Lestat de Lioncourt

When not dreaming of a one-way trip to Coruscant, I'm usually staring at a blank page, hoping my articles write themselves. 

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How ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Fails to Capture the Ethos of the Franchise
10 months ago
Han Solo, intergalactic smuggler and sometime rebel hero, is an icon of science-fiction cinema loved by many around the world. Yes, aspects of his personality are problematic, but fans have either cho...
Top 10: Favourite 'From a Certain Point of View ('Star Wars')' Stories
10 months ago
The world is getting ready for another adventure from our favourite galaxy in the universe. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the latest in the spin-off anthology film series, following the escapades of a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Production of the film has been rife with turmoil, but in the competent hands of Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, we can hope for something spectacular. With the World Premiere leaving most of us behind, I recommend a fun way to...
The 'Lost in Space' Reboot Is a Contrived Upgrade of the Original
a year ago
For the majority of science fiction fans today, the 1960s was the decade of Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Planet of the Apes, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. For others, this list also includes Lost in Space. Most millennials may vaguely recall a cheesy film of the same name in 1998, starring Gary Oldman and the funniest Friend, Matt LeBlanc, but some may not realize that that film was a poor reimagining of a classic show. From 1965 to 1968, viewers were privy to the trials and tribulations of the Ro...
Has the Space Age Returned to Hollywood Once Again?
a year ago
‘Space, the final frontier’ were iconic words spoken by Captain Kirk back in 1966, and still hold true today as human beings continue to look for life beyond Earth. The wonders and perils of space travel has always captured our imaginations, be it through the works of Jules Verne and HG Wells, the stories and mysteries surrounding the space race, or through the visual spectacle of cinema. Ever since Georges Méliès’ Le Voyage dans la Lune brought space exploration to life on celluloid, films and ...
Star Trek and the Gender Spectrum: The Missed Opportunity in 'Discovery'
a year ago
Star Trek: Discovery has premiered and the new lead has already piqued our interest: Sonequa Martin-Green plays a woman named — Michael? Turns out this is something of a signature move by Discovery’s ...
Resistance is Futile: Why We Love to Hate the Borg
a year ago
Recently, #Netflix revealed the results of a survey on #StarTrek episodes, which found that some of the most re-watched Trek episodes included, surprisingly, some from Star Trek: Voyager! This came as...