Imagination Connoisseur, ROBB, shares his thoughts on how Star Trek: Discovery handled its casting of Democratic politician, Stacey Abrams, as the president of a united Earth in the show’s finale. Personal politics aside, ROBB seems to feel Star Trek’s producers missed an opportunity to send a message about unity at a time when we could all use it.
Long-time PGS Member, Kenny Kraly Jr., writes in to the LET’S GET PHYSICAL MEDIA show to ask for their predictions on the possibility of getting more Superman movies out on 4k Blu-Ray.
Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Miller, writes a letter of support for ROBSERVATIONS host, Robert Meyer Burnett, who has recently proclaimed himself the Gatekeeper of Geekdom. Jason shares his experience defending RMB’s joke (made on Twitter) and arrives at an inescapable conclusion that everyone should probably take to heart.
Imagination Connoisseur, Adam Talley, writes in to explain how he now views the Star Trek franchise – a way that acknowledges the “good old days” so many OG fans pine for and the new innovations we’re seeing in stores, online, and in theaters.
ROADTRIPPIN’ co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden discuss the broader implications of a question posed by an Imagination Connoisseur who asks why Obi-Wan Kenobi is such a boring character in his own series. In fact, one could ask why so many Star Wars series seem to be “running in place” and not really going anywhere with characters who don’t seem to be doing all that much. Is there a larger force at work here that no one seems to acknowledge? And where have we heard THAT before?
ROADTRIPPIN’ co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden respond to a letter from an Imagination Connoisseur who asks why Hollywood seems content remaking and re-booting successful movies rather than making movies with “great potential” that might have not met expectations when they were first released to the public. As Rob and Mike point out, there’s a lot more involved in a successful remake than one might imagine.
ROADTRIPPIN’ co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden respond to a letter asking why the production values on the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series seem to be so “flat.”
Imagination Connoisseur known as “Myle” asks a very straightforward question – what do ordinary people who live on Earth in the MCU think about all the events and characters depicted in the movies and streaming shows?
Travis Willock, recommends THE SADNESS for Imagination Connoisseurs in search of a “depraved zombie film.” It’s available on Shudder right now.
Imagination Connoisseur, RRTNZ, spent some early years in Canada and found a little thrill in seeing some of the locations selected for ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.’ ST:SNW shoots in Toronto.
Imagination Connoisseur, Mark McKeown, shares the story of George Ridgway – a British man who was inspired by the character of Indiana Jones and became a real-life treasure hunter.
ROADTRIPPIN’ co-hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Mike Bawden respond to a letter from a listener who asks why when it comes to making films or TV, genre franchises don’t use the best stories available – even if those stories were created for other media like comics, novelizations, etc.? And when it comes to the Star Wars franchise in particular, why aren’t stories like the Republic Commando series included in the mix?