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Aurebesh Decoded (updated) Aurebesh Decoded (updated)

In today’s io9 there is a post revealing some details about a character in Solo, gleaned from a LEGO set. I was looking at how cool the character is, with his animal skull helmet with words carved in it, and wondered if anybody had figured out what the words were.

The Factor Awakens The Factor Awakens

I knew that Rian Johnson was fond of putting references to esoteric ‘80s computer and video game trivia in his movies — one of the tokens on the ship DJ and BB-8 steal from Canto Bight is a Zorkmid — but it looks like the entire opening sequence in The Last Jedi is a tribute to an obscure Activision game called The…

The Case of Fan Outrage v. The Last Jedi The Case of Fan Outrage v. The Last Jedi

I am a huge Star Wars fan, collecting the toys for 26+ years, going to two iterations of “Star Wars Celebration,” and now writing about it in my free time. But through this time, I have also come to terms with flaws that have always been in the original films. To my delight, The Last Jedi (TLJ) pointed to a future…

Intergalactic Women's Day Intergalactic Women's Day

After pointing out the scarcity of female writers on Star Wars: Rebels a couple days ago—the series had only one, Nicole Duboc, who wrote two and a half episodes (the series finale also had Lucasfilm producer Kiri Hart credited alongside five male writers)—I thought to-day, being International Women’s Day, would be a…

Baby's First Star Wars? Baby's First Star Wars?

Another chapter of the Star Wars saga drew to a close last night with the series finale of Star Wars Rebels. Coming from much of the same creative team, notably showrunner Dave Filoni, as the beloved Clone Wars, Rebels had its good points but suffered from greater restrictions with regards to depictions of violence…

A Rebel's Journey Through Time A Rebel's Journey Through Time

One thing was made clear by last night’s two new Star Wars Rebels episodes—the show is a lot better looking than it was in season 1. It looks about as good now as Clone Wars looked in its last couple seasons so I guess Dave Filoni finally convinced Disney it was worth spending money on a show like this. If only Rebels…

Who Does Star Wars Belong To? Who Does Star Wars Belong To?

Star Wars isn’t new to polarizing reactions, but The Last Jedi has made waves. There are many who love it (and its box office results are certainly positive), but there are also there are many who hated it. But what’s struck me with the reactions to this one was why; there are a few particular sticking points, but…

A One Sided Space Affair A One Sided Space Affair

Star Wars: Rebels finally returned last night with two new episodes. Excited? Well, although the writing quality hasn’t much improved, even surprisingly indulging in several unpopular gender related plot devices, it did at least deliver one plot point I’d been fervently hoping for since the series began.

Solo: A Blade Runner Story Solo: A Blade Runner Story

For what’s meant to be the first look at the next Star Wars film I have to say if you hadn’t told me what this was I’d have thought it was a surprise Blade Runner spin-off given how more “out there” it looks compared to the more typical feel of a Wars film. Obviously that could be incredibly exciting and amazing but…

He Will Start . . . What He Finished He Will Start . . . What He Finished

Let us turn again to the story of Kylo, the troubled young man of royal blood who adopted a new name and evil persona after he was betrayed, choosing also to wear a sinister metal mask. His telekinetic powers aid him in the ongoing intergalactic war. Yes, it’s the 2012 Doctor Who audio play The Acheron Pulse. I’m…

A Question About Force Ghosts A Question About Force Ghosts

A question has been bugging me for some time. Actually, make that a pair of questions, and there’s no clear answer in the movies (so far). I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Watching Star Wars The Way It Was Meant To Be Seen...In Space! Watching Star Wars The Way It Was Meant To Be Seen...In Space!

The current crew of the International Space Station got to watch The Last Jedi without the distraction of crying kids or floors sticky with spilled soda. Just another reason to become an astronaut if you needed one.

Droid, Please! Episode 1: The Last Jedi Droid, Please! Episode 1: The Last Jedi

The Advanced Muggle Studies professors, like everyone, went to see Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Like everyone, they had thoughts about their magical space wizard counterparts. So logically they had a lengthy discussion and posted it on the Internet as part of a fledgling Star Wars podcast, Droid, Please!

The Self-Begotten Rey The Self-Begotten Rey

I didn’t plan on seeing The Last Jedi again yesterday but I did. I was at the mall with my friend Tim and he wanted to see it. I didn’t have a flu this time, though I was still a little congested—in any case I enjoyed it more this time though most of my opinions from my first review remain the same.

First, Last, and Always a Jedi First, Last, and Always a Jedi

I might’ve enjoyed Star Wars: The Last Jedi more if I hadn’t been sick. I’ve had this flu for about a week and it feels like everything’s sort of at a distance. Maybe that’s the reason at the end of the movie I didn’t get that elation I associate with the end of a Star Wars film. I just thought, “That was fine.” There…

"At the darkest moment comes the light": Thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi "At the darkest moment comes the light": Thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Oh boy. Hold onto your butts, because this one’s a doozy.

What Potential Last Jedi Plot Development Would Disappoint You The Most?  What Potential Last Jedi Plot Development Would Disappoint You The Most? 

Here in the US of A (and a good chunk of the world at large), we’re about three days away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And as is my wont, I’ve been scouring the hive of scum and villainy that is /reddit and other rumor sites in search of spoilers. This is a time-honored tradition of mine, going back…

Paper Thin Rebels Paper Thin Rebels

I finally got caught up on the new season of Star Wars Rebels, which as of Monday is eight episodes in. Unfortunately I’d been rewatching Clone Wars so the problems with Rebels were even more painful. It’s not as bad as those excruciating Forces of Destiny shorts, there are one or two things about Rebels that’ll keep…

What's that in dog years? What's that in dog years?

It’s forty years today since K-9 was left off the leash in The Invisible Enemy by Bob Baker and Dave Martin. The original robot dog, voiced by John Leeson, was the creation of Professor Marinus in the year 5000. Behind the scenes, it was a reaction to the popularity of R2-D2 and Star Wars in general that prompted his…

Conflicts in Space Conflicts in Space

With all the rejoicing across the internet to-day over the news that Corey Trevorrow is out as director of Star Wars: Episode IX there’s naturally been a lot of speculation as to who’ll take over the reins. I say; get Gordon Cole! That is, David Lynch. He was, after all, George Lucas’ first choice to direct Return of…

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