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, 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?
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?
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.
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.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, shares his good fortune bargain-hunting for DVDs with his friends in the Post-Geek Singularity.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, takes a closer look at his favorite detective series, HOMICIDE HUNTER and its intriguing host, real-life detective, Joe Kenda.
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?
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!
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.
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?
Imagination Connoisseur, Paul in Long Beach, writes in to let us know about the death of the last living silent film star.
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.
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.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sammy Urzetta, thinks creators are missing out on some compelling storylines by avoiding main characters and heroes in the second act of their lives.
Imagination Connoisseur, Arthur Chester, asks the notorious RMB to help him find the right edition of the TNG Blu-Ray set that includes Rob’s behind-the-scenes features.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jermain K., shares his concern that so many of the genre franchises we’ve enjoyed for their sense of adventure, whimsy and optimism have become bleak and cynical. But why?
Imagination Connoisseur, Julian Mushkin, thinks fans sometimes get outraged too easily and reminds us of the wisdom of Aristotle (as shown in the character Odysseus from THE ODYSSEY).
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, breaks down the Post-Geek Singularity (and the world of geek culture) into four, basic flavors – and in his opinion, not all of them are delicious. Which one are you?
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, gives quick overviews of two historical epics he has enjoyed for years: IVANHOE and GETTYSBURG.
Imagination Connoisseur, Tray Ray, thinks that with a little more thought, STAR TREK: PICARD could be something really special. Read his re-imagining here …
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Lindenblatt, asks why younger, genre entertainment fans don’t seem to know much when it comes to classic, black and white TV shows or movies. Is it all JURASSIC PARK’s fault?
Imagination Connoisseur, Sam O’Neill, writes in to explain what he’s received from a dozen years of MCU films throughout his childhood.
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Wagner, teaches leadership skills for a living and he says what the world needs now is more TNG-era Jean Luc Picard, not what we’re seeing in the new series on CBS All Access.
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, reads the tea leaves to try and divine what’s REALLY going on behind the scenes at Disney and LucasFilm. Grab a cup of Earl Grey and read on.
Note: This letter was sent prior to Bob Iger’s announced retirement on Tuesday, February 25.
Imagination Connoisseur, Zac Wiseman, thinks the just-released DREAMS “game” may be a “game changer” when it comes to letting creators tell their own stories.
Imagination Connoisseur, James Woodall, writes in the express his fondness for Star Trek, THE RIGHT STUFF and so many of the things that makes ROBSERVATIONS and The Post Geek Singularity to most inclusive fan community on the Internet. Welcome to the PGS, James, we’re glad you’re here.
Imagination Connoisseur, Vesna Lukic, takes all of us in the Post-Geek Singularity on a hilarious tour of “hot and steamy” media as she looks for a way to fight off the flu and raise her body temperature in the process.
Imagination Connoisseur – and black glove collector – Ian Samuels, gives us a little history lesson when it comes to understanding and appreciating the “Giallo” sub-genre of horror films.
Imagination Connoisseur, Amir B, has a short list of directors he thinks are the all-time greats. But do you agree? None of Amir’s list includes directors who directed movies before 1965 – is that right or do you have some other ideas?
Let us know in the comments section.
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, shares a little Star Trek wisdom and explains why the show, at its core, should be made to be “family fare” if it’s to last for generations.
Imagination Connoisseur known as, Klimt Eastwood, really wants to like STAR TREK: PICARD, but with so many unanswered questions and dangling plot threads, it’s really hard.
Imagination Connoisseur, Clive Hibbert, acknowledges that Bad Robot and Secret Hideout can make any kind of Star Trek they want. But should they?
Imagination Connoisseur, Bob Kowal, has become a big fan of Ben Sisko (STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9) because of the character’s dedication to both duty and family – a unique aspect not seen in other Star Trek commanders or captains.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ken K., suggests that Henry Cavill would make a great replacement for Daniel Craig when it’s time to make the next James Bond film (after NO TIME TO DIE debuts later this year).
Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Fawley, explores the “Mandela Effect” as it relates to the Post-Geek Singularity and, more specifically, one of the greatest Bond antagonists of all-time.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, takes note of the fact that as CGI technology improves (and prices drop), the expense and difficulty of on-location filming may be going away.
Imagination Connoisseur, Richard Green, is entertained by STAR TREK: PICARD, he just isn’t sure it’s all Star Trek, all the time. Is that a problem?
Imagination Connoisseur, Tyler Vickrey, shines a little light on the sci-fi movie SUNSHINE (2007) directed by Danny Boyle. Have you seen it? Leave your review in the comments section, below.
There are some good reasons to keep acting awards segregated by gender – and the sex of the actor is only one of them.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, presents a clear explanation as to why segregating industry awards for acting by gender is a good idea … and his reasons might surprise you.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dave T Geek, asks some tough questions about political commentary in film and the source of such commentary. Just how deep do the political decisions run in forming our consumable entertainment?
What if the space shuttle Challenger had not exploded in 1986 – just how different would our future be?
Imagination Connoisseur, René Peraza, posits an alternate future that more closely resembles classic sci-fi from the 60s and 70s if disaster had not struck NASA’s Space Shuttle Program in the 80s.
Imagination Connoisseur, Adam Blue, loves Star Wars, Gungdam and Power Rangers and collects/builds models. Combine that interest with an interest in photography and passion for storytelling, and something special can result.
The last time Imagination Connoisseur, John D., wrote to the show, he asked for forgiveness for skipping a Q&A with William Shatner and taking his wife to see SONIC THE HEDGEHOG instead. This time, he explains the method to his madness.
Imagination Connoisseur known as “That English Gent” shares what he sees happening to the community of Star Trek fans known as Trekkies. And it’s not a good thing.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, gives a “yippy-ki-yay” to a couple of un-sung westerns with great music. Saddle up and read his recommendations.
Imagination Connoisseur, Richard H, provides a quick re-cap of his favorite bits from the BTS documentary, REQUIEM FOR KRYPTON, from the SUPERMAN RETURNS DVD.
Imagination Connoisseur (and author), Ian Samuels, breaks down the writing and character development in various STAR TREK series and draws a clear line between good writing and strong characters.
Imagination Connoisseur, Steven Ernest, offers up a recommendation to make STAR TREK:PICARD more like Star Trek.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, talks about growing up with comic books in the UK and how his tastes changed over time and became more “mature.”
Imagination Connoisseur, Darren Seeley, doesn’t strike us as a fan of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (ST:ID) or Bad Robot’s Kelven-verse. Or JJ Abrams, for that matter. But don’t just take our word for it …
Imagination Connoisseur, Kris P., is an outsider when it comes to Los Angeles and the movie business – so he asks whether or not things are ever going to change. And just what kind of revolution will be needed to make that change happen?
Imagination Connoisseur, Fabian Lelo, brings us news that a sci-fi film adaptation of “Karn Evil 9” – a concept album by legendary rock band, Emerson, Lake & Palmer – may be in the works.
When producing a biographical drama – how much needs to be biographical and how much of it can be drama?
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, is working on a biographical screenplay – but he wants to know how much “creative license” can he use before he gets his license taken away?
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, is a DC fan. But while Superman and Batman may not have delivered as expected, he was blown away by Wonder Woman and Aquaman – and thinks you will be, too.
Imagination Connoisseur, Christopher Whitfield, gives a thorough review of the steps Peter Jackson took to make THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and compared that to how the STAR WARS Sequel Trilogy eventually made its way to the screen.
Imagination Connoisseur, John D, shares a Valentine’s weekend story with the Post-Geek Singularity and while we don’t doubt his devotion to his wife, his choice of movies is a little suspect.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sam O’Neill, is a fit guy – but he wonders if the superheroes we enjoy on screen are setting an unobtainable example when it comes to how we fans should look.
