‘The Mandalorian’ is another reminder that something vital is missing from a galaxy far, far away

All you ever want is for Star Wars to be good.

That’s it. That’s all you want. You want to watch great stories taking place in a galaxy far, far away, a galaxy which has felt like home to you since you were old enough to process stories. Like so…


Some thoughts on streaming services, and the endangered magic of the long-form series.

Last week, Netflix announced that the upcoming seventh season of Grace and Frankie would be its last, but that it would eventually conclude as the streaming platform’s longest-running series, set to produce 94 episodes over the course of its run. …


“Better Call Saul” star Giancarlo Esposito just got his second Emmy nomination this week. …


It’s still sometimes staggering to me, how much power the casual viewer has over what they want to watch. Yeah, it’s annoying that Hulu costs $11.99 a month with no ads, but I wasn’t able to watch the pilot for “E.R.” until college, because one of my professors had an…


Or, what The Martian and Fifty Shades of Grey have in common

It might not be all that professional, but here’s the first question I want to ask, whenever I hear about a successful writer who’s created something new and fresh: “How the fuck did you get away with this?”

Complaining about superhero blockbusters and mega-franchises and the way they’ve destroyed the…


This is the story of a drink that doesn’t exist, invented by friends who still drink it but not always together. It is a story with no ending, because that’s the way of things when you’ve become an epic. That’s what happens when you’re a legend. …


I have an army of interns working out of the back of a nail salon in Queens. We have so much stuff going on: I’m writing a book, I’ve got rosé. I need them to bathe me. I’ve got so many other things that I need them to do.” …


Mild “Jurassic World” spoilers below.

All the Herbivore Dinosaurs: Poor veggie-saurusus. They didn’t do nothing wrong. They deserved better.

Professor and Author Ian Malcom: Is Ian Malcolm on this list just so I can include this photo?

How dare you suggest such a thing. HOW DARE YOU.

Ian may only…


The more things change, the more things stay the same. That’s been his experience so far, at least.

When they first proposed the procedure, war raged abroad and within. The young men and women who had sung on his stage were now dying on national television; borders were crossed, bombs…


This is a story about just how much you can do with five hours to yourself in Vancouver, Canada.

I’d come to the city for less than 48 hours, to moderate a panel at the Vancouver International Film Festival — an objective accomplished on Friday. …

Liz Shannon Miller

Writer. I like space battles, videos of cats, old-school funk, paid work, and the Oxford comma.

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