The Mandalorian…or The Not-Boba-Fet Show

So the first episode/chapter of The Mandalorian is out on the new Disney+. Does it have a true Star Wars feel? Does it do the franchise justice?

Quora Question: Do you think we will ever find life outside of Earth?

Finding life other than on Earth is a tricky, and sometimes loaded question. It can depend on whether you just mean living organisms or intelligent life. Opinions on this can also be shaped by people’s individual religious beliefs. Though, these are opinions, and what we’re really concerned about is making …

John Wick 3 is an Ultraviolent Symphony of Murder

As the title says, John Wick 3: Parabellum is an ultraviolent murderfest. And yes, I absolutely loved it. If you remember, JW2 ended with John being classified Excommunicado by the High Table. Winston, the manager of The Continental, gave him an hour to prepare. Of course, JW3 picks up within …

What Avengers: Endgame has to say about storytelling (and life)

I REALLY wanted to go see Avengers: Endgame on opening weekend. So badly I could taste it. So several days before the premier, I searched the whole of my favorite theater for the necessary block of seats for my family. Alas, it did not happen. As the captain of a …

Freestyle Friday: Swiggity Swaggity Swag for 5-3-2019

Whoops! Missed the last two Freestyle Fridays! While I was on vacation for the first, I just kinda missed last week. I’ll try not to let that happen again. I’ve made a little progress myself on the #amwriting front, finished first draft up through chapter 36 and am almost done …

Future Man is a kick in the nuts, it’s also pretty good scifi

Every so often a SciFi show comes along that either redefines the genre or dramatically ups the bar for amazing TV. Shows like this combine jaw dropping effects with complex story telling, amazing acting and a reverence for the genre to create something truly special. They make us believe their …