Letters from the Post-Geek Singularity

We save every letter and email – and you’ll be able to find them here. Letters received in a 24-hour period are published together (on one page) and tagged accordingly. If you’re looking for a particular subject or author, just search the site for a tag that relates to that subject – the search results should give you access to the content you’re looking for.

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Who’s midlife crisis is it, anyway?

An Imagination Connoisseur asks if franchises, like Star Trek, can experience a midlife crisis, too. Judging by the actions of the studios and the reactions of fans, the answer may be “yes.”

No time to die? Better make time for something else … and more letters.

What do fans do when they don’t have new shows or movies to watch? They look for alternatives – and we have a bunch to choose from. Plus more letters from fans.

The use, abuse and frustration of fans – and yet they keep coming back … and more letters.

Fans are funny. They complain to high heaven when something falls out of continuity, but they’ll sit through multiple screenings of a movie to catch every line of hard-to-hear dialog. Go figure. Plus more letters from fans.

Questioning everything – from getting lost in The Fog to the Invisible College … and more letters.

Questioning everything – from getting lost in The Fog to the Invisible College … and more letters.

From UFOs to how our traditional heroes are portrayed in popular media – everything we think we know is in question. Is that a good thing or not?

From UFOs to how our traditional heroes are portrayed in popular media – are we really understanding what’s going on around us? Imagination Connoisseurs question everything – let us know what you think in the comments section.

We don’t all have to like the same thing, do we?

We don’t all have to like the same thing, do we?

What makes something like a film, a TV show, a character or a musician our favorite? Isn’t okay for us to like different things? Our inability to agree is natural, but can’t it also be celebrated? Your letters make us think deeply – and for that we thank you.

Why is finding something good like pulling teeth?

Why is finding something good like pulling teeth?

It’s been a very existential, post-holiday here in the Post-Geek Singularity. We’ve received lots of letters about what fans should or shouldn’t say or do – or how they should or shouldn’t say what they mean. That’s why we read them and share them with you …

Will streaming change to pay for blockbusters?

Will streaming change to pay for blockbusters?

If streaming services start serving up blockbuster content simultaneously with movie theaters, will the services’ terms of service change to ensure enough monthly revenue to make the numbers work? Imagination Connoisseur, Desmond, asks about the future of the motion picture business in the 21st Century.

Why canon or filler doesn’t matter (sometimes)

Why canon or filler doesn’t matter (sometimes)

Let’s face it, “canon-istas” can be killjoys. Imagination Connoisseur, Emil Johansson, explains that while canon is important when it comes to creating a realistic universe for our favorite franchises – but knowing all the trivial aspects of world-building shouldn’t be a requirement for enjoyment.

Loving the living daylights out of Dalton’s Bond

Loving the living daylights out of Dalton’s Bond

When it comes to James Bond movies, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS is often considered the best Bond of all of the films starring Timothy Dalton. Imagination Connoisseur, Timbula the Spidermonkey, explains why the film (and Dalton’s portrayal) is among his faves.

Unsettled by a world without rules

Unsettled by a world without rules

Imagination Connoisseur, Torin Atkinson, explains how writers and filmmakers who don’t follow their own rules when it comes to world-building and storytelling destroy their own genre franchises.

What’s not to love about MYSTERY MEN?

What’s not to love about MYSTERY MEN?

Imagination Connoisseur, Emma Banin, tells us what she finds so delightful in the hilarious super-hero comedy, MYSTERY MEN. After all, how can you not love a movie where all of the “heroes” are really “losers”?

The best sci-fi on TV that’s not on TV?

The best sci-fi on TV that’s not on TV?

Is The Expanse the best TV series today? Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, thinks so. What can we expect over the final two seasons – and when, if ever, will they produce the storyline from the seventh book in the series?

A thank you letter from Ireland

A thank you letter from Ireland

Imagination Connoisseur, Kevin Morthorst, sends in his first letter – expressing his interest in The Prisoner, his appreciation of RMB’s podcast with AZ (@heelsvsbabyface) and his thoughts on the Patrick McGoohan film, THE HARD WAY, which was shot entirely in Ireland.

What makes a story good or bad?

What makes a story good or bad?

Imagination Connoisseur, Kenny Kraly, Jr., shares his love of storytelling and helps us understand (from his perspective) what makes a story good or bad. What works and, more importantly, what doesn’t.

Does DC even need a cinematic universe?

Does DC even need a cinematic universe?

Does DC even need a cinematic universe? Imagination Connoisseur, Omar 94, writes in to say “no” – not as long as there’s an animated universe that does a fine job competing the MCU as it is. So what should DC do?

Thanks for all the PGS fun!

Thanks for all the PGS fun!

Markus Ö, an Imagination Connoisseur from Germany, writes in to say “thanks” to Rob, Elysabeth and all the other members of the Post-Geek Singularity for so much good content and online friendship.

What is it that makes a fan “toxic”?

What is it that makes a fan “toxic”?

Imagination Connoisseur, Jermaine K., wonders why fans who push back on franchises who seem to be re-writing established cannon are considered “toxic” when there seems to be other fan behavior that is far worse.