Latest transmissions from the Post-Geek Singularity …

Whatever happened to Riddick?

Imagination Connoisseur, Hannes The Hun, is a big fan of Vin Diesel’s Riddick-verse and wants to know why, after two pretty darn good movies and some groundbreaking video games, we’re not seeing more tales from the Riddick Chronicles?

Will the cost of being a geek kill the things we love?

Imagination Connoisseur, Christopher Whitfield, is afraid we’re seeing the beginning of the end for comics and genre entertainment as we’ve enjoyed it. Are we pricing ourselves out of existence?

When it comes to artificial intelligence, STAR TREK: PICARD isn’t using its head.

Imagination Connoisseur, Alan Bennett, shares his concern that artificial intelligence is being improperly villainized in STAR TREK: PICARD and, instead, should be embraced as a natural “next step” as we boldly explore the stars.

FIREFLY = Shiny. SERENITY, eh, not so much.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, puts on his brown coat and sings us a tale of a great show called FIREFLY – a classic, space/horse opera with memorable characters, adventure and unforgettable stories. The movie that followed it though … well, that’s another song for another time.

Willow Talk: Modern gangster films shed some light on cultural differences between American and Hong Kong filmmakers.

Willow Yang, Imagination Connoisseur and featured blogger, provides her twin reviews of Hong Kong’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS (2002) and the Martin Scorecese re-make of it, THE DEPARTED (2006) and says while the pictures are similar, their cultural perspectives and directors bring out differences that make both films worth watching.

Imagination Connoisseurs come in all shapes, sizes and ages.

Imagination Connoisseur, Dillon M., writes in to let us know that even though he’s a child of the 90s, he still has a deep appreciation of “classic” sci-fi (pre-1977) as well as “modern” work (post-1977). Let us know your classic and modern faves in the comments section, below.

Bonanza at the bargain bin!

Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, shares his good fortune bargain-hunting for DVDs with his friends in the Post-Geek Singularity.

HOMICIDE HUNTER is a detective series to die for.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, takes a closer look at his favorite detective series, HOMICIDE HUNTER and its intriguing host, real-life detective, Joe Kenda.

Are we locked into a dystopian future or can we do better?

Imagination Connoisseur, Vermillion Problems, makes the case that the post-scarcity, utopian society depicted in classic Star Trek is not only aspirational … it’s entirely possible.

Is there hope for Hollywood’s storytellers?

Imagination Connoisseur, Curtis Joseph, thinks that in a time known as “TV’s New Golden Age,” Hollywood has reached an embarrassing state of stagnation. Do you agree?

The future of Star Wars lies in its past and The High Republic

Imagination Connoisseur, Joshua Levesque, was excited to learn about Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for the next big phase of the Star Wars franchise. It’s known as THE HIGH REPUBLIC and it looks awesome!

Disney and LucasFilms had a plan for the sequel trilogy, they just couldn’t follow it.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ivan Maras, thinks it’s unfair to say Disney and LucasFilms didn’t have a plan for the sequel trilogy of Star Wars movies. He thinks they had a plan, fate just intervened.

How old were you when you became a fan? Does it matter?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, presents his hypothesis about how age affects a person’s fandom and interest in genre entertainment. How old were you when you became a member of the Post-Geek Singularity?

The end of an era.

Imagination Connoisseur, Paul in Long Beach, writes in to let us know about the death of the last living silent film star.

Are spaceship models and physical sci-fi settings practical anymore?

Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, prefers physical models over computer-generated animation (CGI). Why is that? Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments, below.

ROBSERVATIONS is great. But it could be better.

Imagination Connoisseur, Catalin Kitt, writes in with a friendly critique of everyone’s favorite, fan-centric show about genre entertainment. Do you agree or have some ideas for making the show better? The suggestion box is now open.

Welcome to The BurnettWork – the home to video blogs and other content produced by Hollywood-based, writer-producer-director Robert Meyer Burnett and a host of other like-minded collaborators.

You can learn more about the website, our featured programs, our contributors and collaborators and our community, known as the Post-Geek Singularity, by clicking here.

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Are you an Imagination Connoisseur?

Then welcome to the Post-Geek Singularity. It’s what we call the dynamic, respectful, creative community who make up the bulk of our followers on YouTube, social media and this website.

For as little as $1 a year, you can show your support of genre entertainment and be a part of a global community committed to addressing toxic fandom, creator rights and the process of making and distributing genre entertainment: from films to fiction and comic books to toys (and more).

 

It’s a dynamic and fun place to visit – and based on what our nearly 20,000 fans have told us over the past year, it’s become a welcoming, online home where people meet new friends and talk about the things that they love.

We also encourage our Imagination Connoisseurs to engage with other members of the PGS by sending in letters, participating in live chats (like Robservations), sharing their 3-word reviews, posting content to our online gallery and more!

 

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Letters

We receive letters from members of the Post-Geek Singularity daily and post them to our website so everyone can join in on the conversation. Click here to read the latest!

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.

Does fandom have a responsibility to itself?

