Harry Mudd’s tale of woe serves as a reminder that those with power should consider the impact of their decisions on the powerless.
Captain Lorca has declared that the Discovery is no longer a science vessel but is now a warship. The problem is that most of his crew would prefer to take part in scientific study aimed at the betterment of life rather than the taking of it.
There is much to love about the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery, which is essentially the show’s true pilot episode. We are finally introduced to the titular starship, which is a ship of mysteries.
The Klingons function not as “the enemy” but as a means to explore and understand how people even within a nation can have completely different views from each other.
Where to begin? The finale had everything—the beginning, ending, and mending of relationships; meetings upon meetings of both friends and foes; long-hidden or unknown truths coming to light; an ice dragon. It was a lot to take in.
The episode ends with perhaps one of the most terrifying and haunting images.
As it has done each year since 1973, SIGNIS and INTERFILM joined together to appoint an ecumenical jury to choose that film in the festival’s competition that best portrayed “human experience that is in harmony with the gospel” or best sensitized “viewers to spiritual, human or social questions and values.” I was privileged to be part of the Ecumenical Jury this year.
Though the episode was clearly about trust, when we offer it and to whom, there is one giant allusion the writers are hinting at throughout…
On Wednesday, August 9, we were happy to host a panel discussion preceding a screening of Annabelle: Creation, entitled “In Defense of Evil.”
What can we take away from this week, besides a rollercoaster of intense emotions? While the plot is narrowing to a handful of stories, it is the unexpected that continues to play a primary role.
When we are confronted with new information, we must decide to either accept or reject it.
This week, Game of Thrones explored how trusting our instincts is almost always a risk.
After seeing the hope, goodness, and justice Comic-Con can cultivate in the social imagination, I say with Jacob from Genesis, “Surely God is here and I did not know it.”
Luckily there’s so much more going on at Comic-Con besides the video presentations and the full cast panels, so I improvised and went to check out the other stuff.
When it came time for The Defenders panel, the flood gates opened and the room was buzzing with anticipation. Everyone was excited for a new panel, but no one, including the panel moderator, was ready for what was to come.
The benefit of having line buddies at Comic-Con is that you can take turns holding the group’s place in line so each person can get to the many other panels and events held throughout today.
While Comic-Con officially begins the Thursday of event week, a few panels and screenings are held for the eager fandomites the day before. Among these the most popular is preview night.
Arya, Sansa, Cersei, and Daenerys have lived through six seasons of incredible pain, loss, torture, and despair, and they have come out stronger and more powerful than any other characters.
In lieu of a normal review of Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, we’re excited to feature this conversation about the film between two of our Practicing Critics – Kevin Nye and Chris Lopez.
SXSW continues to impress me as a festival interested primarily in experimentation in all four quadrants of its program – Music, Interactive, Gaming, and Film.
There were two films that stood out above the rest for me, but then such a strong contingent of others that it became hard to order favorites.