There’s a recent trend that reinforces a basic fact that underlays a lot of things in my experience.Read More Blame George Lucas
Every nerd of a certain age today commemorates the release of a film that led to one of the deepest rifts in any fandom, and in the nerd sub-culture as a whole. I’m not going to spend a lot of time writing about it because I’ve written about it before. Most people will say “happy […]Read More Happy Anniversary to Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
I had the joyous moment recently of discovering a lost influence, an old Disney®™© film, The Black Cauldron, which I hadn’t seen in decades.Read More Rediscovering Lost Influences
Blogging has always been about having a way for me to work things out that randomly come into my brain. I’m not so vain as to regard blogging as anything other than something fun to let off nerdy “steam” that’s built up. Despite constantly hurling my voice at the world through podcasting, sometimes I return to it.Read More So, What Are You Really Reading?
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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I’ve highlighted this tremendous act of pandering while podcasting, but it’s really gotten under my skin again. JJ Abrams did some press for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation where he once again highlighted that his approach to The Force Awakens emphasizes the Original Trilogy, as opposed to the Entire Saga or including the Prequel Trilogy in specific.Read More JJ Abrams Hates Midichlorians
Netflix recently unleashed the entire run of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, including the sixth and final never-before-seen season, which dominated my weekend watching habits and has doubly reinvigorated my mental pursuit of esoteric Star Wars questions on top of the recent exchanges on Words With Nerds. Often I promise these sorts of blogs will […]Read More Can Droids See Force Ghosts?
This blog was triggered by how much attention R2–D2 has gotten as the hype machine slowly comes to life for Episode VII: The Fanbase Fractures Further™.Read More The Vague Racism of a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Strap yourselves in, we’re about to make the jump back into deep Star Wars territory. But it’s really, really, really interesting stuff to consider.Read More Anakin’s Divine Origin
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)