There’s no crying in interstellar exploration … or baseball.

ROBSERVATIONS host, Robert Meyer Burnett, explains how storytelling works and the importance of setting – and sticking to – consistent rules that help define the world in which your story takes place.  Rob reviews this article in Polygon, which celebrates modern Star Trek’s abandonment of 50 years’ worth of established structure in favor of putting the individual feelings of characters before the verisimilitude of the Star Fleet organization that serves as the main framing device for all Star Trek stories. 

By abandoning the very structure that defines 50 years’ worth of stories, the writers of modern Star Trek are on the verge of breaking the backbone of the franchise itself. 

This short take is a segment from ROBSERVATIONS episode number 788, which streamed on February 12, 2022. The total runtime for this segment is just about thirty-four minutes.

About Robert Meyer Burnett:

Rob is best known for directing, co-writing, and editing the award-winning, cult-favorite feature film FREE ENTERPRISE, starring Emmy winners William Shatner and Eric McCormack. On ROBSERVATIONS, Rob offers his own unique perspective on the entertainment industry, discusses letters received from fellow “Imagination Connoisseurs, and answers questions sent to him via SuperChat or “Tips.” ROBSERVATIONS streams daily on YouTube and can also be found on The Post-Geek Singularity website.

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This short take streamed on May 5, 2022, and has a runtime of 33:52

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

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