Digitalization and Disenchantment

Digitalization and Disenchantmentby Karissa Geisinger My entire generation doesn’t know a world without the internet. The internet and first cell phones were invented when my own parents were very young. The World Wide Web was released to the public in 1993 and the first smartphone in 1994. Just 13 years later, the first iPhone was released. I was only three years old. The internet evolved … Continue reading Digitalization and Disenchantment

The Basis of Boba Fett: Part 1

The Basis of Boba Fett: Part 1by Noah Thompson The Book of Boba Fett is the latest and highly anticipated addition to the Star Wars franchise and the massive Disney+ lineup. As much as fans have been wanting to see the return of the bounty hunter, this show certainly delivers some amazing scenes enriched by the storytelling of its creators—but is it the return fans … Continue reading The Basis of Boba Fett: Part 1

DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Media

DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Mediaby Jack Sellers Not too long ago, I saw an article using the 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbet’s massively influential science fiction novel Dune to discuss how overanalyzing media has overrun popular culture. The long and short of the article was that movies are supposed to be entertainment, and looking for connections to the real world and themes within … Continue reading DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Media

Does Live-Action Anime Work?

Does Live-Action Anime Work?by Noah Thompson There have been many live-action adaptations of anime and cartoon series that have greatly disrupted the fans over the years. Ranging from “Dragonball Evolution-horrific” to “Alita: Battle Angel-acceptable”, these live-action adaptations rarely unite fans in the same way the source material does. Every once in a while, someone in Hollywood attempts to recreate a series with a much larger … Continue reading Does Live-Action Anime Work?