The Elseworlds (or ‘imaginary story’) concept is a tried and tested formula in comics, but it also exists in other media, although nobody calls it that. In particular, it has frequently appeared in (mainly American) serial television productions since the 1960s at least.
So we are entering the tail end of 2018, a tumultuous year in many ways; from social change, political upheaval, international crises, deaths of respected public figures, some great comics …
After reading Hatcher’s “Non-Existent Gift Guide” I got to thinking about all the movies and stuff I’ve searched in vain for over the years, thinking I’d add to his list with a list of my own. Then I thought I should check one more time just to be sure on a few items. Turns out Patton Oswalt was right. He called it ETEWAF: Everything That Ever Was–Available Forever. And it seems like almost everything is available now.
Okay, the election is behind us and the holiday season is not yet here. We have been given a breather, a moment in which to pause and reflect. So let’s fix Planet of the Apes!
In which Julie and I travel out of town to dine out at a moderately famous restaurant and attend a local theatrical production.
I had some thoughts that I was going to write in the comments, but then I figured it would be too long. And yep, it’s a long one. Strap in, everyone!
The summer blockbuster season has prompted me to contemplate certain long-running and generally well-liked cinematic franchises – and why they even exist.