Category Archives: Pop Culture

Jessica Jones Season 2

For the spoiler-free crowd, here’s your summation: it starts off strong but after the 4th episode the show’s momentum starts to sputter and drag. It lacks the hook and driving focus of the first season. That’s not to say it’s bad, there is a lot of solid character moments (/growth), acting, and some great episodes. […]

Let’s Talk About – Which Prequel Trilogy Was Worse: Star Wars or The Hobbit with Mike Naulls

  On today’s episode of One Cross Radio, we are rejoined by longtime friend and film-maker Mike Naulls, and we’re discussing which prequel trilogy is worse – Star Wars Episodes I-III or the Hobbit – two trilogies that were considered a huge down for a lot of fans in their respective franchises. Hope you all enjoy […]

Some of my favourite elements from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Now up front, I feel I owe an apology to both the Heir of the Empire(/Thrawn Trilogy) and Dark Empire trilogies of novels and comics. In my zeal for Shadows of the Empires impact, I think I may have downplayed their respective impacts. Star Wars was almost dead in the water after the Ewoks and […]

The Problem With Christian Media by Josh Keefe

  I love when I stumble upon stuff on youtube – it’s how I found History of Power Rangers and Screen Junkies, and it’s how I came upon these excellent videos from Josh Keefe. The two-part series (about Christian music and Christian film) is informed by its thesis statement/challenge: “As Christians who believe in a limitless […]

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

A long time ago, when the EU was still canon… So Shadows of the Empire is a title that I believe that any child and active Star Wars fan would remember from the mid-90s – heck, it was something even non-active fans would remember. It was, dare I say, the biggest deal in the Expanded […]

Let’s Talk About Black Panther with Steve

On today’s episode of One Cross Radio, we are rejoined by our awesome possum of a friend Steve Lambert. We’re looking at and sharing our thoughts on the newest entry into the MCU, Black Panther! Hope you all enjoy the episode, please share and subscribe, and let us know your thoughts in the comments! God […]

Tales of Marvel, Part III – Marvelman becomes Miracleman, Ms. Marvel becomes Captain Marvel and Captain marvel becomes Shazam! – Steve Lambert

Last time, we learned about the revival of the superhero genre of comics in the mid 1950s (the silver age of superhero comic books).  We learned about the British rip-off of Fawcett’s Captain Marvel, Marvelman (written by Mick Anglo and published by L. Miller & Son).  We learned about how Fawcett’s copyright of Captain Marvel […]

Let’s Talk About – Disney buying Fox with Steve

  Kudo’s to China Daily for that image. We’re back with Steve Lambert talking about the formerly breaking news of Walt Disney buying Fox Studios (something that, months later, some surprisingly haven’t heard). Steve and I look at why this deal excites us as comic book fans, some of the potential downsides, and how this […]

Boom Studio’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

GO GO POWER RANGERS (Do do doooo dooo doooo)   Today’s short post is brought to you by…me, being sick, and wanting to talk about an excellent comic. Let’s hop to it, shall we? So in 2016 (and today) I was feeling nostalgic and started looking up stuff about Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – the […]

Tales of Marvel, Part II – Marvelman, Captain Miracle, Mar-Vell, and the return of the original Captain Marvel – Steve Lambert

    Last time, we learned the origins and down fall of the most popular superhero of the 1940s, Captain Marvel, published by Fawcett Comics.  We learned about the lawsuit that National Comics (DC before they were DC) filed against Fawcett, accusing them of ripping off Superman.  And we saw what eventually brought Captain Marvel […]