It’s been a point of contention on this blog, and on the Words With Nerds podcast as to how “convoluted” Luke’s plan to save Han from Jabba was. I won’t recall all of the steps because if you haven’t watched Return of the Jedi, please do so now. Anyway, it seems like there were a […]Read more "Luke Skywalker: Crisis Manager"
Pursuant to the resurrection of the entire series, the next film to enjoy some scrutiny is the venerable, must-never-be-questioned-as-the-best Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back. Once again, I know that this is dangerous territory in which to be. After all, we know that the Lord Himself came down from Heaven to give us this […]Read more "Another Unanswered Question from The Empire Strikes Back"
I was thinking the other day and my thoughts turned to Han Solo. As shocking as that may be, it was primarily in the context of his character arc. Han goes from well–travelled, roguish (drug) smuggler to noble leader in love with a princess. Not a bad journey, even if some fanboys prefer to remember […]Read more "Journey of Faith: An Interesting Note About Han Solo"
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?"
This is actually going to be a new “series” of blogs I’m starting, where I’ll take questions (if anyone has them, or if I think of an interesting one) about the “text” of the Star Wars films and provide the answers as best I can. May as well, as blog links seem to save me […]Read more "Revising the Text: There Is Another"
I love Star Wars. Contrary to popular belief, not in an unhealthy way. At one time in the distant past, I bordered on unhealthy obsession. Those were times colored by tremendous social anxieties and mounting insecurities. I went to the first three Star Wars Celebration festivals, which were really just big promo conventions to get […]Read more "The Moments I Never Counted on Having"
I started this reincarnation of ‘kessel korner’ with a revival of one of its original posts from its days at blogs.starwars.com/kesseljunkie. This is a feature that I’d like to keep going because every so often I pull back on a post slated to auto-publish so I can re-work it a little bit. That happened for the one scheduled today, so enjoy this. It’s nerdy on a scale that almost makes me blush. Almost.Read more "Flashback Blog: Star Wars Politics and You"