Well, StarWars.com unveiled a special preview of the big novel this fall to start bridging the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Being a dutiful Star Wars fan, I read it the moment I saw the tweet go out.Read more "Star Wars: Aftermath [Excerpt Review]"
One of the most captivating characters from the Star Wars saga is Emperor Sheev Palpatine. When we, as an audience, saw his first reveal in The Empire Strikes back (in chronological release order, of course, not the chronological story order) it was intriguing. Here was this giant, creepy figure for whom Vader not only immediately […]Read more "Palpatine the Art Lover"
Aside from Gungans, no Star Wars race has received more disrespect than Ewoks. In fact, the Sith make the same mistake twice between the Gungans and the Ewoks: because of their perception as harmless, they are underestimated. It costs them the battle both times. But I’ve often wondered, since Lucas is making one of his […]Read more "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Ewok"
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"
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?"
The full title of this is, “Is It Still Sexism to Oppress Females of a Different Species, Especially in the Context of Star Wars or Other Science Fiction Franchises?” but I guess that one felt a little too long for the ol’ Twitter character limit. So we know I’ve pondered the implications of multiple alien […]Read more "Is It Still Sexism?"
On the February 20, 2014 episode of Words With Nerds, I posited an ethical question rooted in Star Wars, the answer to which may carry implications for all of sci-fi, really. Is it bestiality to make love to a Wookiee? I suspect the initial response around the table would be an emphatic “no!” While I’m […]Read more "Hot Wookiee Love"