Everyone loves to acknowledge Lando Calrissian as the Ladies Man of the Star Wars galaxy. On Words with Nerds, we even marveled at his similar smoothness to yours truly. Of course, no small part of this comes from the fact that Billy Dee Williams was marketed as the King of Smooth outside the Star Wars […]Read more "Smoother: Han or Lando?"
On the last episode of Words with Nerds (available here on iTunes and Podbean) we debated sidekicks and henchmen. One argument has continued in the Twitterverse between Craig and a legendary antagonist (Jar Jar Hater) who insists that love interests can, indeed, be sidekicks. The first example, I have to say, does not support the […]Read more "Can a Love Interest Be a Sidekick?"
It’s been a while since I’ve discussed Star Wars, and I seem to be of a mood to ask questions lately, so I’ve got one that I’ve never seen answered satisfactorily. If at all. It’s really a series of questions, because one hypothetical answer just leads to another question. Why Was Luke Allowed to Fly […]Read more "An Unanswered Question from Star Wars"
Catfight! This one was suggested by Frequent Blog Lurker and Founding Member of the Convocation, Jar Jar Hater. But I will give credit where it’s due: It’s an inevitable and necessary match-up to ponder. I mean, Princess Leia blazed a trail for the Steinem crowd by cracking wise to her male superiors, so you always […]Read more "Improbable Match-Up: Katniss Everdeen v. Princess Leia (Skywalker) Organa (Solo)"
This post was initially inspired by a discussion with a friend on Facebook related to the Five Star Wars Memes That Need to Be Retired Permanently. In the wake of the Anthony Weiner scandal, it seems somehow appropriate to come back and write it now. Our culture is obsessed with three things: Self Death Sex […]Read more "Our Hyper-Sexual Culture"
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"
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"