I’ve never been too much a believer in the Bechdel test’s value as a gauge of “representation”, let alone good representation, or even the value of representation as such in fiction, at least “representation” the way the mainstream usually think about it. Still, the “Bechdel … Continue readingDo My Stories Pass the Bechdel Test?
Having perused the first three episodes of the new “Obi-Wan Kenobi” show, I honestly think it’s awful. It’s bereft of a good understanding of the Obi-Wan character, bereft of a good understanding of Star Wars lore, and is in tension or even contradiction to many … Continue readingThe “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” I Would Have Made
I’d like to spare a few words on the Rule of Two from the Star Wars universe, and exactly how it works. A thousand years before the Skywalker Saga, all the Sith killed each other, leaving only one survivor: Darth Bane, who crafted a new … Continue readingThe Souls of the Sith
As even the more casual Star Trek fans know, after the original series came a series of six movies with the same cast. Making a spash with “The Motion Picture”, the second film ended up spawning two direct sequels, forming a trilogy, ending in “The … Continue readingA What-If for the Star Trek Original Movies
In the universe of Star Trek, will the Dominion eventually become the galaxy’s dominant power? An empire of many races all controlled by a secretive and shadowy group of shapeshifters, the Dominion may well be the most interesting of all the Federation’s adversaries, and perhaps … Continue readingOne Dominion to Rule Them All?
Hot off “Shadows Never Lie”, I’ve got a whole future Bond timeline in the works it seems. Having gotten an inspiration recently, I’ve fleshed out the next one I’d make after “Shadows Never Lie” a bit, and I’ve got a title now, “Ever Rending”, to … Continue readingEver Rending: Another Bond Movie I’d Make
Picture this: it is October 2024 and you’ve settled into the theater to see the new James Bond movie. The lights dim, the audience goes quiet, and at once the classic gunbarrel sequence with the unmistakable theme rocks you and everyone else in the theater. … Continue readingShadows Never Lie: The Next Bond Movie I’d Make
With “No Time to Die” out in theaters and the Daniel Craig era ending at long last, I’d like to offer some thoughts on where the James Bond franchise should go next. My franchise critiques roll on apparently! The Craig era’s principal flaw in my … Continue readingSome Thoughts on James Bond
Having recently been on a “Harry Potter” kick, the eight movies to be precise, I might like to offer some thoughts. It’s a good enough story and all that, and the films are entertaining, even if the only one that made me go “Wow! That … Continue readingSome Thoughts on Harry Potter
Another month, another Star Wars post? Why not? Today my thoughts turn not to making a whole new distant-future sequel trilogy or a Darth Bane trilogy, but rather to the more down-to-earth issue of how the sequel trilogy we ended up with could have been … Continue readingImproving the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy