Luke Skywalker. The very name is enough to get Star Wars nerds and blerds alike frothing at the mouth for a number of reasons. But who was he? What are some real world analogues to him? How powerful, in comparison to other main characters, was he really? Join me as we dig into the original protagonist of the Star Wars Universe, Luke Skywalker. Read more
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It’s that time of year again, in Disney’s new “movie a year” plan for Star Wars. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, according to the trailers, is meant to be the immediate prequel to Episode IV. Given my experience last year, I kept myself insulated from pre-opening reviews, and went in with low expectations and an open mind. Spoilers ahead as I review Rogue One. Read more
There have been a lot of speculations and posts on the state of the Star Wars universe in the latest film, The Force Awakens. So this is a brief to get new and old fans up to speed. This has been gathered together from solid sources, and from a critical examination of information in the film itself. Read more
I’m the first to admit that I do not get out to see movies very often, but the new Star Wars film was too much to avoid. So I ponied up the cash for a 3D Ultra AVX experience and went in for the last showing of the evening. Then, after sitting through 20 minutes of commercials and mobile game tie-ins, the music sounded and a very familiar script appeared. In case you haven’t seen it yet, there are serious SPOILERS ahead. Read more
With the arrival of 2015 has come the arrival of movie announcements for the coming year and for 2016. It’s a great looking season for science fiction and fiction, with Star Wars episode VII, The Fantastic Four, a live action Ghost in the Shell, and the announcement of Spider-Man coming to the Disney based Marvel Cinematic Universe all in the pipe, and it has got the nerd world on fire. Unfortunately, it’s not on fire in a good way. Once again, issues of ethnicity and whitewashing have been slammed to the fore of the discussion. Read more
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