Author: Karen Fredrickson

‘Buffy’ Writer Rob DesHotel Talks Working With Joss Whedon & the First Two Seasons of ‘Buffy’

I had the opportunity to do a brief interview with Rob DesHotel, who worked as a story editor and writer on Buffy the Vampire Slayerduring seasons one and two. He talked about what is involved in being a story editor and the challenges of getting in different characters heads. The episodes he wrote are “Never Kill a Boy on the… Read more →

Avengers Analysis – The Feminist Evolution from ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Guardians of the Galaxy & Avengers: Age of Ulton

Guardians of the Galaxy Sophistication of Story: This film introduces the politics of space in the Marvel universe. You learn about the Nova Corps, and some of the class distinctions of different alien species and characters. Contribution to the Overall Avengers Storyline: This film introduces the space characters. While Thor is from another planet, we have only seen him on… Read more →

Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time: A Conversation With Eduardo Castro

I had the chance to talk with Eduardo Castro, the Emmy-nominated costume designer for Once Upon a Time, and the person behind some of those amazing, beautiful, and crazy costumes we have seen on characters ranging from Rumplestiltskin to Snow White. Castro, the winner of a Costume Designers Guild Award, talked about a range of topics, from the pilot to… Read more →

Chris Hemsworth, Thor the Dark World

Avengers Analysis – The Feminist Evolution from ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Thor: the Dark World & Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Thor: The Dark World Sophistication of Story: The film sets up later films with its last scene. This isn’t a great film and it really under utilizes Loki, who is usually the best part of a Thor film. It does start to introduce some humor, with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston both demonstrating good comic timing. Contribution to the Overall… Read more →

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Avengers Analysis – The Feminist Evolution from ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Endgame’: The Avengers & Iron Man 3

The next two films we’re looking at are The Avengers and Iron Man 3. The Avengers: Sophistication: This was the first Avengers film, and the first to bring humor to all the Avengers. Later films would continue that to a degree. It’s also the first Marvel film to have the main characters from different films all meet, which means we… Read more →