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Richard Hatch as Apollo

Richard Hatch passes away at age 71!

Richard Hatch Sad news broke today with the announcement that Battlestar Galactica actor Richard Hatch has died. Hatch had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and died in hospice care in Los Angeles at the age of 71. The original Despite a long running career in television Hatch is mostly famous for his roles on Battlestar Galactica, both the 1978 original and the 2003 remake. In his role in the 1978 version of the space opera series he played Captain Apollo, one half of a duo completed by Dirk Benedict’s Starbuck. The series was ultimately not successful, Hatch tried for over...

Scarlett Johansson sexy as The Major - Ghost In The Shell

Round up of all Sci-Fi Super Bowl Trailers with Logan, Guardians and Ghosts…

Super Bowl Trailers Super Bowl has come and gone. Apparently the New England Patriots won. Who would have thought. For those not inclined to be interested in sports can still enjoy the commercials. It is the moment when every company promotes its business with spectacular 30 second shots, which some have started to think are quite Gaudy. This year some of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the spring got their teasers. Just in case you missed them you can watch the best Super Bowl Trailers right here at SciFiEmpire.net Logan The last entry in the Wolverine Trilogy is called...

Empire Games review by Charles Stross

Empire Games Review – Charles Stross returns to travel among time lines

Empire Games Since the start of the year I have had a bit of the January blues. The best medicine is to delve right into a good science fiction novel. Empire Games from Charles Stross is such a pick me up, and you can now find out if it might work for you too. Empire Games left me with a bewildering array of emotions, all of them positive. It is difficult to compare this story with anything I have read or seen before. The closest comparison I can think of are the TV-series Fringe and Sliders (first 2 seasons). Charles...

Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson

Beauty and the Beast – a question of ‘Will you see it?’

Beauty and the Beast As a guy I have to deal with the lingering question. Should I go an see Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast? The movie, starring Emma Watson is set to release on March 17th. Today Disney released the final US trailer for the movie which is also a remake of the 1991 classic animated movie based. That movie was itself based on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont fairytale La Belle et la Bête. Obviously any question of whether a guy like myself should see it could be answered by responding with – Just go! Emma Watson I think the question that...

My new novel – Roland – is now available for pre-order from Amazon!

Roland Dear readers of SciFiEmpire.net – my third book, and second novel is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The title of the novel is Roland, named after the protagonist. It is set in in the future, though I would be hesitant to call it pure science-fiction. The novel is scheduled for release on January 29th, this Sunday. So those who pre-order it won’t have to wait long. I have set an introductory price of just $ 1.99 – so be quick because I don’t know if the price will remain that low for long. Roland marks the end of a long...

Star Trek The Next Generation A gentle Encounter Before Farpoint Deanna Troi wearing skirt uniform

Star Trek The Next Generation A Gentle Encounter Before Farpoint

Star Trek The Next Generation A Gentle Encounter Before Farpoint For a while now I have considered writing a novel set in the Star Trek universe. I already have an extensive collection of notes as well as outlines for several novels. Yet I have not been able to really make a good start. One issue is that the novel will probably be rejected because I am still a novice writer. Just before Christmas I felt an urge to salvage something. I wrote this short story for your entertainment. Perhaps it could be an impetus for something different. This short story ticks...

Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi – LucasFilm has announced the title, but is it any good?

The Last Jedi Yesterday LucasFilm announced the official title for the Star Wars sequel. It is officially called – Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie, which is being written and directed by director Rian Johnson received its title with only meager clarification offered. As is custom for Star Wars movies. Fans have immediately started speculating whether or not the subtitle – The Last Jedi – refers specifically to Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill). Others have speculated, or hope, that the title should be interpreted in the plural – as in – many Jedi. Along with the title an official logo was also released, the...

new Logan trailer - Logan reading a comic

New Logan trailer reveals a dark farewell movie from Hugh Jackman

A new Logan trailer The X-Men movies have always given me mixed feelings. Feelings that return with the release of a new Logan trailer. I can’t help but feel the series has been tainted by the first movie. Though it was decent it was also certainly nothing more than that. X2 may have straightened the ship, but the start of large ensemble casts handicapped character development. The Wolverine series of which Logan is set to be the last was meant to remedy that. By focusing on just one character, the titular character, considered the most famous of the X-men universe after Professor...

