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The Path Forward for Star Wars II: Movie and TV Show Ideas

  – By J.W. Fox – Can Star Wars be saved? Or will its legacy be sucked dry by the profit-seeking, social agenda-setting executives at Disney? It is easy to be cynical these days but I would like to think Disney will learn lessons from its underperforming movies. If they care about money (and we […]

The Path Forward for Star Wars: What Disney Should Keep and What it Should Discard

  – By J.W. Fox – The season finale of The Mandalorian alleviated some of the pain and disappointment felt after watching Rise of Skywalker. Not that Disney has miraculously figured out what to do with its now second most valuable property (Marvel Cinematic Universe now takes the crown), but at least some working with […]

The Expanse Shines as the Premiere Space Opera on TV

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW If you asked someone what is the best space opera on TV, you might hear them say Star Trek Discovery, Orville, or maybe Dark Matter. They would all be wrong. The premiere space opera on TV right now is The Expanse. Hidden on the seldom watched SyFy […]

2019 Prescient Sci Fi Movie of the Year

– By All of Us – It is that time, and the competition for the prestigious Prescient Sci Fi Movie of the Year Award has never been fiercer. At least, in my mind it hasn’t. Last year, Marvel delivered on the masterful Avengers Infinity War. It was the first time a Marvel movie won the […]

Rise of Skywalker is a Frantic Sprint Through Fan Service and Jumbled Storytelling Unworthy of the Franchise

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW! Disney’s contribution to the franchise of franchises is complete, allowing us to have a full and fair perspective on what the entertainment behemoth has wrought. They desired to complete the Skywalker saga, or, complete an already complete story. To do that, they had to fabricate entirely new […]

Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

– J.W. Fox – In what is the first book review in over a year, I decided to go with the most critically-acclaimed speculative fiction series at the moment, the first novel in the Broken Earth Series, The Fifth Season. It is called a science fantasy novel but I don’t really know why a subgenre […]

Terminator Dark Fate An Improvement but Won’t Save Franchise

–  By J.W. Fox – Much like the titular villain, this is a franchise that is extremely difficult to kill. The previous three movies were unworthy of their title, desperately hoping to draw strength from the James Cameron masterpiece that changed action movies forever. Go ahead and watch T2 again. It has aged well and […]

Movie Review: Clara

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW Every so often it is good to give an indie, low-profile science fiction movie a watch. Of course, there is risk. They can be bad. Really bad. There are dozens that come from the Sharknado tradition, something which is called sci-fi only because these movies used to […]

Review: Black Mirror Season 5

– by J.W. Fox – One of the most innovative science fiction shows gave us three new episodes this summer. Thought-provoking, well-written, well-cast, and creating brand new fears of technology, Black Mirror occupies a mostly vacant hard science fiction space on TV despite the massive glut in new programming coming from streaming services. But I’m […]