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Syfy unveils The Expanse – A hard-boiled space opera by James S. A. Corey

The Expanse If all the news, panels and revelations at this years Comic-Conn weren’t enough Syfy unveiled The Expanse, the channels latest space opera. The series is based on the novel series by James S. A. Corey, the pen names for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. The Expanse has often been described as A Song Of Ice And Fire set in space. The comparison to G.R.R.M novels focuses mostly on the gritty politics and the shifting Point of View of each chapter. Critics will always judge The Expanse on these comparisons, but the famed author of ASOIAF has given the series...

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Cyberpunk 2077 – CD Projekt RED take on a tabletop RPG

Cyberpunk 2077, an announcement too soon! One of E3’s biggest surprised and disappointments this year was Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED’s action role-playing game. The producers of The Witcher 3 had announced the game’s existence back in 2012. It was hoped some details would leak or that even a teaser trailer would be shown at the game convention. Sadly, little new was announced. CD Projekt RED did state the release date had slipped into 2017 and that they would not release any details until some months beforehand. This follows a tactic similar to Fallout 4 which had it big unveiling at E3, but which has a stated release...

Luc Besson to direct Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Luc Besson returns to Sci-Fi with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets After an absence of 18 years French director Luc Besson returns to the Science Fiction genre. Not since The Fifth Element from 1997 has he directed a hard-core SF movie in a move fans hope will return him to the spotlight. The movie, slated for July 2017, will not be a sequel to Le Cinquième Élément, instead it will be based on the bestselling French comic book series that launched in 1967 produced by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézieres’. It is entitled Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It concerns two spies who work for mankind solving...

X-Files Revival miniseries. Scully (Gillian Anderson) in a pencil skirt

First X-files Revival footage from FOX

X-files Revival… Courtesy of a revamped Blastr.com I bring you a very brief teaser trailer of the new X-Files miniseries. The trailer is only 40 seconds long with most of it consists of scenes from season 1 to set the tone. However, fans clamoring for some footage of how our favorite characters will look like when the series airs next years won’t be disappointed. Both Scully and Mulder are briefly seen at the very end when they enter a darkened room with handguns drawn. Scully seems to have changed little since the 2008 movie I Want To Believe, but Mulder has shaved...

The Girl In The Spider's Web Review!

The Girl in the Spider’s Web – in memory of Stieg Larsson

The Girl in the Spider’s Web Stieg Larsson may have died in 2004, but the authors Millennium book series continues. The trilogy was published between 2005 and 2007 – all posthumously. This year a fourth novel will continue the adventures of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. The Girl in the Spider’s Web is written by Swedish journalist and author David Lagercrantz. Despite Larsson working on more novels at the time of his death Lagercrantz will not be base his on any of them. which is strange as Larsson’s long-term partner owns an unfinished manuscript. Most people are aware of the Millennium trilogy film adaptations. First in three movies Swedish starring Noomi Rapace...

Roger Cross as Griffin Jones - most wanted. Dark Matter Episode 4 Review

Dark Matter Episode 4 Review – directed by Amanda Tapping

Dark Matter Episode 4 Review Yesterday’s episode of Dark Matter was already its fourth. So far the series has mostly treaded on familiar ground, albeit introducing mysteries and backstories that are unique. Episode 4 breaks with the first three episodes by introducing the larger world I which the show is set. All six human characters as well as The Android (Zoie Palmer) developed a lot more colour this week by having fun and acting mischievous as the ship they travel docks at a space station. At the space station, finally! Dark Matter is told linearly. Each episode builds on the previous one....

Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys Review – A decent start ends in near disaster!

Terminator Genisys Terminator Genisyss is an odd movie. I was so NOT looking forward to it. With Jurassic World you knew it would never be as good as the original, but I still had high hopes. Yet that franchise has seen it fare share of failed sequels. Terminator is different. After an excellent T1 and T2 another two sequels were produced that totally disregarded the originals cinematography and action style. Instead they were two popcorn flicks when they didn’t need to be. I think fans are right to be skeptical about the future of the franchise. As my expectations for this movie were extremely low I...

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot.

