Posts by Tom Chang

About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.

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Aladdin: How Robin Williams’ son Zak Uses Film to Teach His Child

Aladdin: How Robin Williams' Son Zak Uses Film to Teach His Child

Zak Williams, son of the late Robin Williams, is using one of his father's most beloved films in Aladdin (1992) to teach his own son, McLaurin "Mickey" Clement, about his grandfather Aladdin's success spawned numerous animated sequels and television series. Disney released a live-action remake in 2019 with Will Smith in the role of Genie. […]

Lord of the Rings Cast Return to the Fellowship on Reunited Apart

Lord of the Rings Cast Return to the Fellowship on Reunited Apart

Actor Josh Gad is living a fanboy's dream for his talk web series Reunited Apart. With Hollywood still under quarantine, Gad has been able to establish cast reunions through Zoom video conferencing. Among the franchises covered include The Goonies, Splash, and Back to the Future. Over the past weekend, the cast and crew of The […]

Lucy Lawless, Bruce Campbell,, Dana DeLorenzo, and Ray Santiago in Ash vs. Evil Dead. Image courtesy of Lionsgate

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Would Bruce Campbell Unretire for a Fourth Season?

When Ash vs. Evil Dead premiered on Starz in 2015, there was some reserved skepticism on how the horror franchise could translate to television. There was also a question if star Bruce Campbell can pick up where he left off since the last time he played the role 23 years ago in a live-action setting […]

Dolores wants some answers on Westworld, courtesy of HBO.

HBO Max? Netflix? Our Slipstream Would Be The Only Streamer You'd Need

If any upstart company wants to take this on, you can thank me later. Imagine, if you ever wanted to binge one particular genre, but your favorite films and shows are across 5-6 different SVOD services? Why pay $50 or so a month to have access to 5 or 6 services you're largely never going […]

Suicide Squad: Adam Beach Reveals Slipknot Deleted Scene

Suicide Squad: Adam Beach Reveals Slipknot Deleted Scene

Ever since HBO Max's announcement of the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League (2017), a hopeful few dreamed of David Ayer's cut of Suicide Squad (2016) seeing the light of day. To get the ball rolling, Adam Beach, who played the ill-fated Slipknot in the 2016 film, answered a fan inquiry about what the Ayer […]

X-Men: James Mangold “Daphne Keen Carried Logan”

X-Men: James Mangold "Daphne Keen Carried Logan"

There's no doubt the biggest breakout star for Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine in Logan (2017) was Daphne Keen. The young actress played Laura/X-23, a young female clone of Wolverine. The main difference between the two is Logan/James Howlett has three claws on each hand and a skeleton enhanced by adamantium. X-23 has two […]

X-Men: Simon Kinberg Wants to Revisit Phoenix with Famke Janssen

X-Men: Simon Kinberg Wants to Revisit Phoenix with Famke Janssen

Simon Kinberg wants another crack at Phoenix despite two previous adaptations in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Dark Phoenix (2019). During the IGN-hosted watch party for Days of Future Past (2014) which he also co-wrote, Kinberg believes he can deliver the Dark Phoenix saga that is more faithful to the original Chris Claremont and […]

Sir Patrick Stewart, on "Star Trek" and sonnets, courtesy CBSViacom.

Star Trek: Patrick Stewart On TNG Filming; Akiva Goldsman On Season 2

Shooting in the world of syndication compared to the age of streaming must be night and day for Patrick Stewart. First playing the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 1987 on Star Trek: The Next Generation, nearly 33 years passed, and the demands on the set of Picard aren't anywhere close as grueling. Stewart spoke […]

Simon Kinberg Says "All of the Movies at Fox Are Being Evaluated"

X-Men: Simon Kinberg Planned Gambit, Mr. Sinister in Apocalypse

If there's one benefit to the quarantine, it's the hosted watch parties. Writer Simon Kinberg joined IGN's viewing of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). While he provided the screenplay, the story was co-written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film bridged the 2000 X-Men, and First Class casts together. […]

Star Trek: Voyager Cast Discusses Characters' Growth, Evolution

Star Trek: Voyager Cast Discusses Characters' Growth, Evolution

When it comes to Star Trek shows, Voyager stood in a class all its own because unlike its predecessors, the crew was completely disconnected from the comforts built by the United Federation of Planets. Stranded in the Delta Quadrant, the crew only had their resources and Starfleet principles to survive as they try to journey […]

