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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Survival Horror Storyline Infects Mars

The exact moment when Mars switched from science fact/docuseries with dashes of futuristic science fiction to inevitable horror in outer space is when I fully realized this National Geographic series could get a bigger audience and should get the green light for… Continue Reading →

THE FALL OF NERD ROME, PART ONE: Toxic Fandom

Geek Culture is destroying itself from the inside and the perpetrators have expanded their demographics to a diversity that would be inspiring, if it were not ultimately a force for fandom evil. Pettiness, deception and entitlement abound in the modern… Continue Reading →

Nat Geo Gets Starstruck With Mars

Exploring the Red Planet absolutely fascinates me. There’s quite a few stories that I absolutely adore that focus on Mars, the planet, including National Geographic Channel’s global event series, Mars.

Say It Ain’t So: It’s The Last Sharknado!

The Sharknado franchise uses unconventional storytelling techniques by combining weather catastrophe and monster movie genres to form a survival horror, sci-fi disaster movie that’s become one of the biggest TV movie franchises The Asylum has ever created and Syfy has… Continue Reading →

The Sky is Falling; Salvation is Needed

Government conspiracies, cover-ups, a secret rendezvous and an extinction event is the basis for a new summertime TV show. No, this isn’t The X-Files, but what’s familiar is new again for Salvation, currently airing on CBS.

The Genius of Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Two of my favorite people in the mainstream of American culture are Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane. I have had the pleasure of speaking briefly with each of them and admire them both immensely.

Wonder Woman and the Definition of the Modern-Day Superhero

Per Matt Throughout the years, different types of heroes have emerged. Those of the 1930s were vastly different from those of the early ’80s, ‘the 90s and even today. Superheroes reveal the story of America, so, what exactly does the… Continue Reading →

Mars Orbits Being an Outer-Space Soap Opera

“Space is defined by the strange relationship between failure, risk and innovation.” That self-describing quote is the basis for the global event series, Mars, which airs on the National Geographic Channel.

A Thank You Letter to Dr. Tyson

Just before Thanksgiving, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s speaking tour came through Nashville. My mind swelled and stayed that way for days upon days of pondering afterward. The holiday came and went, along with social-media posts about being thankful and I concluded… Continue Reading →

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