Greetings fellow geeks, nerds, and Star Wars fans! My name is Matthew Kadish — author, evil genius, and complete failure, here today to bring you yet another analysis designed to deconstruct different forms of entertainment from a storytelling perspective.

My Storycraft series is meant to look at movies, TV shows, and novels from the perspective of a storyteller in an attempt to figure out how and why audiences react the way they do to these forms of entertainment. …


Greetings everyone, Matthew Kadish here — author, evil genius, and 40-year-old white dude, coming at you with the first of what might be a series of critiques of the Marvel Studio’s film Captain Marvel. I don’t know if I’ll make more than one critique of this film, because Lord knows I could probably fill a book with the various issues it has, so I guess it depends on whether enough people care about the movie and what I have to say about it.

My Storycraft series is meant to look at movies, TV shows, and novels from the…


Star Trek’s Civil War Part 4 — The Viacom Power Struggle, Moonves’ Downfall, Kurtzman’s Growing Influence, And The Future of Trek.

Greetings fellow Star Trek fans! This is the fourth and final part of my examination surrounding the mismanagement of the Star Trek franchise by the corporate entities which own it. If you have not yet read parts one, two, and three, please do so by clicking these links:

The first article in the series was meant to establish the history of Star Trek and its rise to prominence in the late 80s and early 90s. …


The Star Trek Civil War Part 3 — Viacom’s Breakup & Licensing Explained

Greetings fellow Star Trek fans! This is the third part of my examination surrounding the mismanagement of the Star Trek franchise by the corporate entities that own it. If you have not yet read parts one and two, please do so by clicking these links:

The first article in the series was meant to establish the history of Star Trek and its rise to prominence in the late 80s and early 90s. …


Star Trek’s Civil War Part 2 — Star Trek’s Revival And Subsequent Downfall

Greetings fellow Star Trek fans! This is the second part of my examination surrounding the mismanagement of the Star Trek franchise by the corporate entities which own it. If you have not yet read part one, please do so by clicking this link:

The first article in the series was meant to establish the history of Star Trek and its rise to prominence in the late 80s and early 90s. …


Star Trek’s Civil War: How Infighting, Corporate Rivalry, & Incompetence Is Destroying The Franchise — Part 1

Greetings friends! Matthew Kadish here: author, evil genius, and basement-dwelling Trekker, coming to you today with a combination essay/rant/anecdote about one of my favorite (and generally beloved by all) science fiction properties ever, that of Star Trek.

Besides Star Wars, Star Trek is probably one of the biggest and most recognizable sci-fi franchises on the planet. In many ways, it’s even bigger than Star Wars, simply due to its consistent presence within pop culture through its numerous TV properties, both in their first run, syndication, and now streaming form. …


Okay, I’m going to be honest here: I went into Venom fully expecting not to like it. Not only was I incredibly underwhelmed by the trailers leading up to the movie’s release, I also did not like the fact that Venom was given the big screen treatment without any connection to Spider-Man whatsoever. After all, I grew up collecting comic books, with Spider-Man being one of my favorite characters. …


Greetings fellow movie buffs! Tis I! Matthew Kadish — author, evil genius, and critic of other critics, coming to you today with a rebuttal to one of the most short-sighted, poorly reasoned, and utterly incomprehensible video essays I’ve ever seen from someone who considers himself to be a “film critic.”

I am speaking of YouTuber Patrick (H) Willems, a fairly prominent content creator who focuses on slick video essays that critique movies.

This rebuttal is hard for me to write because I actually used to be a fan of Mr. Willems’ videos before he went completely off the deep…


Greetings fellow geeks, nerds, and movie buffs! My name is Matthew Kadish — author, evil genius, and scrumptious beefcake, here today to talk about what I’m sure will be a controversial topic, and that is the concept of the “All-Female Reboot.”

Before we dive in, I just want to make a quick disclaimer because I realize some people will jump on this issue guns blazing before I even get a chance to explain my position. So for those of you who may already be offended by this essay’s title, let me state up front:

  • I am not saying female…


Greetings fellow geeks, nerds, and movie buffs! My name is Matthew Kadish — author, evil genius, and international secret agent, here today to analyze the blockbuster action hit, Mission: Impossible — Fallout.

My Storycraft series is meant to look at movies, TV shows, and novels from the perspective of a storyteller in an attempt to figure out how and why audiences react the way they do to these forms of entertainment. In this installment, we’ll be analyzing the narrative technique of the “plot twist” and how it was used in the latest Mission: Impossible movie to great effect.

My…

Matthew Kadish

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