Tag Archives: Star Wars

Happy Birthday to the Maker!

 Happy birthday to George Lucas! It’s no accident, or exaggeration, when I say that George Lucas is the biggest influence on my storytelling. Star Wars imprinted on me at a very young age, and it is still my guiding star, even … Continue reading

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“Can you tell me how to get to Mandalore?” “This is the way.”

 A couple weeks ago, we finished watching Season Two of The Mandalorian, so here are my thoughts on the show, including thoughts on Season One. None of this is in any particular order. In fact, it’s pretty damned random, because … Continue reading

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Recent reading: Space wizards, zombie apocalypses, reflections of Paris, universes ending, and a LOTR-but-not-LOTR fantasy

 A few more books I’ve read of late: ::  I can’t possibly keep up with the eternal flood of new books that is Star Wars publishing, but I do try to pick and choose the ones that sound good or come … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! I have a longer piece in the works for The Geekiverse, but for now, here is John Williams leading a pretty good music … Continue reading

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May the Fourth, and so on and so on….

It’s May 4, otherwise known as Star Wars Day! Because “May the Fourth be with you!” I don’t have any major new thoughts to offer today, but here’s a bit of music. Share This Post

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Of Cackling Emperors and other things….

OK, so now that I’m done cranking out the words every day in a final push to complete a novel draft, what should we talk about? Why…how about the teaser trailer to Star Wars Episode IX that dropped a few … Continue reading

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“Happy beeps, buddy. Happy beeps.” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, conclusion)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 part 9 So here we are, at long last: the last installment of my longform review of The Last Jedi! Huzzah!! We have now … Continue reading

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Attack of the Screw-ups (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 9)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 Ye Gods, there’s a lot of failure in this movie, on all sides. Nearly everybody fails in this movie at least once. I don’t … Continue reading

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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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