Doctor Who: New series, new species part 49

Skovox Blitzer

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I wasn’t particularly impressed by this villain. When I saw the trailer, which seemed to be showing a robotic version of Harris from Mass Effect I was intrigued, but the end result didn’t deliver as an alien death machine capable of conquering worlds. I guess the robot was just a prop, as the episode was more about the interactions between the Doctor, Clara and Danny, which were great, so as such I guess it did its job.

A Skovox Blitzer was a deadly weapon, built with limited intelligence and able to act autonomously if required. A humanoid tope section land with weaponry sat above a propulsion unit. The Doctor encountered a stranded not on Earth which was attacking humans and transported it to deep space away from any conflict.

Agents of SHIELD: Technology (4)

The 0-8-4

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Also known as a plasma particle beam, this device was commissioned by a HYDRA scientist and fuelled by a Tesseract power cell. Able to emit a beam of incredible destructive energy when triggered.

The scientist who developed it fled to Peru, where it caught the attention of the government. It was later lost buried in an ancient temple and later rediscovered by SHIELD.

The device was contained in the Fridge, but later liberated by Garrett, who was in turn killed by it, when Coulson recovered it.

Mass Effect: New Concept Art

Bioware have released some new concept art from their upcoming Mass Effect title and they look pretty spectacular. The shots emphasise their focus on exploration in the new – something that had gradually decreased as the trilogy went on.

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This shot kinda reminds me of the awesome moon base mission in the first game – if nothing else Mass Effect do a good sky!! This shot highlights the return of the Mako vehicle

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Is this the new map system?

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This is very reminiscent of the citadel, though in my version of the game it was destroyed. Have they rebuilt it?

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This architecture is unfamiliar, perhaps a new race?

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This looks dramatic, a dangerous alien planet with weird tech, can’t wait to set foot on this one!

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Woah!! Can’t tell if it’s a ship or a station or who knows is there more to fear than the Reapers, guess there has to be a new villain- is this our first glimpse

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Another Mako shot, this terrain is very reminiscent of ME1

Very exciting!! The team confirmed there will be new planets and new alien species in the next game and that it will be centred around a new character who I’ll not be a hero from the start like Shepard, but will follow a longer path to ‘become legend’

Big shout to the mass effect wiki for the news

Agents of SHIELD: Characters (3)

Camilla Reyes

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Camilla Reyes was a senior commander with the Peruvian Military and a former flame of Coulson.

Instructed to retrieve the 0-8-4, a weapon commissioned for the Peruvian government by a former HYDRA scientist fleeing Germany, she betrayed her friend, believing him to be past his prime and not worth reasoning with.

She was taken to the Fridge for holding but was freed during Garret’s raid on the facility and is now at large.

Doctor Who: New series, new species part 48

The Teller

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I was quite impressed with the look of this monster as well as it’s storyline. It was convincingly scary while relatable as a real being with its own story. I’m not sure however that someone’s brain melting would cause their scull to become concave…

The Teller was the given name for the last member of a species with powerful telepathic abilities. They were able to read the thoughts f other beings and were tormented by the secrets they heard. They were able to telepathically assault other beings, causing their brains to become ‘soup’. The Doctor rescued the Teller and his spouse, who was being held hostage to force him to work for the bank of Karabraxos and relocated them to a new world devoid of sentient life, giving them peace and new hope for the species.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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We finally have a title for Episode VII!! Now let the speculation begin – is the force waking from a 30 year slumber, is it not in balance any more?

The implication that the movie may have more if a focus on the nature of the force perhaps is interesting and gives a slightly different impression to what I’d had, though as yet we still have very little to base our ideas on

Still very excited to see what they do!!