Talking Dying Franchises at ‘The Federalist’

"The imaginative power of Star Wars’s IP has been systematically stripped away into a confused and contradictory mess loaded down with contemporary politics. The simple, yet rich story of the originals (and even of the prequels, for all their faults) now suffers from a soulless and pointless tumor that grinds the rich characters of the … Continue reading Talking Dying Franchises at ‘The Federalist’

The X-Men Go To Church

Below are snippets from a long-lost episode of the X-Men's long-storied past. This is an episode not likely to be inserted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. Too bad. I'd wager it would be more critically and commercially successful than the misadventure which is the most  Recent Installment  in Marvel Comics' mutants movie franchise. … Continue reading The X-Men Go To Church

The Co-Dominion Is Born!

During the height of the Cold War, science fiction author, Jerry Pournelle envisioned a future alliance between America and Russia that would carve up the world between them. He named this future super-duper world power, the Co-Dominion.  At the time I thought it a fanciful notion, a good idea that could never, ever materialize. I was … Continue reading The Co-Dominion Is Born!