Post-Geek Singularity Reviews:
The Post-Geek Singularity (PGS) is filled with all kinds of Imagination Connoisseurs. Devotees of a variety of genres, fandoms, media and culture. And we love hearing from them.
Here are reviews written by fans for fans and submitted for consideration (and sometimes discussion) on ROBSERVATIONS. We review each submission to make sure it meets with our own “Prime Directive” but we don’t judge the content of the argument – even if we disagree with it. You’ll also find STAR TREK reviews from Willow Yang, an Imagination Connoisseur who shares some tremendous insights on our favorite episodes and “boldly goes” where no fan has gone before.
So, if you have a take, send it to us. You may find it here …
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, puts on his brown coat and sings us a tale of a great show called FIREFLY – a classic, space/horse opera with memorable characters, adventure and unforgettable stories. The movie that followed it though … well, that’s another song for another time.
Willow Talk: Modern gangster films shed some light on cultural differences between American and Hong Kong filmmakers.
Willow Yang, Imagination Connoisseur and featured blogger, provides her twin reviews of Hong Kong’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS (2002) and the Martin Scorecese re-make of it, THE DEPARTED (2006) and says while the pictures are similar, their cultural perspectives and directors bring out differences that make both films worth watching.
Imagination Connoisseur, Adam Blue, sees parallels between failings in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the newest video game in the franchise, JEDI: FALLEN ORDER.
Imagination Connoisseur and frequent blogger, Willow Yang, shares her opinion about the first episode of STAR TREK: VOYAGER, Caretaker, where the audience is introduced to Captain Janeway, a holographic doctor, rebel Maquis and the rest of Voyager’s crew. But is there enough room in the episode for a good story?
Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Fawley, takes his time to give us a run-down of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG in his latest PGS Review.
Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Fawley, breaks down what went wrong for him in the DCEU’s BIRDS OF PREY box office bomb.
Imagination Connoisseur, Amir B, makes the case for the crime drama, SE7EN, and how it defies convention, consistently surprises its audience and, as a result, ranks as the top serial killer movie of all time.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, is a fan of both Kevin Bacon’s performance and the dark twists and turns taken by the character Sebastian Cane in the 21st Century retelling of the classic, H.G. Wells story.
Imagination Connoisseur and frequent blogger, Willow Yang, gives us a hilariously frank look at some of Hollywood’s favorite romantic comedies to underscore her point that the best thing about Valentine’s Day are the day-after bargains at the candy counter.
Imagination Connoisseur, Joel Sommers, shares a personal story about how he and his friends had very different reactions ot Robert Eggers’s film, THE LIGHTHOUSE.
Willow Talk: Worf gets his house in order – and the rest of us wonder how the hell the Klingons every got anything done.
Imagination Connoisseur and featured blogger, Willow Yang, gives us a truly objective look at Klingon intrigue, yet another death for Tasha Yar and the improbable dichotomy that is Klingon society in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, sings the praises of TOMMY, the cinematic masterwork of the British rock band, The Who.
Imagination Connoisseur and featured blogger, Willow Yang, provides an insightful look into how women view heroic characters in genre fiction and what some of the differences are between men and women when it comes to living vicariously through the hero of a favorite story.
Imagination Connoisseur, Amir B, is effusive in his praise of the HBO series, SUCCESSION. The series stars BRIAN COX and tracks the lives of the Roy family and the media conglomerate they control.
Imagination Connoisseur and fan-favorite guest blogger, Willow Yang, is more than just a little creeped out by TNG’s Reginald Barclay’s bad hologram habit.
Can Jean-Luc Picard come out of retirement and save Star Trek? One Imagination Connoisseur seems to think so …
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, is “all-in” on STAR TREK: PICARD. He sees plenty of connections to Jean-Luc Picard’s earlier stories (in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION) and looks forward to where the new series (and maybe the future of Star Trek) is headed.
Imagination Connoisseur, Rob Collins, took issue with Rob Burnett’s review of STAR TREK: PICARD on episode #327 of ROBSERVATIONS. Read “the other” Rob’s counter-point and then let us know what you think in the comments section, below.
