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The Last Jedi, and a new hope for weird Star Wars

The Force Awakens isn’t a bad movie. It does what it sets out to do. The issue I had with it is it didn’t seem to aspire to do very much. It played it so safe, over-pivoted so hard from the unrestrained zaniness of the Lucas prequels that, while a fun ride, it left me […]

Growing up in the Dark Ages of Star Wars

“This is it. They’re making a new Star Wars.” This was me, to my parents, my friends, the disinterested kid next to me on the bus, our local postal worker- everyone I knew. In my hands, the novel “Star Wars – Heir to the Empire” by Timothy Zahn, its foil embossed cover shinning like a […]

‘We’re Home’ – Star Wars Brings a Generation Full Circle

When Han Solo and Chewbacca appeared together on screen for the first time in over 30 years via last week’s new Star Wars The Force Awakens teaser trailer, it took Harrison Ford just a single line to bring an entire generation to its emotional knees– “Chewie,” Ford’s aged voice uttered in gravely undertones, “We’re home.” […]

A Brief History of Star Wars Teaser Trailers, 1995 – 2005

I have to admit, George Lucas had me fooled. After 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, I really thought Star Wars movies were a thing of the past. In interview after interview, Lucas steadfastly insisted that the story was done. I believed him. I put Stars Wars on the shelf, its legacy a mixed bag. Now […]

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced

The Good Dude from Attack the Block Andy Serkins (u mad Peter Jackson?) Adam Driver Max Von Sydow is legend. Daisy Ridley looks like she could be the daughter of Harrison Ford and Carrier Fisher. The Bad Where’s Billy Dee Williams? Seriously, you’re making Episode VII and there’s no Lando? Megafail. The Ugly Episode 1 […]