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The Blacklist Season 1 Finale - Berlin (No. 8) Conclusion Review

The Blacklist Season 1 Finale – Berlin (No. 8) Conclusion Review

James Spader’s performance as Raymond Reddington caught many by surprise back in September when The Blacklist first aired. His performance on Boston Legal won him 3 Emmy Awards. Yet, as the complicated villain and hero of The Blacklist he truly manages to shine. Raymond Reddington has many secrets, a lot that he isn’t proud of. Too often he hides his true feelings behind jokes and flippant behavior, but when he does open up which he only does to the viewers watching...

Continuum S3Ep8 So Do Our Minutes Hasten Review - Garza (Luvia Petersen) beats up a navy seal

Continuum S3Ep8 So Do Our Minutes Hasten Review

This week’s episode off Continuum brings the story back to 2014 and puts us right back in the action. ‘So Do Our Minutes Hasten’ is a suspenseful episode that at times feels overwhelming. Too many times I kind of lost the plot. The episode in that regards reminds me of some of the weaker episodes from season 2. Nonetheless powerful performances by Victor Webster as Detective Fonnegra and Luvia Petersen Jasmine Garza make up for the downsides. So Do Our...

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Preview of Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Finale

Yesterday we finally got the news that ABC’s Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a second season. Half way during its first season it was touch and go as the ratings kept dropping. They finally stabilized at 5.5 million viewers watching on TV with a total 9 million viewers including those using DVR. That is by no means spectacular but ABC seems to have few options. Luckily, the quality of the show has improved considerably. I recently had time to watch...

Revolution Cancelled

NBC Cancels Revolution after two seasons

During yesterdays review of the latest episode of Revolution I actively speculated that the show would be cancelled. Well, its has been. NBC is pulling the show of the air after just two seasons. In just a week’s time another Bad Robot Productions show is being cancelled. Some bloggers have started to catch on to the fact that many of J.J Abrams produced shows go prematurely to the dodo. Just like Alcatraz and Almost Human Revolution felt underdeveloped from the start. The...

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Follow SciFiEmpire.net now on Twitter

As some regular visitors to this site may have noticed I have started to make some alterations. I am still in the process of altering the desktop theme and I have now added a new mobile theme. I consider both to be work in progress so please do give feedback. Of course the main changes are about the social media connections. I already had a Facebook page (here) and a Google+ page (here) but now a Twitter account (here) has also been added....

Revolution Cancelled

Revolution S2Ep20 Tomorrowland Review

It has been a while since I last posted a review of Revolution. The show has seen a remarkable improvement in quality during its second season. However, a 22 episode season is also far too long. The second half of season 2 saw the storyline slowing down and becoming repetitive. Only now that we are moving towards the season finale is it moving forward again. Season 2 also suffered from the lack of intriguing villain. Somehow, despite the mean cruelty of the...

Person of Interest A house Divided - Leslie Odom as Peter Collier Leader of Vigilance

Person Of Interest S3Ep22 A House Divided Review

A Sky Of Flame’s This is one strange episode of Person of Interest. I almost started hating it in the beginning. That was until I saw where it was slowly going with the plot. Both the dénouement between Hersh and Shaw and between Vigilance and Control are well worth the effort of carefully setting up the plot and the pace. It reminds of everything The Blacklist was not this week. PoI sometimes introduces slapstick humor or glances over just how hard it...

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep21 Ragtag Review

Next week we will see the last episode of season 1 of Agents of SHIELD. Many fans, me included, are crossing their fingers and hoping the show will not be cancelled. I am hopeful, the ratings have stabilized and have even seen a slight rise since the start of the Hydra Uprising storyline. The show seems to have found solid footing with its characters as well, something that was lacking during the first ten episodes. With all the buzz surrounding Captain America 2...

Continuum S3Ep8 So Do Our Minutes Hasten Review

Continuum S3Ep7 Waning Minute Review

So far I haven’t been much of a fans of the third season of Continuum. This season is a lot better than season 2 but sadly it makes unique mistakes of its own. I dare say I feel far less invested in the characters than I did before. Both Kiera and Alec (both versions) have become somewhat unlikable and Carlos is sadly too often absent. For all I know this may be by design, a cop from the future wearing a...

Tricia Helfer Ascension

Tricia Helfer joins the cast of Syfy’s Ascension

Last time I write about Tricia Helfer was back in December when I wrote a piece about her 2014 Acting Outlaws calendar with Katee Sackhoff. Though Tricia is mostly famous for Battlestar Galactica, her frequent guest appearances and voice over work she doesn’t have much planned for on the horizon. A few weeks a interview with Tricia suggested that was about to change and now Syfy channel (cross your fingers) has announced she will have a lead real in their upcoming Science Fiction event...

Enterprise season 4 Blu ray review - Jolene Blalock in skirt uniform as T'Pol

Enterprise Season 4 Blu-Ray Review

As the series finale of Star Trek The Next Generation tells us ‘All good things come to an end’. And so has the last Star Trek series, after only 4 seasons it was cancelled in 2005. The show had a fantastic last 2 season but viewer fatigue and a lack of innovation meant it got cut short just when things started to get interesting. Star Trek had been steadily dropping in ratings since DS9 and Voyager which makes the course that...

Almost Human - Karl Urban and Michael Ealy - www.scifiempire.net

Almost Human cancelled by Fox

In news that has taken me a little bit by surprise I am sad to inform readers of this blog that Almost Human has been cancelled after just one season. I am surprised the news came so suddenly because despite lower than expected ratings they did not seem desperate. I really liked this show, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy had very good chemistry together as John Kennex and Dorian. The special effects were also top notch and the show wasn’t afraid to tackle difficult topics...

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep20 Nothing Personal Review

It is a strange sensation to actually look forward to a new episode of Agents of SHIELD. During the first ten episodes of this season that rarely happened. The show has improved considerably and I am actually sad that after this weeks episode there are only two until the season is concluded. This week sees the return of Cobie Smulders as former agent Maria Hill. You may remember from the movie Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier that she actively voted for SHIELD to...

Star Wars Tarkin by James Luceno

Disney announces new ‘Canon’ Star Wars literature

This morning the Walt Disney Company announced that the Star Wars literature and comic-books know as the Expanded Universe is not canon. Fans have been dreading the announcement ever since the first rumors started about Episode 7 some 10 years ago. Now it would seem that all those novels and comics are ready for the trashcan as Disney announces it will release 4 new ‘Canon’ novels as a tie-in for next years new Star Wars movie. I myself won’t mourn the Expanded...