Letters to the Burnettwork Bullpen
Back in the day, it was as much fun to read the Marvel Comics Bullpen (letters to Marvel’s creators and Editor-In-Chief, Stan Lee) as it was to read the action and adventure happening in each issue. We’ve decided to pay homage to that tradition and share some of the great letters and comments we receive at The Burnettwork on a daily basis.
You can send us a letter or a video (not even Stan-the-man had that), just click on the appropriate button and either fill out a form or upload your video to our Dropbox.
Please note: Not every letter will be published, shown or read during a stream and many of the submissions will be edited for clarity and readability.
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Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, asks a poignant question about how we view celebrities after their passing.
Imagination Connoisseur, John Hirose, writes in to say “thanks” to writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett for FREE ENTERPRISE and for the interview on ROBSERVATIONS #320 which featured an interview with Paul Salamoff.
Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, offers up a helpful reminder for those who want to provide a critical take on a movie or TV show. A story and a script are not the same thing – and critics should know and understand the difference.
Imagination Connoisseur, Anthony Mathews, reminds us that it’s easy to tell under-represented people they should come up with new and original heroes of their own – but sometimes, the job calls for a character with very specialized skills.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, plays script doctor and shows us how he would have fixed DUEL OF THE FATES so it could have become Episode IX of the Star Wars saga instead of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
Imagination Connoisseur, Fabian Lelo, the “Kiwi in Perth”, shares some work resulting from the collaboration of Dutch musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen and actor John DeLancie(“Q” from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION).
Imagination Connoisseur, Enti Ande, has a different theory as to why so much of the framework for the STAR TREK: PICARD story is familiar. It’s not being lazy, it’s all a continuation of a previous storylin
Imagination Connoisseur, Douglas Hyatt, shares how and why he’s become a part of the Post-Geek Singularity. Share your journey with us and send us a letter today!
Why don’t the Best Picture and Best Director Academy Award winners come from the same film every year?
Imagination Connoisseur, Paul Hamel, wants to know how it’s possible to have Best Director and a Best Picture Oscars go to two, different films. He looks to writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, to make some sense of it all.
Imagination Connoisseur, HillBill Russ, shares a video on basic mistakes made by screenwriters that shows why, in his opinion, the Star Wars sequel trilogy was doomed to failure.
This Imagination Connoisseur is as interested in how his favorite franchises are made as he is in the stories they tell.
Imagination Connoisseur, Christopher Whitfield, could only get fifteen minutes of his way into ROBSERVSATIONS #326 before he had to send in a letter and share his opinion about DUEL OF THE FATES, THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and the rest of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, watched STARCRASH the other night and thoroughly enjoyed it. And while that movie may be on RMB’s “guilty pleasures” list, we just want to make sure everyone knows it’s a David Hasselhoff movie – so view at your own risk.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason DeWolf, recalls a time as a child when his movie memories seemed to overtake his reality for a moment – with hilarious results (or, at least everyone else seemed to think so).
Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, continues to question conventional logic in the entertainment industry and asks if it’s possible that “looking woke” may now be the rationale for hiring decisions when it comes to choosing directors.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, shares how he derives creative inspiration from the Tom Selleck movie HER ALIBI and wonders if others in the Post-Geek Singularity find inspiration from a favorite book, TV show or movie that spurs them on to create something original.
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Smith, asks a very practical question when it comes to making a TV series: How many producers is too many?
A new Imagination Connoisseur, Kazuya Choo, writes in from Malaysia and helps explain why some US-made films fail in the Chinese market, even when those films include Asian characters and Chinese actors.
Thanks to Imagination Connoisseur and recording artist, Tommy Mack, for proving that all genre franchises can co-exist in one universe … sure, it can be a little crowded, but that just makes the party that much more interesting.
Imagination Connoisseur known as “Garth” thinks Disney doesn’t understand how to make a good Star Wars movie and, as a result, should just give the intellectual property back to the guy who created Jar Jar Binks. Okay, so nobody bats 1.000.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, provides some historical insights into the “ring ship” design used for early Star Fleet starships in the Star Trek universe.
Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, continues to challenge the tradition of awarding Best Actor Oscars to a man and a woman every year. What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below the post.
Imagination Connoisseur, Christopher Morgan, is in search of a like-minded soul who is excited about the new X-Men books coming out as he is.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, reminds us to savor the last season of THE CLONE WARS – especially with the underwhelming artwork of REBELS and RESISTANCE.
Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, compares the way Disney handled the resurrection of the Tron franchise to how they’ve handled the sequel trilogy of Star Wars. We get the distinct impression Tommy thinks there should be more Tron in his future.
Imagination Connoisseur, Devin Bell, feels he’s more of a Star Wars guy than a Star Trek guy … but he’s willing to learn. Just one question: where do you start?
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, celebrates the life of Monty Python’s Terry Jones with a tribute befitting the nobel-ist of birds, The Norwegian Blue.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dieter Bastian (from Deutschland), prefers to binge an entire season of a show rather than have to tune in each week to catch a new episode. But why?
Imagination Connoisseur, Emil Johansson, explains why he thinks Steve Rogers (Marvel’s Captain America) isn’t woke.
Imagination Connoisseur, Evan Newman, reports back with a list of his latest Blu-Ray acquisitions. What do you think of his list? What would you add?
Leave your suggestions in the comments section, below.
Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Fawley, is not afraid to admit he’s looking forward to DC’s BIRDS OF PREY movie. Is it possible that the new movie will pick up on a plot thread from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy?
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, thinks that today’s PC culture fails to contextualize past acts of individuals to the detriment of all.
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, writes in to bemoan the loss of community from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, asks if it makes sense to present a “genderless” Best Acting Oscar. Can acting be judged without the gender of the actor being taken into consideration? Is that even practical?
Imagination Connoisseur, Manuel Schaper, shares some insights into how the male body is viewed by others and portrayed in cinema.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, reminds us of Star Trek’s legacy and the bold future the show represents – for us and for the ideals that underpin the venerable franchise.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, offers up some suggestions for consideration with future episodes of ROBSERVATIONS.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, expands on his proposal for setting James Bond on an alternate timeline to our own, re-writing not our own history or that of the James Bond(s) we all grew up with – but something both familiar and entirely new.
Seven-of-Nine is not a fan of Jean-Luc Picard – and we can watch it all unfold on STAR TREK: PICARD starting Thursday.
Imagination Connoisseur, Logan G., can’t seem to believe what he’s reading and watching with regard to the upcoming debut of STAR TREK: PICARD (on Thursday).
Imagination Connoisseur, Dieter Bastian (from Deutschland), writes in to congratulate ROBSERVATIONS host Robert Meyer Burnett on his recent Star Wars scoop … and for continuing the conversation the next day into a second episode of his online chat show.
Imagination Connoisseur, Martin Brown, has been watching RMB for a long time and sees a lot of things he likes … and a few things he doesn’t.
Imagination Connoisseur, Angel Figueroa, shares his journey of becoming an Imagination Connoisseur and how he bonded with the Post-Geek Singularity over STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason DeWolf, thinks some movies would do themselves (and audiences) a favor if they’d come to an end at the first opportunity rather than play things too far out.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, thinks there’s a more disappointing reason why that Obi-Wan series we all wanted on Disney+ isn’t happening than what we’ve all been led to believe.
It was never happening in the first place.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ken B, questions the wisdom of giving the NBC series, MANIFEST, a second season when much better shows with a similar theme only lasted their first year.
Is today’s media too “loose” with explicit sexual content – and what’s that mean for the future of relationships?
Imagination Connoisseur, Sonny Dominguez, feels movies molded his view of sex as a teenager and wonders if today’s media environment – and the ease with which young people can access nude and pornographic images – is having a negative effect on future relationships.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sean McCommons, takes issue with the idea that the character John Gill (from ST:TOS’s episode, “Patterns of Force”) should have known better when he introduced Nazi ideology into a peaceful society.
Is there a lesson we’re missing here?
Imagination Connoisseur, Tom Biddiscombe, thinks that director Noah Hawley seems to have an grip on what makes Star Trek unique – a return to the ethos of 60s Trek (ST:TOS).
Is he right? Let us know.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, has questions about the future of Star Wars – a future tied more closely to who’s running the franchise more than what projects are in work at the studio.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, takes a closer look at the history of horror in the United States and the classic tale by Washington Irvine, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Imagination Connoisseur, Logan G., thinks no one could have saved Star Wars Episode IX (and no, we don’t mean Rey, although she’s probably a Jedi-level, naturally-gifted screenwriter). And the Sith Lord responsible for all this?
Just wait until you read his letter.
