J.J. Abrams-produced Fringe ran for 5 seasons, from September 2008 until January 2013. It was an attempt to bring an X-Files-esque television show into the 21st century. Though it had its problems and was uneven in its overall storytelling and driving mythology, it still holds up and stands as one of my personal favorite television… Continue reading Will Fringe Showrunner’s Debris Rise Above Disposable Television?
From before the dawn of recorded history, the peoples of the world relied on myth to explain the earthly phenomena they observed around them. You may recognize some of the more popular texts collecting these myths as they evolved from oral histories: Popol Vuh (Mayan), Kalevala (Finnish), The Odyssey and The Iliad (Greek), The Nibelungenlied… Continue reading Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part II
With only a few aired episodes under its belt, History Channel’s new offering, Project Blue Book, has, for me, shifted from questionable program on my list of DVR timers to one verging on essential. Starring Aiden Gillen (Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish from HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Dr. Josef Allen Hynek, this historical drama takes as… Continue reading Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part I
Has anyone watched the series, Dark, on Netflix? It is a German production, apparently the first original—in German specifically or in general any—foreign language property created for the streaming service. While its premise involving missing children in a small town is quite interesting in design, taking the time travel trope to an extreme, it is… Continue reading Dark
This past weekend, The Wife and I watched the first season of Netflix's re-imagining of creator Irwin Allen's 1960s sci-fi television series of the same name. Neither one of us came away disappointed. Netflix's Lost in Space follows the lead of previous re-imaginings of other movies and television shows - it steers more toward serious,… Continue reading Lost in Space (2018)