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Lucy Liu in The Fashion of Elementary Season 7 Printed Silk Turtleneck Dress by Marc Jacobs and Jakeen Belt by Isabel Marant

The Fashion of Elementary Season 7

Elementary may have concluded, but that does not mean we cannot admire its fashion one last time. For seven seasons I have admired how Rebecca Hofherr and her supporting staff clothed Joan and Sherlock. Joan especially sported a trendy, urban but also daring style. While wearing miniskirt and high heels to a crime scene may not be too sensible it is stylish. Her style is more reminiscent of boardrooms, luxury dining and trendy Manhattan neighborhoods. As Elementary sported plenty of each her look was just perfect. Sherlock’s fashion changed over the course of 7 seasons. From sensible 30s something urban...

The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance - Gelflings

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Review

The Dark Crystal is one of those 80s movie that makes you think they were using a lot more weed than you might think. The movie was directed by the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz (Yoda). Henson was always a genius and I am still saddened when I think of his passing in 1990. A sequel to the 1982 fantasy movie had long been rumored, but it still came as a surprise that Netflix would take up the offer to produce a 10-part series. The world of The Dark Crystal So what is The Dark Crystal all about? The...

Mindhunter Season 2 Review - Carr Holden and Tench talk to Gunn

Mindhunter Season 2 Review – Fincher returns to Netflix

Mindhunter season 2 is now available on Netflix. The show, created by David Fincher, tells the story of the FBI unit tasked with profiling incarcerated serial killers. Mindhunter is not director David Fincher’s first foray into this topic. His previous show Hannibal also delved deeply into it, with more horror and suspense. Movies such as Seven, Zodiac, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Zodiac have practically defined the serial killer genre in the last 20 years. Mindhunter takes a step away from those stories and gives the viewer a more realistic and nuanced look at serial killers. There are no...

Elementary series finale review - Moriarty's funeral

Elementary series finale review goodbye to Sherlock

After seven seasons Elementary is coming to a close. Just like so many other series I will learn with not being able to get my seasonal shot of Elementary. With this episode an era ends in which Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu managed a unique spin with their re-telling of the Sherlock Holmes franchise. And yet there were times Elementary felt like it had outlived its existence. After season 2 the repetitive nature of the show became a problem. Hard-edged stories became fewer while series regulars weren’t regular enough. And so Elementary continued over the years, with some improvements...

Another Life - Katee Sackhoff as Niko Breckinridge

Another Life Review – Katee Sackhoff stars on Netflix

Since a few days Netflix has released a new show – the Sci-Fi drama Another Life. The show stars Katee Sackhoff as captain Niko Breckinridge of the interstellar ship The Salvare. Set about a 100 years into the future her crew if tasked with travelling to the origin of an alien artifact that has recently landed on earth. Another Life is a not a difficult show to describe. It is a show that wants to be both Arrival and Star Trek at once. It tries to pack in a lot in just 10 episode, on a low budget. Arguably it...

Killjoys S05E01 Run Yala Run Review - Hannah John-Kamen as Yala

Killjoys S05E01 “Run Yala Run” Review

Killjoys has just started its fifth and final season on Syfy. The first episode of the season, “Run Yala Run”, tries to reconnect with casual viewers. Yet, I found it hard to follow some aspects of the story despite having watched the previous season. That said, the characters fulfill alternate roles in this episodes. The humor and drama make it a fun watch. Killjoys is in many ways similar to series such as Farscape and Firefly. They are all set in a universes with little references to Earth or a specific period in history. This is on purpose of course,...

Stranger Things Season 3 Review - Will Mike and Eleven meet cerebro

Stranger Things Season 3 Review

Stranger Things is the Sci-Fi / Horror series to watch. This hit-show by Netflix has been going since 2016 and so far had a remarkable record with connecting to its audience. Set in the middle of the 80s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana it follows a group of teens as they uncover the various mysteries that affect them. The first two seasons dealt with the Upside Down, the result of an experiment to open a portal to another universe. The teenage cast includes characters such as Eleven (who has telekinetic powers), her boyfriend Mike and their eclectic set...

Another Life - Katee Sackhoff as Niko

Another Life Preview – Starbuck returns with her own show!

Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming Sci-Fi series Another Life. The series is set for a release on July 25th and will consist of 10 episodes. It stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica and Longmire) as well as Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions and Hellboy). So what is Another Life all about? Well the official synopsis goes as follows “Another Life follows the story of an astronaut and a space crew, who are on a mission to investigate the origins of an alien artifact that mysteriously appeared on Earth. As the crew attempt to search for alien intelligence, they...

