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.

“May the Fourth be with you.” Really.

by Mike Bawden

Okay. Okay. We all get the pun. But everyone knows that the REAL Star Wars Day is May 25, right? And this May 25, marks the 45th anniversary of the opening of the first film (the one I still call Star Wars even though my kids continually remind me that it’s “A New Hope”).

And this year, we’re celebrating REAL Star Wars Day by waiting two more days for the debut of the Obi-Wan series on Disney+ and then waiting another six weeks until it’s over and we can all complain about how it wasn’t as good as ‘The Mandalorian’ but at least it wasn’t as bad as ‘The Book of Boba Fett.’ Or at least that’s how it plays out in my head.

I guess we’ll wait and see.

You know what won’t wait, though? The buzz in the PGS Online Community …

Check out what people are talking about on the PGS Facebook Page …

Imagination Connoisseur, James Kamakahi, wants to know what other community members think about the idea that Star Wars endlessly recycles its characters instead of creating new ones. Keep the conversation going …

Amanda Waller may be back on HBO in a spinoff of a spinoff (according to this post shared by PGS Member R.J. Robinson).  So, will she be evil or hilariously evil? Let us know what you think.

Rick Whiting, one of our leading conversation-starters, shared a promotional post for the new ‘Tom Swift’ series starting at the end of the month on The CW. Imagination Connoisseurs are throwing their 2 cents’ in on the conversation – why not add to it?

Rick also shared this post of the pilot for ‘Mystery Incorporated’ – the live-action Scooby Doo show that is being made as an independent production and funded via crowdfunding campaign(s). Episode #2 is currently going through an IndeGoGo campaign to raise production funds.

In the widest-viewed post in the PGS Community on Facebook in a long time, Daniel Coyle shares a link to what he calls “the most important film of the year.”  LOL! I’m not going to say he’s wrong, though. Just weird.

Imagination Connoisseur – and harsh ST:Picard critic – James Wallace drops another bomb on the beleaguered nu-Trek show with this post and conversation that wonders out loud why the characters can’t seem to remember things from one episode to the next.

Tommy Mårtensson’s post professing his admiration for AVATAR is picking up steam and becoming one of the hotter conversations in the community. Whether you think the story is cliché or not, there’s still plenty to discuss here when you talk about creating verisimilitude on this grand a scale. Let us know what you think.

OG Connoisseur, Donny Pearson, shares this post featuring a fleet of Federation starships as they should appear in nu-Trek (not, necessarily, as they DO appear).

Are you ready for Obi-Wan?

Sure, everyone has fun on May the 4th, because, you know. Slogans. But the time to celebrate Star Wars may come at the very end of the actual STAR WARS CELEBRATION event later this month.

May 27th, Obi-Wan lands on Disney+ and it looks awesome …

News from the TRANSMISSIONS online magazine …

 

That’s it for today.

Be sure to check our online TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE POST-GEEK SINGULARITY magazine which I update throughout the day (most days) with cool stuff I find online and receive via email. Of course, you can also send me tips or links, too, just click here to send me a message.

Have a better day – I’ll be seeing you tomorrow!

Mike

Picture This: The Milky Way

Picture This: The Milky Way

With the announcements last week of a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy and a total lunar eclipse, we found ourselves looking up in the sky a bit more than usual. Here are some amazing shots of what the pros see when they try to capture the grandeur of our galaxy.

PGS Transmissions for May 16, 2022

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.

Thoughts on BRONSON.

Thoughts on BRONSON.

Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, shares his thoughts on BRONSON, the 2008 film about Britain’s most violent criminal, played by Tom Hardy. It’s a disturbingly good film and available on physical media.

New podcasts added for PGS streams

New podcasts added for PGS streams

New podcasts of PGS livestreams from this past weekend were posted online today with even more episodes scheduled to go live tomorrow. You can subscribe to PGS podcasts on your favorite podcast platform or directly from the PGS website.

Remembering Fred Ward and enjoying a little SOUTHERN COMFORT.

Remembering Fred Ward and enjoying a little SOUTHERN COMFORT.

Walter Hill’s SOUTHERN COMFORT, released in 1981, is in the same vein as John Boorman’s DELIVERANCE (a 70s classic) and stars Fred Ward, Keith Carradine and Powers Boothe. Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, shares his thoughts on the film.

PGS Transmissions for May 12, 2022

PGS Transmissions for May 12, 2022

Scouring the far reaches of the Internet and Post-Geek Singularity to bring you news about your favorite sci-fi, horror, fantasy and genre entertainment, this is 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.

The color of terror.

The color of terror.

Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, shares his thoughts on the 2019 horror film, COLOR OUT OF SPACE, directed by Richard Stanley. During a time when there are so many remakes and reboots, it’s nice to see something uniquely horrifying hit the theaters.

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