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.
Let me draw it out for you.
by Mike Bawden
Thursday was National Cartoonists’ Day (and Cinco de Mayo, we know), and we celebrated in the Post-Geek Singularity. We ran a poll of Imagination Connoisseurs who voted for illustrator/animator Chuck Jones as their favorite cartoonist (you’ll find a gallery of his work here).
But that wasn’t all the PGS was talking about …
Catch the latest buzz in the PGS Facebook Page …
Imagination Connoisseur, Donny Pearson, expressed his enthusiasm and interest in the premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the announcement that actress Gia Sandhu would portray T’Pring, Spock’s betrothed (originally seen in the TOS episode “Amok Time”). Other PGS members seem a bit more cautious about the new series. Let us know what you think on the Facebook thread.
Donny also shared the news that the ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot has been canceled after two seasons on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. This seems to be a familiar fate for reboots of once-popular TV shows.
There’s continued fallout from the attack on Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this week. Imagination Connoisseur, Daniel Coyle, shared an article on Bleeding Cool that includes Chappelle’s first public comments about the attack. Is this a result of the on-stage conflict between Will Smith and Chris Rock, or do you think something else drove this incident? Let us know.
Imagination Connoisseurs throughout the PGS are getting a laugh out of fellow member Terje Tiberius Mørk’s sharing of this photo showing a seemingly perturbed Justin Lin looking at a grinning Vin Diesel presumably on the set of Fast 10. Lin has since left the production.
Meanwhile, back in the MCU …
We know people are seeing DR. STRANGE 2 today, but folks are still wondering about that Moon Knight finale. PGS Member, Matthew Strawn, says he wants to like it, but just didn’t think it worked for him. What do you think?
And as long as we’re talking about comic book movies (and it IS National Cartoonists’ Day, after all), here’s a fascinating piece I found about Disney’s first big attempt at establishing a comic franchise for, of all things, DICK TRACY. This is a fascinating deconstruction of the film and the filmmaker – but the piece is baked into a larger videoblog with about four minutes of nonsense at the beginning and the end.
If you’re interested in the Disney approach to handling its major franchises (like the MCU and LucasFilms), you really need to understand what went wrong (and what went right) with Warren Beatty and the DICK TRACY project. This video does a good job of putting all that into perspetive.
I’ve cued the piece to start in the right spot, but just be warned that the last 5-8 minutes of the video has nothing to do with the film.
Are you ready to keep celebrating Star Wars?
May seems to have become “Star Wars Month” in the PGS – and for good reason. Star Wars Celebration is planned for later this month (in Anaheim, CA), and the new Obi-Wan series will debut on May 27th. Are you excited to see it? Probably more than PGS Member Craig Stratton, if this post is any indication. Why not offer him some words of encouragement?
But while Craig might not be excited to see “official” Star Wars, Imagination Connoisseurs like Rick Whiting are sharing artwork and more made by fans who imagine a very different future for our favorite Star Wars Jedi.
I’d pay to see that.
Then again, James Wallace, shares a different STAR WARS-themed meme that has struck a sympathetic chord among fans who long for earlier times.
If you ARE interested in catching the Obi-Wan series when it streams, let us know more about what you hope for … (new or old hopes are fine).
And finally, for those of you who are willing to sit back and watch whatever Star Wars content comes our way – we hear you, see you and, eh, wait a second … who’s THAT??? (Let us know in the comments section of the post.)
That’s it for today.
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