Imagination Connoisseur, David Scarpa, has watched the premier episode of STAR TREK: PICARD and he says that even though Patrick Stewart was great and there was a lot to like – there was even more that was hard to believe.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, provides a spoiler-filled review of DR. DOOLITTLE which, he says in a language we can all understand: “It sucks.”
Imagination Connoisseur and guest blogger, Willow Yang, recounts a conversation with her mother about Star Wars, freaky aliens and that absurd, little rocket – R2D2.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jim Boyers, provides his defense of UNDERWATER, the Kristen Stewart movie that, while not a critical success, was a lot of fun.
Did you see it? Let us know what you thought about it in the comments section.
Guest blogger and PGS Star Trek reviewer, Willow Yang, chimes in on the two-part, epic episode of Star Trek: Voyager, YEAR OF HELL.
Imagination Connoisseur (and guest blogger), Willow Yang, chimes in on the discussion as to whether or not all “foes” are “villains” – or just misunderstood antagonists?
Willow’s mom makes a triumphant return as the “unintended movie reviewer” as Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, recounts their conversation about The Godfather Parts I and II.
Imagination Connoisseur, Dave Scarpa, expresses his concern for Star Trek after watching the most recent Short Trek episode: CHILDREN OF MARS.
Imagination Connoisseur, Joshua Levesque, reviews CATS and, no, it doesn’t get any better with the new CGI.
Imagination Connoisseur, Vesna Lukic, offers a uniquely European perspective on the amazing feature film, 1917.
Imagination Connoisseur and guest blogger, Willow Yang, just finished binging THE WITCHER on Netflix and to say she didn’t get enough Henry Cavil would be an understatement.
Imagination Connoisseur, John Hirose, chimes in on a little genre entertainment we don’t typically discuss – classic rock – by giving us his thoughts on The Who’s latest effort.
Do we need to call “The Doctor”?
Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, provides a spoiler-free review of the highly-tauted, alt-history/sci-fi drama on AppleTV.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jordy Lyons, compares the venerable HBO juggernaut, GAME OF THRONES, with the movie channels latest hit series: WATCHMEN.
Imagination Connoisseur, Thomas Bartholdi, delivers a pretty catty review of the musical disaster that is CATS.
Guest blogger and fellow Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, made it through THE RISE OF SKYWALKER but still really dislikes “Reylo.”
We let her count the ways …
Imagination Connoisseur, Stephen Goggin, provides his review of the newly-released, 4K version of Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, just returned from Disneyland and Legoland – where Star Wars is a major thematic element. Here’s his review …
The Post-Geek Singularity’s favorite curmudgeon, Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, writes in with his appropriately negative review of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. (Spoilers, duh.)
Imagination Connoisseur and guest blogger, Willow Yang, may have figured out what’s really missing from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
Imagination Connoisseur and guest blogger, Willow Yang, takes up the defense of MAN OF STEEL – and not just Henry Cavil is a good-lookin’ dude.
Imagination Connoisseur, Stubble McShave, provides an even-handed (and spoiler-filled) review of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and all we can say is “someone needs to call the Magic Police.”
Imagination Connoisseur (and provocateur), Franz Morhart, writes in with a spoiler-free review of The Rise of Skywalker that may have Star Wars fans crying into their blue milk.
Imagination Connoisseur, Richard Green, shares his initial reactions to The Rise of Skywalker (no spoilers).
Imagination Connoisseur, Roberto Suarez, has taken up RMB’s challenge to watch Antonioni’s “ennui trilogy” and reports back with his impressions.
Willow Talk: Despite the inadvertent misogyny, Star Trek’s “The Cage” is boldly (and intentionally) dissatisfying.
Guest blogger and fellow Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, drops a big holiday treat for all of us to enjoy – her no-holds-barred review of the original STAR TREK pilot, “The Cage.”
And it’s enough to make Spock smile. Or is that a cringe?
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, says your time might be better spent on something other than STAR WARS RESISTANCE.
Imagination Connoisseur noted Batman aficionado, Ian Samuels, shares his first impressions of the new series PENNYWORTH.
Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, takes a shot at director Martin Scorsese’s latest mob picture, THE IRISHMAN.
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark Churay, drives by with his review of FORD V. FERRARI.
Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, offers her review of the classic Star Trek: TNG episode, THE OFFSPRING.
Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, shares her review of JOKER which – while not the perfect move – succeeds in creating something we haven’t seen in the theater in a while: a new take on a legendary comic book character.
Imagination Connoisseur, Aaron Friedman, provides a detailed (but non-spoilery) review of JOKER and explains why it works for him.
Imagination Connoisseur, Evan Newman, writes in with his hearty endorsement of THE KING which debuted this month on Netflix.
Willow talk: As with artists and literary heroes, do the dark sides of scientists diminish their contributions to society?
Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, surprises the Post-Geek Singularity once again with an insightful look at how today’s “cancel culture” presents standards that diminish the contributions of some of the world’s most brilliant scientific minds.
Imagination Connoisseur, Terry Cooper, breaks down TERMINATOR: DARK FATE and it’s not pretty.
Willow Talk: Willow follows an alternate timeline and winds up reviewing ST:TNG’s Yesterday’s Enterprise.
Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, turns her critical eye to the classic ST:TNG Episode YESTERDAY’S ENTERPRISE.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, continues his reviews of WAR OF THE WORLDS – this time with a quick look at the French remake entitled “La Guerre des Mondes.”
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, provides his review of BBC Television’s WAR OF THE WORLDS’s second episode.
PGS Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, sounds off in another Willow Talk blogpost – but this time, she’s not critiquing Star Trek. Instead she’s got a bone to pick about reserved seating in theaters.
Imagination Connoisseur and Star Trek critic-at-large, Willow Yang, chimes in on what’s just not right about ST:TNG’s gary sue character, Wesley Crusher.
To say Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, isn’t high on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Season 2 finale, “Shades of Gray” is putting in mildly.
Check out her review!
Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, writes in with his observations of Carnival Row – on AmazonPrime. Please note: Jeff’s comments include spoilers, so be aware … and please mind the Kobolds.
Imagination Connoisseur, Koba, provides a quick review of the WW-I war drama, JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN.
Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, turns a critical eye onto the next generation of Star Trek television with her review of “Encounter at Farpoint” – the pilot episode marking the return of Trek to the TV.
Everyone’s favorite Star Trek reviewer, Willow Yang, reports back to the Post-Geek Singularity with her savage take-down of the original series episode: SPOCK’S BRAIN.
Imagination Connoisseur, Noel Ryan, provides a detailed look at the 007 classic, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, starring Roger Moore as James Bond.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, shares his review of William Shatner’s documentary about the captains of STAR TREK.
Everyone’s favorite PGS reviewer, Willow Yang, shares her thoughts on STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES and how it succeeds in spite of its obvious failures.
Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, shares his reviews of Batman films from 1943 through the 2000s. You get your nerd card stamped if you’ve seen ALL of these …
PGS-member and fellow Imagination Connoisseur, Ian Samuels, provides a comprehensive set of quick reviews for all the STAR TREK films (non-spoilery) …
PGS-member, Terry Flynn, shares his review of THE GREAT HACK with other Imagination Connoisseurs. The documentary about the 2016 Presidential election and Cambridge Analytica falls short of the hype, according to Terry.
Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, dissects the final episode of STAR TREK: The Original Series and actually finds a gem or two worth watching in the not-so-classic episode: Turnabout Intruder.
Post-Geek Singularity member (and chat moderator), Terry Flynn, provides his review of Scarlett Johansson’s creepy, sci-fi film: UNDER THE SKIN.
Our fave fan reviewer, Willow Yang, gives us a new look into the beauty of ST:TOS’s episode “Is There No Truth In Beauty” … check it out!
Okay, we get it, Imagination Connoisseur, Willow Yang, writes amazing letters and even better reviews – not just of STAR TREK. Her point-of-view is not only insightful, it’s humorous and often thought-provoking.
And this review of John Wayne’s epic fail of a historical epic, THE CONQUERER, is no exception. Check it out.
Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, takes a closer look at the games some people play, why outrage gets in the way of understanding, which is better: CAPTAIN MARVEL or IRONMAN 2 and much more!
Imagination Connoisseur, Chris Wriglesworth, offers an in-depth review of the Academy Award-winning (but now controversial) film, SONG OF THE SOUTH.