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…

Fiction’s Fearless Females: Hope VanDyne

By G. P. Avants With a tribute to the Fiction’s Fearless Females,  I wanted to share my pick for a heroine who knows how to bid her time until it’s her time arises she sprouts her wings and fly. Usually the best characters are waiting in the wings while other heavy-hitters are in the heat…

Fiction’s Fearless Females: Hope VanDyne

By G. P. Avants With a tribute to the Fiction’s Fearless Females,  I wanted to share my pick for a heroine who knows how to bide her time until her time arises she sprouts her wings and fly. Usually the best characters are waiting in the wings while other heavy-hitters are in the heat of…

The Lost (& Found) in Space

    By G.P. Avants   Have you ever felt like you are all alone in cosmos? The concept is called “cosmic loneliness”. Some in a crowded room or a huge noisy family, have actually experienced isolation or not feeling like they connect with anyone. In whatever space you are, you have feel lost, alone,…

Miles of Great Expectations

  By G.P. Avants Sitting back in the theater I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sony’s Spiderman into the Spiderverse. It looked great from the outside, but it was a whole different experience once the lights went out. I knew something original and unique was about to transpire when everything about the opening credits…

A  Bad Ass Princess

  By G.P. Avants   They all stand at the edge of a precipice. The remains of a broken Jupiter ship falls  taking the wild-card-of-a-pilot, Don West, with it. Miraculously he climbs up the edge of the cliff to the shock of the other survivors. Don shakes off the dust and his pride. He comments…