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PGS Transmissions for May 16, 2022

We’ve expanded our coverage of sources to bring you more of your favorite sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and genre entertainment stories in today’s DAILY TRANSMISSION.

Happy Twilight Zone Day!

Happy Twilight Zone Day!

Celebrate National TWILIGHT ZONE Day today by checking out our gallery of shots from the classic series that aired from 1959 – 1964. The show, created by Rod Serling, broke a lot of ground for those that followed including classics like Star Trek and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

PGS Transmissions for May 11, 2022

PGS Transmissions for May 11, 2022

We take a look at the original version of The Twilight Zone (it IS Twilight Zone Day, after all) and we catch up on the latest buzz inside the PGS. Plus genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the known galaxy with today’s TRANSMISSION.

PGS Transmissions for May 10, 2022

PGS Transmissions for May 10, 2022

Should mankind mine the moon? There’s a much more serious debate going on about this than you might realize. Also, are movies making a comeback – Dr. Strange might have been just what the doctor ordered. Plus genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the Post-Geek Singularity with today’s TRANSMISSION.

PGS Transmissions for May 6, 2022

PGS Transmissions for May 6, 2022

Say goodbye to old-man Picard and hello to the dashing, Captain Christopher Pike as the guard changes at the House of Nu-Trek. We’ve got preliminary thoughts on Dr. Strange’s latest outing, a tribute to Waterworld, and a demand that Batman and Deathstroke finally get to square off on-screen. Plus genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the Post-Geek Singularity with today’s TRANSMISSION.

Cartoonists’ Day Profile – Chuck Jones

Cartoonists’ Day Profile – Chuck Jones

Legendary illustrator/animator Chuck Jones was the favorite cartoonist as selected by Imagination Connoisseurs participating in our Facebook poll. We’ve posted a few samples of his work to our website and provided links for those seeking more information.

Transmissions (May 5, 2022)

Transmissions (May 5, 2022)

National Cartoonists’ Day means we get to celebrate some of the great, American artists who have helped forge our culture from outside the walls of an art museum or gallery. Plus, get caught up on other genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the Post-Geek Singularity with today’s TRANSMISSION.

Transmissions (May 4, 2022)

Transmissions (May 4, 2022)

Zoinks, Scoob! Today may be “Fake Star Wars Day” but we’re still celebrating the Rise of the Republic and Fall of the Empire with our fellow Imagination Connoisseurs. Plus, get caught up on other genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the Post-Geek Singularity with today’s TRANSMISSION.

Transmissions (May 3, 2022)

Transmissions (May 3, 2022)

It’s Deja Tuesday! Join the PGS as we celebrate National Paranormal Day with links to what’s buzzing in our online communities and news from the worlds of genre entertainment, hi-tech, and weird science in today’s TRANSMISSION from the PGS. All here on Deja Tuesday!

Transmissions (May 2, 2022)

Transmissions (May 2, 2022)

Connoisseurs galaxy-wide recover from their weekend hangover and start talking “Strange New” Trek, Dr. Strange, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, and other oddities from the worlds of genre entertainment, hi-tech, and weird science in today’s TRANSMISSION from the PGS.

Transmissions (April 29, 2022)

Transmissions (April 29, 2022)

Is PACIFIC RIM just an under-appreciated film classic or a teenage boy’s ultimate fantasy film? Hilarity ensues in the PGS Community and we’ve got the highlights, plus sci-fi, tech and weird science in today’s TRANSMISSION from the PGS.

Transmissions (April 27, 2022)

Transmissions (April 27, 2022)

Margot Robbie starring as Barbie is just one of many delights presented to the attendees of CinemaCon 2020 and we’re talking about all of it in the Post-Geek Singularity. In today’s TRANSMISSION, you’ll find the latest genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news presented for your reading amusement (and amazement).

