Real Nerdatonium

By G.P. Avants  You’ve heard of Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Uranium, and even Einsteinium? These of course are part of the Periodic Table of Elements. They are the building blocks of everything that (as far as we have discovered) that makes up everything on Earth.) If you love science or in a career related to the sciences, you…

Star Trek Picard: Is their Life after Broken? 

    Star Trek has been an almost continuous fandom, either on TV, on the big screen, even on the internet since 1966. Each incarnation of Star Trek has had a captain and crew that upholds, for the most part the ideals and principles of The United Federation of Planets. A dedicated team who’s goal…

Frozen 2: Do The Next Right Thing

    By G. P. Avants    Pixar deserves every praise they receive. Each film they have produced has really been much more than an animated feature. Yes, they are fun, entertaining, at times a living visual painting that’s painstakingly designed, but that’s not the real Pixar magic. What really makes them shine is that…

The Mandolorian:  The Child in Us All

  From the first look at those waggling ears and huge innocent eyes, I was hooked. He’s called the child, but I have a feeling the name Baby Yoda is the one that will stick. Who would have imagined this little bundle of innocence would have resonated with so many people, even outside of fandom? …

Rise of Skywalker: We Never Go Alone

  By G.P. Avants We are back in the galaxy far far away. From moments after the iconic crawl. Kylo Ren is wreaking havoc afraid that his First Order dynasty is about to be stolen from him. While at the same time he fights with his force attraction to Rey. The line between love and…

Mr. Rogers :  Please Forgive My Neighbor

By G.P. Avants I look over at my wife and she is already in tears ten minutes into Won’t You Be My Neighbor. Tom Hanks is portraying Fred Rogers down to a tee capturing the man behind the story. I think what got to both of us was experiencing nostalgia from our childhood and the…

The Imperial System

  By G. P. Avants    There is a theme in Star Wars that reminds us how temporary life is and what really lies behind the things we see. In that galaxy far far away order and the management of chaos has come at a great price. The Empire’s Imperial system is in order to…

Toy Story 4: BoBeep, You Found Your Sheep

By G. P. Avants   Watching the trailers for Toy Story 4 I wasn’t sure about this next chapter. I wasn’t impressed. However, I have faith in Pixar and their craft at stories with real substance.   My faith was well-placed. We get a flashback to the day when Bo Peep left Andy’s home. We…