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Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Thoughts of a Sci-Fi Cynic

Long ago, in a galaxy not that far away, George Lucas had the visionary insight to rip off every sci-fi story of the ’40s through ’70s to create what would become the most bafflingly beloved and fiercely defended science-fiction saga… Continue Reading →

Reshoots, Rewrites and Reboots of a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

With multiple directors’ chairs rotating (as well as different screenwriters checking out) within the cinematic Star Wars Universe, what, exactly, is going on with Lucasfilm?

Anticipating The Last Knight, Cluelessly

I’m a pretty forgiving Transformers fan. I’ve been able to enjoy the Michael Bay films for what they are. That is to say that what they are could generally be described as a film-tech circle-jerk following a Cliffs Notes version… Continue Reading →

That’s No Moon…

Witness the firepower of my armed and operational cliché title.

Social Reflections of The Force Awakens

It has often been said of the Star Wars films that they tend to reflect the times, to some extent. Volumes have already been written on the topic, so we won’t rehash here why the cautious optimism and sticking-it-to-the-man motif… Continue Reading →

The Force Awakens: A New Chapter to an Iconic Saga

I’m going to say it: If you are a long-time Star Wars fan, there is as good a chance that you will love The Force Awakens as there is you won’t. Coincidentally, fans will revere or revile the franchise’s new… Continue Reading →

Waiting in Line for Star Wars: From 1980 to 2015

Per Matt A lot can change throughout the years, but the anticipation for a new Star Wars movie never seems to disappear. The production company may have been sold, the creator may have retired and a new generation of filmmakers… Continue Reading →

William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge

Per Matt Rounding out the prequel trilogy, ‘Tis the War of Stars, Episode Three. As if the story, written by Shakespeare, Revealeth the Dark Side, doth he, with much fear. Evil steppeth into thine spotlight, Mayhap to challenge the Jedi… Continue Reading →

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Interview: Ian Doescher

Per Matt A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Quirk Books mashed-up Star Wars, as if it were a play. A new genre was launched, like the Bard, it was made, Brilliant is the story, Ian Doescher… Continue Reading →

William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace

Per Matt How could Quirk Books actually make Episode 1 lots of fun? Verily beseech author Ian Doescher, to get the job done. William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace barely makes it look hard, Retelling George Lucas’ story, through the… Continue Reading →

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