Here Be Dragons | The Expanse: Season Four Discussion | The Final Episodes

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Another week, another Here Be Dragons Livestream! This week, Steven, Nessie and I were joined by the amazing Courtney Mazza to discuss the final four episodes of The Expanse: Season 4!

I was introduced to this series by Steven, and I have had the absolute time of my life catching up and watching the new season. It has truly become one of my favorite shows, and is definitely one of the best science fiction stories ever told on screen. Continue reading

Here Be Dragons | The Mandalorian Discussion | The First Four Episodes

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It’s been a while, folks. For that, I apologize. But I’ve begun a new chapter, and so too has this website. It is with great pleasure that I can announce I’ve joined the Here Be Dragons YouTube Channel as Co-host, alongside the magnificent Steven Stark and Nessie aka Questing Beast! Aside from being incredibly honored to be asked aboard, I am truly more excited than I can say. I absolutely cannot wait to see what lies ahead.

This week, Steven and I dissected the first four chapters of Disney Plus’ new series The Mandalorian. We moved episode by episode, talking everything from Star Wars lore to the breakthrough of the adorable “Baby Yoda”, and so much more. Continue reading

Concerning The Dark Crystal: A New Journey Begins

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I have given my very essence to Thra.

Okay, perhaps not to the extent that many poor Gelfling did at the hands of the evil Skeksis throughout Netflix’s stunning new prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. But at least in the sense that the world created by Jim Henson and Brian Froud over 30 years now occupies nearly every corner of my imagination. Continue reading

From Television Show to Cinema-at-Home: How Game of Thrones Evolved In Its Final Stretch

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the television series Game of Thrones and the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

I recall reading a review of Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale The Winds of Winter that said the episode would have played, in many respects, as a fitting finale for the show. Looking back now, after the final 13 episodes have played out, this observation may have been perfectly on mark.

To be sure, given the divisive nature of the show’s final seasons, I’m sure there are many who wish this was so. But that’s not what I’m talking about. From my perspective, Game of Thrones was a structurally different beast for its final act. While the first six seasons largely stuck to an established pace that had, more or less, something in common with the television format (albeit with more narrative jumping around), the final seasons played more like a piece of cinema. Continue reading