Category: TV-series

Tron Uprising First Picture!

Tron Uprising First Picture!

This summer a CGI/animation series set in the Tron Universe will air on Disney XD. The series timeline is set between that of the two movies and will most likely deal with the ‘Uprising’ (duhhh) that was alluded to in Tron Legacy. The main character is called Beck and will be voiced by Elijah Wood. Here is the official synopsis… Beck is a young program who becomes the skillful leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu 2 and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron...

Fringe ‘The End of all Things’ Preview!

Fringe ‘The End of all Things’ Preview!

So far season 4 of Fringe hasn’t been all that captivating. It has been OK in a time when just being OK isn’t really good enough. Last weeks ratings of Fringe once again dipped under the three million mark with a viewer rating of 2.99 million. This weeks episode of Fringe is entitled ‘The end of all things’ and is focused on the mythology. In some respects I am becoming rather tired with the mythology, it isn’t as captivating as it once was, the mystery is kind of gone. Well, lets give this episode at least the benefit of the doubt. Here...

Alcatraz ‘Johnny McKee’ Preview!

Alcatraz ‘Johnny McKee’ Preview!

Last weeks episode of Alcatraz, ‘Paxton Petty’, was a huge improvement over the previous hit-and-miss episodes. It was still a little formalistic but it combined a very dark story with broad character development. It is a shame that over the last few weeks the series has started to take a nose-dive in the ratings. I guess viewers aren’t as forgiving of the unpolished nature of Alcatraz. This weeks episode is entitled ‘Johnny McKee’ and deals with a poisoner, a rather unusual kind of murderer. Like many other inmates that have returned he is a complete psychopath (and I though Petty was bad) and that strangely...

Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) wearing a skirt uniform

More details on David Mack’s Star Trek trilogy ‘Cold equations’.

  A few days ago we posted news that David Mack was writing a new Star Trek Trilogy called ‘Cold equation’s that would center on the Typhon Pact as the main antagonist. It would feature the crew of the Enterprise-E and be released in october. David Mack has now updated his blog with details surrounding each of the instalments in the trilogy.   Here are the details. Book One of the trilogy, which is written and now with the editor, is The Persistence of Memory, and it will put the Enterprise crew at the forefront of an effort to stop the Typhon...

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ review!

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ review!

‘A Better Human Being’ is a very character driven episode of Fringe, after a season where this kind of story telling alternated with action-scenes it is pleasant to finally see progression in the characters. The relationship between Olivia and Peter is the main driving force behind the character development but it certainly also affects Walter Bishop, his character is a lot more focused in this episode and even chastises Peter for what he believes to be a bad influence on Olivia. There is of course and episode specific story arc, this week it is a Doctor Franks who has experimented with...

Eureka back in April for its fifth and final season!

Eureka back in April for its fifth and final season!

In a press release Syfy Channel has announced its spring line-up of shows, this includes Eureka which will then première its fifth and final season. As you might expect the rest of the line-up is complete rubbish, ranging from wrestling, reality-horror shows and combinations of both! Its sad to think that the only shows that really matters on Syfy channel is about to end. As for Alphas and Warehouse 13, expect those back in the summer. Here is part of the press release… EUREKA (SEASON 5 PREMIERE) Premieres Monday, April 16 at 9PM – Eureka’s fifth and final season culminates with...

Person of Interest ‘Blue Code’ Preview!

Person of Interest ‘Blue Code’ Preview!

Although I have said from day one that Person of Interest makes for good TV the sci-fi elements have so far been very light. Slowly that is changing, in the last few weeks with the introduction of the character Will Ingram (who is the son of Nathan Ingram) this has changed as ‘The Machine’ is being alluded to as an AI that can interact with its surroundings. The audience is lead to believe that ‘The Machine’ has run amok and can hear almost any conversation, this was demonstrated when in a flashback the late Nathan Ingram poured a cup of coffee over his keyboard before he was to meet with...

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ Preview!

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ Preview!

After last weeks cliff-hanger ending we are all keen to see what happens between Peter and Olivia. Will she keep any memory from the present or are they all replaced with those from the previous timeline. Of course the business with David Robert Jones continuous and between the two plot threads we sure get good TV. unfortunately the same cannot be said for the ratings, in the last few weeks they seemed to be stabilizing but with last weeks episode went down again to 3.05 million. This weeks episode of Fringe is entitled ‘A Better Human Being’ and here is its press release...

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Review!

