If you feel the death of an animal through The Force, I imagine it dissuades you from consuming or killing it.Read More Were the Jedi Vegetarians?
It’s not that Luke had a convoluted plan, it’s that things constantly went sideways and he kept trying to adapt the plan.Read More Luke Skywalker: Crisis Manager
I backed away from the biological questions after being lightly chastised for asking “Does Darth Vader Need to Eat?” However, I’d written this out and had every intent of coming back to it.Read More Darth Vader’s Poop
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?
So say what you will. Artoo is a remnant of the passion and humanity that Vader lost and a visible tie to his dead wife and mother of his children. He keeps making sure that evil never wins. In other words, a symbol of Anakin’s love makes sure that the darkness never snuffs out the light.Read More Love Song for R2D2
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.Read More Another Unanswered Question from The Empire Strikes Back
Recently, regular blog commenter and occasional influencer Tom (who really deserves a proxy vote at any meeting of the Convocation) asked the question, “Why does Luke need to be frozen in Carbonite?” The stock answer is, so the lil’ scamp won’t cause problems on his way to the Emperor. You have to imagine that a […]Read More Luke n’ Carbonite
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
To wrap up the reviews, we turn to the third film released in the series, sixth in the chronology and a guaranteed fanbase-splitter. Return of the Jedi is essentially the second half of The Empire Strikes Back, which unfortunately gives it the great burden of resolving every plotline opened in the previous. Will Han Solo […]Read More My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Sequels usually follow the law of dimishing returns. Look at The Matrix sequels, which went from pretentious fluff to execrable nuisance in record time. Starting from Star Trek II (because honestly, who really wants to start with The Motion Picture?), the next time we got a truly worthwhile Star Trek film was VI; I may […]Read More My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
This is the area of the reviews wherein I’m likely to start getting into some disagreements with those who may read it and fondly recall growing up with memories of the Original Trilogy the way I did. But the whole point of this is to be honest and stop looking at these films, no matter […]Read More My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode IV: A New Hope
Much like its predecessor, Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones is an imperfect film. Thanks to a change in the editing booth, though, it’s a step closer to perfect than The Phantom Menace.Read More My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode II: Attack of the Clones