The Game of Thrones theory I want to be true (but probably isn’t)

*SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES UP TO AND INCLUDING SEASON 6* For all of you who follow me on Twitter – all twelve of you – you’ve likely noticed that I’ve been tweeting under the hashtag #PrepareForWinter. This was HBO’s rallying call to have all Game of Thrones fans to rewatch the six seasons in the six weeks leading… Continue reading The Game of Thrones theory I want to be true (but probably isn’t)

Captain’s Log: May 2017

Game of Thrones Trailer! So, the first Game of Thrones season 7 trailer was released this month, and it looks phenomenal. It’s really neat to see that the show is starting to build towards its end with climaxes and resolutions we’ve been promised for six seasons now. This might be considered lazy writing, but I find my… Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 2017

The Marvel/Disney Partnership | The Science of Adaptation

In 2009, media empire Disney added another number to its repertoire – Marvel Comics and everything that came with them. This was a logical purchase – Marvel, coming off of the success of Iron Man and already laying the seeds for 2012’s massively successful The Avengers, it only made sense that one of the biggest names in Hollywood wanted… Continue reading The Marvel/Disney Partnership | The Science of Adaptation

Personal Favorites: The Empire Strikes Back

Pop Cultural Studies

empire-strikes-back-2In science fiction cinema, (for whatever reason, this happens most frequently in SciFi) there are what I call “the Holy Sequels.” Great second installments in beloved franchises which surpass the original, or in the case of certain franchises, are held on an equal level to a superb first entry. The Holy Sequels are Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Aliens, and of course, the greatest of them all, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Director Irvin Kershner was hesitant to direct the film at first, having concerns about trying to follow up one of the greatest films of all time. But in following it up, he ended up making one of the greatest films of all time.

This movie did so much for science fiction, for movie sequels, and for Big Reveals. For what it’s worth, Flickchart…

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