Jumanji: Learning to Speak Danny Devito

  By G.P. Avants   How do I even begin this wild adventure! I feel just like Spencer, Martha, Fridge, and Brittney when the game Jumanji yanks them back into yet another wild and unpredictable story. However, this time, they are joined my Uncle Eddie (played by Danny Devito) and his former best friend, Milo…

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…

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? …

Stranger Things 3: Dude, You Won a Fight! 

By G.P. Avants  Welcome back everyone to 1985 in the not too sleepy town of Hawkins Indiana. Summer is in full swing and Mike and his friends are growing up. With July 4th just around the corner love, adventure, and something dark and sinister is coming along with an 80’s soundtrack. A year before our…

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…

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…

Used to Hate Her but Discovered I Loved Her After all

“Star Trek Discovery has been a wild ride for me. However, I wasn’t too keen about the U.S. S. Discovery when I first laid eyes on her.” By G.P. Avants If you have followed our blog or podcast for very long you know my love affair with space-faring vehicles. You can read about a piece…

Shazamily

  By G.P. Avants Billy Batson was born into a world where parents were negligent and absent and superheroes were vigilant and very present. As he tries to find his lost long mother he is hounded by uncertain destiny. It keeps him on the run and never finding a place where he truly feels he…