Letters from the Post-Geek Singularity
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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.
Imagination Connoisseur, Luke Becket, shares that his disappointment with STAR WARS over the past twenty years hasn’t been with the movies … it’s been with the fans. Will toxic fans ruin the things we love?
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?
Imagination Connoisseur, Dani Lane, bemoans the difficulty of finding “hard-to-get” movies on streaming services. What does this mean as physical media becomes more and more limited in availability?
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.
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.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Webster, expands on his advice of classic asian horror by recommending two great films: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (2003) and BUSHINSABA (2004), among others.
Imagination Connoisseur, Brendan Kraus, writes in to explain his interest in the science fiction genre and his thoughts about its future.
The PGS’s resident film historian, Omar 94, reminds us of some notable anniversaries at the end of November.
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.
For Imagination Connoisseur, Troy Ray, Star Trek: Discovery’s focus on identity politics is what may lead to the downfall of the Star Trek franchise.
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.
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.
Andrew J. Rivas responds to an op-ed about the politicization of The Mandalorian which featured on episode 561 of ROBSERVATIONS, and takes issue with some of the assertions made by the writer.
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.
The Imagination Connoisseur known as “The Amazing Yosh” came away from the latest Star Trek: Discovery episode a bit confused by how little has changed after a thousand-year leap forward in time.
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.
Imagination Connoisseur, Sean Pullen, provides an alternate view of the Star Trek: Discovery episode “Unification III” which takes a closer look at the relationship between Romulans and Vulcans, ten centuries after the 24th Century.
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.
Imagination Connoisseur, Anand Gonsalves, doesn’t agree that all Hollywood films that depict the military are pro-military propaganda. In fact, even when the military is involved in making the films, the storylines aren’t always complimentary.
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.
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?
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.
On the verge on 100 episodes, WINE-ning ABOUT MOVIES has become a mainstay of The Burnettwork line-up. Imagination Connoisseur, Black Philip Alvarez, offers his congratulations and explains why he enjoys the show.
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.