OK, that headline is a little bit of an attention-getter on purpose. Maybe I really just want the wounding of the Expanded Universe since there is some stuff worth retaining, like the Thrawn books and a lot of the Prequel Era stuff I’ve read. I won’t spoil anything, but the recently-unveiled Season Six of Star […]Read more "My Repeating Hope: Killing the Expanded Universe (EU)!"
So that you all know who is to blame for delaying tonight’s planned super–awesome–fantastic blog and instead having me foist the following blast of self–loathing Star Wars fandom all over you, go complain at @doubleofive. He’s the one who took my brain down this road. Act I: Back Story @kesseljunkie My thought also. I’m terrified […]Read more "Where Do We Go From Here?"
In the latest episode of Words With Nerds, we tackle some of the toughest ethical topics plaguing nerds and geeks. Listen Today! Download! Subscribe! Enjoy! Here are some of the gems you can look forward to in the latest episode: Craig and John discuss… …has George Lucas has been lying to us this entire time […]Read more "Words With Nerds Episode IV: Lies and More Lies"
In the latest episode of Words With Nerds, we present a special extended director’s edition cut, and it’s all gold. All of it. Listen Today! Download! Subscribe! Enjoy! Here are some of the gems you can look forward to in the latest episode: Craig and John… Contradict the expanded universes Discuss the perfect theme music […]Read more "Words With Nerds Episode III: The One Where John Sings"
On the third episode of Words With Nerds, Craig and I explored the concept of the Expanded Universe (a.k.a. “EU”). For those not initiate, the big nerd debate is whether a series of published franchise stories constitute “canon” occurrences. “Canon” is in this sense a borrowed term from religion, indicating a work outside the primary […]Read more "Contracting the Expanded Universe"
Recently on The Twitter, a conversation along these lines came up again. Perhaps I jumped in because I was in the process of migrating a lot of these into draft format; I was up late doing so when I saw something that I knew to be incorrect regarding how much the prequels were supposedly shaped […]Read more "The EU Is Not Authoritative (and Flashback Blog: It’s Likely That Mr. Lucas Doesn’t Know)"
I love the TV show The Clone Wars. I’m sure that comes as no surprise to anyone. However, it goes beyond the obligatory Star Wars fandom and mind-set. Heck, I know people who weren’t ever die–hard Star Wars fans who have nonetheless picked up on the show because it’s got real quality writing behind it. […]Read more "Why I Love The Clone Wars"