Letters from the Post-Geek Singularity
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Imagination Connoisseurs are loving the latest twists and turns to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) in WandaVision. Plus thoughts on THE LAST ACTION HERO and more.
For many, 1982 is a big year for movies – but has the industry been changed (between streaming and COVID) so a year like 1982 won’t ever happen again? Plus more letters from fans and viewers.
Sometimes a movie seems made for an audience from a different time, or the really interesting characters don’t get the spotlight. Why do these things happen to good stories?
Plus more letters from fans.
Is a work of art a masterpiece or not? Is it respectful, or not? Is it art? So many questions. … Plus more letters from fans.
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.”
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.
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.
Whether it’s historical inaccuracies or plot holes you could drive your car through – sometimes it feels like movies and the people who make them are ruining all the fun. Plus more letters from fans.
What did one Imagination Connoisseur learn about storytelling from his “career” as a Dungeon Master? Learn about this important lesson and more as we present even letters from fans.
Cody Banks, Sonny Crockett and Beth Harmon – is this the new “Good, Bad and the ???” … and more letters.
What as the AGENT CODY BANKS movie taught at least one Imagination Connoisseur about objectively “good” filmmaking? That and more letters from fans.
Our resident reviewer, Omar, speaks for an entire generation of fans who say: “We don’t get Westerns …” Plus another letter about the glory of original series compared to their “re-boots.”
We’re approaching the 600th episode of ROBSERVATIONS and fans are writing in with well wishes and questions about some classic TV … plus lots of letters.
As the rest of the world comes to terms with what is meant by “diversity”, Hollywood continues to struggle with the concept – both in front of the camera and behind it. This topic plus other letters from Imagination Connoisseurs.
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.
Imagination Connoisseurs send in questions about sea changes in the film industry and a request from one fan for a special film screening during an upcoming episode of WINE-ning About Movies.
When it comes to verisimilitude in WONDER WOMAN 1984, our friend Vesna just ain’t buyin’ it. She’s convinced Diana Prince had to have more than just Steve Trevor on the mind while he was away for 70 years. Plus more letters from fans …
Imagination Connoisseurs of the Post-Geek Singularity write in with their recommendations of little-known TV gems, questions about “consent” in the Star Trek universe and much more.
With the recent “de-platforming” of the President of the United States, where do we draw the line between “cancelling” and “consequences” for the things we say and do? Plus more letters from viewers and fans.
Imagination Connoisseurs look at 2021 and wonder what is happening to some of their favorite heroes of film and TV, plus movie recommendations and a few thoughts about where we REALLY live.
A filmmaker’s story doesn’t begin and end with the script, there are many other influences that shape that story. Some of those are good and some … well, read these letters and you’ll see what we mean.
Last year was a challenge, no doubt. But what are Imagination Connoisseurs in the Post-Geek Singularity looking forward to? Check it out …
You can’t say our Imagination Connoisseurs aren’t creative when it comes to figuring out new ways to enjoy content during the pandemic shut down. Check out their suggestions for yourself …
Ever come to the realization that things aren’t going to go the way you expected them to? That happens to Imagination Connoisseurs every time we turn on a new show and are “underwhelmed” by what we see on the screen.
Imagination Connoisseurs of the Post-Geek Singularity remind us of the necessity, at times, of following the rules – whether we want to or not.
More year-end thoughts from fellow Imagination Connoisseurs as they talk about the things they love (including vintage Dr. Who) and how much they hated 2020.
Imagination Connoisseurs offer their suggestions for TV and films to take in this coming year.
Imagination Connoisseurs take a look back at the past year and share their thoughts on what’s to come in 2021 and in their favorite genre franchises.
Nostalgia is a powerful tool – but what if the tool becomes a crutch? Fans question Hollywood’s approach to superheroes, story-telling and more in this batch of letters …
Who had the better adventure this winter – Beth Harmon or Diana Prince? It’s all in the storytelling folks …
Celebrating creative story telling – this batch of viewer letters explores what happens when things go right and not-so-right. Plus more questions about Wonder Woman 1984 and other good stuff …
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.
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 …
The spirit of the holidays seems to have taken root in the Post-Geek Singularity with fans wishing each other well, looking forward to a better tomorrow and offering advice as to how their favorite things could be made even a bit brighter.
Christmas wishes abound from fellow Imagination Connoisseurs, as do suggestions for improving Star Wars, saving Star Trek and appreciating Filipino cinema. Looks like Christmas Eve is just another day in paradise here in the Post-Geek Singularity.
Is IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE a wonderful movie? How did William Shatner end up in TEKWARS? And much more!
What does 2021 have in store for movie theaters? Is “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” all that wonderful a Christmas movie? How do non-Christians celebrate Christmas (or, as RMB calls it: Jewish Movie Day) … and much more! Here are the letters from Imagination Connoisseurs for Monday, December 21, 2020.
Taking delight in fan delight, looking deeper in Cruise’s rant, lost genres, great storytelling tips … and more letters!
The website is back up and we have a bushell of viewer mail from the past 24 hours. Dig in and enjoy!
We’re asking about your favorite action movies. What are they? And don’t forget about KINDERGARTEN COP – the Arnold Schwarzenegger caper premiered 30 years ago.
Letters from Imagination Connoisseurs for Sunday, December 20, 2020. What’s the future of sci-fi? And more!
Letters from Imagination Connoisseurs for Saturday, December 19, 2020. Insights into the movie business, favorite parodies and more!
That Mando finale, a sci-fi import from South Africa, is it time for some “tough love” for Trek … and more!
Letters from Imagination Connoisseurs for Friday, December 18, 2020 talk about the new iteration of The Stand, Charlie Jade – a South African sci-fi series, and that thing with the Mandolorian guy in it. Oh yeah, that.
Questions about TENET and some insights into the Metro Manila Film Festival are among the letters received on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Are we witnessing the “end of days” for the movie industry as we knew it? With the dismanteling of 20th Century Fox and the de-construction of the movie going experience, where are we headed? These thoughts and others can be found in the letters received on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”?
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?
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.
Does demanding a better product make someone a “toxic fan”? That’s the question asked by Imagination Connoisseur, Keith O’Neil, who provides a number of examples from the world of comics.
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.
Imagination Connoisseur, Julian Mushkin, boldly goes where only fans of Star Trek are willing to go. Here’s an in-depth look at the “technology” of the 23 and 24th Centuries.