Bryan Paul Sullo

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Star Wars: Episode VII — Characters

In Arts & Entertainment on 18 January 2016 at 12:45 pm

Star_Wars_Episode_VII_The_Force_Awakens[1]Finally saw The Force Awakens. Great flick. The pacing was just a tad too fast (It felt like they tried to cram the first and second acts of a trilogy into one movie.), and the ending could have been a little more satisfying (Almost none of the questions were answered.), but, overall, it felt like Star Wars, in a way the prequels didn’t, and that’s really all I was hoping for.

Star Wars has always been a character-driven franchise, so here’s my take on the new characters—including my own crackpot theories on their origins and destinies.

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TV Series that Need Reboots or Revivals

In Arts & Entertainment on 6 October 2015 at 5:32 pm

I started compiling this list a few months back, but recent events have made me realize that I need to get this out there before they actually start coming to fruition.

Some of these shows were cut down in their prime, victims of poor timing. Others had great premises, but suffered from poor execution. Several had long, full lives, and deserve to be remade for today’s audiences. Read the rest of this entry »

Things to Share 2015-03-14

In Arts & Entertainment, Character Development, Faith & Religion, Family, Writing on 14 March 2015 at 8:49 pm

Volume 2 of things I’ve found to share recently:

In this installation, we have . . .

  • “Hacking Vehicles”
  • Маша и Медведь
  • “Making Selves Without Straw”
    and . . .
  • “Is that a Gun in Your…Pants?”

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Things to Share 2015-03-01

In Arts & Entertainment, Faith & Religion, Writing on 1 March 2015 at 6:13 pm

I’ve decided to try something new—sharing interesting things I come across online. Here’s what I’ve found recently: Read the rest of this entry »

20 Tenets of “If—”

In Arts & Entertainment, Character Development on 17 January 2014 at 7:30 am

If—Today (18 January 2014), being the seventy-eighth anniversary of the death of Rudyard Kipling (1865 — 1936), I thought it fitting to post something about one of his most famous poems, “If—”.

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Star Trek Original Series vs. Reboot Movies: Relative Ages of Actors

In Arts & Entertainment on 16 January 2014 at 2:16 pm

From the In-Case-You-Were-Wondering department:

While watching the two latest Star Trek travesties movies, I couldn’t help but notice how ridiculously young the characters look, compared to their Original Series counterparts. I thought it would be interesting to compare the relative ages of the actors at the start of the series and at the premier of the first alternate-timeline movie. According to the Memory Alpha article on Stardates, the first alternate-timeline movie is set seven years prior to the setting of the first episode of The Original Series. In the table below, I’ve presented the actual difference in the ages of the actors and then the difference adjusted by that seven year difference. Read the rest of this entry »