Chuck “SF Debris” Sonnenburg is one of my favorite internet reviewers and, along with others like Doug “Nostalgia Critic” Walker, Lindsay “Nostalgia Chick” Ellis and Bob “Movie Bob” Chipman, one of the people who inspired me to start this blog in the first place.
Chuck’s particular wheelhouse is science fiction, particularly hilariously brutal takedowns of bad Star Trek episodes. A while back I asked him to review what is (in my opinion) one of the all time worst Star Trek episodes, the TNG First Season trainwreck “Angel One”. He did, and even survived.
Check it out : http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/t115.asp
The link didn’t work! I love Doug Walker and “The Nostalgia Critic”! I also enjoy his “Bum Reviews!” Are you associated with theguywiththeglasses or were you just inspired like most of us by them?
Sorry, I think I fixed it now. The day the Nostalgia Critic ended there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in my house let me tell ya, (although I have to say I was never able to get into the bum reviews). I’m not associated with TGWTG really, but I do cross post the blog on there.
Yes, the link works now, Thanks! I myself didn’t get into Bum Reviews in the beginning, but I guess I learned to love it over time. And always remember, “Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle!”
I’ve always wanted to review animated films that I watch and talk about them. But I can never get myself to write down anything or don’t even know where or how to start or whether I’m knowledgeable enough to write a review. Can you give me any tips? Thanks! (I’d have sent this message to you privately, but still am getting used to this blogging stuff and didn’t know how to send a private message)
Okay, well first of all don’t worry about being knowledgeable enough. You don’t have to go into a deep film-school thesis level dissertation on it. You are a viewer. If you can watch a film you can have a response to it. If you have a response to it, you can write about that response. My biggest piece of advice for writing a blog (or for writing period) is to know what you want to write before you sit down. Don’t sit in front of a blank screen and wait for inspiration to come because that is a surefire way to go crazy. My biggest advantage with doing this blog the way I’m doing it is that I never have to worry about what I’m going to write about next. This week it’s Sleeping Beauty, next week it’s 101 Dalmations and so on. That helps keep writers block at bay. If you have a movie you want to review, sit down and watch it through once. Think about what you want to write and then do it. Best of luck, and let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for the advice! I’ll let u know how I make out!
I did my first “My Thoughts” about an animated film that I saw. Take a look whenever you have time and let me know what you think/any tips, etc. Thanks a lot!