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The Matrix Movie Poster

Part Four: Endgame

 

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The Matrix Movie Poster

Part Two: Unplugged

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The Matrix Movie Poster

In 1999, the conventions and expectations of action movies and science fiction alike were shattered by the Larry and Andy Wachowski’s breakthrough film, The Matrix. Although the sequel films, and the failures of various tie-in media, have soured public and critical perception of this movie, I think the franchise deserves another look, so this week on The Uncommon Geek I turn the clock back, starting from the beginning of the Matrix saga. In this first of four planned posts, I will be examining the franchise starting at the first movie, why it had such a profound impact on virtually everything that came after it, and why I geek out every time I watch it. (more…)

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The Menagerie Part One

As the only two-part episode in The Original Series, “The Menagerie” also cleverly serves as a re-telling of the very first Star Trek story ever filmed, “The Cage.” This week on The Uncommon Geek, I examine all of these episodes in full detail, highlighting their connections to other aspects of the Trek mythos. As well, I take a look at the ground broken by Gene Roddenberry concerning the nature of reality, decades before movies like “The Matrix” challenged the perception of our everyday world. (more…)

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