Still musing the post about Star Wars Role Playing Game memories, I wanted to visit in more depth an idea that permeates a lot of my questions about fandom, Expanded Universe and the nature of geeks/people in the Modern Western Age in general. Are We Losing Our Sense of Wonder? I remember watching an episode […]Read more "Are We Losing Our Sense of Wonder?"
Well, I’ve gotten a chance now to watch Tron: Legacy completely again and while I could go on about how the effects are “the next level” of mind-blowing stuff, I’d rather try to figure out why this film didn’t make more of a splash on our collective psyche. Domestically, it made $172 million, which was […]Read more "Tron: Legacy – Why Not More Love?"
Sequels usually follow the law of dimishing returns. Look at The Matrix sequels, which went from pretentious fluff to execrable nuisance in record time. Starting from Star Trek II (because honestly, who really wants to start with The Motion Picture?), the next time we got a truly worthwhile Star Trek film was VI; I may […]Read more "My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"
Revenge of the Sith also came along at an important time in my life. I don’t talk about it, few know about it and I have no desire ever, under any circumstances, to relive it. As always, George Lucas was there to offer the salve on my wounds. So the natural inclination is to think […]Read more "My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
As everyone knows by this point, Irvin Kershner died today after a prolonged illness. As everyone also knows, this gets notice because he directed The Empire Strikes Back. In a long career of filmmaking, there’s only one movie that will be used to define him. It’s not altogether a bad thing to have that claim […]Read more "My Tribute to Irvin Kershner"
The nature of nerd fandom is a uniquely strange thing, one that I have yet to see repeated in other fan bases. It fosters the notion that the fans somehow “own” the material as much as the artist, or that they have some sort of legitimate input to bring to the table for the creative process.Read more "Fandom, Fanaticism and the Question of Art"
Look, the blog is named after a Star Wars reference. I just hope you enjoy the uniquely honest perspective. I’m always going to give it to you straight.Read more "My Time as Star Wars Ombudsman"