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Harold Finch testing The Machine in 2001 (Michael Emerson)

Person of Interest S4Ep5 Prophets Review

For a few weeks now viewers have been able to enjoy the new format of Person Of Interest. With Finch, Reese, Shaw and Root hiding from Samaritan the series has become more dynamic. It reminds me a lot of the first season when Reese was not yet the Superman caricature he became during season 2. This episode entitled ‘Prophets’ sticks to the new format while also forcing Reese to deal with his alternate persona when he is forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation. If that wasn’t enough viewers also see more of how The Machine came to be with flashbacks from 2001...

The Walking Dead S5Ep2 Strangers Review - Gareth has amputated Bob's leg

The Walking Dead S5Ep2 Strangers Review

After the blood-letting during the season première of The Walking Dead the pace is slowed. Somehow the uncertainty of the circumstances in which Rick and the gang now live are made worse by that slow pace. Don’t be a stranger……… As the gang moves away from Terminus they come across father Gabriel, a priest who has been living alone since the outbreak started. Rick questions how he could have survived and assumes he has been holding back on them. After they reach his church Gabriel shows them he had a supply of can food that only recently ran dry. To the viewer the...

Sleepy Hollow S2Ep4 Go Where I Send Thee... Review - Ichabod puts in his magic earbud

Sleepy Hollow S2Ep4 Go Where I Send Thee… Review

Whereas Haven has nearly gone the way of the dodo after a very bad start to season 5 Sleepy Hollow seems able to learn from its first season mistakes. Slowly this show is finding solid ground. Characters such as Henry, the Horseman of War, as well as Katrina Crane and Abraham Van Brunt have been given more screen time to flesh out their character. Suddenly it feels like the stakes have become all that more real. While Sleepy Hollow is still undeniable a light-hearted horror fantasy show with a good dose of humor it does try to create a at least partly believable world. That...

The Walking Dead S5Ep1 No Sanctuary Review - Throat slit like cattle

The Walking Dead S5Ep1 No Sanctuary Review

I have been an avid fan of TWD since its inception as a TV series. I will admit to not having read the comic books but I do keep up with its progress. TWD is certainly not for the faint hearted, and I am not talking about the zombies, the gore or the physical abuse. I am talking about the drama and suspense. Fan favorite characters do get killed and the audience is frequently left in the dark about pertinent developments. Knowing that the journey the characters still have to go if the comic books are anything to go by I wonder if the...

Coulson visits Simmons - Agents of SHIELD S2Ep3 Making Friends and Influencing People Review

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep3 Making Friends and Influencing People Review

This week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD is entitled ‘Making Friends and Influencing People’ but a better title might have been ‘What Simmons did’. Ever since the season premier two weeks ago fans have been near irate about the sudden disappearance of Elizabeth Henstridge‘s character Jemma Simmons. Some saw it is a prelude to write her character out of the show along with Fitz. Simmons has never been my favorite character, with both her and Fitz there was something too arrogant in their persona to make them likable. To borrow from an accusation made against ex-agent Ward, there more than just a...

The Blacklist S2Ep3 Dr. James Covington (No. 89) Review

The Blacklist S2Ep3 Dr. James Covington (No. 89) Review

This episode Dr. James Covington (No. 89) starts with Keen having a nightmare about Tom and Reddington. Tom argues that Red will kill her if she gets too close to the truth about what happened on the night of the fire. Keen is also bothered by a man whom she suspects is stalking her at the various motels she is staying. The next morning Red warns her of Dr. James Covington, a disgraced heart surgeon, who may be running a heart rental scheme using stolen hearts. The audience is not certain why Red pointed Covington out to Keen and the FBI...

Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015.

Tron Legacy command line explained

A few days ago I posted a sample chapter of a computer textbook I have worked on. It is entitled ‘Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginner’. I promised that every chapter would be accompanied by a section that shows how popular culture handles the topic. For the first chapter I had selected Tron Legacy and below you can read the result. If you think I made an error please be sure to use the comment section below to give feedback. Tron Legacy command line One of the ways that this textbook tries to keep you exploring Linux, programming and hacking...

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep2 Heavy Is the Head Review - Coulson making drawings

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep2 Heavy Is the Head Review

Agents of SHIELD is back on TV to try and hold the banner for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Season 1 received mixed reviews but there was potential for improvement. So far with two episodes into its second season I have little to complain about, though the show does try a bit hard and sometimes comes off as melodramatic. Originally season 2’s cast was to be enlarged by Lucy Lawless but officially her character Hartley died at the end of the previous episode. It certainly meant the trolls on the discussion boards were up in arms by saying it was a fake-out....

