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Detective Carter (Taraji P. Henson) trying to assassinate Alonzo Quinn with sniper rifle - Endgame - Person of Interest

Person of Interest S3Ep8 ‘Endgame’ Review!

This weeks episode ‘Endgame’ pushes Person of Interest into a higher gear as the deaths of Laskey and in particular of Cal Beecher from the previous season set events in motion that threaten the lives of Carter, Fusco and even Mr. Reese. Endgame is the first of three episodes that deals with the HR vs. Russian Mob feud but more importantly with HR vs. The Man In The Suit (AKA Mr. Reese). In the previous episode review I complained about Fusco’s...

Sleepy Hollow - The headless horseman being captured

Sleepy Hollow S1Ep7 ‘The Midnight Ride’ review!

Last weeks episode of Sleepy Hollow was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. After weeks of seeing dull plot lines that make no sense and character moments left mysteriously unexplored I pretty much had it. Sleepy Hollow feels undercooked, a TV-series with little love from its creators who seem distracted by the many other projects they got going. Well, I could go on about the flaws of Sleepy Hollow for many pages but suffice it to say I...

Detective Carter (Taraji P. Henson) following Price - Person of Interest

Person of Interest S3Ep7 ‘The Perfect Mark’ Review!

Once in a while Person of Interest manages to shine with a non-mythology episodes. It doesn’t happened often but it does happen. What also sets this episode apart is the resolution of the Carter/Laskey plot. The resolution comes in a cold and swift fashion that is familiar to PoI. Though it may have come too soon. The Perfect Mark In this weeks episode a con man name Hayden Price is the Person of Interest. Despite resorting to some very dirty tricks Finch (Michael Emerson) believes him...

Babylon 5 + The Wachowski’s = Holy Shit!

Fans of Babylon 5 and The Matrix (ooh common, there must be overlap) have something to look forward to. Apparently Netflix have brought Babylon 5 creator J. Straczynski and the Wachowski siblings together for a previously unknown series entitled ‘Sense8’. Netflix has already blessed the series with a full first season of episodes, so there is some serious stuff going on. it is not entirely clear what genre Sense8 will be. Though the title refers tot he word sensate which means...

Romola Garai and Liev Schreiber in The Last Days On Mars

The Last Days On Mars movie review!

After The Europa Report and of course Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity we have been spoiled this year with documentary-style science-fiction. You can now add ‘The Last Days on Mars’ to that list as well, though this movie straddles between sci-fi and horror. The Last Days on Mars is directed by Ruairi Robinson who gets to make his first full feature outing at the cost of Irish and British taxpayers. Luckily the movie is quite good even if it is a bit predictable. Both...

Monroe (David Lyons) and Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) finally make it to Willoughby - Revolution

Revolution S2Ep5 ‘One Riot, One Ranger’ Review!

Revolution seems to be on a winning streak as of late. I personally had my doubts whether the ‘patriots’ would be any good as antagonists but so far season 2 has not disappointed. This weeks episode ‘One Riot, One Ranger’ is very effective in increasing both the scope of the Revolution’s universe as well as in furthering the character storylines. Just as in previous weeks I will deal with each group of characters separately. Though when I say group it is down...

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

Almost Human trailer shows it could be this falls hottest show

I for a while mourned the loss of Fringe. With hard-core sci-fi shows dropping like flies Fringe acted as a real backbone of TV. Sadly it was still a troubled show when its fourth season lost direction and its fifth being a snooze fest. Now viewers can look forward to ‘Almost Human’ created by J.H Wyman, the show runner of Fringe. ‘Almost Human’ will also be aired on FOX just like Fringe. Though it originally was supposed to start on November 4th it has...

Sleepy Hollow - Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane & Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills

Whats wrong with TV these days?

This week was hardly a good week for TV. It was worse than last week which itself was already mediocre. It can be that we are spoiled with too many good TV shows and we are expecting to be confronted with cliffhangers and denouements every episode. It does seem that after the initial excitement of new TV-series and seasons we have entered a bit of a rut. That said, some new shows such as Sleepy Hollow will need to try hard to keep viewers...

Star Trek TNG season 5 & Unification Blu-ray covers

Star Trek TNG & Enterprise Blu-ray release update

Star Trek TNG & Enterprise Blu-ray release update During the last year or so we have been spoiled with TNG and Enterprise Blu-ray releases. Finally being able to see them in HD has certainly altered their experience for fans. Enterprise officially already had a HD release in the iTunes store but in my opinion the experience is enhanced by viewing it on a proper HDTV. Now fans can look forward to Enterprise season 3 on Blu-ray which will be released January 7th. That is a...

Revolution - Monroe & Charlie riding to Willoughby

Revolution S2Ep4 ‘Patriot Games’ review!

After a good start to its second season Revolution takes a break with an episode that doesn’t really move the story forward much but instead sets the stage for further development. The good thing about ‘Patriot Games’ is that we get answers to a number of vital questions at the cost of a story that at times just doesn’t want to move forward. Just like past episodes of season 2 I will briefly recap the developments of each storyline. Charlie &...

Person of Interest - Jim Caviezel as Mr. Reese in Reasonable Doubt

Person of Interest S3Ep4 ‘Reasonable Doubt’ review!

This weeks episode of Person of Interest reminds of the episode ‘Mission Creep’ from the beginning of season 1. Sadly the remembrance gives this episode the feeling that it is a rehash. Again we are following a PoI who is capable of staying out the hands of organized crime, the police and as well as our team consisting of Mr. Reese, Mr. Finch and Mrs. Shaw. this episode puts in an extra flair of ‘The Fugitive’ as we are tracking District...

Frederick Forsyth

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth review!

Some of you may be wondering why it took so long for me to write a review of Alastair Reynolds’s ‘On The Steel Breeze’. The book has been out for almost two weeks now and I only posted the review yesterday. Well, besides being a very long story that takes days to read I also snuck in some Frederick Forsyth in between. In particular, I have been reading his latest thriller ‘The Kill List’ which I think is worthy of a proper review...

Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary - Lucy Liu long legs

Elementary S3Ep3 ‘We Are Everyone’ review!

This weeks episode of Elementary gave me mixed feelings, not because it was a so-so episode (it was in fact great) but because the suspect of the week suddenly turned from a would-be hero into a villain and for both roles he lacked a motivation. The story of ‘We Are Everyone’ is inspired by the rise hacktivists such as Assange, Manning and Snowden. The fact that the suspect of the week seems inhabit traits from all three applause should have to...

On The Steel Breeze Review

Compared to movies and TV-shows writing a book review is a lot harder. First you have to read it, and as it is Science-Fiction they rarely come in sizes small and medium but are usually large and extra large when it comes to the word count. As it takes time to read you quickly become worried that too many other websites will put up reviews before you do and so part of the fun in writing a review disappears. I am trying to...