Welcome to The BurnettWork – the home to video blogs and other goodies produced by Writer-Producer-Director Robert Meyer Burnett.

Sit back and enjoy Rob’s unique take on genre media (e.g. science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the rest), updates on his projects, stories about his adventures in filmmaking and first-looks at projects produced by his friends and collaborators.

And, of course, don’t forget Gilbert – but then, maybe that’s a story for another day.

 

OUR LATEST CONTENT . . .

The John Campea Show (03-19-19)

John Campea and co-host Robert Meyer Burnett talk about the power of PIKACHU, the new TOY STORY 4 trailer that dropped this morning and Natalie Portman’s horrible luck with lackluster trailers. They also cover other comic book, movie and TV news.

The John Campea Show (03-18-19)

John Campea and co-host Robert Meyer Burnett break down the big weekend numbers for CAPTAIN MARVEL, how ratings sites like Rotten Tomatoes can get gamed (challenging their relevance) and what all this might mean for fan reviews in the future.

Robservations #167

On this St. Patrick’s Day edition of Robservations, writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, asks whether creators should have to apologize for work that falls short of fan expectations – no matter the media.

SpaceRob: Keepin’ it clean

Rob and his faithful companion, Gilbert the Gilbarian (from the Planet Gilbaar, of course), are hard at work doing a little housecleaning of their ship, The Kubrick.

SpaceRob: Space travel is hard work

Rob appears to be concentrating on the details of an upcoming mission planned with his faithful fellow-adventurer, Gilbert the Gilbarian (from the Planet Gilbaar, of course), as they explore their own corner of the universe.

SpaceRob: Battling the beasts from beyond

Rob and Gilbert take on the Beasts from Beyond in this key frame art from the SpaceRob game created by producer Robert Meyer Burnett and game developer Neil Basconcillo.

SpaceRob: Get ready for liftoff

Robert Meyer Burnett, and game designer Neil Basconcillo, are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new kind of adventure game. SpaceRob™ is an action-adventure RPG that follows Rob and Gilbert the Gilbarian (from the Planet Gilbaar, of course) as they explore the cosmos.

Robservations #166

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about the importance of the free flow of ideas and the benefits and hazards that come from exercising our right of free speech.

Robservations

A daily (or nearly daily) video blog from Robert Meyer Burnett sharing new ideas and work from some of the most exciting new creators in genre media. Click here to view all of the Robservation Episodes.

Robservations #167

Robservations #167

On this St. Patrick’s Day edition of Robservations, writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, asks whether creators should have to apologize for work that falls short of fan expectations – no matter the media.

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Robservations #166

Robservations #166

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about the importance of the free flow of ideas and the benefits and hazards that come from exercising our right of free speech.

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Robservations #165

Robservations #165

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, gets a little political today and talks about the heartbreaking situation in New Zealand, the role political discourse plays in encouraging brutal acts of terrorism and what we, as members of the Post-Geek Singularity can do to help make this world a better and more tolerant place.

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Robservations #164

Robservations #164

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, explains how Marvel Studios has been able to put together a 22-0 record when it comes to making hit movies and, quite possibly, the most successful IP franchise in the history of filmmaking.

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Deconstructing AXANAR

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, shares his insights into the 3-1/2 years he spent working on the Star Trek fan film, AXANAR.

SpaceRob

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, and game designer Neil Basconcillo, have created SpaceRob™ – an action-adventure RPG that follows Rob and Gilber the Gilbarian (from the Planet Gilbaar, of course) as they explore the cosmos.


Director’s Commentary for PRELUDE TO AXANAR

Director’s Commentary for PRELUDE TO AXANAR

The director of PRELUDE TO AXANAR, Christian Gossett, shares his insights and stories behind the making of this short film which was to serve as a proof-of-concept piece for a feature-length, Star Trek fan-film.

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SpaceRob: Keepin’ it clean

SpaceRob: Keepin’ it clean

Rob and his faithful companion, Gilbert the Gilbarian (from the Planet Gilbaar, of course), are hard at work doing a little housecleaning of their ship, The Kubrick.

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SpaceRob: Space travel is hard work

SpaceRob: Space travel is hard work

Rob appears to be concentrating on the details of an upcoming mission planned with his faithful fellow-adventurer, Gilbert the Gilbarian (from the Planet Gilbaar, of course), as they explore their own corner of the universe.

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A behind the scenes look at AXANAR’s Starbase One visual effects

A behind the scenes look at AXANAR’s Starbase One visual effects

Robert Meyer Burnett, originally tapped to direct the failed, feature-length, Star Trek fan film, AXANAR, continues to deconstruct his experience on the project. In this mini-documentary, Rob runs down the work behind the first view of Earth in the 23rd Century as envisioned in the film.

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Yet another studio vs fan film conflict

Yet another studio vs fan film conflict

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, chimed in with his unique point-of-view on the current fan film controversy involving the Star Wars Fan Film: SHARDS OF THE PAST. (From The John Campea Show)

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SpaceRob: Get ready for liftoff

SpaceRob: Get ready for liftoff

Robert Meyer Burnett, and game designer Neil Basconcillo, are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new kind of adventure game. SpaceRob™ is an action-adventure RPG that follows Rob and Gilbert the Gilbarian (from the Planet Gilbaar, of course) as they explore the cosmos.

