I was thinking recently about the Death Star projects in Star Wars and an implication that we’ve all missed through the years. I’ve written about the Death Stars before, including which one was cooler (Death Star II by a mile), how Vader was supposed to be using the Death Star as his tool for Ascendancy […]Read more "Death Star Death Match"
In Admiral Ozzel’s Death: The Key the the Empire Losing Hoth, I offered that he would have led a more successful attack on the Rebel Base. I touched as well on Piett’s promotion to Admiral and postulated this: Further, this promotion is most likely what cost the Empire the space battle over Endor. Probably, Admiral […]Read more "Admiral Piett: Incompetent Boob"
This time, it’s a Good Old throw-down between two franchises with “Star” in the title. In one corner, the commander of Terok Nor, Gul Dukat. In the other, the commander of the first dreaded Death Star, Grand Moff Tarkin. Both are formidable commanders, in charge of feared space stations built on the outer rims of […]Read more "Improbable Match-Up: Gul Dukat vs. Grand Moff Tarkin"
As most everyone unlucky enough to have regular direct contact with me knows, I’ve aged about 10 years in the last week thanks to that most rigorous of procedures called “selling a house.” Now, it’s a first-world problem to be sure. We are selling a fully-functional roof over our heads so we can go buy […]Read more "It Wasn’t The Empire’s Fault"
In honor of May 4th, I’m going to go with a Star Wars blog. My hope is that some random Star Wars fan will read this and spin themselves up trying to argue it in some way. It is spurred primarily by a recent conversation with a coworker wherein I detailed how Princess Leia only […]Read more "Princess Leia: Mass Murderess?"
Recently on Twitter, @TheNeedsOfMany brought to light that according to the “Shatnerverse,” everyone’s favorite octogenarian ham has put out into Star Trek lore that the Borg were actually responsible for V’Ger. If you don’t recall V’Ger, it was the somewhat lame recycled plot device from The Changeling the antagonist from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. […]Read more "Was V’Ger a Borg?"
That’s right, I said it. The second Death Star is better than the first. Vicious. Malignant. It looks so evil, like its cancer is rotting it away from the inside out. Evil that cannot be contained. The rounded edges are replaced with a jagged, toothy superstructure, like an ex hockey player (or Canucks fan) getting […]Read more "Why the Second Death Star Kicks Ass"