About Steven Murphy

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Steven is an instance of an infinite spectrum of variations. Every possible Steven simultaneously existing superpositioned as a quantum wave manifesting across the multiverse. Upon your observation, the wave function collapsed on this guy. It's a shame, really. Dental hygienist Steven was much nicer and could have gotten you a great deal on that root canal.
Favorites: LOST, Batman: The Animated Series, Person of Interest, Game of Thrones, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Green Lantern Comics (Not The Movie, Obviously), Star Wars (Not The Prequels, Obviously), Star Trek: TNG, Gotham, The Matrix, Daredevil, X-Men, Ghostbusters, Cosmos, Firefly, X-FIles, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Ender's Game, Buffy, Anything Written By Brian K. Vaughan Or Scott Snyder, Most Things Written By Stephen King Or Grant Morrison, Anything Directed By Christopher Nolan, Most Things Directed By Stephen Spielberg, Earth Station One, Soul Calibur, And Taco Bell's Grilled Stuffed Burrito
Location: Atlanta, GA

Steven Murphy - Writer

  • Moral Culpability In Genre Fiction

    Posted Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Any fan of comics and genre movies know that good guys and bad guys periodically switch sides for convoluted reasons. It makes being a judge or juror in these worlds a confusing and somewhat comical endeavor. Let’s look at the most common causes for this behavior and see how you pass judgment. Body Hijacking In […]

  • Free Will And Heptapods

    Posted Friday, December 23rd, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Spoilers for Arrival follow. I’m baffled by ‘Arrival.‘ I overheard a theatergoer that exited after me say “I don’t get it,” a sentiment shared by my father who accompanied me. I remember what it was like to not be the science fiction aficionado I am now and empathize. I get not getting it, but I […]

  • The Gift Guide To Modern Marvel Comics

    Posted Friday, December 9th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Tis the season for gift guides and this post is no different. I present to you my favorite modern Marvel comics! Forgive the specificity, but it has a purpose. Modern comics, in this case comics published in the last fifteen years, are more approachable than the classics with their out-of-fashion style and less relatable commentary. If you are […]

  • Five For Friday: Top Five Ways To Tell If Your Partner Is A ‘Westworld’ Host

    Posted Friday, November 25th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    If ‘Westworld’ has shown us anything, it’s that it will soon be difficult to differentiate between a robot and a human. So how can you tell the difference? Here are 5 clues that will help you out: 1. Say you and your significant other come back home from a successful date night. The candles are lit […]

  • What Is The Real Purpose Of Westworld?

    Posted Friday, October 28th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Westworld corporate representative Theresa Cullen told the park storywriter that while the park is superficially about satisfying guest fantasies, it means “something completely different to management.” That was from the season premiere. Now that we are a few episodes in, it is a good time to start exploring what the higher purpose of Westworld may be. The […]

  • Top 10 Reasons Why We Haven’t Met Aliens

    Posted Friday, September 30th, 2016 05:18 pm GMT -4

    Consider this: There are billions of stars in our galaxy and a large percentage of them have planets orbiting. There is an incredibly high probability many of those planets are in the “habitable zone” – an area not too close and not too far from the star to foster earth-like life. The single such planet […]

  • DC Rebirth: The Prisoners Of Oz

    Posted Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Spoilers for Rebirth-related plot points from DC comics follow. It’s been four months since DC released Rebirth #1. The issue kicked off a new era for DC characters in which they would slowly fall in line with what once was before the 2011 Flashpoint event spawned the New 52. The reveal of Rebirth was that […]

  • Suddenly We Love Mel Gibson’s Hate?

    Posted Monday, September 12th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Mel Gibson thinks ‘Batman v. Superman’ was “a piece of shit,” which begs the question, since when do we care what Mel Gibson thinks? There’s been this conspiracy theory floating around the Internet that Disney has been paying critics and influencers to bad mouth Warner Bros. recent superhero offerings. That’s a pretty tame conspiracy, I […]

  • Dragon Con 2016: ‘Gotham’ Secret Stories Panel Recap

    Posted Friday, September 9th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Last weekend was the 30th Anniversary of Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, and among the cosplay and gaming you could find me at the Gotham panel. Fan favorite Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin), David Mazouz (Bruce), Sean Pertwee (Alfred), Drew Powell (Butch), and Chris Chalk (Lucius Fox) were all there to tell set stories and give […]

  • Are We Heading Towards A ‘Star Trek’ Future?

    Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Spin the wheel of science fiction futures and you will almost certainly land somewhere you don’t want to be. A myriad of dystopias and post-apocalyptic landscapes imply that genre authors are a pessimistic bunch, but one outlier comes to mind: Gene Roddenberry. The creator of ‘Star Trek’ imagined an optimistic future in which reason triumphs and […]

  • Dragon Con 2016: Cosplay Rules The Streets In The Annual Dragon Con Parade

    Posted Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Labor Day weekend 2016 marked the 30th Anniversary of Dragon Con, Atlanta’s biggest pop culture convention. Dragon Con is the southern destination for American cosplayers and that’s never more obvious than during its Saturday morning parade. Words can’t really describe it, so I took pictures. The parade closes off the streets of downtown Atlanta so that […]

  • Why You Should Expect Marvel Studios To Keep Beating DC On The Big Screen

    Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Geoff Johns Is Probably Not Kevin Feige When news broke that Geoff Johns would be the new creative force behind the DC Cinematic Universe people were happy. People are still happy. I’m just not sure they will remain happy. Johns is a good sign for critics of the so-called Snyder-verse primarily because he is in […]

  • ‘Star Trek’ And The Optimization Of The Transporter

    Posted Sunday, July 31st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Does it bother anyone else that the characters of ‘Star Trek’ regularly overlook the obvious solution? They’re not stupid. I’d understand if they were stupid. They are among the smartest collection of people in fiction. They just have a huge blindspot: the power of teleportation. In ‘Star Trek,’ transporters can dematerialize people or things in […]

  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Meet-ups For ‘Game Of Thrones’

    Posted Sunday, July 31st, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s going to be a long wait until the next season of ‘Game of Thrones.’ It’s fitting. Game of Thrones has always been a show of delayed gratification. I’ve been waiting for some of my favorite characters to come together since episode one. Others have been separated for hundreds of miles and dozens of episodes, […]

  • It’s Time For A ‘Ghostbusters’ Vs ‘Beetlejuice’ Film

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    The problem about remakes is that they, almost by definition, offer little new. Take the new ‘Ghostbusters.’ It was fine. Just…fine. It had a cast that could have probably put out something funnier and more interesting if unencumbered by the ‘Ghostbusters’ mythos, but the producers played it safe. Studios know that going with public name […]