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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister talking to Daenarys. Game of Thrones S5Ep8 Hardhome Review.

Game of Thrones S5Ep8 Hardhome Review

Game of Thrones can be a frustrating show to watch. Most fans already know what is going to happen. They have read the books to G.R.R. Martin’s ongoing series A Song Of Ice And Fire. There are some significant differences between the books and the TV-series. The frustration is made worse because it is not becoming clear at all who will sit on the Iron Throne. So far season 5 has been especially hard hit by circumstance. The deviations from the...

TRON 3 Cancelled by Disney, for now…

TRON 3 Cancelled. In a sudden news flash Disney Studios has announced it is not proceeding forward with director Joseph Kosinski’s movie TRON 3. The third movie in the franchise was supposed to act as a sequel to the 2010 movie TRON Legacy starring Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges. The sad news comes after earlier reports that production had already started and filming was to commence in the fall. However, Disney Studios needs to keep an close eye on its finances after...

Mr. Robot Preview. Rami Malek as Elliot.

Mr. Robot – New Hacking TV-show Preview

Mr. Robot Preview… Frequent visitors to this blog will know one of my interest is network security, or hacking. Sadly the topic if often misunderstood. Strictly speaking hacking means to learn. And you can learn about an information system to help protect it or if you are what is known as a black-hat hacker to crack it. Plenty of movies and TV-shows have attempted to depict hacking in a realistic way. Of the top of my head I would say...

The Martian first on-set pictures. Matt Damon as Mark Watney

Ridley Scott’s The Martian first on-set pictures released

The Martian first on-set pictures A few months ago when I wrote the review of Andy Weir’s debut novel The Martian I mentioned a movie adoption was in production. The Martian first on-set pictures were released today. They show Matt Damon as stranded astronaut Mark Watney on-set in Jordan. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott, whom most will know from Alien, Blade Runner and more recently Prometheus. Not much is known of the production beyond the still pictures that were released. No details on the part...

Mad Max Fury Road Review. Hugh Keays-Byrne as the diabolical Immortan Joe.

Mad Max Fury Road Review

Mad Max Fury Road Review When it comes to Science Fiction movies these days, those that aren’t expected to be box-office hits often end up doing well. Movies such as Looper and The Matrix are good examples. The same can be said of Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie, directed by George Miller, has been in development hell for years. I still remember looking at its IMDB page back in the late 90’s. Fans were excited, but those who had not...

david strathairn as The Director. The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review

The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review

The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review The Blacklist has managed to dig its own grave. We now know what the Fulcrum is. We know agent Keen’s real name is Masha Rostova and that she is the daughter of a KGB spy. We know Reddington (James Spader) hired Tom to keep spy on her and that Tom fell in love with her. We also know that Assistant Director’s Cooper’s illness was faked and that Reddington has released the contents of the Fulcrum to the whole world....

Sherlock leaves a beaten up Rankin. Elementary Season 3 Finale Review

Elementary Season 3 Finale Review

After three seasons of Elementary the show’s concept is starting to show its age. No longer is the audience surprised when Sherlock makes an improbable but possible leap of deduction. Nor is the audience surprised that either Detective Bell or Watson can be as good as Sherlock at times. For the most part Elementary is about villains of the week and their improbable machinations to avoid detection. Oooh, and Sherlock’s ugly hairdo. With the resolution of Rhys Ifans’ Mycroft and Natalie...

Chloe Bennet as Skye confronts her mother. Agents Of SHIELD Season 2 Finale Review.

Agents Of SHIELD Season 2 Finale Review

Agents of SHIELD has managed to survive through its second season. Despite the ratings having leveled off they are at dangerously low levels. The second season of the show tried to improve on the perceived shortcomings of the first season, but has only managed partly. The goofiness of season 1 has been replaced by subtle humor, but the bland characterization and often disjointed plots have only partly been remedied. Fans are wondering if Joss Whedon’s hands-off approach to production is to blame or...

Game of Thrones S5Ep6 ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’ Preview

Game of Thrones S5Ep6 ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’ Preview Season 5 of Game Of Thrones hurdles along at a fast pace. Five episodes have already passed and this season has seen drastic changes. That said, for some the storyline feels slow or disjointed. At times I would agree with that sentiment. The transfer of the source material has not been perfect. Keeping Tyrion in the game is an obvious nod at the series fanbase after so many other regulars have been culled. Yet, the...

Star Wars Lords of the Sith Review

Before I progress any further with this review allow me to apologize for my absence. I have only just completed my master thesis, and though I like writing about Science Fiction my study does take precedence. But fear not, after May 19th I will be finished with that part of my life and then I can focus on SF, and my busy professional life as a data scientist! Lords of the Sith Review Lords of the Sith is one of...

Giveaway of Star Wars Lords Of The Sith

As a way to celebrate the good fortunes had by SciFiEmpire.net I am organizing a book giveaway. I will be giving out a copy of Paul S. Kemp’s latest Star Wars novel Lord Of The Sith. That is right, you can earn a copy of the novel that features both Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. Early reviews have so far been very positive, though readers of this blog will have to wait a while yet. Giveaway of Star Wars Lords...

Star Wars Battlefront. Rebel troops on Endor fighting.

Star Wars Battlefront (2015) Preview

Star Wars Battlefront is back! During the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim a teaser trailer was show for the new Star Wars Battlefront game. The game would actually be the third iteration in the Battlefront franchise. As it has been 10 years since the second game was released the franchise is starting over as a reboot. The new game takes place during the Original Trilogy but will have tie-ins with Star Wars The Force Awakens which is scheduled for release on...

Darth Vader molten helmet. New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released! Finally after months of hearing arguments about the merits of having crossbars on a lightsaber we as Star Wars fans are entertained by a new trailer. The second teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens reveals a great deal more than the first, but plenty of the principal cast have been left out. There is also only a hint about what the plot for the movie could be. The latter is something I...

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed. Suppresssed handgun.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed The Deus Ex franchise is certainly one of my favorite gaming franchises ever since the original was released in 2000. The game got a sequel in 2003, Invisible Wars that was less well received with complaints it was somewhat dumbed-down. After 8 years new life was blown into the franchise with Human Revolution to which Mankind Divided, announced today, is considered a direct sequel to. The original Deus Ex was a brilliant blend...