season!

In a press release Syfy Channel has announced its spring line-up of shows, this includes Eureka which will then première its fifth and final season. As you might expect the rest of the line-up is complete rubbish, ranging from wrestling, reality-horror shows and combinations of both! Its sad to think that the only shows that really matters on Syfy channel is about to end. As for Alphas and Warehouse 13, expect those back in the summer. Here is part of the...

Person of Interest ‘Blue Code’ Preview!

Person of Interest ‘Blue Code’ Preview!

Although I have said from day one that Person of Interest makes for good TV the sci-fi elements have so far been very light. Slowly that is changing, in the last few weeks with the introduction of the character Will Ingram (who is the son of Nathan Ingram) this has changed as ‘The Machine’ is being alluded to as an AI that can interact with its surroundings. The audience is lead to believe that ‘The Machine’ has run amok and can hear almost any conversation, this was demonstrated when...

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ Preview!

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ Preview!

After last weeks cliff-hanger ending we are all keen to see what happens between Peter and Olivia. Will she keep any memory from the present or are they all replaced with those from the previous timeline. Of course the business with David Robert Jones continuous and between the two plot threads we sure get good TV. unfortunately the same cannot be said for the ratings, in the last few weeks they seemed to be stabilizing but with last weeks episode went down again...

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Review!

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Review!

A few days back when I previewed this weeks episode of Alcatraz I went on a rant about all the deficiencies of this show. I suggested that at times it was repetitive, convoluted, didn’t represent certain characters well enough and had a lack of mystery despite the creators best efforts. In a rather strange twist in the tale it would seem that this weeks episodes of Alcatraz, entitled ‘Paxton Petty’, solves almost all of those deficiencies. In many ways his episode is a...

Dr Who + Star Trek TNG Comic crossover cover revealed!

Dr Who + Star Trek TNG Comic crossover cover revealed!

A couple of days ago the first rumors started that IDW (the publishers of Star Trek and Dr Who comics) intended to publish crossover issues that would see the doctor and the crew of Enterprise-D work together. Normally I don’t write anything on comic news because I read them only in passing once in a while but this franchise really caught my I. Yesterday the new came that the antagonists for this tory were non other than the Cybermen and the Borg. Today, IDW released the...

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Preview!

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Preview!

Tomorrow the sixth episode of Alcatraz airs, it is entitled ‘Paxton Petty’, a reference to yet another criminal that has returned. So far the entire matter of returning Alcatraz inmates is shrouded in mystery, something that is slowly getting on my nerves as this show seems to lose the ‘suspense of disbelief’ factor that shows like Fringe, Lost and The X-files managed for far longer. The drama on this show is OK, the background story of the returning criminals and wardens is certainly...

Fringe ‘Welcome to Westfield’ review!

Fringe ‘Welcome to Westfield’ review!

Like many Fringe episodes, this one is difficult to review. The premise of the episode is a mystery in the spirit of those found on The X-files that needs to be solved but the episode becomes less interesting when the mystery disappears and instead a familiar conclusion takes its place. As for the story… ‘Welcome to Westfield’ starts of with a dream, one in which Olivia and Peter are making love and whisper to each other that they love each other. The surprise comes when the viewer discovers that this is not...