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, remembers the good, old days of movie-going. How many of his memories do you share?
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, has taken the time to rank all of the men who’ve played 007 from worst to best – but not for the regular, secret agent “skills” you might associate with Mr. Bond.
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, thinks he may have an idea for the next James Bond … not so much who should play him as the tone in which the character will be presented.
Who, in your opinion, should be the next James Bond?
Imagination Connoisseur, RJ, is back with a pretty neat idea as to why Star Wars is still cool.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, enjoyed the discussion exploring the draft script for DUEL OF THE FATES, but thinks we’re all overlooking one, big problem …
Understanding the “event” nature of some movie openings helps explain big opening box office numbers.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ivan Maras, thinks people calling THE RISE OF SKYWALKER a box office failure need to get a little perspective. We think they may need to get a new pair of glasses.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, says with fewer people are going to the movies than ever before, filmmakers need to come up with some new ideas to bring people back to the moviehouse.
The Imagination Connoisseur who goes by the name “Django-Fett Unchained” wants to know of the original directors selected for the Star Wars sequels, which one should have been given command of the entire trilogy?
Imagination Connoisseur, Tony Mascorro, writes in with his thanks to RMB for recommending the Jared Letto film MR. NOBODY – and wants to share how he’s overcome his “Jared Letto aversion.”
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, blasts Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks for the excuses they used for failures by UNDERWATER and CHARLIE’S ANGELS, respectively. Can’t bad movies just fail, anymore?
Imagination Connoisseur, Emil Johansson, thinks movies are getting weirder. And he likes it.
Are you okay with movies and TV shows that show bad things happening to good people and don’t end on a positive note? Let us know.
Imagination Connoisseur, Simba Dibinga, asks some critical questions about the Academy Awards and how nominees are selected – and how, every year, those nominees are predominantly white men.
Imagination Connoisseur, RJ, has a simple story problem he’d like to have someone solve for him. See, there’s this girl who is nobody …
Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, wants to know what the PGS thinks of the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
Let us know who you think should be on the list (and isn’t).
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, wants to know what Star Trek would be like if Les Moonves had played the long game – what would life in the frachise be like if ENTERPRISE had run a full, seven years?
There are just too many similarities between The Rise of Skywalker and Duel of the Fates scripts to be a coincidence.
Imagination Connoisseur, Logan George, is calling “bullshit” on claims made by TROS scribe Chris Terrio that he and JJ Abrams didn’t look at the “Duel” script before writing their version of Episode IX.
Imagination Connoisseur, Asheque Hossain, writes in from Bangladesh to ask other Imagination Connoisseurs if maybe it isn’t time to move on to turn away from Star Trek.
Imagination Connoisseur (and guest blogger), Willow Yang, chimes in on the discussion as to whether or not all “foes” are “villains” – or just misunderstood antagonists?
Imagination Connoisseur, Hillary Russell, admired the way 1917 was shot and edited – it may be “the movie of the year.”
What did you think of the movie? Post your thoughts in the comments section and let us know.
Imagination Connoisseur, John Hall, wonders if 9/11 changed the way Star Trek’s stewards looked at the franchise and the kinds of stories they wanted to tell.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, collects tarot decks – which prove to be not only interesting art pieces, but also fascinating promotional items for genre franchises like Lord of the Rings and James Bond.
Imagination Connoisseur, Richard Aldrich, asks for more details about the leaked DUEL OF THE FATES script so he can deal with the lingering questions about the version of Star Wars: Episode IX that hit theaters.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, mourns the loss of adventure and curiosity that used to define Star Trek’s original mission of discovering new planets and new civilizations.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jasmine B., has watched 1917 twice in theaters. Find out what she learned about how to watch movies and seeing them in a whole new light.
Imagination Connoisseur, Commodore Mann, shares his journey to the Post-Geek Singularity with RMB and other fans of genre entertainment.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Webster, is excited by what he hears about the DUNE re-make from Denis Villenueve. To prepare for the movie, Jason wants to know which of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” books he should read.
Imagination Connoisseur, Gaaron Gilham, explains how he thinks it’s possible STAR TREK: PICARD could tie in with how STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION ended.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, has an idea as to how the James Bond film franchise could become “timeless.”
Imagination Connoisseur, Frank LeRoy, asks if modern media is fragmenting society – and what we can do to keep that from happening.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, thinks that Star Wars may have missed the boat when it had an opportunity to deepen its ties to classic fantasy.