SciFiEmpire 8th anniversary

SciFiEmpire.net celebrates it’s 8th anniversary!

It has been 8 years to the day that I made my first post on this blog. Strictly speaking SciFiEmpire.net already existed for a few weeks before that, but I was still figuring out how to set up WordPress. It has been a long road. Looking back at some posts I wrote it feels like the Sci-Fi scene has changed drastically. Back then we still had shows such as Eureka, Person of Interest, Warehouse 13, Alphas and Alcatraz on the air. In fact, streaming services hardly existed. SciFiEmpire.net has had its up and downs since then. Arguably blogging has made...

Good Omens - a demon and an angel

Good Omens Review perfect adaptation of Pratchett & Gaiman

During the last two days I have binge watched Good Omens, a series produced by the BBC and Amazon. The series is based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman from 1990. Sadly Pratchett died in 2015, but Gaiman is acting as showrunner with the good fortune that it stays true to its source material. So what is Good Omens about? So what is Good Omens about? Well, that is not so easily explained. Essentially the forces of light and dark, heaven and hell are containing their eternal struggle. Angel Aziraphale is responsible for making people on Earth...

Elementary S07E01 The Further Adventures Review

After almost a year Elementary is back for its seventh and final season. I have been reviewing the show since the beginning. And though I have complained about some of its weaker aspects I am always grateful to see Lucy Liu as Joan and Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock return as the famous detective duo. Elementary can be formulaic at times. The murder mystery is just a prop for character development. That is also the case with this episode – The Further Adventures. And so the murder mystery is bit of a let down. The victim, a famous paparazzi model...

Game of Thrones S08E06 Review - Dany has Tyrion arrested

Game of Thrones S08E06 Review

Eight years ago the first episode of Game of Thrones aired. I had been anticipating the series for a few weeks then. I had hoped it would be a grand and successful series, but I could never imagine how big it became. During the first season I also had numerous reminders of the TV series ‘Our Friends in the North’ by the BBC from 90s due the very familiar cast. Nonetheless Game of Thrones found solid ground and kept on running but it ran out of breath this season. So how about that final episode? I take it most of...

Star Trek Picard - Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc

Star Trek Picard officially announced as Star Trek: Picard

CBS has announced the official title for the new Star Trek Picard series – its called Star Trek: Picard. Ensure you did not miss the colon ‘:’ in the name, otherwise you clicked on the link to article for nothing. To be sure, I am very happy CBS is proceeding with the new show. Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, may well be the most liked Star Trek character. Famous as the captain of the Enterprise-D (and later E) during the Next Generation era that started in 1987. Nothing has been confirmed about the release date, but I am still...

Game Of Thrones S08E05 The Bells Review

And so we saw the penultimate episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones – The Bells. As is traditional this is usually the bloodiest episode of the season with the last dealing with the consequences. Ooh and bloody it was indeed, the sack of King’s Landing. For that is what it was. The episode has it fair share of deaths: Varys, Euron, Qyburn, Harry from the Golden Company, Jaime and Cersei, Sandor and Gregor Clegane. But what is stranger is the final character development of Jon and Dany – with the latter’s coin finally tumbling to a halt and coming the...

Game of Thrones S08E02 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Review - Dany and Jon discuss Lyanna and Rhaegar

Game of Thrones S08E02 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Review

The second episode of Game of Thrones season 8 starts off immediately were the previous ended. Ser Jaime is being confronted by Dany and Sansa in the great hall of Winterfell. Dany recalls what she wanted to do to the man who killed her father. It is an odd scene as the Stark’s have had beef with the Targaryen’s. Jaime’s reprieve Jaime does little do defend himself against accusations of both Dany and Sansa. Tyrion ends up in hot water with Dany when Jaime states that Cersei never had any intention to send her army north to help in the...

Game of Thrones S08E01 Winterfell Review - Jaime spots Bran

Game of Thrones S08E01 Winterfell Review

And so the final season Game of Thrones is finally upon is. It has been quite a wait. Especially if you have been with the show since 2011 as I have been. And yet, I feel like I have a good idea what this season is going to be about. I am mostly interested to see what arguments are made by the producers to underpin their choices. But first – a review “Winterfell”, the season premiere. I am not going to mention every plot detail that happened. For that you can either watch the show or read the summary on...