Transmissions (April 26, 2022)

Transmissions (April 26, 2022)

Make time to enjoy the finer things in life and don’t tie yourself up in knots over stuff (that’s kind of our theme today). You’ll find the latest genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from the farthest reaches of the Post-Geek Singularity in today’s TRANSMISSION from the PGS.

Is Netflix’s financial emergency just business as usual?

Is Netflix’s financial emergency just business as usual?

Co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden talk about the recent beating Netflix took on Wall Street, losing nearly 35% of its value in a single day based on the news that the service is expecting to lose 2.2 million customers in 2022. That’s bad news for Netflix and will result in some major changes at the streamer. But is this a special occurrence or business as usual for streamers now? How do you grow when you hit market saturation?

When does character backstory become TMI?

When does character backstory become TMI?

Co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden talk about the overuse of character backstory in many of the genre movies and television shows produced today. Worldbuilding and lore are important tools for the genre storyteller – but too much of a reliance on the past can make your story and characters stall out in the present. 

Daily Transmission … April 19, 2022

Daily Transmission … April 19, 2022

From old-school physical media to new-fangled Star Fleet action figures, and really good movies that suck (and that’s a good thing) … You’ll find the latest genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from the farthest reaches of the Post-Geek Singularity in today’s TRANSMISSION from the PGS.

Daily Transmission … April 18, 2022

Daily Transmission … April 18, 2022

We’ve got this issue loaded with strong women: Lady Thor, Lt. Uhura, Squirrel Girl, and more. It’s all the result of our effort to seek out new life forms and the latest genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from the farthest reaches of the Post-Geek Singularity. All in today’s TRANSMISSION from the PGS.

Where has our optimistic future gone?

Where has our optimistic future gone?

Mike Bawden thinks we need to come out of our cocoons and regain our sense of what it will take to live life to our full potential. Here’s a hint – there is a desperate need for great stories, ambitious storytellers, and an optimistic sense of our own future.

Daily Transmission … April 14, 2022

Daily Transmission … April 14, 2022

Look up at the sky today. Seriously. It’s National Look Up At The Sky Day – just one of the various tidbits of nearly-useless information we’ve gathered from the worlds of genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science in today’s Transmissions from the Post-Geek Singularity.

Daily Transmission … April 12, 2022

Daily Transmission … April 12, 2022

We cover a little bit of everything from a little bit of everywhere as we hit on the most interesting news bits and bytes from the worlds of genre entertainment, pop culture and weird science. These are the Transmissions from the Post-Geek Singularity.

Daily Transmission … April 4, 2022

Daily Transmission … April 4, 2022

More Moon Knight, Star Trek and Fantasy news, plus some Mad Men, Jimmy McGill, horny murder hornets, and an over-inquisitive owl for good measure. These are the transmissions from the furthest reaches of the Post-Geek Singularity.

Transmissions from the PGS … March 15, 2022

Transmissions from the PGS … March 15, 2022

it’s the Ides of March and we’ve got Spider-News fit for bugling, a new sci-fi comedy from Jim Gaffigan, and the discovery of secret tombs buried in Notre Dame (and more). News about genre entertainment, science, and culture from the Post-Geek Singularity, shared with you in today’s TRANSMISSION blog.

Transmissions from the PGS … February 28, 2022

Transmissions from the PGS … February 28, 2022

You just can’t get away from the news these days. Whether it’s the world of geo-politics or the world of Middle Earth, we take a deeper dive into all sorts of news from the many worlds of genre entertainment, science, culture and other things that interest Imagination Connoisseurs throughout the universe in today’s TRANSMISSION blog.

The Daily Transmission … February 2, 2022

The Daily Transmission … February 2, 2022

Party on Wayne and Garth … WAYNE’S WORLD turns thirty later this month and we’re all a little better because of it, right? I’m sorry, loserssaywhat? Yeah. Thought so. Plus watch your “ass-teroid,” Khan returns in a prequel (it’s nu-Trek, don’t ask) and Snyderfans just can’t give it up … all part of today’s Transmission blog. “Schwing.”