Everyone loves to acknowledge Lando Calrissian as the Ladies Man of the Star Wars galaxy. On Words with Nerds, we even marveled at his similar smoothness to yours truly. Of course, no small part of this comes from the fact that Billy Dee Williams was marketed as the King of Smooth outside the Star Wars […]Read more "Smoother: Han or Lando?"
As I’ve discussed on Words With Nerds, I’ve been acquainting myself with James Bond lately as I missed the bulk of those films growing up. I was never particularly drawn to the films as the ones I had seen were decidedly uneven, but at the prompting of a friend took up the challenge of seeing […]Read more "The Power of Villainy"
Pursuant to yesterday’s challenge, here’s my answer. I’m writing this blind without seeing anyone else’s attempts at answering, though I’m sure everyone who wanted took a good crack at things. First Things Just a quick re-establishment that I consider the Imperials to have bungled the Hoth attack, primarily because Veers fell for a diversionary tactic […]Read more "Admiral Ozzel’s Death: The Key to the Empire Losing Hoth"
I’ve often wondered if Darth Vader needed to eat. After all, he “couldn’t” take off his mask–even though he did in The Empire Strikes Back. He was in a trance and/or stronger in the Dark Side at the time (going by the text of the films) or was in a specialized environment (per EU), but […]Read more "Did Darth Vader Need to Eat?"
I’ve thought about my dad a lot recently. Usually I’m too busy to reminisce properly, which is in and of itself a crime. I’m still trying to teach myself to slow down and take time to reflect. This is a long post, probably because so much has built up over time. Echoes of the Past […]Read more "My Emotional Connection with the Original Star Wars Trilogy"
Well here we are, you lovable you. Another episode of sterling intellect and dazzling insight, delivered fresh for you. In this episode Craig and John ponder… Is the ED-209 the next logical step for Detroit? Does the ripple effect of Red Matter reach back to the current day and bring the Predator to LA? Do […]Read more "Words With Nerds: How to Lose Listeners and Alienate People Without Really Trying"
Owen Lars. We speak about him in the latest episode of Words With Nerds; and this is a blog that I’ve wanted to write for a little while yet. Before Luke gets to see the world at large, Owen Lars is his great obstacle. The last rampart to block his visions of the future, Owen […]Read more "In Defense of Uncle Owen"