Tag Archives: Emotion

Pixar’s Inside Out, a Story for All Ages

This past weekend I was able to get out of the house to see a movie after not being able to get out for a while. There were a lot of choices, but I decided to go see the movie Inside Out. l am a huge Disney and Pixar fan and this movie looked so good and it did not disappoint. The elements of how our emotions, personality, memories, and more work together to form who we are was brilliantly portrayed in this movie. The visual elements that they used to show the various ideas were so well done. Then there is the idea that there are moments in our lives that define who we will become and how we handle life. There were a couple moments in particular that I particularly enjoyed. (Spoilers for Inside Out after the jump.) Continue reading

Spock — A Character Study

Spock promo picIf anyone is a geek icon, it’s Spock. Portrayed with understated skill by Leonard Nimoy, Spock is practically synonymous with Star Trek, and even people who’ve never seen an episode of Star Trek know his name. They know pointy ears and a weird hand symbol and “illogical.”

For fans, Spock is even more than that — he was the cool geek when it wasn’t cool to be a geek, you know? As the Enterprise‘s science officer, he helped represent Star Trek‘s ideal of an optimistic future created with science and cooperation. As the ship’s resident (half-)alien, he also embodied that future’s growing pains. He dealt with racism and bigotry from both sides, not to mention widespread misunderstandings of himself and his culture. He was an outsider who was one of us. He also has a singularly interesting character arc!

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