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“The Ice Pirates to Guardians of the Galaxy: Why Space-Themed Action-Adventure Movies Died 30 Years Ago” — In his final post for HuffPo, Mike Ryan explores the movie that killed a genre with space herpes. Obviously there’s a re-emergence happening (with Star Trek and Guardians) — another reminder that no genre is ever truly dead. Sorry that the link goes to HuffPo.
“George Lucas on the Meaning of Life” — And in a bit of thematic serendipity, Maria Popova at Brain Pickings shares thoughts from the godfather of modern space adventures regarding why we’re all here. His perspective isn’t necessarily surprising, but it was interesting to learn what event catalyzed it for him (particularly for someone unfamiliar with his biography).
“Emerging: Cheap Thrills director E.L. Katz” — Matt Singer at The Dissolve interviews a filmmaker with some fresh perspectives. A talent to add to your watch list.