Mellek Steel

As a Black Man, I Don’t Need a Black Superman

The news that Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan may be Superman barely touched me. We don’t need this, we need real progress.   Full disclosure (and pardon the pun), but I’m a Tolkien black guy. When I venture into Middle Earth, I see an established narrative: hobbits, elves, men who just happen to be white—I don’t ... Read the full article
Mellek Steel

Mellek Steel is a blue-collar schmo who traded the city in for the bush. Alongside his inability to write a gripping bio, he's keen on fishing and whatever footy team is presently losing the most.

The Nerd Reserve Podcast: Looking at Disney’s Releases in 2019

Gird your loins, Disney is playing for keeps in 2019, focusing on sequels to much-loved franchises. Do you want to make a cash cow?

The Past Dictates the Future: Where a Twin Peaks Season 4 Could Go

Jesse Valencia imagines what the creators of Twin Peaks could do and where the series could go if they return for a Twin Peaks Season 4.