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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Second Woman Who Wasn’t – A short story

For a few weeks I have been writing a Sherlock Holmes short story. As an author I write for SciFiEmpire.net kind of like a side-project. Yet I don’t often post the fiction that I write. It is something I intend to correct. In fact, if you follow this link you can read a Star Trek The Next Generation short story I published last month. Today I finished a draft of a Sherlock Holmes story I had wanted to write for a...

Joan watches Everyone take clothes off. Elementary S4Ep17

Elementary S4Ep17 You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You? Review

Elementary S4Ep17 You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You? Review After a hiatus I thought it good again to review an episode of Elementary. This week the show has been moved to its new time-slot on Sunday evening. The reason given is that it will give a better lead into Sunday drama’s. We shall see. In You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You? we finally see more development on Sherlock’s investigation into his father, though it is the killer-of-the-week story that makes up...

Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. Elementary S4Ep14 Who Is That Masked Man Review

Elementary S4Ep14 Who Is That Masked Man Review

Elementary S4Ep14 Who Is That Masked Man Review In this weeks episode, Who Is That Masked Man, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson investigate a triple homicide. Yet it is the continued investigation in Sherlock’s father Morland that provides drama, mystery and even a hint of sympathy for both as they the issue that separates them, Sherlock’s mother. The episode starts in a farm house near Montreal Canada. Watson, pretending to be a hot Quebecois dame called Nicolette lets herself into the house of the...

Watson pursued by the The Abominable Bride

Sherlock The Abominable Bride Review

The Abominable Bride Finally after an absence of 2 years Sherlock has returned. The series, created by Steven Moffat and John Gatiss, has been a fan favorite since its first season aired in 2010. The second season, which expanded the cast to include Lara Pulver, solidified the show’s reputation and that of actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Sadly, the third season missed the spot for me. Those episodes could be best described as boring, convoluted and missing the mystery...

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy New Year I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year. I am sure 2016 will be a wonderful year filled with family happiness, job promotions and of course exciting Science Fiction! To get a glimpse of what you can expect from the new year you can read my two previous posts. The first previews upcoming sci-fi games and the second upcoming movies. The start of 2016 is also very promising. This evening the BBC will air...

Lucy Liu wearing mini skirts on Elementary

The fashion of Elementary and how realistic is it?

The fashion of Elementary and how realistic is it? The fourth season of the CBS hit TV hit Elementary is running along nicely. The show featuring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Joan Watson had a bit of dip during its third season. There are only so many ways Sherlock can solve a crime before the audience tires. At this moment I am hopeful for season 4, the inclusion of John Noble as Sherlock’s father Morland has the potential of...

Review of The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons

Review of The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons

Review of The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons Ever since the copyrights to the first batch of Sherlock Holmes stories ended some years back the market has been flooded with non-canon fiction. This time it is famed author Dan Simmons who has written a Holmesian historical epic. The author of Hyperion, The Terror and Ilium manages to impress with a story in which both historical and fictional characters take center stage. This is my Review of The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons,...

Mr. Holmes movie starring Ian McKellen

Mr. Holmes movie preview starring Sir Ian McKellen

Mr. Holmes movie preview This summer another Sherlock Holmes movie is scheduled for release. It doesn’t feature Robert Downey Jr. or Benedict Cumberbatch or Jonny Lee Miller. Instead it stars Sir Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock who desperately tries to remember details of his last case which he failed to solve. Mr. Holmes is not really about the mystery of the case. It is a movie about characters and situations as they might occur in the late Victorian period and Sherlock’s attempt to...

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...

Elementary - Internal Audit - Lucy Liu as Watson trench coat outfit

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...

Elementary - Tremors - Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in court

Elementary S2ep10 ‘Tremors’ Review!

It has been a while since I have posted an Elementary review. To break my habit of posting reviews of Almost Human, Person of Interest and Sleepy Hollow I’ll try Elementary again as a one-off. If you think it is any good please leave a comment below. So far… Elementary is deep into its second season and so far it hasn’t disappointed at all. I have indicated before that I thought the storyline of Irene/Moriarty from season 1 was a bit...

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...

Lucy Liu short skirt as Watson Elementary Step Nine

Elementary season 2 premiere ‘Step Nine’ review!

I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of Elementary starring Johnny Lee Miller (Hackers) and Lucy Liu. However, the rather early dénouement of the Moriarty/Irene Adler storyline left a slight bitter aftertaste. I was thus not looking forward to hearing anything about during season 2. Luckily the first episode primarily takes part in London and makes for a very refreshing start to the new season. It’s quite invigorating if I may take a line from Sherlock. ‘Step Nine’ starts with Holmes...

Elementary ‘The Long Fuse’ Review

Elementary ‘The Long Fuse’ Review

The eight episode of Elementary has as guest star Lisa Edelstein as a high-classed CEO of a PR firm. Sherlock must investigate why a bomber wished to attack the firm and as such discovers a number of person’s with ugly dispositions. Watson meanwhile tries to find a sponsor for Sherlock that would look after him when their companionship ends in a few weeks time. This latter plot gets a little bit muddled by the ‘perpetrator of the week’ story but ends with...