Imagination Connoisseur, Kal Kamel, writes about the many looks of Bond arch-villain, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, wonders if producer Alex Kurtzman’s recent announcement of a Clarice Starling/SILENCE OF THE LAMBS series marks the start of his exit from the Star Trek franchise.
Imagination Connoisseur, Darren Seeley, wonders if a remake of a classic teen movie from the 80s will play in a more woke decade like now.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, shares a little personal history about his name, his interest in writing and how the two are intertwined.
Imagination Connoisseur, Tom Biddiscombe, has discovered Star Trek after watching the 2009 feature film directed by JJ Abrams. He’s hooked and excited about where future treks may lead.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, has been in a love affair his entire life … with Count Dracula.
Someone get Anne Rice on the phone!
Imagination Connoisseur, Simon Gilmore, is a film-maker and shares some insight into why so many movies fail on screen. (Hint: there’s one person ultimately responsible.)
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, sent in a video of his son, Braxton, adventuring in a blue uniform with phaser and tricorder in hand. But check out these pics!
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, steps up to defend the “adversaries” Captain Kirk had to face during the original STAR TREK series.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, provides a breakdown of the best captains of Star Trek – and explains why Kate Mulgrew’s Captain Janeway doesn’t make the list.
Imagination Connoisseur, Darren MacKinnon, mourns the loss of Star Trek as he knew it. Have we?
Let us know what you think in the comments section.
Imagination Connoisseur, Emil Johansson, doesn’t want to see the Bond franchise go the way of other venerable franchises and get purchased by a larger studio.
Imagination Connoisseur, Aaron Johnson, shares his love of STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT and, especially, the performance of James Cromwell as the father of warp drive, Zefram Cochrane.
Imagination Connoisseur, David Lutz, grieves the loss of RUSH drummer Neal Peart.
Imagination Connoisseur, Catalin Kitt, has taken a new year’s resolution to not say anything if it’s not positive (or at least neutral) about fan-favorite franchises.
But it’s not easy to stay quiet …
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, resurrects some interesting factoids about zombies.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, thinks fans may be too forgiving when it comes to accepting the “reality” that sci-fi, fantasy and comic book films present.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason DeWolf, thinks George Lucas might have been on to something with his approach to The Force compared to what ended up in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sonny Dominguez, shares a great story about meeting Chow Yun-Fat and how the Chinese action star encouraged Sonny to continue pursuing his acting career.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and thinks the members of the Post-Geek Singularity should too.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dallas Lemons, tries to set the record straight on Artificial Intelligence and what it can and can’t do.
Does Star Trek make a subscription to CBS All Access worth it? Not for this Imagination Connoisseur.
Imagination Connoisseur, Logan George, says that with the handling of the Star Trek franchise to-date, there’s no good reason to continue subscribing to CBS All Access – and little-to-no interest in waiting to see what happens with STAR TREK: PICARD.
Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, leaves little to the imagination with his question … what’s your favorite topless scene?
Leave your suggestion in the comments section.
Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, has a bone to pick with JJ Abrams – and it’s not one of those Stormtrooper-killing bones, either.
It’s far worse.
Imagination Connoisseur, James Ito, shares his geek’s journey with the Post-Geek Singularity. And it’s a journey that includes time serving his country in the US Army.
It’s a great story and well worth the read!
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, asks about the technique of filming a car chase sequence. Why do some chases seem to not obey the laws of time and space?
Imagination Connoisseur, Tyler Vickrey, doesn’t have the disposable income for Hot Toys figures, but he is interested in other manufacturers.
Who else makes action figures you can build a collection around?
Imagination Connoisseur, Dave Scarpa, is an old-school Star Trek fan and has a few words of advice for the producers of the new series in the legendary franchise.
Just how far will an Imagination Connoisseur go to watch ROBSERVATIONS live? (We’re glad you asked …)
Imagination Connoisseur, Jet Screamer, likes ROBSERVATIONS but he usually streams video games in the afternoon. Will that keep him from RMB’s awesome live chats? No way …
Imagination Connoisseur, Big T More, is having a Dracula party and the Post-Geek Singularity is invited to attend.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, wants to know what will happen to those “extra features” that were once included on nearly every DVD or Blu-Ray you purchased.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jacques Wong, writes in from the Philippines and provides a couple of recommendations for anime series that might otherwise go unnoticed in other parts of the world.
