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. Bullpen editor, Mike Bawden, provides intros (and occassionally comments) on letters provided by our fellow Imagination Connoisseurs.

Want to send us your missive to impress your friends and win over enemies? Just click here and start writing.

(Please note: Not every letter will be published or read during a stream and many of the submissions will be edited for clarity and readability.)

There’s something missing from Rogue One and Solo …

There’s something missing from Rogue One and Solo …

Imagination Connoisseur, Troy Williams, has a question about the where the "Star Wars crawl" was for ROGUE ONE and SOLO. Does the decision to not include crawls in front of those movies help or hurt the franchise? Does it even matter? Let us know what you think, in the comments section, below.
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What’s your favorite Trek?

What’s your favorite Trek?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jamie Thomas, writes in again to ask for a list of the ten best episodes from each series of the Star Trek franchise (with the exception of Discovery, of course).
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What’s happened to my Star Trek?

What’s happened to my Star Trek?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jamie Thomas, loves Star Trek and offers a critical perspective of what's been done to the franchise since Bad Robot and Secret Hideout have been at the con.
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In Hollywood, it’s dejavu, all over again.

In Hollywood, it’s dejavu, all over again.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ezekiel McAdams, is concerned about Hollywood's obsession with remakes, reboots, revivals and retreads. But now he'd like know what movies RMB would like to see remade (since that's what all the cool kids are doing these days). Read on ...
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Who’s going to lead the MCU?

Who’s going to lead the MCU?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, wants to know who's the most likely character to lead the MCU. Have a recommendation? Leave your suggestion in the comments section, below.
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What was your break?

What was your break?

Imagination Connoisseur, Devin Judin, writes in to ask RMB how he managed to break into the "extra content" scene earlier in his professional career.
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Where have all the capital ships gone?

Where have all the capital ships gone?

Imagination Connoisseur, Craig Stratton, thinks he may have spotted a flaw in Rob's claim that Star Wars Star Destroyers can't take off or land on planets. Yes, folks, you've entered The Post-Geek Singularity. Welcome.
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Just how much can one person hate THE LAST JEDI?

Just how much can one person hate THE LAST JEDI?

Imagination Connoisseur, Paul Morgera, doesn't like Episode 8 of the Star Wars saga. And when we say he doesn't like it, we mean he REALLY doesn't like it. Like he thinks it's worse than the Star Wars Holiday Special. Yeah. That's bad.
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Is verisimilitude more important than meaning?

Is verisimilitude more important than meaning?

Imagination Connoisseur, Marc P, asks if verisimilitude is more important than meaning. Aren't there times when the effect of something on screen is more important than whether it could actually happen? Let us know what you think in the comments section.
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Should there be more R-rated content in the MCU?

Should there be more R-rated content in the MCU?

Imagination Connoisseur, Charlotte H., hopes the upcoming film BLADE and the Disney+ series, "Moonknight", will fully realize the violence in the source material and go "R" ... is that possible? Is that even a good idea?
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Han Solo or Indiana Jones?

Han Solo or Indiana Jones?

Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, compares beloved characters Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Which do you like better? Cast your vote in the comments section below.
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We’re all ears …

We’re all ears …

Imagination Connoisseur, Terry Cooper, shares what he likes about ROBSERVATIONS (he listens to it as he works) - and asks fellow members of the PGS what they prefer to listen to while they work.
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My life as a geek …

My life as a geek …

Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, recalls what it was like growing up as a geek. Just how many of us in the Post-Geek Singularity have had similar experiences?
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The dichotomies presented by fussy fans.

The dichotomies presented by fussy fans.

Imagination Connoisseur, Patrick Finch, talks about the dichotomy presented by fans who complain about changing beloved characters' races and other fans who complain there isn't enough racial diversity in films. Where's the happy medium?
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Why make a two-bladed, “switch-saber”?

Why make a two-bladed, “switch-saber”?

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, writes in to explain how the Star Wars franchise has a history of making story and canon changes on the fly in order to maintain its appeal to its core audience. The latest trailer is just one more example.
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Why don’t people learn like they used to?

Why don’t people learn like they used to?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, discusses how a persons gains knowledge, develops an interest and becomes a critical thinker in a specific area - a pattern of behavior that seems to be lacking in younger generations today. But why?
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One IC suggests a trade to get back Spider-Man.

One IC suggests a trade to get back Spider-Man.

Imagination Connoisseur, Brian Ng, suggests a trade between Disney and SONY to return Spider-Man to the MCU. Who would you trade to get Spider-Man back? Post your proposed trade in the comments section, below.
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Playing games with Star Trek.

Playing games with Star Trek.

Imagination Connoisseur, David Miller, writes in to express his disappointment with the quality (and theme) of Star Trek games - and it's a problem that's been around for decades. Why can't someone fix it?
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On Hawaiian pizza and filmmaking …

On Hawaiian pizza and filmmaking …

Imagination Connoisseur, Terry Cooper, lays out his defense for Hawaiian Pizza (a top-tier, ROBSERVATIONS subject) and shares his first-time filmmaking experiences with the Post-Geek Singularity.
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Has the PGS overlooked Farscape?