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Mr. Robot Episode 2 Review Welcome back to the Mr. Robot Episode 2 Review. The second episode of Mr. Robot started where the pilot stopped – in the boardroom of Evil-Corp. Elliot has not been discovered as the true hacker who framed an E-Corp executive. Instead CTO Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström) announces that E-Corp will never rely again on an outside company for its digital security. He attempts to bully Elliot into working for him, even going as far as saying that Allsafe, where Elliot works, has no future without E-Corp. Elliot does not give in, but Wellick does not seem dissuaded. Throughout the...

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 make sense of them decades later. As the aging detective is slowly forgetting details his memories of events may not...

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Minority Report TV-Series Preview – Can Fox do Sci-Fi right this time?

Minority Report TV-Series Preview More than 13 years after the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise was released a TV-series is in production. I can’t say that I am surprised. Fox is desperate to find a counter balance to Person Of Interest from rival CBS. So what is Minority Report all about? Well, it is based on a short novel by famed Sci-Fi author Philip K. Dick. The story follows Police Commissioner John A. Anderton after he himself is accused of a murder he is supposed to commit in the future. Anderton works for the Precrime taskforce that uses precognition from three brain damaged participants as proof....

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Preview of Chris Carter’s X-Files miniseries revival

X-Files miniseries revival Just like the shortened season of 24 last year it took almost no time for The X-Files to get a new series as well. Chris Carter is back at the helm of a shortened six episode season which is filming right now. If that wasn’t enough I have for a weeks been enjoying the original X-Files in glorious 1080p thanks to Netflix. I will do a retro review of the first two season some other time. Right now I want to write about the miniseries that is currently filming. Both X-Files leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson...

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Fantastic Four Preview starring Kate Mara

Fantastic Four is back! One of the last big summer blockbusters this year will be Fantastic Four. The superhero movie, starring Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Miles Teller and Micheal B. Jordan is based on the similarly named comic book series that started over 50 years ago. Normally I do not consider myself a big fan of the superhero genre. I enjoyed Spiderman starring Tobey Maguire but I ignored the reboot that came afterwards. Similarly I enjoyed Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy while I disliked the movies from the 80’s and 90’s. I prefer that my comic book movie has a decent amount of...

Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker duel on Hoth - Star Wars Battlefront Preview

Star Wars Battlefront Preview

Star Wars Battlefront Preview It has been just over two months since I reported a new Star Wars Battlefront game was in production. At this years E3, LucasArts showed an extended 5 minute in-game trailer that just blew everyone away. Now it is time for an in-depth preview and see whether this new game is worth the hype. So what is Battlefront? The game is a reboot of the original two battlefront games that were released over 10 years ago. They were so-called sandbox shooters that allowed players to jump into ground vehicles, spaceships and fight as infantry. Essentially they were...

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Fallout 4 Preview – From Bethesda With Love

Fallout 4 Preview It seems like only last year that I played Fallout 3, Bethesda’s reboot of the Fallout franchise from the 1990’s. Yet the game was released back in 2008. I remember having borrowed a PS3 from a friend who went on holiday because my PC was rubbish and I just had to play Fallout 3. Strangely enough I also remember fallout 2, a game I received as a birthday gift in 1998 but which I traded for WarGames. Later on I managed to get Fallout 2 regardless and it was brilliant, in an isometric perspective kind-off way. For...

Rami Malek as Elliot in Mr. Robot Pilot

Mr. Robot Pilot eps1.0_hellofriend.mov Review

Tonight (June 24th) anyone can watch the new USA Network TV show starring Rami Malek. Mr. Robot offers a glimpse into the world of hacking, vigilante activism and powerful corporate interests. It promises smart writing, a familiar but interesting lead character and a new take on the hacktivism that became popular after the global economic crisis. This is review of the Mr. Robot Pilot, but the series is slated to last for 10 episodes. Officially the pilot has already been released in a move that seemed intent on generating buzz and mimic real leaks. Mr. Robot Pilot eps1.0_hellofriend.mov Review Mr. Robot jumps knee-deep into...

Award-winning composer James Horner dies in plane crash

Composer James Horner dies Sad news has been announced on the internet. Composer James Horner has died in a plane crash in California at the age of 61. At first there was some doubt who had died. He did own the plane but it wasn’t sure if he was on board. The only available news was that the single occupant, the pilot, had died in the crash. His assistant has however posted the following on Facebook. “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent [who] died doing what he loved.” I am shocked and saddened at...