Imagination Connoisseur, Lewis Yu, wants to know why more people in the US don’t watch foreign films on the big screen. Is it just a problem with distribution, or is it something else?
Let us know if you do or don’t watch foreign films in the theater and why.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, uses the lessons learned from the Star Wars and Rocky franchises to explain what’s needed to keep the Star Trek universe moving forward.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, continues the discussion in the Post-Geek Singularity about multiple actors playing the same character (both successfully and unsuccessfully).
Join in with your opinions …
Imagination Connoisseur, Douglas Root, reflects on his life-long connection to James Bond and, with a little help from 007, to his dad.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jere Manninen, reminds the PGS that while it’s easy to criticize the work of others, we need to be careful not to go too negative. It’s a message of positivity we all could use …
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason DeWolf, has a story he’d like to re-tell … who’s in on a zombie movie set in the Middle Ages?
Check out Jason’s letter for the details!
Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, breaks down what he sees as a major failing of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and, specifically, director/producer JJ Abrams.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, celebrates the origin of the horror genre of fiction which dates back to 1764.
Check out Ian’s brief history of horror!
Imagination Connoisseur, Roberto Suarez, proposes that casting changes for favorite characters may actually help those characters stay relevant to audiences as social values change over time.
Imagination Connoisseur, Adam Baynham, lives in the UK and can’t always watch the same movies and TV programs his friends in the Post-Geek Singularity want to discuss. Is international distribution getting in the way of building a strong, multi-national community of geeks?
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, asks why it’s so hard to re-cast some characters (like Han Solo or Captain Kirk) and not others (Indiana Jones or Mad Max).
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, dives deep into the practice of re-telling old stories as new ones and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
What old story would you like to see re-told with a new twist?
Imagination Connoisseur, Paul Gilmore, wonders if the days of new special features on anniversary releases of his favorite movies are a thing of the past.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, has an idea on a different way to tell the Skywalker saga – would re-ordering the release of episodes make that much of a difference?
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, would like to see a documentary about the real Walt Disney but fears the Disney studio would exert pressure to make sure it never saw the light of day.
Anton Chigurh holds a special place in the heart of Imagination Connoisseur, Ryan Larson. Ryan shares his journey into geekdom via NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, delivers a pretty catty review of the musical disaster that is CATS.
Imagination Connoisseur, Michael Wright, writes to us from the land down under and asks the PGS for their thoughts on the most under-rated Hitchcock films.
Share your thoughts on the post.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason DeWolf, shares his experience viewing Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD for a second time and how this movie (and others) seem to get better with a second viewing.
What’s your experience? Let us know.
Imagination Connoisseur, Tyler Vickrey, says that when he looks back at his favorite film franchises, he almost always likes the third film in the series and not the first. But are we pre-disposed to like the first one better?
Imagination Connoisseur, Jordan Williams, is a big fan of the studio, A24 and their vast portfolio of groundbreaking films.
Do you have a A24 fave? Let us know in the comments section.
Imagination Connoisseur, Gaaron Gilham, wants to talk about Star Wars (why not, everyone else is) and why he thinks the franchise needs a “fresh start.”
Imagination Connoisseur, Troy Williams, has his pick for “the next big thing” when it comes to adapting a book into a streaming series.
Let us know what story you’d like to see as a streaming series in the comments section.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, shares some Bad News with members of the Post-Geek Singularity … and we’re all better of because of it.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, shares his admiration of James Joyce’s ULYSSES and how the epic struggle of Ulysses, the hero, has influenced storytelling for the past 3,000 years.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, pens a love letter to the movies of the 1990s.
Let us know what your favorite movies of the 90s were in the comments section, below.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jishan Kader, opines on the TV goodness that is MR. ROBOT.
Are you a fan of the show? What about the show appeals to you? Let us know in the comments section, below.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dallas Lemons, claims Jean-Luc Picard as his Star Trek captain. Find out why and tell us what you would do if you were showrunner for the upcoming STAR TREK: PICARD series on CBS All Access.
Imagination Connoisseur, Keith O’Neil, has his doubts about the validity of claims that there is a “JJ-Cut” of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER that Disney doesn’t want released.
Find out why …
Imagination Connoisseur, Kathryn M., has recently discovered “cli-fi” (climate-focused fiction). She wants book and movie recommendations, so we’ve provided a list.
