Stephen Talks



My purpose is to offer my perspective on sci-fi and fantasy topics in such a way as to promote positive interactions, entertainment, and criticism.


  • ...About the 2020 Democratic National Convention

    25/08/2020 Duration: 30min

    The 2020 Democratic National Convention showed that, without sacrificing policies or principles, Joe Biden is still able to unite the country. Here's a link to his full acceptance speech:

  • ...About Virtual Cons

    21/08/2020 Duration: 17min

    In the time of coronavirus, conventions are going virtual.

  • ...About Voting By Mail 2

    19/08/2020 Duration: 12min

    Not everyone has the privilege of voting in person, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Voting by mail is the perfect solution...assuming our government allows it.

  • ...About Wearing Masks

    11/08/2020 Duration: 14min

    When I first talked about COVID-19 on my podcast, there were only 600 confirmed cases in the U.S. Now, there are over 5 million. Wear a mask.

  • ...About the Ayer Cut

    23/07/2020 Duration: 23min

    Fan petitions, especially ones like Release the Ayer Cut that support filmmakers and their visions, are and will always be important.

  • ...About America's Secret Police

    21/07/2020 Duration: 13min

    Donald Trump has been giving us indicators for years now, and he's finally using federal agents as his own Secret Police.

  • ...About Idolizing Entertainers

    10/07/2020 Duration: 19min

    In the last podcast, I talked about how raising monuments to people turns them into legends. Books and movies do the same thing to the people who make them.

  • ...About Monuments

    07/07/2020 Duration: 14min

    People say we need monuments because they preserve history. I say monuments do the opposite.

  • ...About Voting By Mail

    23/06/2020 Duration: 11min

    These days, it seems like voting is harder than ever. Voting by mail can solve a lot of issues facing voters.

  • ...About Fanon

    12/06/2020 Duration: 25min

    One of the best parts about being a fan is coming up with your own theories and stories about the stories you love. But when does it go too far? That's what I talk about in this episode of my podcast.

  • ...About the Riots and Protests

    10/06/2020 Duration: 16min

    When is a protest not enough, and can rioting ever be justified?  I try to answer these questions in my podcast today.  Here's a link where you can read more about racial justice in the United States:

  • ...About the Need for Entertainment

    05/06/2020 Duration: 22min

    What role does entertainment play in our lives, and how important is that role?  That's what I talk about in this podcast.

  • ...About Blackout Tuesday

    02/06/2020 Duration: 02min

    You shouldn't be listening to me today. There are other people you should be listening to. Click this link to find other podcasts, books, and other resources to help understand what's happening, in the United States and the world, and why black lives matter.

  • ...Rewrites Star Wars (Part 3)

    29/05/2020 Duration: 37min

    In Part 1, I talked about changes meant to enhance the Star Wars movies as we know them. In Part 2, I talk about changing the stories told in Episodes I-VI. In this part, I talk about changing Episodes VII-IX.

  • ...Rewrites Star Wars (Part 2)

    29/05/2020 Duration: 41min

    In Part 1, I talked about changes I would make that were meant to enhance the Star Wars stories as we know them. In Part 2, I change the stories themselves. This part has Episodes I-VI, while Part 3 has Episodes VII-IX.

  • ...About Zack Snyder's Justice League

    21/05/2020 Duration: 33min

    After two and a half years of petitions and determination in the face of opposition that was almost as relentless as we are, they're finally going to release the Snyder Cut.

  • ...Rewrites Star Wars (Part 1)

    15/05/2020 Duration: 44min

    As much as I love Star Wars, there are definitely things I would change about it. This is the first in my new "Stephen Rewrites" feature.

  • ...About Prequels

    08/05/2020 Duration: 41min

    Once a story is told and you're wondering where to go next, sometimes the best place to go is back to the beginning...or even further.

  • ...Recommends Star Wars (Ranking the Movies)

    04/05/2020 Duration: 44min

    On this day, May the Fourth, I am ranking all of the live-action Star Wars movies. May the Force be with me.

  • ...About the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Film Trilogies

    01/05/2020 Duration: 35min

    Peter Jackson did a phenomenal job of adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" for the big screen. Here, I share my thoughts about the extended editions of the two film trilogies.

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