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There's still time to watch, rate, and review The Man In The High Castle, the newest pilot from Frank Spotnitz and Ridley Scott. If you haven't seen the show, because you're outside of the authorized areas, this is the gist of it:
Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, with a teleplay by Spotnitz and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Alexa Davalos (Mob City).
The pilot has become one of the most highly reviewed productions of the streaming service, with a 97% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and rave accolades from the general press. This is really important, as Amazon relies heavily into your feedback to give a greenlight to these projects.
Enjoy a couple of clips from the pilot, courtesy of Amazon Studios. We will be releasing three more tomorrow on our Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr pages, so stay tumed! Additionally, you can fill out a survey about this show at Amazon Previews.
Welcome to the episode where I thought all my ships would get together and my dreams would come true… that’s if, you know, this show were ending today and we weren’t being set up for what will be more of the clever plays Scorpion brings every week.
Episode 1x16, entitled “Love Boat” marks the comeback after a three-week hiatus and on a timeline that puts us splat in the middle of Valentine’s Day celebrations. But this is Scorpion, so you know that this won’t be your conventional love fest.
For the recap and review of this week’s episode, you know what to do.
We are more than amazed at the level of participation we had for our last couple of contests! This time around, we decided to up the ante by creating a contest that we knew could be hard for the casual fan. We wanted to put those investigator brains to work!
The experience of making this for you guys was a lot of fun, and with over two hundred entries, we know that you too enjoyed it greatly.
The correct responses to each of the game pieces were these:
|From XFN:||From XFN's Instagram:||From XFN's Twitter:|
|I Want to Believe||The dead are not lost to us.||That they speak to us...|
|From XFN's Facebook:||From XFN's Tumblr:|
|As part of something greater than us...||Greater than any alien force.|
The correct and complete quote, that came out these hints was the following:
I want to believe that... the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us... as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves. - Fox Mulder - "The Truth, part II"
Even though many of you got the correct answer, ninety seven of you to be exact, there can only be one winner. We assigned numbers to the qualifying entries, and the recipient was picked by the automated number generator from Random.org.
The winner of XFN's 2015 The X-Files Board Game Contest is Luisa Aguilar from Mexico! You win a copy of the game, courtesy of IDW Games.
We hope to continue to bring more contests like this one to all of you. Thanks so much for participating, and thanks so much to IDW Games, IDW Publishing and Nate Murray for allowing us to follow the creation of this great game.
The X-Files Game is a tabletop game from IDW Games. Far from your average Chutes and Ladders, this game will involve strategy and cunning for the Agents to take down the Syndicate. In true Chris Carter fashion, IDW has pitted those searching for the Truth against the interwoven mysteries of the conspiracy across the United States.
To read our review, and find out all you need to know about playing the game, hit the jump.
With episode two of Better Call Saul, the path that leads Jimmy McGill to becoming his alter ego Saul Goodman seems to be all laid out; the stage has been set. Though the show draws heavily on the style and aesthetic of Breaking Bad, it's become clear that while the characters of Jimmy and Walter might share some of the same acquaintances and locations in the story of how they became the anti-hero, this is where their paths diverge.
Taken by itself, "Mijo" might leave some a little underwhelmed, but watched together with the pilot, the two episodes form a cohesive whole and the perfect setup for Jimmy's journey. If you're looking for Breaking Bad: Part Two this might not be the show for you. However, if you're looking for great storytelling in the style of Breaking Bad, well, welcome to your new favorite show.
Hit the jump for the full review and recap. As always, ahead there be spoilers! You've been warned.