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Review!

A few days back when I previewed this weeks episode of Alcatraz I went on a rant about all the deficiencies of this show. I suggested that at times it was repetitive, convoluted, didn’t represent certain characters well enough and had a lack of mystery despite the creators best efforts. In a rather strange twist in the tale it would seem that this weeks episodes of Alcatraz, entitled ‘Paxton Petty’, solves almost all of those deficiencies. In many ways his episode is a Hauser-centric episode in fashion similar to Lost. Just like Lost this episode is dark, very dark indeed, the casualty rate...

Dr Who + Star Trek TNG Comic crossover cover revealed!

Dr Who + Star Trek TNG Comic crossover cover revealed!

A couple of days ago the first rumors started that IDW (the publishers of Star Trek and Dr Who comics) intended to publish crossover issues that would see the doctor and the crew of Enterprise-D work together. Normally I don’t write anything on comic news because I read them only in passing once in a while but this franchise really caught my I. Yesterday the new came that the antagonists for this tory were non other than the Cybermen and the Borg. Today, IDW released the title and the cover of the first comic, its entitled ‘Assimilation2‘. Here is the cover… The series will span 8...

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Preview!

Alcatraz ‘Paxton Petty’ Preview!

Tomorrow the sixth episode of Alcatraz airs, it is entitled ‘Paxton Petty’, a reference to yet another criminal that has returned. So far the entire matter of returning Alcatraz inmates is shrouded in mystery, something that is slowly getting on my nerves as this show seems to lose the ‘suspense of disbelief’ factor that shows like Fringe, Lost and The X-files managed for far longer. The drama on this show is OK, the background story of the returning criminals and wardens is certainly an exciting reason. The story of how Detective Madsen and Dr Soto catch these criminals in the present is less...

Fringe ‘Welcome to Westfield’ review!

Fringe ‘Welcome to Westfield’ review!

Like many Fringe episodes, this one is difficult to review. The premise of the episode is a mystery in the spirit of those found on The X-files that needs to be solved but the episode becomes less interesting when the mystery disappears and instead a familiar conclusion takes its place. As for the story… ‘Welcome to Westfield’ starts of with a dream, one in which Olivia and Peter are making love and whisper to each other that they love each other. The surprise comes when the viewer discovers that this is not Peters dream from a life before the time shift but is the Olivia’s dream. It is an allusion to the fact that...

Fringe’s Future + Anna Torv set photos!

Fringe’s Future + Anna Torv set photos!

In an interview with website givememyremote.com executive producer Jeff Pinkner discusses tonight’s episode ‘Welcome to Westfield’, the love triangle between Olivia, Peter and Lincoln and the future of the series. According to Pinkner tonight’s episode is most definitely not a ‘bottle show’ and fans will really like it (well that alright then). As far as the love triangle goes Pinker admits that this Olivia is not the same Olivia from before the time shift and as for any relation between Peter and Olivia he said ‘there are bumps in the road’. As for the future of the show Pinker says it has a...

Person of Interest ‘Wolf and Cub’ preview!

Person of Interest ‘Wolf and Cub’ preview!

Tonight’s episode of Person of Interest is entitled Wolf and Cub. Here is the promo trailer… And some still pics…

Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray sampler disk Review!

Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray sampler disk Review!

Finally I have managed to get round writing a review on the Blu-ray sampler disk of the High-def transfer of Star Trek The Next Generation. This disk contains three episodes including the double episode Encounter at Farpoint, Sins of the Father and The Inner Light. The review of this disk is based on Encounter at Farpoint (the other two episodes will be reviewed during the coming week) and I must state that not only is the detail gorgeous but it puts the DVD transfer to shame (luckily I didn’t buy it). This transfer makes the series look a decade younger than it is with special...

Fringe ‘Welcome to Westfield’ Preview!

Fringe ‘Welcome to Westfield’ Preview!

Next weeks episode of Fringe is entitled ‘Welcome to Westfield’, a title that I believe is an homage to the Half Life 2 level ‘We don’t go to Ravenholm’. Here is the press release… THE FRINGE TEAM GETS TRAPPED ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, ON FOX Peter, Olivia and Walter come face to face with a mysterious and terrifying Fringe event as they get trapped in a town that there’s no escaping from in the all-new “Welcome to Westfield” episode of FRINGE airing Friday, Feb. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR 4.12) (TV-14 L, S, V) Cast: Anna Torv as Olivia...