Tenet: Warner Bros Changed Film Logo Avoiding Brand Confusion

Tenet: Christopher Nolan Breaks Down Sequence with Real 747

After saving the Batman franchise with the Dark Knight trilogy, writer and director, Christopher Nolan is tasked to do the impossible once again in salvaging the decimated summer 2020 movie season with Tenet. When it comes to cinematic spectacles, the five-time Oscar nominee fails to disappoint picking up where he left off once he wrapped […]

October 11, 2019: 52st Sitges Film Festival - Photo call of Sam Neill. Editorial credit: Luis Javier Villalba / Shutterstock.com

Jurassic World: Dominion – Sam Neill Eager to Return After Quarantine

While Jurassic World III star Sam Neill remains grateful as his status as a working actor, he never embraced the "celebrity" label attached performing on screen. With an impressive filmography spanning five decades, the character actor became in high demand particularly in the 1990s including notable roles in The Hunt for Red October (1990), The […]

Tenet: Warner Bros Changed Film Logo Avoiding Brand Confusion

Tenet: Why Warner Bros Changed Film Logo to Avoid Brand Confusion

When the first trailer for Tenet came out on December 19th, 2019, writer and director, Christopher Nolan did not realize how similar the logo for his film came to a specific bicycle components company of the same name based out of Bellingham, Washington. The last two letters, "et" in Tenet, references "time inversion." The biking […]

MacGruber: Christopher Nolan Sends Encouraging Email to Cast and Crew

MacGruber Fan Christopher Nolan Sends Cast, Crew Encouraging Email

What began as a spoof of MacGyver on NBC's Saturday Night Life in 2007 turned to its own cultural phenomenon in MacGruber. Played by Will Forte, the skits introduced a comedic dynamic not thoroughly explored on the former ABC series, sidetracking. Joined by Vicki (Kristen Wiig) and usually the SNL host as another character, MacGruber […]

Pictured: No'l Wells as Ensign Tendi; Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford; Tawny Newsome as Ensign Mariner; Jack Quaid as Ensign Boimler of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Lower Decks: Mike McMahan On Why You Can't Have Morty in Star Trek

Star Trek: Lower Decks explores two fronts the franchise is seldom known for comedy and animation. Series creator Mike McMahan, whose credits include Adult Swim's Rick & Morty and co-creator of Solar Opposites, spoke to Collider about the balance between looking at Star Trek in a new light while also paying respect to the franchise. […]

Simon Pegg at the UK premiere for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" in Leicester Square, London. Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

The Mandalorian: Simon Pegg Pitches His Star Wars Return

Simon Pegg has an idea to return to the Star Wars franchise as a different alien in the popular series The Mandalorian. The actor originally played Unkar Plutt, the junk trader who exchanged Rey's (Daisy Ridley) metal scraps for rations in Jakku before she set off to join the Resistance and later, learn the ways […]

Netflix Corrected Back to the Future Error, Writer Says

Netflix Corrected Back to the Future Error, Writer Says

Astute Back to the Future fans took to social media to take exception of a scene edited out of the streamed version from Part II (1989) on Netflix. The scene in question involved when Marty (Michael J. Fox) returned to 1955 steal back his 2015 sports almanac from young Biff (Tom Wilson). Outside on high […]

MTV Reunions: Teen Wolf TV Cast, Crew Set for Premiere

Teen Wolf Series Cast, Crew Set for MTV Reunions Premiere

The quarantine leaves no shortage of cast reunions taking place all over the country even if it's within the confines of social distancing. Now MTV decided to take the idea and create a television series called MTV Reunions. For its premiere episode, the cast and crew of Teen Wolf, the TV series set to commemorate […]

Batman: Bane Masks Sales Surge During Quarantine

Batman: Bane Masks Sales Surge During Quarantine

If you're going to invest in a mask during the quarantine, it may not be the best idea to go with one of Batman's most iconic villains in Bane. Played by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Bane masks become harder to come by as plastic masks, not approved pandemic wear by medical […]

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020). Image Credit: Orion Pictures

Bill & Ted 3: Alex Winter Provides Update on Film, Teases Trailer

One of the most anticipated films of 2020 is Bill & Ted Face the Music. While the film slated to hit theaters in August, uncertainty arises with studios delaying releases due to the quarantine. Addressing rumors concerning the film's future or that it could skip theaters and go straight to a home release, star Alex […]