I took the eldest padawan to a showing of Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back today.Read More An Empire, Striking Back, in the Theater
Given that destroying an entire planet was a viable option, why wouldn’t Vader just destroy it from orbit?Read More Why Didn’t Darth Vader Just Incinerate Cloud City?
There was a solid, awkward moment of silence as my brain processed whether I heard those words in the correct order. Alas I had, and I was extremely puzzled.Read More That Time Someone Tried to Tell Me Wedge Died in The Empire Strikes Back
In my on-again-off-again series of “unanswered questions,” I have a gem of one that’s got about a million explanations, but all of them require “head canon” to work it out.Read More Yet Another Unanswered Question from #StarWars: #TheEmpireStrikesBack
Don’t worry, I’m not going to go too weird with this post about Yoda. Well, not “sexual weird,” at least.Read More Naked Yoda
A number of things I’ve written lately about Star Wars have come back to the same question of how much time passes between the chapters of the original Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.Read More What If Darth Vader Didn’t Go Back to the Emperor After the End of Star Wars?
A listener of Words With Nerds (as you all should be) proposed a question to me on Twitter. To avoid misstating anything, here it is: Hey @kesseljunkie I have a Star Wars question for you. Why doesn’t ghost ObiWan send Luke to Yoda right after he blows up the Death Star 1/2 — @roberthayjr May […]Read More Question from a Listener: “Why doesn’t Ghost Obi-Wan send Luke to Yoda right after he blows up the Death Star?”
Was signing an insurance waiver necessary to land on Could Cloud City?Read More Cloud City Insurance
Re-listening to the first couple of episodes of The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama recently, I had cause to mull over something that happens in such short order in the film that I never really paid it much mind. Heck, I don’t think anyone else has either.Read More Tauntauns: Strangely Useless?
I consider the Imperials to have bungled the Hoth attack, primarily because Veers fell for a diversionary tactic hook, line and walker.Read More Admiral Ozzel’s Death: The Key to the Empire Losing Hoth
General Veers does his Dark Lord’s bidding and leads an attack on the rebel base on Hoth. However, the attack on the rebels is very unsuccessful and I’ll tell you why.Read More Did Vader Punish General Veers?
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?
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