Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, weaves a tangled web of his own with his fellow Imagination Connoisseurs in episode #203 of ROBSERVATIONS (a show about something).

Today Rob explores the following inside the Post-Geek Singularity …

• Rob reminisces about Disney classics like THE BLACK HOLE and 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA as well as content hidden on physical media from Disney Home Media.

•  Rob reviews a recent story on Digital Spy about how the father or the current, friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man, Tom Holland, is lobbyign to bring Spidey back to the MCU. You can read the article here.

•  Rob then covers Borys Kit’s recent article in the Hollywood Reporter about the rift between SONY and Marvel and how SONY doesn’t feel the need to follow “Kevin’s Playbook.” Here’s a link to the article.

•  The stream continues with a review of letters sent in by fellow Imagination Connsoisseurs:

•  One of those letters, from an Imagination Connoisseur who goes by the moniker “L” questions the need to force diversity in casting our favorite characters on screen on on the page.

•  Greg Smith, weighs in on the issue of “forced diversity” in casting and compares what we see on the screen to the way things are in the real world.

•  Ace, says he knows what’s wrong with Superman. He’s “Superficial.” 

•  Bryan Kruse, totally validated his “IC” creds by catching the 4K version of APOCALYPSE NOW.

•  Troy Williams (of CinemaSurvey), shares his conspiracy theory on Disney’s motives behind the split with SONY.  Are Marvel and the MCU now in an endgame of their own?

•  Dieter Bastian, chimes in from Germany to say he 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-Man and Marvel Cinematic Universes.

• Rob talks about iconic imagery from classic movies and ponders why contemporary movies don’t (thanks to this letter from a fan).

• Is social media ruining our ability to evaluate the truth of a story? Rob and The Post-Geek Singularity consider it in some detail.

Plus SuperChats from viewers, more letters and the usual sillyness.

 

About Robert Meyer Burnett

Best known for FREE ENTERPRISE, starring Emmy winners William Shatner and Eric McCormack, Rob Burnett offers his own unique perspective on the entertainment industry in his daily “Robservations” video blogs.

 

(Originally aired: August 22, 2019 – 2:12:13)