Has the PGS overlooked Farscape?

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, asks The Post-Geek Singularity to include the sci-fi series "Farscape" in future conversations about the science fiction genre down the road.
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Long live Reptillicus!

Long live Reptillicus!

Imagination Connoisseur, Martin Lawrence, declares his affection for stop-motion monster movies and B-movie classics. Check out the post for links to these movies!

So, who will the joke be on this time?

So, who will the joke be on this time?

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, wants to know if the R-rating for the new Joker movie staring Joaquin Phoenix will be a blessing or a curse for the film.

Why genre entertainment giving us iconic imagery anymore?

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?

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.

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.

What is SONY thinking?

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.

Is Spider-Man swinging out of the MCU really that big a deal?

Is Spider-Man swinging out of the MCU really that big a deal?

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, provides some interesting observations about the breaking news that SONY and Disney have fallen out of favor with each other and that Spider-Man looks like he’ll be MIA in the MCU’s future.

Ian’s reaction: “Meh.”

Are there two types of Star Wars fans?

Are there two types of Star Wars fans?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, asks if there are two kinds of Star Wars fans and if maybe the fundamental difference between those groups is what’s driving the disharmony in fandom today.

Is Kevin Smith RIGHT for Masters of the Universe?

Is Kevin Smith RIGHT for Masters of the Universe?

Imagination Connoisseur, Orlando Olivero (aka Terrandon Media), writes in to detail his objections to Kevin Smith being selected to product the Masters of the Universe cartoon series for Netflix.

What does the future hold for B-movies?

What does the future hold for B-movies?

Stubble McShave, a frequent contributor to The Post-Geek Singularity, asks about the future of B-Movies and whether or not there will ever be an opportunity for a film to develop a “cult” following.

Dieter gets “chippy” …

Dieter gets “chippy” …

Imagination Connoisseur, Dieter Bastian, sends in his congratulations on the 200th ROBSERVATION and brings up the topic on which every member of The Post-Geek Singularity has an opinion.

What’s your favorite potato chip? We expect to find your answer at the bottom of the post …

If “forced diversity” ruining filmmaking?

If “forced diversity” ruining filmmaking?

Imagination Connoisseur, Franz M, explains what he doesn’t like about “forced diversity” in films and how it appears poor choices get made by filmmakers as a result.

Is 2001 the best sci-fi movie ever made?

Is 2001 the best sci-fi movie ever made?

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, celebrates everything great about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Is it the greatest sci-fi film ever made?

Let us know what you think …

Apocalypse WOW!

Apocalypse WOW!

Imagination Connoisseur, Kristie Cobb, writes in to express her gratitude (and, let’s face it, a little regret) for taking Rob up on his suggestion to go see APOCALYPSE NOW for the first time.

Is Walmart going to kill the comics market?

Is Walmart going to kill the comics market?

Imagination Connoisseur, Rob Crawford, writes in to ask if selling reprints of DC comics in Walmart will really be the “end of the line” for the comics industry.

Check in to ROOM 237.

Check in to ROOM 237.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, checks in with his thoughts on ROOM 237, a documentary on the making of Stanley Kubrick’s legendary film: THE SHINING.

What should Bond do next?

What should Bond do next?

Imagination Connoisseur, Adam Blue, writes in with his thoughts on a number of the actors who have played James Bond over the years – and his thoughts on what Bond should do next.

Reelgirl26 is always looking for a good movie recommendation.

Reelgirl26 is always looking for a good movie recommendation.

Imagination Connoisseur, Reelgirl26, says that she’s finally reached a point where she wants to enjoy films and she appreciates the recommendations and positive comments provided by other members of the Post-Geek Singularity.

So, what film would you recommend she check out this week?

Shame on Joss Whedon – who done the Reavers wrong.

Shame on Joss Whedon – who done the Reavers wrong.

Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, sends in his indictment of filmmaker Joss Whedon, for failing to fully develop the Reavers in SERENITY, the theatrical film that wrapped up the awesome sci-fi TV series, Firefly.

Why we need more R and NC-17 movies in America.

Why we need more R and NC-17 movies in America.

Imagination Connoisseur, Koba, sends in a response to yesterday’s Robservations episode about the necessity of R-ratings. Koba’s position might surprise you – he says we need more R-rated movies for the good of society.

Is it time to get on the Wheel of Time bandwagon?

Is it time to get on the Wheel of Time bandwagon?

Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, shares his love (and interest) in the Wheel of Time series of books and suggests that maybe it’s time for fans to take a serious look at this franchise currently in-development at Amazon.

Do you admit when you haven’t seen a popular film or TV show?

Do you admit when you haven’t seen a popular film or TV show?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jim Boyers, observes that sometimes people claim to have seen movies or TV shows they actually haven’t because they’re too embarrassed to admit it.

Time to come clean and confess in the comment area below …

Does Star Trek live on in each of us?

Does Star Trek live on in each of us?

Imagination Connoisseur, Lynne Hobday, ponders the true meaning of “success” and reflects on the challenges she’s had during her journey through life.