Every nerd of a certain age today commemorates the release of a film that led to one of the deepest rifts in any fandom, and in the nerd sub-culture as a whole. I’m not going to spend a lot of time writing about it because I’ve written about it before. Most people will say “happy […]Read More Happy Anniversary to Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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?
Let’s see if everyone behaves themselves and stays focused on just the question at hand and can resist the urge to take cheap shots at my love for the prequels. But to make sure the whole series is intact, and I ask questions from all six, I really pondered on something that would be a […]Read More Another Unanswered Question from The Phantom Menace
This piece is something I’ve mulled for some time. It’s an examination of Star Wars that came to me as I was re–examining a lingering question point from the prequels a little while ago.Read More The Real Chosen One: Introduction
Why Didn’t Dooku Sense Obi–Wan from Ten Feet?Read More An Unanswered Question from Attack of the Clones
Does Anakin’s High Midichlorian Count Constitute a Performance–Enhancing Drug?Read More An Unanswered Question from The Phantom Menace
Given: I am a Star Wars fan. Given: I am a fan of the prequels. I’m a fan of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith as much as (if not more than) A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Given: If you give me […]Read More The Phantom Menace: My Multi-Dimensional Review
Recently I was watching The Phantom Menace again and in particular (as everyone does) took special notice of the lightsaber battle at the end. That’s not really a revelation; even the haters love the lightsaber battle in this one. But I gleaned a new insight to the film I think. I don’t know if it […]Read More Jedi Pride
For that matter, while every one else complains that they can’t (yet) get the “unaltered” films on disc – though technically they were released, just not to everyone’s satisfaction – the soundtrack thing is a gripe I have.Read More Darn It, Where Are My Expanded Soundtracks?
It’s pretty self-explanatory. However, it’s also fun to look back and see how “prophetic” I was about the greatly expanded role Grievous would enjoy in the not-yet-airing Clone Wars series that’s now de rigueur viewing for any serious fan, and even reclaiming fans who’d turned their back on the franchise. In a nutshell, I love […]Read More Flashback Blog: Why I Love Grievous
With summer movie season starting up again, and with some of the discussions I’ve had with Mike through the years, the thought of expectations floated once again to the top of my mind. This of course isn’t restricted to this one conversation, or even movies in specific. It’s an epidemic in a culture conditioned by […]Read More Great Expectations
To wrap up the reviews, we turn to the third film released in the series, sixth in the chronology and a guaranteed fanbase-splitter. Return of the Jedi is essentially the second half of The Empire Strikes Back, which unfortunately gives it the great burden of resolving every plotline opened in the previous. Will Han Solo […]Read More My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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