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Star Wars Episode 7 Preview & Casting News!

Reporting the news around Star Wars  Episode 7 is a hard thing to do as frankly we know very little that is official. The news that is reported is often so little and based on rumors that it is either unworthy to report or you can wait a week for it to be confirmed or debunked. However, one story that keeps being reported is that the script for Episode 7 is still unfinished even though production for the movie was started months ago....

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Helix S1Ep1&2 ‘Pilot’ & ‘Vector’ Review

Helix is a show that does little new. Instead it uses known horror and science fiction devices together with a compelling character driven story to drive viewers to the edge of their seat. In many ways the show reminds me of Ridley Scott’s movie Alien, still considered the best B-movie ever made in that it introduced nothing new besides the story and special effects but relied on known cinematic shots such as claustrophobic close-ups to create a terrorizing atmosphere. Helix uses similar...

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Person Of Interest S3Ep13 ‘4C’ Preview

Last week’s episode of PoI ‘Aletheia’ was one hell of ride. The C.I.A led by Control and Hersh finally caught up with Harold and Shaw. Only the gun-blazing intervention of Root saved them but she was captured instead. During the torture she had to endure Root revealed that she can hear sound waves inaudible to others and thus can receive information from The Machine. Speaking as is she were The Machine she made it clear how she could hurt Control...

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep12 ‘Seeds’ Preview

Reactions to the revelation of how agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) was resurrected after his death in The Avengers have been mixed. Most viewers agree it wasn’t bad or mishandled but it was certainly not spectacular. There was no alien technology involved (as far as we know) nor is Coulson a clone or a Life Model Decoy. It was just that his brain was repaired after he had been dead for days. However, episode 11 ‘The Magical Place’ did lay the...

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Agents of SHIELD S1Ep11 ‘The Magical Place’ Review

Finally, after seeing agent Coulson die in the 2012 movie The Avengers viewers found out how me was resurrected. Strangely enough it didn’t really seem that it was the most important thing of the episode. Instead what Coulson saw as his betrayal by SHIELD for ruining his relationship as well as Nick Fury’s unethical decision to bring him back was far more at the forefront. Ultimately it came down to very advanced technology that allowed agent Coulson to be back, but the consequences are...

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Almost Human S1Ep7 ‘Simon Says’ Review

Almost Human is back from its holiday hiatus with the episode ‘Simon Says’. Despite it being a good show it sadly did not use a cliffhanger like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to keep viewers returning. Instead Almost Human is still in standalone mode with each episode being a self-contained story arc. The story thus progresses only slowly with the focus laying particularly on the relationship between Dorian and Kennex. I suspect that shortly the focus will be places more on creating...

15 minutes of Helix!

Up until a few days ago that wasn’t information available to give is us an impression of what Ronald D. Moore’s new show Helix was all about. We got a few screens, some snippets of teasers that just announce the air date and nothing else. However, die-hard Battlestar Galactica fans were convinced that even a show they new little about would be a success because of the man at the helm. After seeing the first 15 minutes of Helix’s pilot I can...

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Preview of 2014 Science-Fiction TV shows!

As the year 2013 has come to a close it is time to make up the balance and see what the year has meant for Science Fiction on TV. I will also be giving a preview of the Sci-Fi shows that will make their return or début during 2014. After a cursory view of the dates listed below you will also see that many shows will be back during the course of next week. I won’t be reviewing them all but I’ll...

Transcendence starring Johnny Depp – Preview and Trailer!

There are often themes for movies that are popular for a while for apparently no good reason. I think we weathered most of the zombie and vampire movies as well as the survival with a bow and arrow flicks. For 2014 and beyond human technology especially those to do with information technology, space exploration and genetic engineering are becoming the topic of choice. Not that I am complaining of course as this is a Science Fiction blog and I do take...

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Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray Preview and Trailer!

As Star Trek TNG learned us, all good things come to and end. So did Enterprise, after only four seasons. We have had the good fortune of seeing the first two season on Blu-ray. Early January season 3 will also be released. Today, we finally got the trailer for season 4, which is expected to be released on April 1st if you can believe that. I liked Enterprise, despite the flaws it inherited from TNG and Voyager. Though the series finale...

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Person Of Interest S3Ep11 Lethe Review!

During the preview of this weeks episode of PoI ‘Lethe’ I speculated that it would be a jumping board for the second half of the season. Oooh boy was I right. Sadly the episode ends on a major cliffhanger that won’t be answered until January 7th. ‘Lethe’ takes a while to get going, using old enemies such as ‘vigilance’ as a red-herring and not resolving the plot of Reese being AWOL. However, when the episode does get going it goes of like...

Almost Human - Kennex, Dorian and DRN-494

Almost Human S1Ep6 Arrhythmia Review!

This weeks episode of Almost Human is entitled ‘Arrhythmia’. It deals with a blackmail operation undertaken by a group of people who have access to artificial hearts. As there are citizens who can’t get insured in the future they buy such a ‘second-hand’ heart on the black market. They must pay a regular fee or otherwise their heart will be made to stop. That is what happened in the opening scene to a man who couldn’t pay anymore. While investigation this unusual homicide Dorian and...

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Elementary S2Ep11 ‘Internal Audit’ Review!

This episode of Elementary is slighted by several distractions to the storytelling and a watering down of Sherlock’s analytical procedures. As such this episode can probably be counted as one of the weakest of Elementary so far. It is saved by the return of Alfredo and the after-effects of last weeks shooting of Detective Bell. Internal Audit The episode starts with a Mr. Paul Hauser preparing himself to commit suicide. It quickly becomes evident from the TV news that he conducted...

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Edge Of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise – Preview!

After last year’s Oblivion and War of the World a decade before you may start to think Tom Cruise is getting typecast as the middle-aged (ahemmm) anti-hero fighting off the alien horde against all odds. This time the movie is called ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, it is a reference to a time-loop that future soldier  Lt. Col. William “Bill” Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself in when he fights the alien Mimics. Cage’s goal is to make use of this unfamiliar time...