Imagination Connoisseur, Manuel Schaper, writes in with a follow-up to his earlier letter on the “female gaze” and how female sexuality is portrayed in art with a deep dive into what makes men worth looking at as an object of desire.
On Valentine’s Day, the Imagination Connoisseur known as Jet Screamer writes to share his love for the warm reception he’s received in the Post-Geek Singularity.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, celebrates the classic BBC sci-fi show, BLAKES 7.
Was pairing Gene Wilder with Harrison Ford a good idea? Watch THE FRISCO KID and decide for yourself.
Imagination Connoisseur, Aaron Johnson, takes a shot at THE FRISCO KID, a western-comedy that paired Willy Wonka with Han Solo. How many Schnozberries do you rate this film?
Imagination Connoisseur, Ken K., asks the Post-Geek Singularity to weigh in on what will happen with the Alien franchise of sci-fi/horror films now that Disney has acquired Fox studios.
Imagination Connoisseur, Nigel Lowrey, thinks science fiction’s role as a genre capable of meaningful exploration of current social issues is eroding.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, takes on the Academy Awards with a breakdown of what’s broken in Hollywood.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, wonders if we’ll ever see another epic WWII war movie like THE LONGEST DAY or A BRIDGE TOO FAR.
Imagination Connoisseur, Craig Stratton, questions the value of having a “Best Foreign Picture” Academy Award.
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, gives an example of a film he thinks is an important work of art yet handles the subject matter in a way that makes him hate the movie. Is that okay?
Imagination Connoisseur, Dallas Lemons, thinks he may have found the ultimate IP franchise for the perpetual mystery box filmmakers at Bad Reboot … er, Bad Robot.
Imagination Connoisseur, Richard Ford, claims STAR TREK: PICARD seems to have stolen some of its ideas from crowdfunded, independent productions (most notably Mark Zicree’s SPACE COMMAND and Mark Edward Lewis’s BLADE OF HONOR). What do you think?
Imagination Connoisseur, Logan G, has a recommendation for making STAR TREK: PICARD a better show … make it simpler.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, shares his love of horror films and tells his fellow members of the Post-Geek Singularity where he finds the best in low-budget sci-fi and horror.
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, shares his memories of watching STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and being upset about having to wait years until his unresolved questions could finally be answered.
Imagination Connoisseur, Evan Newman, reminds us that of the hundreds of films that debuted last year, only eight were nominated for the Oscars. Here are some of the best of the underrated films of 2019.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sherry Kaye, wants to support RMB and the Post-Geek Singularity, but isn’t clear on how to SuperChat. It’s not hard – and it’s not the only way to support The Burnettwork.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, is a hard-core sci-fi fan and has seen it all – or at least a lot of it. But one series he’s missed is BLAKES 7.
That changes today.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dan Vacura, had low expectations going in to see BIRDS OF PREY, but even those were too high.
Imagination Connoisseur, Gil Bavel, writes in with an audio observation after watching BLOOD SIMPLE … who wrote that music?
Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Geiger, has been paying attention to how things shook out between the MCU and Marvel Television and someone’s got some ‘splainin’ to do …
Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Fawley, writes in about his love for the film, THE LIGHTHOUSE and the incredible performance by Willem Dafoe – but wonders why Dafoe wasn’t nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. Just what does it take for a guy to get an Oscar nomination, anyway?
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, explains how past sci-fi work has helped color the way we look things in the present (the future of the past).
Imagination Connoisseur, James Wallace, complains that the writing in STAR TREK: PICARD is so bad, the show is quickly becoming a “hate watch” for him. That can’t be good.
Imagination Connoisseur, Calvin Bowes, prefers the shorter, episodic form of storytelling over longer, multi-episode story arcs for his favorite sci-fi franchise: Star Trek.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, is willing to give Star Trek a little slack for inconsistencies over 40 years and 700+ episodes. But he’s having some problems with the wild inconsistencies from the writers of PICARD and DISCOVERY.
Imagination Connoisseur, Philip Jafri, is curious how studios strike the balance between artistic integrity and commercial success … no matter their size.
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, 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, 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.