Let us know if we’ve missed anything …
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, feels his expectations were subverted by the makers of the latest Star Wars trilogy – but was it the right approach to take with a venerable franchise?
Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, really likes the way Luke Skywalker is portrayed in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – especially when you compare that character to the Luke Skywalker seen in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, questions the wisdom of streaming shows dropping entire seasons at once. Could this strategy actually hurt the long-term potential of genre franchises?
Imagination Connoisseur, Curtis Joseph, shares two short film projects in which he acted with his fellow members of the Post-Geek Singularity.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dallas Lemons, questions whether the decisions to broaden the appeal of the Star Wars franchise was a major reason why so many fans are disappointed with the sequel trilogy.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, draws a distinction between “toxic” fans and highly critical fans. There is a difference.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, wonders why the animated shorts based on THE MATRIX, The Animatrix, are rarely mentioned when people discuss the franchise.
Why is that?
Imagination Connoisseur, Paul Gilmore, sends his best wishes for 2020 to the Post-Geek Singularity. Paul is a former industry insider and now reviews physical media releases on his own YouTube channel, “Twin Flicks.”
Imagination Connoisseur, Eghosa Osula, is a huge fan of films of all types and shares his love of the media and his fear that fellow fans may ruin things by forcing their opinions on others.
Imagination Connoisseur, Eduardo Barral, loves films and sci-fi, but he also appreciates films that don’t come out of Hollywood.
Check out his 5 films worth watching (not from America) …
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason DeWolf, wonders what it was about backlot, horror flicks like GREMLINS and THE BURBS that made those movies so darn much fun?
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, thinks he may have figured out why he doesn’t have a “favorite movie” from the past 15 years.
His reasons might surprise you.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, pens a love letter to Star Trek to help bring in the new year.
Imagination Connoisseur, Nick Gadman, was shocked and concerned at the backlash to the WATCHMEN series on HBO and its use of a little known historical event.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, just returned from Disneyland and Legoland – where Star Wars is a major thematic element. Here’s his review …
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, responds to Willow Yang’s defense of MAN OF STEEL with an in-depth essay of his own.
Highly entertaining and worth the read …
Imagination Connoisseur, Big Tim, has found a treasure trove of 90s film titles he’s put on his “must acquire” list for 2020.
Which of these are your favorites?
Imagination Connoisseur, Xrosstalk, doesn’t see a direct connection between a film’s “quality” and its take at the box office. So, when it comes to talking about how good a film is, what should be the standard?
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, recently finished a re-watch of DANCES WITH WOLVES and wonders why that movie doesn’t get more respect and whether or not historical epics are now a thing of the past.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, pens a little tribute to the “Urban Spaceman”, Neil Innes, who helped shape the sound of Monty Python’s TV show and movies as well as the parody band, The Ruttles. Innes passed away on 12/30/19.
Imagination Connoisseur, Alfred Aflatooni, makes note of the similarities between THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and the Dark Empire series of comics produced by Dark Horse in the 1990s. Coincidence or not? Let us know.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, shares some of his favorite movies of the past decade with the members of the Post-Geek Singularity.
Share your list in the comments section of this post.
Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Stanfirs, asks what people were expecting from the final trilogy of Star Wars films. Maybe fans’ dissatisfaction with how the franchise wrapped up is based on their unmet expectations?
Imagination Connoisseur, James Patrick Lambert, sings his “end of year” praises for RMB and the entire Post-Geek Singularity Community, echoing our gratitude for this past year and best wishes in 2020.
The Post-Geek Singularity’s favorite curmudgeon, Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, writes in with his appropriately negative review of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. (Spoilers, duh.)
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, publicly ponders the question: “What’s your favorite film?” – and his answer might surprise you.
Imagination Connoisseur, Charles Hermosilla, shares a video of comedian Kevin Pollak as he presents a new take on classic Star Trek featuring a cast of well known characters from 80s television.
Imagination Connoisseur, Christopher Collins, thinks he’s figured out why J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars and Star Trek films ring hollow with long-time fans.
They’re not honest.
Imagination Connoisseur and guest blogger, Willow Yang, may have figured out what’s really missing from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jishan Kader, shares his love of THE EXPANSE (on Amazon) and reveals who his favorite character is on the show.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, writes in with his observation that JJ Abrams may have let his desire to please fans get in the way of the story for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, has a new venture idea for Hot Toys that would allow fans to build-a-bootleg version of their favorite character.
