Munjeera

Munjeera

Interested in themes of common experiences as human beings, especially the triumph of the human spirit. Love to challenge stereotypes and promote critical thinking.

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    Forever Femme Fatale: Reigning Female Villains

    A top 5 list of the best female villains of all time in either literature, TV or film with a description of what makes them so memorable, their motivations and their evil strategies. From Eve to Lady Macbeth to Catwoman to the Borg Queen.

    • Forever Femme Fatale: Reigning Female VillainsA top 5 list of the best female villains of all time in either literature, TV or film with a description of what make them so memorable, their motivations and their evil strategies. From Eve to Lady Macbeth to Catwoman to the Borg Queen. – Munjeera 1 year ago
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    • I think this article should stick to one category (like only TV or only literature female villains) since there would be so many to choose from. – LaRose 1 year ago
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    The Rise and Fall of the Prime Directive

    Explain what the Prime Directive is and its history in ST. Examine how ST: TNG emphasized the guiding principle with Picard’s pontification on the subject using specific examples where the PD was central to the plot. Conclude with a discussion on how and why the PD has fallen to the wayside first under Rick Berman and now with J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin.

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      Justin Lin: Up and Coming Director

      Explore Lin’s rise to direct ST: Beyond. Look at how he began as a director and examine what he will bring to the ST franchise. Address the topic of Justin Lin and Star Trek Beyond applied to the rest of the series and how that will effect them. Mention how Lin’s background in the Fast and Furious franchise will either be beneficial or harmful to what J.J. Abrams has done

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        Critiquing Canadian Television

        Due South, Power Play, Flashpoint and The Listener are all TV series made in Canada. Why is there a dearth of diversity in Canadian productions? Given the popularity of Degrassi: The Next Generation and Little Mosque on the Prairie could Canadian TV benefit from exploring the uniqueness of the Canadian experience? What recommendations could be made to help Canadian TV?

        • There's also Murdoch Mysteries to look into. – JennyCardinal 1 year ago
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        • (Corner Gas?)There is so much filmed in Canada, particularly in Vancouver. A lot of Sci-Fi. Fringe, The 4400, The 100, Stargate SG-1. Granted, Vancouver is losing some of the hold it had on Sci-Fi television (that's politics of film, not this article).My point is, are you looking for Canadian-produced and created work, or just work that was filmed in Canada, because there is a huge divide between those two? – chandlerwp 1 year ago
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        • 100% Canadian productions Chandler is what I would like to see examined. If a movie is just filmed here then I don't think there is much creative control. You are correct that there is a huge divide between the two in terms of how much the producers would have a say in who and what and how these TV shows are made for sure. – Munjeera 1 year ago
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        Ranking the Avengers Movies

        What criteria should be used to rank Avengers movies? What ranking would the Avengers movies have? I think 1-10 with 10 being the highest would be a easy reference for ranking. I would love to see what people have ranked already and a discussion for what really makes a great Avengers movie. If this could be timed to be written around the time Civil War is released even better. I found Age of Ultron derivative but know some people loved it. I think originality, the origins story and the villain are key to great conflict and rising tension. Character development, such as in Ironman, also adds flavor. Another often forgotten criteria is the supporting actors. Hope this helps. – Munjeera 6 hours ago

        • I think 1-10 with 10 being the highest would be a easy reference for ranking. I would love to see what people have ranked already and a discussion for what really makes a great Avengers movie. If this could be timed to be written around the time Civil War is released even better. I found Age of Ultron derivative but know some people loved it. I think originality, the origins story and the villain are key to great conflict and rising tension. Character development, such as in Ironman, also adds flavor. Another often forgotten criteria is the supporting actors. Hope this helps. – Munjeera 2 years ago
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        In what ways did the original Star Trek predict the future?

        There are many ways in which the original Star Trek predicted aspects about the future such as the communicators which mimic cell phones. I would like to find out from Trekkie purists how Gene Roddenberry got it right.

        • Something to consider is that Star Trek has done this as a whole, not just with the Original series. There were many devices in both Voyager and TNG that predict future technology, such as tablets, comm systems, AI computers, and holograms. Perhaps you could compare and contrast each series and their different technology predictions. – Megan Finsel 2 years ago
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        • I would like to see an article on the original series since it was 50 years ago or around there as a sort of anniversary of the series when it started Sept. 8, 1966. A kind of homage to the ideas as well as technology that Roddenberry envisioned. One item that comes to mind is the international cast. It is so unusual to have that kink of diversity in terms of a TV series in that time. Referring to specific episodes would also be great when they encountered alien technology that was "ahead." – Munjeera 2 years ago
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        • Did Star Trek predict the future or create the future? Are there any modern technologies (i.e., the flip cell phone) that just might have been influenced by Star Trek? – sophiacatherine 2 years ago
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        • Finding out what Star Trek influenced in terms of tech would be interesting. I heard that NASA did get some ideas about space technology from Star Trek. – Munjeera 2 years ago
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        Latest Comments

        Munjeera

        Progress yes😀Still so far to go…also yes. Look at the names: Supergorl, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch. There is something missing in the very names. Girl not woman, widow lacking a husband and witch has a negative connotation.

        We need better names!

        The Strong Female Lead: Modern Cinema's Take on Women's Strength
        Munjeera

        Agreed 100%. Frustrating when representations reproduce stereotypes.

        Miscegenation On Screen, Why So Disparate?
        Munjeera

        Interracial couples face unique challenges and it would be interesting to see more representations.

        Miscegenation On Screen, Why So Disparate?
        Munjeera

        True but unfortunately not for everyone!

        Miscegenation On Screen, Why So Disparate?
        Munjeera

        Great analysis of Picasso’s work and sensitivity to the artist’s intention. I visited the Picasso museum in Paris a long time ago and gained an appreciation for the first time. Hope to hear more from you on the artistic pieces. I always learn so much.

        Picasso's Guernica: 80 Years Later
        Munjeera

        Another great article celebrating the achievements of women! I love it. I agree there have been changes but still so far to go! There needs to be more strong role models of women and let us hope the positive trend continues.

        Women, Culture and Politics: Buffy's Critical Bite
        Munjeera

        I love biographies and I think it is great to see this article celebrating women. Very nicely written and your passion shines through.

        Minds That Matter: Women Of Lore
        Munjeera

        Great piece on CW. I have never considered myself to be creative and like SusanneLeist (above), I find later in life, I have so much to express through writing. Sometimes, it feels like the articles almost write themselves.

        Are Creative Writers Taught or Talented?