The beloved British television show Doctor Who is approaching a landmark era of change. It’s the last season for lead Peter Capaldi, as well as the last season for showrunner Steven Moffat. But even as Capaldi’s Doctor becomes comfortable with viewing himself as the good guy, and produces some great commentary on true heroism, the show also devolves into socially progressive virtue signaling, and box checking.
Dubbed the audio aesthetic of 2017 by his very dedicated followers, and my mission here is hardly to argue with that assessment…
Thrawn is back. His presence in the Star Wars: Rebels animated series has made quite a splash. It’s been fun seeing him on the the show and Rebels has done a great job with the character’s onscreen appearances, but now comes the moment we’ve been waiting for. It’s time for the Grand Admiral to return to his roots: the literary wing of the Star Wars franchise. There is no one more qualified to usher him in than Timothy Zahn. Fortunately for us, that’s exactly who got the job. Thrawn, the most anticipated novel in the new Star Wars canon, is here.
While Volume 2 of Guardians of the Galaxy is still a bit reluctant to part with its delinquent spirit and doubles down on its off-color humor, it makes a surprisingly powerful bid for matters of the heart.
For over ten years, I have been in love with Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary prowess is legendary, and each time I read his brilliant epic, I find myself loving it even more.
Amazon Studios’ Z: The Beginning of Everything wants to be an insightful biopic series of the most famous couple of the roaring twenties. Instead, it betrays how little our culture has learned from the era.