James Cameron has taken us to a new world, with new life and new civilizations. A lot of people around the world love the Avatar movies, but a lot of people have concerns about them. In this podcast, I talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly about Avatar.
Many writers debate the use and necessity of maps, prologues, and epilogues in fiction. Here are my thoughts on the subjects.
I made a lot of videos and podcast episodes in 2020. To narrow down which ones I’d pick for this video, I divided them into four categories and picked five from each one. I also talk for a little while at the beginning about my plans for making videos and podcasting in the new year, and especially my plans for writing.
Release Order, Chronological Order, Machete Order, everyone has an opinion about the best order for watching the Star Wars movies. I have a new order to recommend: the Spoiler Order, one that preserves the famous “twists” of the franchise for longer than either the Release Order or the Machete Order.
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.
As much as I love Star Wars, there are definitely some things I would change about it. This is the first in my new “Stephen Rewrites” feature. In Part 1, I talk about changes meant to enhance the Star Wars movies as we know them. In Parts 2 and 3, I change the stories themselves. Part 2 covers my complete rewrites of Episodes I-VI, and Part 3 covers Episodes VII-IX.
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.
On this day, May the Fourth, I am ranking all of the live-action Star Wars movies. May the Force be with me.