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is coming in March and here is what I think of it!

Nintendo Switch After months of speculation Nintendo has fully unveiled its upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. Officially it is labelled as the successor to the tepid Wii U, but with its portability it has potential for more. Along with last Friday’s announcements and press unveiling Nintendo revealed the console will sell for 300 dollars from March 3rd onwards. While the price may have been a little higher than expected the console certainly received interest due to its novel concept. A portable console To boil it down. The Nintendo Switch is a portable console. It does have more in common with...

Outcast Second Contact - Cutter Slade on Adelpha

Outcast: Second Contact – Do we really want a remake?

Outcast: Second Contact – Do we really want a remake? All too often I find that my mind has played a trick on me, as with the news of Outcast: Second Contact. My opinion of some games and movies is way better than they deserve. Perhaps ‘deserve’ is not the right word. I remember them as though they offered photo-realistic graphics and special effects. I am thinking of games such as Knight of the Old Republic and movies such as TRON. Another such a distortion is with Outcast, an adventure game set on the alien planet Adelpha and which featured protagonist...

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net 2016 has come and gone. For many it outstayed its welcome. Problems such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump has certainly made me apprehensive about the future. Sadly we also lost far too many celebrities: Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds and actor Alan Rickman to name just a few. On the last day of the year we also lost William Christopher, who played father Mulcahy on M.A.S.H for over a decade. All this makes me resolute in my attempt to make 2017 a better year. But I will talk about my new year’s resolution...

Black Friday deal - purchase Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners for $2.99

Black Friday deal – purchase Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners for $2.99

Black Friday deal For those inclined to improve their Computer Science skills can now purchase my E-book on pre-order from Amazon. The book, entitled Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners, is for sale in the Kindle store for $ 2.99. You can download it directly to your Kindle or as an PDF and read it on any device of your choosing. As the title betrays the book is an introductory text into Linux, Programming and Hacking. It aims to teach novice readers a critical amount on each topic. Taken together forms a solid foundation about computers. You can read the full synopsis below. Linux, Programming and...

Black Friday deal - purchase Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners for $2.99

Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners now available on Amazon

Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners I wanted to give you guys the news that my computer book is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The book, entitled Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners, is for sale in the Kindle store for $ 2.99. You can download it directly to your Kindle or as an PDF and read it on any device of your choosing. As the title betrays the book is an introductory text into Linux, Programming and Hacking. It aims to teach novice readers a critical amount on each topic that taken together forms a solid foundation about computers. You can read...

The end for SciFiEmpire.net - So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell! Readers of SciFiEmpire.net may have noticed I have been absent from posting for a few weeks. I had a lot of work to do and there are some big changes coming in my life. After some hesitation I decided the best decision was to stop posting on SciFiEmpire.net. Effectively that means the end of this blog. If anyone wants to continue the torch feel free to contact me. The decision to stop was not easy. Especially today. I was planning to post a review on the last Person Of Interest episode of...

All 4 LEDs are on. Flashing your BeagleBone Black eMMC with Debian

Flashing your BeagleBone Black eMMC with Debian

Flashing your BeagleBone Black eMMC with Debian As many of you may know I am writing an introductory book on Linux and Programming. I have already posted some sample chapters. Yet, as a TA and Software Engineer I am frequently asked a question regarding the BeagleBone Black. The BBB won’t be a part of my book but I thought I would post my answer anyway. One of a the recurring problems I have with the Beaglebone Black and one I am frequently questioned about is “How to flash the Beaglebone Black eMMC?”. Honestly, is not that hard. Sadly many online tutorials just get it wrong. They...

CBS Star Trek series

First teaser trailer for CBS Star Trek series

CBS Star Trek series Finally with little more than 6 months to go we finally get a glimpse of the new CBS Star Trek series. CBS has released an announcement trailer for the series set for release in January 2017. Finally fans have a concrete announcement that Star Trek is returning to the little screen where it belongs. Though only the series premiere will be released on CBS as the remainder will released on CBS FULL ACCESS, its streaming service. So without further ado. Go watch the trailer below… Star Trek 2017 teaser trailer… Though the teaser did not show any actual...