Michael John Petty-Senior Features Writer

Michael John Petty

Senior Features Writer

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About Michael John Petty

Michael John Petty is a Senior Features Writer for Collider and has been with the site since 2021. Michael loves to spend his days writing, volunteering with his church, and enjoying everyday life with his wife and daughter.

Michael's first work of self-published fiction – The Beast of Bear-tooth Mountain – was released in 2023 and became the #1 Best Seller in "Religious Fiction Short Stories" on Amazon. Having lived in Illinois, Montana, and Southern California, Michael currently resides in North Idaho with his family.

Industry Experience

Michael has a bachelor's degree in film and photography from Montana State University and over a decade's worth of writing and podcasting experience.

In addition to Collider, Michael's other bylines include LooperSuperman HomepageNext Luxury, and Across the Airwaves. He also hosts No Fate: A Terminator Podcast.

Favorite Media

Around these parts, Michael is best known for his love of SmallvilleSupernaturalLittle House on the Prairie, and the Yellowstone universe, not to mention all-things Batman. His favorite movie is The Iron Giant and he's a big fan of The Lord of the RingsThe Conjuring Universe, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Additionally, he loves shows and franchises such as MillenniumLongmireTerminatorThe X-Files, and Westerns that you probably haven't heard of.

Latest Articles

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Yes, ‘Smallville’ Is About Clark Kent, But Lex Luthor Is the Real Star

"The great men and women of the world have always been defined by their enemies."

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What Makes 'Batman: Mask of the Phantasm' Still the Best Batman Movie

There's a reason we find ourselves always returning to this part of Gotham.

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'The Muppet Christmas Carol' Turns Dickens Into a Slapstick Comedy

There are plenty of Christmas Carols out there, but none quite like the Muppets' version.

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'Yellowstone's Thomas Rainwater Never Got the Storyline He Deserved

'Yellowstone's resident Chief deserves more to do than stand around and look menacing.

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The Heartbreaking Reason Jimmy Stewart Replaced Gary Cooper in ‘How the West Was Won’

Why didn’t the 'High Noon' actor star in this Western classic?

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This ‘X-Files’ Two-Parter Is a Bizarre Christmas Carol

This is 'The X-Files' double feature you probably forgot about.

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The True Story Behind 'Little House on the Prairie's Blizzard Episode

Not every Christmas story is a magical fairy tale, and this 'Little House on the Prairie' episode detailed the harshness of winter.

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How Historically Accurate Is ‘Dances with Wolves’?

Kevin Costner is known as a Western hero, but is his most notable addition historically accurate?

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This ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Episode Was Banned to Save Lives

This 'Hawaii Five-O' episode hasn't been seen since it first aired.

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The Ultimate Western Sidekick Is Also the Genre’s Greatest Force

The athlete-turned-actor is the Western genre’s secret weapon.

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How Accurate Is ‘SEAL Team’?

Just how authentic is the hit CBS-turned-Paramount series?

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'Yellowstone’ Has Still Never Topped This Shocking Finale

Things got pretty explosive for the Duttons in this season finale.

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The Jimmy Stewart & John Ford Western That Made an Awful Production Mistake

Director John Ford made some problematic choices.

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Wait, Is Jared Padalecki Going To Guest Star on ‘The Boys’?

Fingers crossed that it won't be long before this 'Supernatural' alum makes his way over to 'The Boys'!

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This ‘Supernatural’ Christmas Episode Is One of the Show’s Most Gruesome

The ’Supernatural’ episode is a holiday special that blends the horror threats with the Winchesters’ traumatic family history.

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'Smallville's Phantom Zone Turned Clark Kent Into Superman

Who would've thought a prison for alien criminals would've shown Clark Kent the meaning of heroism?

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'Yellowstone' Was Better When We Thought John Dutton Was Dying

'Yellowstone' started with so much potential that could've easily offered Kevin Costner a proper exit.

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'Smallville's Best Villain Wasn't Lex Luthor

This 'Smallville' baddie makes all other villains kneel before him.

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