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The Rise of Skywalker is Both the Best and Worst Film in the Star Wars Saga

A long time ago, in a town far, far away, a little boy was introduced to the Star Wars Universe. Sitting down with his friends, the opening crawl appeared on screen, complete with the orchestral explosion that shook him to… Continue Reading →

Which Skywalker Will Rise? And Which Will Fall?

After Lucasfilm released the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, speculation and rumors about the upcoming movie have swirled nonstop on the ‘net. While I tend to shy away from all trailers of any kind — because… Continue Reading →

Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

From Finland to a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Joonas Suotamo’s Chewie Trek

Per Matt Following in Peter Mayhew’s footsteps, Joonas Suotamo took the long road to becoming Star Wars‘ famous sidekick. Little did he know he would travel from Finland to Happy Valley, before returning home and eventually fully embracing the ways of… Continue Reading →

Solo: A Long Time Ago and A Helluva Lot Of Fun

It’s here! The Falcon has landed. Solo: A Star Wars Story jumps out of hyperspace and into theaters this weekend, and audiences finally get to decide for themselves if this latest non-saga film passes muster. We got an early look… Continue Reading →

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. May the Force Be With You.

I am warning you before you read another sentence, I have drafted articles about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. All of them end up riddled with spoilers. This one is no different. You’ve been warned.

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?

Star Wars vs. Star Trek: A Great Way Late Play Date

Per Matt Prepare for an intergalactic battle as Nashville’s Adventure Science Center hosts the ultimate sci-fi Way Late Play Date on Thursday, July 28th from 6:30PM to 10PM. Star Wars vs. Star Trek features the best elements of science fiction and science… Continue Reading →

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 →

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