Stephen Talks

Stephen Talks

My purpose is to offer my perspective on sci-fi and fantasy topics in such a way as to promote positive interactions, entertainment, and criticism.... Show More

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July 9, 2020 19 min
In the last podcast, I talked about how raising monuments to people turns them into legends. Books and movies do the same thing to the people who make them.
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July 7, 2020 14 min
People say we need monuments because they preserve history. I say monuments do the opposite.
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June 23, 2020 11 min
These days, it seems like voting is harder than ever. Voting by mail can solve a lot of issues facing voters.
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June 11, 2020 25 min
One of the best parts about being a fan is coming up with your own theories and stories about the stories you love. But when does it go too far? That's what I talk about in this episode of my podcast.
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June 9, 2020 16 min
When is a protest not enough, and can rioting ever be justified?  I try to answer these questions in my podcast today.  Here's a link where you can read more about racial justice in the United States:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
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What role does entertainment play in our lives, and how important is that role?  That's what I talk about in this podcast.
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June 2, 2020 2 min
You shouldn't be listening to me today. There are other people you should be listening to. Click this link to find other podcasts, books, and other resources to help understand what's happening, in the United States and the world, and why black lives matter.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
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May 29, 2020 37 min
In Part 1, I talked about changes meant to enhance the Star Wars movies as we know them. In Part 2, I talk about changing the stories told in Episodes I-VI. In this part, I talk about changing Episodes VII-IX.
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May 29, 2020 41 min
In Part 1, I talked about changes I would make that were meant to enhance the Star Wars stories as we know them. In Part 2, I change the stories themselves. This part has Episodes I-VI, while Part 3 has Episodes VII-IX.
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After two and a half years of petitions and determination in the face of opposition that was almost as relentless as we are, they're finally going to release the Snyder Cut.
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May 14, 2020 44 min
As much as I love Star Wars, there are definitely things I would change about it. This is the first in my new "Stephen Rewrites" feature.
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May 7, 2020 41 min
Once a story is told and you're wondering where to go next, sometimes the best place to go is back to the beginning...or even further.
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On this day, May the Fourth, I am ranking all of the live-action Star Wars movies. May the Force be with me.
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Peter Jackson did a phenomenal job of adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" for the big screen. Here, I share my thoughts about the extended editions of the two film trilogies.
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April 28, 2020 25 min
It's been six weeks since I asked the question "Are we overreacting to Coronavirus?" Unfortunately, I think we're underreacting.
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Here are some movies and TV shows you can watch during quarantine.
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People's reactions to the coronavirus, COVID-19, range from denial to sheer panic. What's the proper reaction, though, on a national, state, or personal level?

Here's the link to the Twitter video I mention in the podcast:

https://twitter.com/davdchristmas/status/1239196410857340933
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Horror and animation both have long histories in film, and both face their own challenges in embracing that history while still innovating for future movies.
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We have a global pandemic that's causing whole countries to shut down. Donald Trump's "leadership" at this time is exactly why we need someone, either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, to replace him as soon as possible.
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March 9, 2020 3 min
Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in a fairy tale that is definitely not for children. "Carnival Row" is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
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