Paul Matthew Carr

About Paul Matthew Carr

Paul is a writer, artist and designer. He spends an inordinate amount of time on the Internet blogging about silly things and even more time making things up and then attempting to convince people they are proper stories. He also talks into microphones from time to time.

The Master of the Mystic: 2016’s Best End Credit Song

So 2016 is over (finally) and it was...let's go with interesting. But amid all the disappointment, despair and downright disgust (lots of alliteration - eat your heat out Stan Lee) there was one bright point - The end credit song from Doctor Strange: The Master of the Mystic. Marvel films have taken some criticism for their [...]

Cosmic Winter Wonderland: NASA Image of the Day

Normally I would say something snarky or goofy here but this image speaks for itself really, no need to embellish with my customary silliness. It's stunning. Just a great example of the Universe being awesome. And here, at the end of a particularly terrible, tragic, unhappy year, we could all use a little awesome. So please sit [...]

The ElkCast Episode 5: The Time I Saw Star Wars 12 Times In A Row

Welcome everyone to this thing that I do… This time around I'm talking Star Wars in anticipation of the release of Rouge One. Specifically I'll be telling the story of a particular time when I saw the film 12 times in a row in the theater...and there may or may not have been something nefarious [...]

Mars Is a Chocolate Bar: NASA Image of the Day

In absolutely stunning news the folks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have discovered that the surface of Mars is actually a giant candy bar - chocolate to be precise. Deep, flowing oceans of creamy milk chocolate swirl between vast chunks of solid chocolate smoothed into rounded edges over a millennia of churning goodness. It is [...]

Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling

"The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly" - Rod Serling in 1963. Blank on Blank is a series of short animations featuring snippets of conversation and interviews of various celebrities and other assorted famous people which airs on PBS. This particular segment features Rod Serling, creator [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Maneuvers

So I imagine the pitch meeting for this episode went something like this: In the writers room, around a long table, sat several glum and despondent writers desperate for ideas to enliven a plodding series. Suddenly one enterprising (see what I did there?) writer perked and said, "Hey guys, you know how this is [...]

Good Morning: NASA Image of the Day

Its always lovely to see the world from a different perspective. So far 2016 has been a year of loss, confrontation, violence and a bat-shit crazy election. It can be easy to think that everything falling apart; that all is not well. But up above you can't see the craziness, that hatred, you don't think [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Tattoo

Sometimes an episode means well.  It’s hard to criticize something that has its heart in the right place. Still, that can only carry an episode so far. Its flaws, if there are many, will overpower good intentions and leave just a bit of a mess. So it is with Tattoo, a well-meaning failure. Tattoo wants [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Persistence of Vision

Finally, a good episode. Not a great episode mind you, but an entertaining one. And at this point in the second season I'll take entertaining over pretty much anything. I'll admit I was tempted to let this project go, as you can see from the date on the last entry. This second season has been [...]