You’ve seen versions of this debate before. It’s doubtful that I offer anything new to the conversation. It’s also doubtful that this fact will keep me from offering anything, though. I am a fan of both franchises. We exist. We are out here. I know that it is not fashionable to be open-minded about competing […]Read more "Star Wars Vs. Star Trek"
15:01 – 30:00 Yousa cannot bees hair. Dis army of mackineeks up dare tis new weesong. This is the first line of dialogue from the character Boss Nass. I am not fluent in Gungan but I get the gist. You cannot be here. Then something about an army of machines, maybe. You’re on your own […]Read more "Star Wars:The Phantom Menace (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: New Weesong and Bigger Fish"
A vocal contingent exists out there who refuses to watch the television series Gotham or even acknowledge its existence. I am a diehard Batman fan, and I understand this point of view, to a degree. Initially, the thought of a show about Gotham City in the years before Batman makes his first appearance didn’t appeal […]Read more "Gotham: Season 3: a review"
This post represents my deep-dive into the first fifteen minutes of The Phantom Menace, which in the Star Wars story line chronology is the first of the Star Wars movies. Why would anyone do this to himself? That’s a question I hope to be able to answer before too long. As I embark on this […]Read more "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: I Have a Bad Feeling About This"
I’m here to talk about the DC Comics shows on the CW, all four of which recently wrapped their seasons. You know, in these CW shows, they never use the word superhero, even though, as I understand it, both DC and Marvel share a trademark on the word. Instead, humans with powers are referred to […]Read more "DC on CW: end of season wrap-up"
As a card-carrying nerd (perhaps dork and geek as well, with some tendencies towards dweeb and freak), I am a fan of the Star Wars universe. Of course you are, I can imagine you saying to yourself, shaking your head slowly. I don’t deny it. I can’t deny it. The movie that, since around 1981, […]Read more "Star Wars Minute podcast (and things it has inspired)"
If you watch the movie Veronica Mars without having previously watched the three seasons of the television show, I don’t think you’ll enjoy it as much. The movie felt, to me, like another episode of the show, with all the familiar characters just a little older. Logan Echolls is the prime suspect in a murder, […]Read more "Veronica Mars: the movie"