Now that I have your attention, let me explain something.Read more "JJ Abrams Hates Midichlorians"
If the Light Side of the Force is about love and redemption, why aren’t they out there redeeming people?Read more "Why Didn’t the Jedi Work Toward Salvation?"
OK, that headline is a little bit of an attention-getter on purpose. Maybe I really just want the wounding of the Expanded Universe since there is some stuff worth retaining, like the Thrawn books and a lot of the Prequel Era stuff I’ve read. I won’t spoil anything, but the recently-unveiled Season Six of Star […]Read more "My Repeating Hope: Killing the Expanded Universe (EU)!"
On the third episode of Words With Nerds, Craig and I explored the concept of the Expanded Universe (a.k.a. “EU”). For those not initiate, the big nerd debate is whether a series of published franchise stories constitute “canon” occurrences. “Canon” is in this sense a borrowed term from religion, indicating a work outside the primary […]Read more "Contracting the Expanded Universe"
OK, it’s an accepted fact that I see things from George Lucas’ perspective in a lot of ways. He’s smart, I’m smart. He’s shy and hairy, I’m gregarious and bald. It’s like we’re flip sides of the same coin, separated only by the gulf of riches As a result, my thinking tends to line up […]Read more "What the Hell, Mr. Lucas?"
Not too long ago, a friend of mine referred to me as a “digital hoarder.” He coined the term as a pejorative to refer to my relatively new tendency not to purchase things. While I’m no hoarder, he meant the term as an ironic twist on the show which highlights the people that gather things […]Read more "Digital Hoarding"
This is a thought that’s been cooking in my head for a while, which was triggered again when I wrote the other blog about my girls watching The Clone Wars. More than once, I’ve encountered people chastising the violence in the show, stating that it’s shocking to them that it’s rated TV-PG when so much […]Read more "Won’t Someone Think of the Children?"