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Farscape movie in early stages of production!

In a surprising twist it was announced by Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon at WonderCon that a Farscape movie is in the works. It appears however that the movie is still in the early stages of development. Rockne O’Bannon is of course also known for creating the TV-show Defiance which will have its second season air this summer. The original Farscape series ran from 1999 to 2003 for 4 seasons. Certainly the first season was noted for its poor special effects that reminded me a lot of...

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Hannibal Season 2 Episode 8 Su-zakana Review

Hannibal is a show that likes to play with its audience. Ever since the first scene of season 2 the audience has had to deal with the fact that they know how it will all end. Instead of slowly tightening the noose around Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) we are instead shown how he manipulates the situation to frame others. In the last two episodes that acted as mid-season cliffhangers Dr. Chilton was eventually charged with being the Chesapeake Ripper because...

Defiance Season 2 Preview

Defiance Season 2 Preview

Defiance Season 2 Preview On June 22nd (or 19th) Defiance will be back for its second season. Last year Syfy touted the show as a new direction, a first taste of many new science fiction shows to come. However, Defiance only partially lived up to expectations. The pilot episode was a dud and so a were a few others but towards the end the show found more solid footing with its organized crime theme. Defiance tries to strongly focus on the...

Hannibal S2Ep6 Futamono Review - Hannibal's latest victim

Hannibal S2Ep6 Futamono Review!

Ever since Hannibal started airing last year viewers have had the pleasure of seeing how show creator Brian Fuller manages to keep Hannibal Lecter at the forefront without conclusively revealing him as the cannibal everybody has been searching for. Hannibal Lecter almost resembles Superman, in that he is gifted beyond just luck and wields his alternate persona without having to go to any great lengths to change himself. Slowly however, the show is moving to the point where Hannibal will be revealed as the mass...

Elementary S2E19 The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville - Sherlock with sign help me catch a murderer

Elementary S2E19 The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville Review

Sherlock and Watson are back after a three-week hiatus with the episode ‘The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville’. So far season 2 of Elementary has not disappointed, the tension between Sherlock and detective Bell and his difficult relationship with his brother is always palpable. For her own part Lucy Liu plays Joan Watson to a tee, her character now brings her own not inconsiderable detecting skills to the show. However, with both Sherlock and Watson I sometimes have the feeling that...

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Mentats Of Dune Free Giveaway!

The last two days have ben kind of hell for me as sadly my laptop decided that it was time to keel over. My old laptop is dead, long live my new laptop. Anyway, as such I had no way to write reviews of either Person of Interest, Agents of SHIELD and Revolution. So I will give a short recap to convince you to watch those episodes regardless. Person of Interest; Vigilance finally manage to get ahead of the curve by...

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale ‘A’ Review

The Walking Dead has just ended its fantastic fourth season. There were many deaths, and none were without controversy among fans. The Governor had a slightly less of a role than in season 3 but when he was there he was center stage in all his evilness. The Governor of course died in Episode 8 as did Hershel. Some fans disliked the second half of the season because of the way it split the entire gang up. I didn’t mind...

Helix season 1 finale - Billy Campbell as Dr. Alan Farragut in Paris

Helix season 1 finale Dans L’ombre Review

For the most part I have fond memories of Helix. Both the mystery of the NARVIK pathogen and the suspense it created reminded me a lot of Lost. Certainly the first 4 episodes used both the suspense and character drama deftly to let us get to know Dr. Alan Farragut, his estranged ex-wife Julia, Dr. Sarah Jordan, Hatake and Aerov. Then the show changed, I felt for the better, with introducing a wider world outside the base by introducing characters such...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1 Episode 16 End of the Beginning Preview

With the ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slowly dipping the race is on to prevent the show from being cancelled at the end of its 22 episode first season run. I think the show is worth saving because of its very high entertainment value but only if some appropriate alterations are made. During the last few episodes we have already seen alterations such as changing the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization into a protagonist/antagonist organization as well as expanding the cast with characters from Marvel’s Universe. However,...

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Edge Of Tomorrow trailer 2 released

On June 6th the first summer block buster Edge of Tomorrow will be released by Warner Bros. When I say block buster I of course hope the movie will fare well, but that is hardly guaranteed despite a cast such as Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and a 110 million dollar budget. Edge of Tomorrow has so far failed to receive the stellar buzz that movies such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or Captain America: The Winter Soldier have. In...

Continuum Season 3 - Minute Man - Vancouver in 2067 not 2077

Continuum S3Ep2 Minute Man Review

The third season of Continuum is now in full swing with the episode Minute Man. Last week’s episode felt like a necessary reboot when it showed Alec and Kiera travelling back one week to undo the damage they did at the end of season 2. Kiera has a second agenda, she now works for the freelancers and hell-bent on stopping both Alec’s from making anymore mistakes. On top of that she has to solve a murder. That of her own,...

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Mentats of Dune Review + Free Giveaway!

Another year has passed so we can read yet another novel of the Dune Expanded Universe. This year the book is entitled Mentats of Dune. Though there are many mentats in the story the title is mostly used for decorative purposes in a way similar to all Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson Dune novels. Mentats is the second book in the Schools of Dune trilogy that focuses on the creation of the Empire after the Butlerian Jihad. Specifically it focusses on organizations such as the Bene Gesserit, The Mentat School and The Spacing...

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Continuum S3Ep1 Minute To Minute Review

During the season 2 finale of Continuum and the preview of season 3 that I posted a few days back I went on for a long time about the deficiencies of season 2. Afterwards I promised myself that I won’t mention them again and look as season 3 with a clean slate. Well, I have already broken that promise and not because the season 3 première is so awful but because it addresses a lot of the issues as well as...

Helix - Black Rain - Hatake and Julia going after the infected

Helix S1Ep11 ‘Black Rain’ Review!

This weeks episode of Helix puts the emphasis back on the deadly pathogen and those who have been infected. The idea that those affected obtain superhuman strength and a strong desire to infect others places the show at least one foot into the zombie genre. Though I am not sold on that actually being a good idea. Without the zombified aspects the deadly pathogen Narvik was enough of a menace especially considering Ilaria corporation intended to use it to wipe most of the...