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“Are you the fellow who designed St. Paul’s?” “No, that’s Christopher WREN. I’m….” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 8)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 Hey! Hey guys! If Kylo gets together with a bunch of his buddies, is that a Ren-fest? OK, fine. But let’s talk about Kylo Ren anyway. … Continue reading

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Snokin’ in the Boys Room (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 7)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 If the main heroes were underdrawn in TFA, the villains were doubly so. The First Order’s origins were completely unexplained, as was its power differential: was it the … Continue reading

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“People will come, Rey!” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 6)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 I was never bothered by Rey’s abilities in TFA, the way some fans were. What bothered me was that there was no acknowledgment that she was aware of her nature, … Continue reading

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“A Rose is what Moses supposes his toeses!” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 5)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 FINN: Look, this whole place is beautiful. I mean, come on–why do you hate it so much? ROSE: Look closer. My sister and I grew up in a poor mining system. The … Continue reading

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A Flyboy, A Mechanic, and a Janitor walk into a bar…. (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 4)

part 1 part 2 part 3 Original TFA screenwriter Michael Arndt has said in interviews that a big problem he faced in drafting that movie was that no matter how hard he worked on making the new characters compelling, as … Continue reading

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“We fought to the end.” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 3)

part 1 part 2 Star Wars has always had a different thing going on with the mothers, hasn’t it? Anakin’s mother, Shmi, is killed by the Sandpeople in the event that catalyzes Anakin’s descent toward the Dark Side of the … Continue reading

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“It’s time for the Jedi to end.” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 2)

Part 1 Ever since Luke disappeared, people have been looking for him…he was training a new generation of Jedi. One boy, an apprentice, turned against him. Destroyed it all. Luke felt responsible. He just walked away from everything…people that knew … Continue reading

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"Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong." (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part one)

So here we are, more than six months after the release of STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI, and I’m only just now working out how I feel about it. I suppose this is is how it’s going to … Continue reading

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At least THAT happened in 2017!

Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, tweeted my name. Here’s how it happened. It began with, surprisingly enough, William Shatner: I think @starwars has officially jumped the shark. 😳🙄 Wasn’t @HamillHimself supposed to be in this movie? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/HFiA56hlS3 — William … Continue reading

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The Fifteen Greatest Science Fiction Movies (according to me)

Not long ago the awesome folks at The Geekiverse posted their Top Fifteen Science Fiction Movies. Their list is, for the most part, a pretty good list! And yet, I disagree with it! Naturally! So, let’s have at it: here … Continue reading

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