A Message Out into the Universe

It doesn’t really feel right to write about any of my usual topics and directions for this week, given all that has been going on recently.

For those who are wondering, I have been spared the trauma that is being caused by the fires occurring here in Northern California. The areas it’s affecting is a few hours away from where I reside. The only effect we’re experiencing is the smoke that’s creeping its way down to the rest of the Bay Area; with warnings going about to avoid going outside unless if you absolutely have to. It smells really bad outside, and it’s not going away for quite some time. Continue reading “A Message Out into the Universe”

Exploring New Worlds Through Seasoned, Campy Sci-Fi: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Over two years ago, I started making the effort to expand my dialogue about storytelling by going beyond the boundaries of books and out into the mediums of TV and film. I do so by doing these analysis pieces once a while about a TV show or film that has reached a significant time in its history (i.e. series premiere, series finale, film release, anniversary of a release, etc.). Despite my efforts to do these posts more often, it’s been another six months, for “Princess Mononoke” was the subject of my previous one. Today, in honor of its release, I shall go in-depth on my thoughts on the latest sci-fi epic from seasoned French film director Luc Besson, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
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