Vikings Season 4 part 2 Prep – Part 1 Character Recap

History Channel’s Vikings

Vikings has returned with season 4 part 2 this week, and I’m excited.

I’m not sure why History Channel split the season in 2 parts like that, but I’m not judging.

I’m just glad to get back into some European-raiding action. Nothing gets the testosterone flowing like awesome-bearded savages hacking away at each other (on tv, of course).

Not sure what all this excitement is about? Check out my post over at SFSignal explaining 5 reasons why you should be watching this series.

If you’re already a fan, then let’s prepare ourselves for Vikings season 4 part 2 by doing a recap of where these violent characters left off in part 1.

Rollo – the Saviour of Paris

Vikings: Rollo saves Paris

“Oh Rollo, if you truly knew what the gods had in store for you, you would go down now […]

Game of Thrones Season 6 Prep: Top 5 Moments of Season 5

HBO’s Game of Thrones

It’s April, and you know what that means?

Winter is coming.

No, I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about Game of Thrones… Yess!

Season 6 is due to start this month, and fans like me have already watched the trailer, analysed it, and watched it again. I still can’t get the phrase “I choose violence” out of my mind.

So are you ready for some great sword slashing, dragon flying, Jon Snow dying action?

I know I am.

As we anticipate April 24th, let’s take a look back and recap the top 5 moments of Game of Thrones Season 5.

Warning: This article is full with spoilers so read on only if you’ve watched all five seasons.

Cersei Confesses Her Sins

Game of Thrones: Cersei confesses her sins

As the bitter, jealous, wicked witch of King’s Landing, Queen Regent Cersei […]

6 Reasons Why Star Wars the Force Awakens is just like Star Wars A New Hope

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Today’s article is a guest post by my brother Vonrick. He’s a big Star Wars fan (as are we all) and wanted to voice his concerns about the new movie The Force Awakens. Here’s what he has to say:

The Force is with us again, and that means we get to revel in more lightsaber swinging, laser blasting, Millennium Falcon flying action.

But for those of us who grew up in the 80’s, all this recent activity looks kind of familiar. The new Star Wars movie echoes a lot of events from the original released way back in 1977.

Now it’s good to learn from past success and give the audience more of what they want, but that’s no reason to dust off the carbonite copy and use it as a template. Even Han Solo could tell you that carbonite isn’t that flexible.

Seen […]

5 Reasons Why Fantasy Readers Should Watch History Channel’s VIKINGS

History Channel’s Vikings

Do you watch History Channel’s Vikings series?

Well every time I tell a friend about it, I get the same negative response.

Why? Because they make documentaries, not great series like Game of Thrones.

If you believe that, then check out my guest post over at SF Signal: 5 Reasons Why Fantasy Readers Should Watch History Channel’s VIKINGS

So what do you think of it now?

Let me know in the comments.

Top 5 Dialogue from HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 4

HBO’s Game of Thrones

I’ve got a real love hate relationship for Game of Thrones.

I hate the vast amounts of politics, the incest, the deaths of so many characters. But ultimately my love for sword fights and castles and mystical creatures keeps me coming back for more.

There’s another element of Game of Thrones that keeps me hooked. Great dialogue.

And now that season 5 has officially started, I thought I’d take a stroll through season 4 and pick out the best ones.

Here’s the top 5 dialogue from HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 4.

I should warn you, the following could get a bit dark, and explicit. But if you’re a fan then you already know that. We are talking about Game of Thrones, after all.

The Hound talks to Polliver: Episode 1

Grunt!!!

Arya and the Hound reluctantly enter a tavern that’s been taken […]

Top 5 Movie Villains More Powerful Than the Heroes

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I always hate when a hero has to fight under constraints.

For the entire story, his abilities are amazing.

His attacks are strong and his reflexes are fast. When opponents strike, he’s no longer there. He punches and kicks bad guys into next week.

Everything is going great.

Then we reach the story climax. The hero confronts the big villain. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. It’s going to be awesome.

Suddenly, someone pulls out a bag of kryptonite and our hero falls to his knees. Then some punk who could have been crushed like a toothpick starts taking advantage of the situation.

Lame! Lame! Lame!

I want to see the hero throw his hardest punch and the villain simply grunts while wiping the blood from his mouth with a smile.

Who are these villains?

Here’s the top five that I’ve come across […]

Could Interstellar be the Best Science Fiction Movie Ever?

Interstellar (2014) directed by Christoper Nolan

Amazing.

If I were asked to sum up what I thought about Interstellar in one word, that would be my answer.

Amazing.

This movie is truly a marvel of science and imagination, reaching a level so high on the creativity spectrum that it earns the honor of being called an orgy of science fiction.

Other than Interstellar, do you know how many orgies of science fiction I’ve come across in my life?

None.

This is the only one, and it achieves the honorary status without giant robots or laser beams or invading aliens.

I left the cinema astonished, thinking about events as I drove home, as I woke up the next morning, even as I did my chores the following weekend.

I’ve always craved a movie like this

A movie where a group of characters would go out for the first time to another galaxy and explore […]