Mother, May I?

By G.P. Avants I don’t know who recommended I Am Mother on Netflix, but I took the bait. This show, set in a supposed post-human civilization world, centers around a caretaker robot and her surrogate little girl. The child was selected from a collection of human embryos, that the robot, named Mother raised. In a…

Spiderman Far-From Home:  Practically Perfect Peter Parker

  Here is a little tribute to Spiderman. With Sony and Disney working out the future of our hero, we can enjoy the reflect on the latest incarnation of our favorite web head. By G.P. Avants   Peter Parker is back in high school after the “blip”.What is the blip? This was the Avenger’s reversing…

Fight of the Monarch!

By G.P. Avants In the 1920’s a group of film makers visited one of the last untamed and dangerous places on Earth: Skull Island. There we find a place that the ravages of men’s advancements hasn’t touched. The wild and prehistoric world is managed by a king named Kong. Life has remained wild and dangerous…

In the Time of Micheal Burnham

By G.P.Avants Star Trek Discovery introduced us to Micheal Burnham. She appeared to be an ordinary girl who was born into a relatively normal life…as far as she knew. Her parents were Starfleet scientists who…actually were working undercover with the top secret Section 31. They discovered how to time travel with a stolen Klingon time…

Dark Phoenix: Out of the Dark and Into the Grey

By G. P. Avants Growth is a necessary part of life though it more often than not painful. Ask the X-Men and women. They have struggles to be recognized not just as odd, different, and scary, but intelligent, caring, and heroic individuals. The world has moved from fearing them and trying to extinguish their kind…

The Sadness Channel

  By G.P. Avants I am not sure if I have ever shared the fact that I am a high school teacher. I am one of those crazy creative English teachers who has a hard time following the prescribed way of doing things.  I am not a outright rule breaker, I just have to do…

Never Get Full of Phil

  By G.P. Avants A few months ago my wife and I discovered a lot of really great shows on Netflix.  Since we both want to travel and trying different cultural dishes, we found show that blended both well. It’s called, “Somebody Feed Phil.” What a simple, personal journey that one man has to discover great…

It’s The Red, White, & Blue, Charlie Brown

  By G. P. Avants   Charlie Brown & Linus are in school. The teacher, Ms. Othmar, asks students to stand for the flag salute. A number of  students won’t. Linus feels compelled the  give his class a little American history.   Ms. Othmar: Waa, waaaa, Waa, wa. Waaaaa. (There is a rustle in the…