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WarGames Interactive Series Review

WarGames Interactive Series Review Sometime ago the announcement went around that MGM was considering rebooting the WarGames franchise. In the face of the data leak scandals and the success of Mr. Robot that is a good idea. The original 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick is a favorite. MGM has teamed up with EKO to create what is an interactive series. Viewers watch the series online, view scenes from different perspectives and supposedly control part of the narrative. Despite being interactive most of the action concentrates one of the characters at a time – that means the viewer will have to...

Sara Serraiocco as Baldwin Counterpart

Counterpart – the new spy thriller starring J.K. Simmons and Sara Serraiocco

Counterpart I have been meaning to write about Counterpart for some time. The spy thriller from Starz starring J.K. Simmons has been on air since December, though I only learned about after reading up on Berlin Station. Like that show Counterpart is set in Berlin – with filming also taking place in L.A. At first I didn’t know what to make of this show. J.K. Simmons is a wonderful actor but aged 63 and wearing a cap in the trailer I almost wrote this off as a slow-moving drama. After watching the first two episodes I was wrong about that – Counterpart...

Stargate Origins - Paul Langford with Brucke and Eva Reinhardt

Stargate Origins episode 1 to 3 – An underwhelming return for the Stargate franchise

Stargate Origins I tend to write about thing that I like. Rarely do I see need the need for a bad review of a movie, series or game. I probably would not watch or play it if it was bad. I love Stargate, from when I saw the original movie, to SG-1 and onwards. However, I do not like Stargate Origins. In fact I hesitate to call it a show at all. So far just 3 of the 10 webisodes have been released on MGM’s “Stargate Command” subscription service. Each is around 10 minutes long. Sadly, the show does not manage...

Star Trek Discovery - The Enterprise

Star Trek Discovery S01E15 Will You Take My Hand? Review – Finale achieves mixed results

Will You Take My Hand? After last week’s episode of Discovery saw the beginning of the end for Starfleet and the Federation the series has set the stage for the finale. While it cannot match all of my expectations it is a decent episode in its own right. The episode starts with the show doing the right think – putting former emperor Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) in command of the Discovery. A number of the bridge crew are shaken by the curt and unethical orders they receive – especially Saru, but they make their way to Qo’noS. The mission is to lay the groundwork for...

Altered Carbon - Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs

Altered Carbon Review – Netflix strikes out with a Hardboiled Cyberpunk Marvel

Altered Carbon Review Netflix’s new show Altered Carbon is one I have been looking forward for some time. The show is an adaptation of the novel with the same from author Richard K. Morgan. Altered Carbon’s best description is as a ‘hardboiled’ cyberpunk story. Show creator Laeta Kalogridis has created what in essence is Blade Runner for the small screen. A worthy successor to a little known TV show from the 90s called Total Recall 2070. In fact, comparing Altered Carbon with either of those would underplay the terrifying depiction of a dystopian world, the special effects, storylines and sardonic humor. Despite ticking...

The X-Files S11E04 The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat - Doctor They

The X-Files S11E04 “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” Review

The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat This week’s episode of The X-Files was totally not what I expected. In fact, I am not sure that I fully understand it. It is aptly named “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” after the conspiracy-theorist-of-the-week. This episode has a fair share of absurdist humor common to X-Files, and it might be a little bit confusing at times. Nonetheless the episode is worth viewing twice just so you get it. It starts familiarly enough. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) meets a man named Reggie in parking garage. Their meet was arranged using the same method Mulder used...

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2018 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2018 from SciFiEmpire.net I want to wish every reader of SciFiEmpire.net a Happy 2018. I think it will be easier this year. Last year we had just lost Carrie Fisher and her mother and the election of Donald Trump was weighing on the minds of a lot of people. Yet, since then things have changed considerably. Looking back on 2017 And so 2017 has also come and gone. As I am growing older it feels like the years are passing by more quickly. Well, what a year 2017 has been. Donald Trump was in the news more often than...

Wishing you a happy Christmas, from SciFiEmpire.net

Wishing you a happy Christmas, from SciFiEmpire.net Christmas is here and so the year is also nearly over. As the author of SciFiEmpire.net I have been wishing readers a happy Christmas for a few years now. Except last year when I was on hiatus. However, the days before the holidays always make me think back to what has been going on in my life. When I wrote a similar Christmas post in 2015 I had just started a new job (and since I have started a new one) and I has just seen The Force Awakens at the cinema. Thus...

