Tauntauns: Strangely Useless?

Spurred on still by The Boy Blunder’s recent attempts to take the stride out of my Star Wars chi, I’ve started re-listening to the Star Wars Radio Dramas. They’re amazingly compelling theatre of the mind, highlighting the best of a lost art. Even the most ardent fan will find new layers to their love of […]

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Admiral Ozzel’s Death: The Key to the Empire Losing Hoth

Pursuant to yesterday’s challenge, here’s my answer. I’m writing this blind without seeing anyone else’s attempts at answering, though I’m sure everyone who wanted took a good crack at things. First Things Just a quick re-establishment that I consider the Imperials to have bungled the Hoth attack, primarily because Veers fell for a diversionary tactic […]

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Did Vader Punish General Veers?

Sure, I had a satirical moment with the #BanBigGuy thing, but let’s get back to some Star Wars. That last round of questions from Craig on Words With Nerds really put my brain into overdrive I guess. Today’s blast of cold air (lousy Smarch weather) bent my brain toward The Empire Strikes Back. And this […]

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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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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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