Latest transmissions from the Post-Geek Singularity …

The Mandalorian, Star Wars and the revelations of D23.

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett and his merry band of Imagination Connoisseurs take a closer look at Disney’s latest programming announcements and the future of physical media and genre entertainment.

Oh, the tangled webs they weave … more on Spider-Man.

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, weaves a tangled web of his own with his fellow Imagination Connoisseurs in episode #203 of ROBSERVATIONS (a show about something).

You won’t believe what this clickbait headline did …

Imagination Connoisseur, Kal Kamel (a.k.a. S’wak Props), shares a big secret with Rob and The Post-Geek Singularity in this special post …

Why genre entertainment giving us iconic imagery anymore?

Imagination Connoisseur, David Crabtree, observes that as popular as MCU movies are, they don’t seem to have any “iconic” shots that will help define an era quite like classic movies of previous generations.

Will Spider-Man survive SONY’s split with the MCU?

Imagination Connoisseur, Dieter Bastian, isn’t concerned with the business reasons for SONY’s split from Disney and the MCU. He sees plenty of opportunities ahead for both the Spider- and Marvel Cinematic Universes.

Seeing APOCALYPSE NOW 4K on a big screen … is like watching “victory.”

Imagination Connoisseur, Bryan Kruse, totally validated his “IC” creds by catching the 4K version of APOCALYPSE NOW at the Alamo Drafthouse the other night.

Read about it here.

Is Disney running its own endgame with Marvel’s pantheon of heroes?

Imagination Connoisseur, Troy Williams (of CinemaSurvey), shares his conspiracy theory on Disney’s motives behind the split with SONY. Are Marvel and the MCU now in an endgame of their own?

Superman is superficial.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ace, says he knows what’s wrong with Superman. He’s “Superficial.” In a rollicking post, Ace goes on to point out the problems he sees in a 2-dimensional hero in serious need of updating.

Action isn’t his reward. Spider-Man doesn’t ignore wealth and fame.

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, and the Imagination Connoisseurs of The Post-Geek Singularity take a deep dive into the dispute over Spider-Man between SONY and Disney on episode #202 of ROBSERVATIONS.

Is gender and ethnic “diversity” forced or a reflection fo the real world?

Imagination Connoisseur, Greg Smith, weighs in on the issue of “forced diversity” in casting and compares what we see on the screen to the way things are in the real world.

The John Campea Show (08-21-19)

Join show host John Campea, actress, Kris Carr, and writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, talk about the “situation” between Disney and SONY and much more.

What is SONY thinking?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Manwiller, thinks SONY has made a tremendous blunder by ending their relationship with Disney and taking Spider-Man out of the MCU.

The “problem” with Superman may represent a much larger problem with society.

Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, provides some insightful commentary on the “problems” with Superman and how they may reflect a larger problem we, as a society, has when it comes to dealing our failures and the aspirational standards represented by super heroes, in general.

About that one scene in the Star Trek: Picard trailer …

Imagination Connoisseur, Jim Brown, asks for some help in understanding exactly what’s going on in the trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series.

Please speculate in the comments section …

Does anyone know anything about the comic book featuring Star Trek and The X-Men?

Imagination Connoisseur, James M. has a question or two about the comic book featuring the cast of Star Trek and the X-Men.

What does the upcoming Joker film have to say about fandom?

Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, welcomes his fellow Imagination Connoisseurs into a discussion of “all things geek” in episode #201 of ROBSERVATIONS.

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.

 

Become a part of the Post-Geek Singularity

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The Burnettwork also encourages Imagination Connoisseurs to engage with other members of the PGS by sending in letters, participating in live streams (like Robservations), sharing their 3-word reviews and posting content to our online gallery.

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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!

Superman is superficial.

Superman is superficial.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ace, says he knows what’s wrong with Superman. He’s “Superficial.” In a rollicking post, Ace goes on to point out the problems he sees in a 2-dimensional hero in serious need of updating.

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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.

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.

The Ones I Should Share

The Ones I Should Share

The Imagination Connoisseur known as TheRichard Richard shares some of his out-of-this-world artwork with the rest of the Post-Geek Singularity.
KISS Meet and Greet in Iffezheim

KISS Meet and Greet in Iffezheim

Imagination Connoisseur, Dieter Bastian, shares his mid-summer, musical mind-trip with iconic rock band KISS when their tour stopped in Iffezheim, Germany in July of 2019.
Creative Outlets

Creative Outlets

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, puts some of his creativity (besides writing) on display in the IC Gallery.
“Nerd Pics” with Jason

“Nerd Pics” with Jason

More fun in our fan gallery. Imagination Connoisseur (and self-professed nerd), Jason McKibbin, sent in some fun snaps with celebs and his son (who appears to be a true Legomaniac).

The Burnettwork is sponsored by Lucky Tiger – grooming products for men who deserve to look and feel great.

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.

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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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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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.


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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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.

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.

Here are reviews written by fans for fans and submitted for consideration (and sometimes discussion) on ROBSERVATIONS. We review each submission to make sure it meets with our own “Prime Directive” but we don’t judge the content of the argument – even if we disagree with it.  Click here to see all the reviews.

For the love of cosplay!

One way fans show their love of a particular franchise is by literally wrapping themselves up in the costumes and, sometimes, other accoutrements of the world in which those particular characters live. In the world of genre entertainment fans and comic cons, it’s called cosplay … and it can be wildly entertaining.

Here are various pieces produced for The Burnettwork featuring Imagination Connoisseurs from all walks of life, living in “the moment” and celebrating their existence in the happy place we refer to as the “Post-Geek Singularity.” We hope you enjoy these tributes as much as we do.  Go to our cosplay compilation page by clicking here.

Middle-aged Cosplay: Boba Fett!

Middle-aged Cosplay: Boba Fett!

Writer-Producer-Director, Robert Meyer Burnett, introduces us to a lifelong friend, Greg Smith, who lives in Olympia, Washington and attends Star Wars events and comic conventions dressed as Boba Fett. Smith's costume is built from scratch and includes a lot of remarkable detail - as we see in this video.
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Middle Aged Cosplay: Resistance X-Wing Pilot!

Middle Aged Cosplay: Resistance X-Wing Pilot!

Star Wars cosplayer, Greg Smith, shares the story behind his Rebel flight suit costume he built from scratch for sci-fi conventions and other events. Greg is from Olympia, WA, and a life-long friend of Robert Meyer Burnett, host of ROBSERVATIONS.
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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 John Campea Show (08-21-19)

The John Campea Show (08-21-19)

Join show host John Campea, actress, Kris Carr, and writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, talk about the "situation" between Disney and SONY and much more.
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The John Campea Show (08-20-19)

The John Campea Show (08-20-19)

Show host John Campea, actress Erin Cummings and writer-producer-director Robert Meyer Burnet discuss Rambo, Fast & the Furious and more on the August 20th edition of The John Campea Show.
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The John Campea Show (08-19-19)

The John Campea Show (08-19-19)

Entertainment pundit John Campea, actress Kris Carr and writer-producer-director Robert Meyer Burnet take a look at the world of genre entertainment on the August 19th edition of The John Campea Show.
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