So the latest Words With Nerds with me and Craig “@craigsorrell” Sorrell got released. It’s a heaping helping of what you expect from us, with some highlights about what we’ve learned, insights on James Cameron’s “Avatar Block,” and a discussion about Magneto, Captain America and yet another comics reboot a-comin’. We also dig into a […]Read more "The Latest Words With Nerds: “Crisis on Infinite Lucas”"
From the previous blog in this series: The ironic thing is that everything Lucas had pointed out, from the Tone Poem structure to the old movie serials influences, helped shine a bright new light on The Force Awakens which allowed me for find my way to enjoying it. Which brings me, finally, to my new […]Read more "What I think Now and Why: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Star Wars: The Force AWakens [Part V]"
George Lucas is one of the most significant artistic influences on my life. I’d think that’s obvious to anyone who knows me or has read this blog. I love George Lucas’ work. I’m one of those who’s spent a lot of time “at his knee,” as it were, learning what he thought made a good story. Nevertheless, the swashbuckling fun within the Star Wars universe came to be dulled a bit by the Seriousness of It All after a certain point.Read more "The Question of George Lucas: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Part IV]"
The first big question with The Force Awakens was, for a fan like myself who liked it all, from Cloud City and Naboo to Tatooine and Gungans, if I would continue to love it now that Lucas wasn’t driving things.Read more "Jedi that was, Jedi to Be – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Part II]"
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Now that I have your attention, let me explain something.Read more "JJ Abrams Hates Midichlorians"
As we continue ramping up to the release of Episode VII in 2015, there’s going to be no shortage of these sorts of posts. I’m anticipating it as much as I can, given the paucity of information out there. Arguably, I’m in a different place with my fandom now. I enjoy the entire body of […]Read more "My Greatest Fear for Episode VII"