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Utopias in Pop Culture

Utopias in Pop Culture

The Hunger Games. 1984. The Handmaid’s Tale. Dystopian novels and stories comprise a vast swath of our entertainment. But what about utopian tales? Could you, without searching, name three utopian works? What is it about dystopian literature that fulfills something...

Need for Myth

Need for Myth

Humans need myths. We need stories. They perform a powerful and useful role in our societies and cultures. If I wanted to teach you about water safety I could give you hundreds of facts surrounding the need for water safety or I could tell you the story of a creature...

Women of Geekdom

Women of Geekdom

Gene Rodenberry, George Lucas, and Stan Lee are respected names in Geekdom. We know and respect their contributions. Do we know of the women of geekdom? At Orange Nebula, we believe representation matters. We know there are so many unsung heroines. From board game...

The Birth of Godzilla

The Birth of Godzilla

My intro to Godzilla might have happened on the streets of Japan. It certainly seems logical that I would have gravitated towards a large dinosaur-like creature as a toddler.  Years later, over the sultry tones of "Kasmir," by Led Zeppelin, Puff Daddy created a...

UFOs: I Want to Believe

UFOs: I Want to Believe

Like many in the Outpost, I’m a huge X-Files fan. I am fascinated by things I don’t understand (except advanced mathematics I can leave well enough alone). My household constantly streams documentaries with a decent amount of screen time allotted to astrophysics,...

Motivation

Motivation

Financial advisor, Chinkee Tan said, “Opportunity comes to the prepared mind.” With that in mind, I’ll add that motivation acts as the vehicle to success. Tan embodies his quote. His family’s business suffered a huge loss when he was twelve and he did what he could to...

Sailor Moon: Modern Retelling of Female Warriors

Sailor Moon: Modern Retelling of Female Warriors

Back when I watched the syndicated episodes of Sailor Moon I loved the storyline of a group of heroines tasked with saving Earth. Little did I realize the Sailor Senshi are inspired (loosely) by real women. Most fans outside of Japan would fail to make the connection...

Star Wars Viewing Order

Star Wars Viewing Order

With the Skywalker saga concluding with the release of "The Rise of Skywalker," as viewers we are left with the challenge of the correct viewing order of Star Wars. After conducting research (read: cruising the first page of Google search results), it seems this hot...

The Power of Frankenstein

The Power of Frankenstein

Every year, I re-read Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. I’m fascinated with all the underpinnings of what makes us human or monster. As a novel, there is a unique power in Frankenstein that is overlooked by most adaptations.  Before I really dive into the takeaways of...

Episode 28 – Cannibal Island

Episode 28 – Cannibal Island

With the team spending so much time working remotely, what discoveries have we made?  We dive into fears, bad habits, and a deeper understanding of who we are. Have you found out the same things about yourself?