Samaritan hunting Reese - Person Of Interest S4Ep2 Nautilus Review

Person Of Interest S2Ep2 Nautilus Review

After last weeks episode of Person of Interest I felt re-invigorated to continue watching this show. Jonathan Nolan’s has managed to pull off an impressive reboot since the death of Detective Carter. This week’s episode entitled ‘Nautilus’ has come as the icing on the cake by giving the prime antagonist, the AI called Samaritan, real character as well progress the mythology through the clever writing that has an ideal amount of humor. I hope you enjoy Person Of Interest S2Ep2 Nautilus Review Nautilus Finch is put on a number of a PoI by Reese, who works for the NYPD. He slowly uncovers that Claire,...

Sleepy Hollow S2Ep2 The Kindred Review - Katia Winter as Katrina in corset dress

Sleepy Hollow S2Ep2 The Kindred Review

It has been a while since I have written anything about the Sleepy Hollow TV show starring Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills. During the first season it was made clear that this show would be a re-imagining, something are good while others are not. Slowly the show is coming into its own. There are no significant lapses in the plot and Nicole finally seems to have found her stride. The only gripe that remains is the quick plot pace and the rather convenient sources of information that propel the plot. The matter is handled better than Syfy’s Haven whose...

Person Of Interest Season 4 Episode 1 Panopticon Review - Amy Acker as Root

Person Of Interest Season 4 Episode 1 Panopticon Review

Person Of Interest is finally back for its fourth season. I haven’t looked forward to PoI’s since the end of season 1, but the changes made during its third season finally seem to pay off. The Tuesday slot that PoI is rather crowded but it is still my number one TV show. Person Of Interest Season 4 Episode 1 Panopticon Review The changed circumstances for each of the characters has been quite profound. At first it seems that Harold (Michael Emerson) is pleased to be a humble teacher at a college. John seems to be happy as a narcotics detective if...

The Blacklist S2Ep3 Dr. James Covington (No. 89) Review

The Blacklist Season 2 Lord Baltimore (No. 104) Review

The Blacklist Season 2 Lord Baltimore (No. 104) Review Finally The Blacklist has returned to air. The wait between season 1 and 2 almost made me feel like the world had stopped. Ever since James Spader put on his felt hat in the first episode he has managed to intrigue the audience as Raymond Reddington. All TV-show characters are the product of the exposition that the show’s writers create. For Raymond Reddington this means that his character was the product of imaginative and daring fantasy. However, for agent Keen it obviously means that the writers intended for her to be the...

Extant season 1 finale review - Halle Berry as Molly

Extant season 1 finale review

Extant season 1 finale review The first season of Extant starring Halle Berry has finally come to a close. I was surprised when I first heard about this series, the day before it aired. I could vaguely remember there being an announcement sometime before that Halle Berry would star in a new sci-fi series but nothing was heard afterwards. Extant’s premise of the female astronaut coming back to earth pregnant with an alien acted as an effective starter to all the other plotlines ranging from government conspiracies, luddite fanatics and a robot/child that gives everyone the creeps. I was kind of forgiving of the first two...

Lucy Lawless as agent Hartley - Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer Next Tuesday Agents of SHIELD will be back for its second season. For those who can’t wait until then Marvel has released a short sneak peek. This two and half minute clip shows the new situation in a post-SHIELD world. It also gives us our first glimpse of Lucy Lawless as SHIELD agent Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley. As an agent she has been ordered by Coulson to prevent ex-agents from selling secrets to HYDRA or other parties. However, there appears to still be need to work on the finishing as coordinating with agent May goes awry. The...

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer - Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer and Preview

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer and Preview The last installment of The Hunger Games begins this autumn and it will see Katniss taking the fight to the leaders of Panem. Before the first Hunger Games movie was released I had certainly heard of the books but had not read them. I considered them little more than sci-fi chicklit. I may have been partly right, the novels do cater to a certain audience but they do manage to create an involved for its readers. I will admit to not having read the books, Suzanne Collins works are outside my interests but the first...

The Matrix - Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) holding up her hands

Keanu Reeves and Roland Emmerich produce New Angeles

Keanu Reeves and Roland Emmerich produce New Angeles Stargate director Roland Emmerich and The Matrix star Keanu Reeves are working together on a new sci-fi TV series. According to Deadline producer David Ellender has set up a production company for the show which is tentatively called ‘New Angeles’. The basic premise sounds somewhat familiar, especially considering Keanu Reeves is involved. ‘Set in the future, the series centers on a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering an exciting virtual reality world called New Angeles. Once down the rabbit hole, he adopts a new identity, becoming the man...