Does fandom have a responsibility to itself?

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, takes a closer look at the de-evolution of fan culture and why it gets as disrespectful as it does. Is it all Bart Simpson’s fault? Really? Plus reader letters, superchats and great conversation on ROBSERVATIONS (Episode #344).

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It’s good to like things … no matter what it may be.

It’s good to like things … no matter what it may be.

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about Brian Greene’s recent appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast on the intersection of science, philosophy and religion. Plus reader letters, superchats and great conversation on ROBSERVATIONS (Episode #343).

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The most insidious element of STAR TREK: PICARD.

The most insidious element of STAR TREK: PICARD.

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, rails against what’s happening to Star Trek on the CBS All Access series, STAR TREK: PICARD. Is it even Star Trek? Plus reader letters, superchats and great conversation on ROBSERVATIONS (Episode #342).

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Featured Guest Bloggers

Some of our fellow Imagination Connoisseurs make regular contributions to The Burnettwork through their special blogs that are exclusive to the Post-Geek Singularity.

Join PGS-favorite Willow Yang as she turns her scientific mind – yes, she’s a real scientist – to the world of sci-fi and genre entertainment. Her essays are entertaining, insightful (and occasionally spicy)!

You’ll often find Willow chatting it up during the live stream of ROBSERVATIONS and THE JOHN CAMPEA SHOW on YouTube.

Dedicated Imagination Connoisseur and devoted Whovian, Ian Samuels, lends his wit and wisdom to this blog dedicated to studying the many adventures of everyone’s favorite, non-holographic doctor.

Ian lives in the UK, writes genre fiction and frequently contributes delicious tidbits of entertaining information to our ROBSERVATIONS programs.

Ali Slate brings a new point of view to the way we look at genre entertainment with her exclusive blog on The Burnettwork. An up-and-coming, female voice in the geekosphere, Ali provides an illuminating perspective on what works and doesn’t work for next-gen fans.

Gallery of the Imagination Connoisseurs

Check out the work of the talented fans who make up the Post-Geek Singularity. We share their art, stories, music, video and more in the ever-expanding celebration of love for all forms of genre entertainment. Have something you’d like to share? Submit it here.

“Combat Fairies, Assemble …”

“Combat Fairies, Assemble …”

Imagination Connoisseur, Dylan Moore, has just finished a 12-issue comic called “Combat Fairies” and they’re set to storm the PGS Gallery with their adorable fairy charm and large caliber weapons.

The Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo

The Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo

Imagination Connoisseur, Sam Oneill, sends in a picture he took of the Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. We heard the accommodations are nice, but watch out if you order “Room Service.”

A Beskar Ingot from The Mandalorian

A Beskar Ingot from The Mandalorian

Imagination Connoisseur, Greg Smith, shows off his latest creation – a real steel reproduction of a Beskar ingot from THE MANDALORIAN on Disney+

Join in on the fun as Willow takes a often humorous (and sometimes scandalous) look at your favorite shows and movies. In real life, she’s  an honest-to-goodness scientist (a PhD candidate, no less) with a love of sci-fi and genre entertainment. 

Three Word Reviews

Need a quick recommendation on a movie or TV series? We’ve made it simple for you to read and share reviews of your favorites with other members of the Post-Geek Singularity. Check out hundreds of “Three Word Reviews” by clicking here.

Join geek blogger, Ali Slate, ash brings a new point of view to the way we look at genre entertainment. Ali provides an illuminating perspective on what works and doesn’t work for next-gen fans.


5 reasons why “Reylo” works

5 reasons why “Reylo” works

Guest blogger, Ali Slate, adds her voice to chorus of fans looking for a little something extra in the Rey/Kylo Ren relationship when THE RISE OF SKYWALKER debuts this week.

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Batman: The Animated Series and why it matters

Batman: The Animated Series and why it matters

Imagination Connoisseur, and new contributor to The Burnettwork – Ali Slate – provides an interesting take on characters from Batman: The Animated Series helped shape her into the kind of woman she’s become.

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Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett is a recognized expert on the subject of Star Trek. Rob is 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. The series also features pieces contributed by fellow Imagination Connoisseurs of the Post-Geek Singularity.

Click here for all the Trek goodness.

Reviews from the Post-Geek Singularity

The Post-Geek Singularity (PGS) is filled with all kinds of Imagination Connoisseurs. Devotees of a variety of genres, fandoms, media and culture. And we love hearing from them.

FIREFLY = Shiny. SERENITY, eh, not so much.

FIREFLY = Shiny. SERENITY, eh, not so much.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, puts on his brown coat and sings us a tale of a great show called FIREFLY – a classic, space/horse opera with memorable characters, adventure and unforgettable stories. The movie that followed it though … well, that’s another song for another time.

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Whovian and writer Sol (Ian) Samuels reviews Modern Who from Christopher Eccleston’s first appearance in the Episode Rose through to up-to-date episode reviews with the present Doctor Jodie Whittaker. Reviews will include production notes referring back to episodes of Classic Who and the history of characters.