Category: Critique

How Kingdom Hearts Failed Its Expanded Universe (Spoiler Free)

Kingdom Hearts III

Expanded universes offer fans the chance to indulge in the world they love beyond the main story or characters, yet done wrong it can feel like little more than a money grab, and at worst confuse audiences.

Tera: A Lesson in How Not to Dress Women

Women’s fashion isn’t great in a lot of fantasy and sci-fi art, but Tera’s outfit take the cake on what designers shouldn’t do.

Star Trek: Discovery – Does It Want to be Star Trek?

Star Trek Discovery

Take a look at how Star Trek Discovery handles it’s world building in an established universe.

The Orville: Does Its Universe Hold Up?

The Orville Crew

Given my love for all things Star Trek, including fun parodies of Star Trek, I thought we’d delve into two new shows in the next couple of posts and look at the success or failure of their respective world-building schemes: Star Trek: Discovery and…

One Piece: All the Feelings!

As you might have guessed from the banner, we’re talking about One Piece today. Eiichiro Oda’s world has a lot going on in it, but I’m actually not going to delve in deep to that. I actually want to discuss my favorite aspect of…

Star Trek: The Final Frontier

Warning: Spoilers for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Minor spoiler for Star Trek: Beyond. So, having finally seen Star Trek: Beyond, it puts me in a mood to do a critique of the universe created in the new Star Trek movies. Now,…