What do you think?
Imagination Connoisseur, David Wells, writes in to share his geek experience and appreciation of RMB’s work on Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, loves his Stanley Kubrick box set, but has a few questions. Is it time to break out the Ludovico Technique?
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, thinks he’s figured out what’s wrong with the Disney Star Wars films … it’s Bob Iger’s fault.
But there is still hope.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sonny Dominguez, wonders if the singular vision of an auteur isn’t superior to the “committee” of a writing team when it comes to wrapping up epic stories for our favorite franchises.
Imagination Connoisseur, Phil Anastacio, has a hard time believing Star Wars fans want their beloved franchise to fail. Why? Could it be they just love Star Wars too much?
Imagination Connoisseur (and first time letter-writer), Andrea T., writes in with her observations about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and, more to the point, reviews of TROS.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, our favorite “Irishman in Somerset” shares his experience of watching his new QLED TV with his fellow connoisseurs. A must read for physical media fans and videophiles.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, provides an even-handed (and spoiler-filled) review of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and all we can say is “someone needs to call the Magic Police.”
Imagination Connoisseur (and provocateur), Franz Morhart, writes in with a spoiler-free review of The Rise of Skywalker that may have Star Wars fans crying into their blue milk.
Imagination Connoisseur, Anthony Gonzalez, takes a look at the life and career of “Wild” Bill Paxton and shares his memories with members of the Post-Geek Singularity.
Imagination Connoisseur, Richard Green, shares his initial reactions to The Rise of Skywalker (no spoilers).
Imagination Connoisseur, Jan Schliecker, is an author and expert on the subject of original Star Trek and has a comment or two about Willow Yang’s recent review of the un-aired pilot episode: The Cage.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, posits a rather disturbing connection between Willy Wonka and the Joker …
Imagination Connoisseur, Kenny Kraly, Jr., celebrates comic books and superheroes from the 1990s. Join in on the fun by leaving your comments on the post.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason DeWolf, shares his insights into why he thinks sequels to favorite stories succeed or fail.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, strolls down memory lane – recalling what it was like to live and die by the VCR and recording your favorite broadcasts on VHS tape.
Imagination Connoisseur, Harry, is a fan of the DC pantheon of superheroes and wonders how the new Watchmen series on HBO might cause an unintentional (and potentially significant) change in the DCEU.
With apologies to Marshall McLuhan … Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, asks for examples of “bad stories, well told” and “good stories, poorly told.”
Leave your suggestions on the post.
New Imagination Connoisseur, Sam O’Neill, shares his geeks journey from his home in Australia which includes stops in Smallville, Tatooine and the Xavier School along the way.
Imagination Connoisseur, Curtis Joseph, thinks Star Wars and TROS might have been better served with an 11th hour re-write and year long delay to fix some serious problems.
Imagination Connoisseur, Nick the friendly borg, writes to the PGS from his home in Greece and explains how the TV show VOYAGERS! helped him learn to love science fiction and fantasy.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, tries to help clear up the confusion over how eras are defined in both real and imagined worlds.
Imagination Connoisseur, David Miller, is afraid the monthly comic book is an endangered species. What do we stand to lose if young readers don’t discover fiction and the out-of-this-world concepts and premises they present through an accessible medium like comics?
Imagination Connoisseur, James Sparrow, writes in to ask for opinions about the very first non-film, Star Wars novel, “Splinter of the Minds Eye” by Alan Dean Foster.
Share your thoughts with us.
Imagination Connoisseur, Evan Newman, wants to let the Post-Geek Singularity know that he’s up to the challenge posted by host Robert Meyer Burnett.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jere Manninen, was injured in a bad auto accident six years ago and was bedridden for months. He shares his story of how playing Dungeons & Dragons with his children during his recovery led to a new writing career.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, writes in to give us a review of how he set up his 4K viewing system at home. Be sure to take notes while there’s still time before the holidays.
Imagination Connoisseur, Douglas Root, wants to know about the lifecycle of a screenplay after it’s been submitted to a producer or studio and the financial options available to writers and rights-holders.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, explains how a simple spelling error can lead to the dark side of the Force.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, has done the world a favor and compiled a list of “rules” showrunners should follow when producing our fave sci-fi franchises.
Add your own to our post …