Guest Post: Milo Murphy’s Law Review by Bess Goden of Steampunk Parliament

(Featured image: Milo, his sister Sara and friends Bradley and Amanda waiting to see the new ‘Dr. Zone’ movie.) What is Milo Murphy’s Law About? You may not have heard about the new Disney XD cartoon Milo Murphy’s Law, but it’s both hilarious and riddled with enough time traveling steampunk references to keep even adult viewers delighted. Milo Murphy, (voiced by Weird Al), is plagued by ‘Murphy’s Law’: ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.’ This is why he’s always prepared for anything, including time travel.   Milo is constantly chased by avalanches, floods, stampedes, and all number of hilariously unfortunate events. Some of these … Continue reading Guest Post: Milo Murphy’s Law Review by Bess Goden of Steampunk Parliament

Cinema for Steampunks: Treasure Planet (2002) Reimagines a Classic Tale with a Space-Age Twist

Have you ever been watching a pirate movie and said to yourself, “Gee, what this really needs is some aliens!” Then Treasure Planet is the movie for you. But seriously, it is a really cool re-imagining of the tale of young Jim’s adventure, which originally ran as a serial in a boys magazine in the 1880’s. There have been tons renditions of this story; plays, movies, comics, you name it. But this is the first one I have seen that really does anything to ‘punk’ it. Well, besides the Muppets of course, but even that was a pretty straight (if more kid-friendly) version of events. Here … Continue reading Cinema for Steampunks: Treasure Planet (2002) Reimagines a Classic Tale with a Space-Age Twist