Acting Outlaws 2018 Calendar – Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer get naked for charity

Acting Outlaws 2018 Calendar Acting Outlaws is a continuing charity organized by actresses Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer. They use their risqué poses to collect money for a good cause – besides acting like genuine outlaws and driving motorcycles. Every year I cover the release of their upcoming calendar, this year is no different. However, it appears that the Acting Outlaws 2018 Calendar has been available on RedBubble.com for a while. It is now a self-updating offering. I especially like the colour version. Besides the calendar you can also purchase prints, mugs and pillows with the semi-naked bodies of either actress displayed...

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Wishing everybody a Happy Thanksgiving + some Black Friday tips

Happy Thanksgiving I wanted to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving. I am sure that after all the roast turkey, pastries, marshmallows and drinks you will be looking to do something else. Perhaps even browse the internet to see what is worth your money on Black Friday. So what can you do during thanksgiving if all the fine dining is over? Well, if you need any persuasion in playing Super Mario Odyssey or Star Wars Battlefront 2 here are links to my reviews. Of course for Super Mario you will need a Nintendo Switch. I have uploaded an unboxing article just recently....

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Longmire Season 6 Review – Walt and Vic go on a rodeo one last time

Longmire Season 6 Review Season 6 of Longmire was released by Netflix just under a week ago. Only now have I been able to complete my binge watching sessions. And so here is my review of the, sadly, last season of Longmire. I am not certain why I started watching Longmire. I think it may have been because a promo Katee Sackhoff did before the show even aired. Frankly, I have been addicted to my seasonal Longmire episodes for 5 years. The titular character, Walt Longmire, is a different breed of police officer. He is not a detective, but a Sherriff in the...

Berlin Station S02Ep07 Right and Wrong Review Hector DeJean aims his rifle

Berlin Station S02Ep07 Right and Wrong Review – Does Hector take the shot?

Berlin Station S02Ep07 Right and Wrong Review Fuck my life. Well,…. Pardon my swearing but Berlin Station just yanked my chain like few shows have. I suppose there no way to avoid a spoiler but this seventh episode ends on the sound of a suppressed weapon being fired. This happens as Hector DeJean is aiming his rifle at far-right politician Catarina Gerhardt. So the questions is. Did he take the shot? Or was he shot instead, and if so, by whom? Betrayal This my review of the seventh episode of Berlin Station’s second season. During the last episode Robert and Steven discovered...

The Blacklist Tom Keen dead

The Blacklist mid-season finale review and that shocking death

The Blacklist mid-season finale review The Blacklist has just aired its mid-season final and what a shocker it has been. For those who are adverse to spoilers, I have some bad news, Tom is dead. for real this time. I suppose he had been dodging too many bullets from season 1 and now one knife wound caught up with him. The departure of Ryan Eggold will change a lot of the dynamic on The Blacklist. No longer does Elizabeth have an guardian angel who can stand up to Reddington. But, whatever I feel about this situation does not come close to...

Happy Halloween – Greetings from the Afterlife

Happy Halloween Hello everybody. I hope you enjoy reading articles here on SciFiEmpire.net. I can see readers are especially interested in yesterday’s review of Berlin Station. Perhaps I will add the series to my regular line-up. As some readers may have noticed the release of posts has become irregular. I have been busy, since April I have a new job and I have also focused more time on writing a book on Deep Learning. Another reason the frequency of articles was reduced is because a lot of my favorite TV shows are over. Person of Interest ended last year, Dark Matter was cancelled...

Berlin Station - Rhys Ifans as Hector DeJean

Berlin Station S02Ep04 Do the Right Thing Review

Berlin Station S02Ep04 Do the Right Thing Review Berlin Station is a spy thriller produced by Epix. The show follows Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller, a CIA operative tasked with doing a lot of the dirty work in Berlin. The first season dealt with the fallout of whistleblower Thomas Shaw, a pseudonym for CIA case officer Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), as he spills the beans on what the CIA has been up to. Berlin Station can boast a large and experience ensemble cast including Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, Richard Jenkins and now with season 2 also Ashley Judd. Berlin Station is...

Star Trek Discovery Voq on the Shenzhou

Star Trek Discovery Review – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry

Star Trek Discovery Review Star Trek Discovery has aired 4 episodes till now. I thought it fitting to attempt to judge whether the show is worth your effort during this busy fall season. Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca and Doug Jones as First Officer Saru. After the first two episodes I still did not feel like I knew what the show was about. Who would be given screen time? Were all the characters besides Burnham just transient? After watching episodes 3 and 4 I can answer those questions. The story continues in serial fashion – Burnham...