Letters from the Post-Geek Singularity

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For the love of Belloq … and other letters.

Should they have killed off René Belloq in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK? At least one Imagination Connoisseur thinks the decision was made in haste. Plus more letters from fans.

Reviews of favorite films, genre classics and more letters.

What do you do when you’re stuck in bed with a cold? Why not catch up on some classic horror and sci-fi and then send in the reviews to ROBSERVATIONS? Plus more letters from other viewers.

Finding new things to love and admire … and more letters.

The Imagination Connoisseur known as Stubble McShave introduces spy-thriller lovers in the PGS to the “Swedish James Bond” … a man known as Agent Hamilton. Plus more letters from other viewers.

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.

The real world is complex and so are our heroes.

The real world is complex and so are our heroes.

Imagination Connoisseur, Emil Johansson, says that it’s probably a good thing that our stories have become more violent and the characters of our heroes more ambiguous. After all, life is filled with ambiguities and sometimes good people fail.

I bet those futurists didn’t see 2020 coming

I bet those futurists didn’t see 2020 coming

In 1974, sci-fi author Jerry Pournelle contacted some of the world’s best science fiction authors and curated a book of stories about life in 2020. Is it time for us to give those predictions a second look? Imagination Connoisseur Anthony Choice thinks it would be a worthwhile exercise for the Post-Geek Singularity.

Questions about the future of DUNE

Questions about the future of DUNE

What does the future hold for the DUNE franchise and, more importantly, for the upcoming feature film? Imagination Connoisseur, Arnold Swarchzenegger has some questions for Rob and the Post-Geek Singularity.

How the right actor can change the character

How the right actor can change the character

Imagination Connoisseur, Jim Hart, writes in to share how the actor Sean Bean (known for roles in PATRIOT GAMES, FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and Game of Thrones) inspired author Bernard Cornwell to make changes to his main character to reflect Bean’s own background and characteristics.

On a quest for NAMING NUMBER TWO.

On a quest for NAMING NUMBER TWO.

Imagination Connoisseur, Levi Old Elk, writes in for a second time and asks about the New Zealand film, NAMING NUMBER TWO – a film starring Ruby Dee in a story about a matriarch who gathers her family around her in order to name her successor.

Why is Baby Yoda such a big baby?

Why is Baby Yoda such a big baby?

In a hot take sure to endear him to fans of The Mandalorian, Imagination Connoisseur Guy Lloyd Broyles, III, asks what’s wrong with “The Child” (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) and why, after fifty years, the kid still doesn’t know the difference between red and blue.

THE MARK OF ZORRO turns 100! Touche!

THE MARK OF ZORRO turns 100! Touche!

PGS Film Historian, Omar 94, writes in to remind us of some notable late-November anniversaries for classic films – and to bring our attention to the centennial anniversary of the classic silent film, THE MARK OF ZORRO – quite possibly one of the first “superhero” films.

These days even critics have critics

These days even critics have critics

Kal Kamel, the Imagination Connoisseur known through the PGS as “S’wak Props” writes in with his analysis of how those who are critical of some genre franchises are, in turn, subjected to fan criticism as well. Who knew naval gazing could be a full-contact sport?

Interesting observations about The Mandalorian

Interesting observations about The Mandalorian

Our ever-curious Imagination Connoisseur, Desmond, writes in with his observations about The Mandalorian that keeps him thinking about the main character’s development and where this series could lead in the future.

Can blockbusters survive in a post-theater landscape?

Can blockbusters survive in a post-theater landscape?

Will the Hollywood Blockbuster become a casualty of the COVID-19 crisis? Who knows how those massive, mega-budget films will fare if there isn’t much of a movie exhibition business left after the pandemic. Imagination Connoisseur Guy Lloyd Broyles, III, explains.