Okay, I probably should have written about these Marvel/Netflix shows earlier, but I have to admit that I do a lot of writing about them on The Gospel Herald with my most recent article here. Even as I write about the first season of Jessica Jones, I am watching the second season of Daredevil. In case you don't know about these shows, Marvel made some deal with Netflix … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Jessica Jones
I have to admit, that I don't really have much of a plan for this month as far as reviewing speculative fiction stuff is concerned. Still, like my review of Gravity Falls, last week, American Dad is pretty much a speculative fiction TV show. Of course, most would not classify it as that. For those who don't know, American Dad is from Seth MacFarlane's animation company, … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: American Dad, Because Why Not?
When I was reviewing Avatar: The Last Airbender, I mentioned that I wished every show was like it. I have now discovered another series that is just as good, and I want to share what it is that makes a good speculative fiction series: 1) Great Characters Personally, if you can think of any great story, it really is about how deep and great the characters are. The main … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Gravity Falls
Considering that Christmas is coming up, I figure I should probably review a speculative fiction Christmas movie. Something that I realized the other day that a lot of Christmas stories have nothing to do with Christmas. I mean, if you think about It's a Wonderful Life, it really is about a guy who realizes that everyone has a destiny. The story just happens to take place on … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: A Nightmare Before Christmas
Some of you might remember when I did my review of CHAPPiE that I tried to say something positive about it, even though that on the whole, I didn't like the film. The issue with Fantastic Four is I have never seen any film that is so thoroughly disengaging. It's pretty clear why Marvel wanted to do a Fantastic Four movie, and yes, money is one of the reasons. The … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Fantastic Four