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Book Review: Elementary: The Ghost Line

Elementary: The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher

Synopsis:
Summons to a bullet-riddled body in a Hell’s Kitchen apartment marks the start of a new case for consulting detectives Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. The victim is a subway train driver with a hidden stash of money and a strange Colombian connection, but why would someone kill him and leave a fortune behind?

The search for the truth will lead the sleuths deep into the hidden underground tunnels beneath New York City, where answers—and more bodies—may well await them.

Review:
Fans of the show Elementary will enjoy this new tie-in series. The characters are spot on, as the eccentric Holmes does is crazy “research” and investigates complex crimes. This latest crime involves a murder that leads to an underground trail to a museum exhibit. But it’s not a straight-forward heist.

The Ghost Line is a solid and intriguing story with colorful characters and plenty of humor. Christopher does a great job of developing vivid characters that are familiar and keeping true to the series. I’m a sucker for a good murder mystery, and you can’t beat Sherlock Holmes in any incarnation.

Video: Rob Thomas On What To Expect From iZombie

iZombie, the upcoming series based on the best-selling Vertigo comic, debuts March 17th on The CW. Curious what to expect? Then be sure to watch this exclusive DC All Access interview with iZombie co-creator Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), who discusses the differences between this show’s zombies and others you may have seen, how they found the perfect zombie lead, and why they chose to stray from the comic book storyline.

12 Monkeys Promo Clips

Make History – Promo
SUMMARY: Getting excited? 12 Monkeys premieres Friday, January 16 at 9pm|8c on Syfy.

Cole’s Relationship with Cassie – BTS Clip
SUMMARY: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, and Noah Bean discuss the dymanic, seductive, and fateful relationship between Cassie and Cole in the show.

About 12 Monkeys:
12 Monkeys is a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam.

The show follows the journey of a time traveler, Cole, from the post-apocalyptic future. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole arrives in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate 93.6% of the human race. Will Cole be able to save the fate of mankind or is mankind bound by fate? Taking place in the ravaged future of 2043 and the present day (2015), 12 Monkeys explores themes of destiny, fate, love and the possibility of second chances.

DVD Giveaway: The Strain Season One

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One (1) winner receives:
· THE STRAIN Season One, DVD

Prize pack value, $39.99
Open to US mailing addresses only.
Prizing provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

THE STRAIN
Season 1 is now available on Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD

TwoStrains.com
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The infection can’t be stopped. Follow the harrowing plague in both the graphic novel and TV adaptation of THE STRAIN, based on the novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Season 1 on Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD – now available!

The site features a side-by-side comparison of key scenes from the original graphic novel to the TV show, with behind the scenes interviews and commentary from the writer of the novel, Mike Huddleston (also a consultant on the show). Dive into the mind of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan! http://twostrains.com

“The Strain” Season One on Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD
Experience the first season of TV’s hottest, most blood-curdling sci-fi series – from Executive Producers-Writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan – along with behind-the-scenes special features that explore the story’s journey from bestselling novel to hit show.
 
When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), “Eph” and his colleague (Mía Maestro) uncover the outbreak’s ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature known as “The Master” – whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth!

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Ascension – Promo & BTS Clips

Ascension — The Three-Night Event Premieres Monday, December 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.

1963 – Promo Clip
SUMMARY: in 1963, a special mission was launched to save mankind. In 2014, the mission has gone too far.

Incredible Set Designs – Behind-the-Scenes Clip
SUMMARY: The cast and crew of Ascension – Brian Van Holt, Gil Bellows, Tricia Helfer, Brad Carter, Brandon P Bell, Ryan Robbins, and David Brin – go behind the scenes of building the massive sets for Ascension.

Science vs. Reality – Behind-the-Scenes Clip
SUMMARY: Executive Producer, Jason Blum, and Astrophysicist and author, David Brin, take you behind the scenes through the science and space travel, and 1960’s cultural inspiration for setting Ascension.

Constantine Premiere and Grimm Returns

GRIMM:
Blinded to the Truth
Nick faces new threats without his Grimm powers on the show’s fourth season premiere, Oct. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.

Car Ride Catch-Up
Nick, Trubel, Hank and Juliette face the aftermath of season three’s finale on Grimm, Oct. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.

CONSTANTINE:
Our Souls to Keep
One man can save us all on the new series Constantine, premiering Friday, October 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

The Journey Begins October 24
Get ready to step into the world of Constantine, premiering Friday, October 24 after Grimm.

Syfy’s Ascension Launch Trailer

Ascension—Premieres Monday, November 24 at 9/8c on Syfy

About Ascension:
In the vein of past Syfy mini-series such as Taken, Alice, Tin Man and Battlestar Galactica, Ascension is a six-hour event set to debut on November 24.

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

Tricia Helfer – known and loved by million as Cylon Number Six in Battlestar Galactica– is part of the cast. She will play Viondra Denniger, a beautiful, manipulative and dangerous power broker on the Ascension.

Brian Van Holt – star of Cougar Town and The Bridge – will play William Denninger, captain of the ship and Viondra’s husband. A natural leader, William quickly rose through the ranks after playing a heroic role in a fire early in the spacecraft’s voyage. While his professional life is solid, William’s marriage to Viondra is anything but.

Andrea Roth, star of Rescue Me, will play Juliet Bryce, head doctor of the Ascension. Her relationship with her daughter, Nora (played by Jacqueline Byers) is difficult and strained. Nora, for her part, is a young woman under intense pressure to follow in the family’s footsteps of being a doctor despite her own dreams.

Rounding out the cast are Brandon P. Bell as First Officer Oren Gault, who was born on the lower decks of the ship to maintenance workers and must investigate the aforementioned murder; Tiffany Lonsdale as Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, the older sister of the murder victim; and PJ Boudousque (Pretty Little Liars) as one of the ship’s maintenance workers.

Ascension is created and written by Philip Levens (Smallville), who will also serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner.