Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Three: Burning Bodies in the Sand (Or: Okay, I Guess I Can Come With You To Alderaan)

  00:30:01 – 00:45:00 As we begin a new chapter of the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force I can’t help but to think back to 1977, when no one realized this was actually the fourth episode of the saga—or Episode IV: A New Hope, as it came to be known a few years later. […]

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Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: Everybody Lies About Everything (Or: Luke Sets Out On A Different Career Path Than Biggs And Tank)

  00:15:01 – 00:30:00 This chapter of the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force opens with a long shot of the Jawa sandcrawler doing its thing, crawling through the sand. It’s a night shot and it looks very good to me, even though I realize the sandcrawler is a model that probably stands waist-high, if […]

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Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . .

  00:00:00 – 00:15:00 You may have noticed that I eschewed the “A New Hope” subtitle for this, the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force. I’m not really trying to make a statement, or a stand, or anything here. If I were making a statement, it would be this: I think I may be a […]

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My Hometown

  When asked where I’m from, I can say, honestly, that I’m from South Carolina, the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788, and the first state to secede from the Union in 1860. Both of my parents were South Carolinians. I graduated from the University of South Carolina (Go, Gamecocks!). I spent […]

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Rogue One: a Star Wars story (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: The Ending Kinda Sucks (or: Here’s the Deal with the Bothans)

  02:00:01 – 02:13:49 Chapter Nine of the Rogue Edition of the 15-Minute Force isn’t even 15 minutes in length. But, the movie isn’t over yet as the chapter opens. To recap: many of our Rogue One players have already died, including Chirrut Imwe, Baze Malbus, and K-2SO. Imperial Director Orson Krennic is lying, shot, […]

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