I see what you did there, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. You teased us with a new show named The Book of Boba Fett, and then it turned into another season of The Mandalorian. Maybe Season 2.5. It’s okay. I forgive you. While I found the continuing tale of Fett to be entertaining, and I […]Read more "The Book of Boba Fett: Season 1 (Disney +) — a review"
Counting Solo and Rogue One (and not really counting The Clone Wars), there have been eleven motion pictures in the Star Wars universe. That’s one too many for a true 10-List. But, hey, I’m the one who makes the rules here. Around three years ago, I put up a post that ranked every Star Wars […]Read more "10-List: Star Wars Movies Ranked (plus one)"
I know that we’ve talked about this before, you and I. I was an OG Star Wars fan. I’ve been a member, in good standing, of the Rebel Alliance since that day in 1977 when I saw Star Wars for the first time. This was when it was actually titled just Star Wars; the subtitle […]Read more "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1 — a review"
This review will not be entirely spoiler free. If you plan to watch the series, please do so before you read this. What does it say when the best Star Wars programming I’ve seen in recent years is on television? I’m talking about The Mandalorian, of course. I started watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars […]Read more "The Mandalorian: Season 2 (Disney +) — a review"
Of all the people who were involved with the movie, I only ever met one in person and shook his hand. I was there in the summer of 1977 when the imposing figure of Darth Vader boarded the captured Rebel starship at the beginning of Star Wars (a movie that didn’t become “A New Hope” […]Read more "David Prowse: The Man in the Suit — in memoriam"
One future writing project I’ve been mulling over for a while now has this working title: “King Nerd of Geek Mountain.” A clunky title, I know. At one point, it was just “King of the Nerds,” but it turns out that this was the actual title of a reality television program that I never watched. […]Read more "Star Wars: The Mandalorian: Season 1 (Disney +) — a review"
Was this movie necessary? No. It doesn’t add anything appreciably to the Star Wars canon. It embellishes the backstory of a few important series characters—namely, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian—but not in any truly surprising or revelatory way. It’s not so much the tale of how Han Solo became the person we first met […]Read more "Solo: A Star Wars Story — a movie review"
It’s more than possible that I’ve watched this before. I’ve seen versions of at least parts of the documentary about the making of the “Trilogy” on several occasions. Plus, I’ve listened to DVD commentary tracks, so some of the voices are familiar to me even when the faces may not be. My Star Wars game […]Read more "Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy — a documentary review"
Sometimes, things that I didn’t intend to happen occur, and, again sometimes, I go with the flow to see where events take me. This is how I got to tour the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (which is in a dry county, ironically). It’s how I ended up taking the tour of Graceland, in […]Read more "Nerd Premiere Twofer: Harley Quinn & The Mandalorian — a review"
Author Chuck Wendig made news last year when he was fired by Marvel Comics. He was working on a Darth Vader series for the comic book giant at the time, and he claimed that his firing was a result of his social media commentary that, according to Wendig, “was too much politics, too much vulgarity, […]Read more "Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt, by Chuck Wendig — a book review"