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Talkin’ Trek

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett is a recognized expert on the subject of Star Trek. A regular participant on SDCC’s Starship Smackdown, frequent guest on The Inglorious Treksperts podcasts and writer-producer of all of the “Behind The Scenes” features on the Star Trek:The Next Generation Blu-Rays and select features for the Enterprise Blu-Ray set, Rob presents his extensive collection of interviews, videos, photos and more as part of the Burnettwork’s “Talkin’ Trek” series. Click here for all the webisodes.

A Tribute to Herman Zimmerman

A Tribute to Herman Zimmerman

A tribute video created by Robert Meyer Burnett celebrating the work of famed production designer Herman Zimmerman on the occasion of his 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors’ Guild. (A BURNETTWORK EXCLUSIVE)

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RMB on Midnight’s Edge

RMB on Midnight’s Edge

On February 18, 2019, RMB joined the cast of Midnight’s Edge to discuss the state of Star Trek and the differences between the Star Trek multiverse and the canon established by the original series. Here are highlights from that conversation …

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Robservations #142

Robservations #142

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett discusses the current state of STAR TREK – specifically, “What IS the Prime Timeline and how does it relate to the Kelvin Timeline?” Get yer geek on here …

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Free Enterprise

Robert Meyer Burnett is probably best known for co-writing and directing the ultimate fan “homage” feature to Star Trek, 1999’s “Free Enterprise.” Click here for a series of blog posts gives you an opportunity to learn more about that project, the work that went into it and plans for a future that may, or may not, ever arrive for our fearless trio of Mark, Robert and Bill.

Ripped with Rob

Who doesn’t enjoy a good, cold beverage with their favorite movie? Well, if you’re a subscriber to RMB’s Patreon Channel, you can sit back and smack-talk your way through two movies a month with writer-producer-director-bartender, Robert Meyer Burnett. Check out our previews here …

The Free Enterprise Trailer

The Free Enterprise Trailer

Here’s the original theatrical trailer for the 1999 film “Free Enterprise” staring Eric McCormack, Raer Weigel, Audie England, Phil LaMarr and William Shatner.

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Ripped with Rob: The truth used to set you free

Ripped with Rob: The truth used to set you free

This special, preview episode of “Ripped with Rob” presents a wide-ranging, in-depth discussion of the movie-making business and how clear communications and honesty play an important role that can make or break a career.

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Ripped with Rob: Strange Days

Ripped with Rob: Strange Days

The premier episode of RIPPED WITH ROB, with writer-director-producer, Robert Meyer Burnett (and Gilbert). RMB and Gilbert enjoy a “little this and that” and Catherine Bigelow’s film STRANGE DAYS.

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Crisis Medicine

Mike Shertz, MD, a board-certified Emergency Physician practicing in one of the busiest emergency departments in Oregon and his company, CRISIS MEDICINE, hired writer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett produced much of the video content currently used to train first responders how to give care under extreme situations.

Intro to Crisis Medicine

Intro to Crisis Medicine

There’s no substitute for experience. A physician can teach you the science behind medical care in a bad situation. A Special Operations Medic can teach you what really works in a bad situation. Dr. Michael Shertz explains why there’s no substitute for experience when it comes to delivering life-saving care under fire.

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All Lessons Are Written In Blood

All Lessons Are Written In Blood

In an expansion of the TECC/TCCC guidelines for First Care Providers/All Combatants training offered by CRISIS MEDICINE, Dr. Mike Shertz explains why he says “All lessons are written in blood” when it comes to providing life-saving care under fire.

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Tactical Casualty Care Trailer

Tactical Casualty Care Trailer

This trailer for the TACTICAL CASUALTY CARE Online Lecture Series from Crisis Medicine introduces a 7-hour course that deals with the Care Under Fire – Direct Threat phase of an event.

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Victim Transport Using Non-Rigid Litters

Victim Transport Using Non-Rigid Litters

This on-location footage shows CRISIS MEDICINE’S Dr. Mike Sherz explaining the difference between rigid and non-rigid litters and demonstrating a variety of non-rigid products that can be used on the site of a mass casualty event.

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The Weekly Hero

Join celebrated director-author-film critic and video blogger John Campea, and co-host, writer-producer-director Robert Meyer Burnett as they do their weekly breakdown of the biggest comics and sci-fi/fantasy news. Check out all the episodes here.

The John Campea Show

John Campea, a Canadian film director, author, film critic and video blogger is the former editor-in-chief of AMC Movie News. In January of 2018, writer-producer-director Robert Meyer Burnett joined Campea as a regular co-host of the streaming podcast, The John Campea Show. Check out John and RMB as they break down the entertainment industry every weekday.  

The Weekly Hero #204

The Weekly Hero #204

John Campea and Robert Meyer Burnett team up on this edition of The Weekly Hero to talk Avengers, Deadpool, the Flash and a possible directors’ mutiny at Marvel because of the way the James Gunn situation was handled (or mishandled).

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The Weekly Hero #203

The Weekly Hero #203

John Campea and Robert Meyer Burnett share the screen on this edition of The Weekly Hero where they talk about comic book news in print, on TV and on film.

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The John Campea Show (03-19-19)

The John Campea Show (03-19-19)

John Campea and co-host Robert Meyer Burnett talk about the power of PIKACHU, the new TOY STORY 4 trailer that dropped this morning and Natalie Portman’s horrible luck with lackluster trailers. They also cover other comic book, movie and TV news.

read more
The John Campea Show (03-18-19)

The John Campea Show (03-18-19)

John Campea and co-host Robert Meyer Burnett break down the big weekend numbers for CAPTAIN MARVEL, how ratings sites like Rotten Tomatoes can get gamed (challenging their relevance) and what all this might mean for fan reviews in the future.

read more