Palpatine the Art Lover

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 […]

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Can Droids See Force Ghosts?

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 […]

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Is It Still Sexism?

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 […]

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Hot Wookiee Love

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 […]

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