Aug 312019
 
Star Wars: From A Sith Perspective

My wife is not into Star Wars; it’s essentially just myself and my daughter (for now, she’s only 5). However sometimes my wife and I have discussions about canon. It’s almost better that she doesn’t know as much as I do because she brings a new perspective. One that is less mired by 40 years of expanded universe novels and Disney influence. Therefore she is a great source of inspiration for new topics and our recent discussion was Star Wars from a Sith perspective. This topic is the result of a longer discussion about future Star Wars Celebration events. The theme for SWC usually has [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 262019
 
The Mandalorian Official Trailer

We were expecting announcements at Disney’s D23 expo this past weekend. Disney delivered as promised. I think a lot of people were expecting more about The Rise of Skywalker. Disney did not disappoint there either, with the release of the “Special Look“. However, this post is about the official trailer for The Mandalorian series. Check it out! I think this is going to be an amazing debut of the first Star Wars live action series and I cannot wait. The Mandalorian comes to the Disney+ streaming service November 12th. Let another countdown begin! The Force. It calls to you. Just let it in.  

May 072019
 
Thank You Peter Mayhew

Why do I find it so difficult to talk about the passing of a man I never knew but who was also a huge part of my life? Last week we lost our favorite Wookie. Peter Mayhew portrayed our beloved Chewbacca through 40 years and 5 movies. Chewie was more than a character to Peter, he was apart of who he was (much like C-3PO is to Anthony Daniels, except maybe not quite as eccentric). It’s so easy to forget that the actors are not as immortal as the characters they have brought to life. While the characters will live on forever losing someone like [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 252019
 
The Fight Against Star Wars Fan Toxicity

I absolutely cannot abide toxic fans. One of the things that really gets my troll coals burning are people attacking other people because something didn’t play out the way they imagined it. I’ve been on these diatribes before that Star Wars fan toxicity is ruining Star Wars (and it’s definitely not Disney). Personally I feel that unless Disney explicitly snubbed your fan-fiction, your expressed opinions and/or your recommendation letters than you have zero creative control over the plot of the movies. They are not your story to tell. If you disagree, that’s fine. However resorting to toxic social media behavior doesn’t make it right. In [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 222019
 
My Chicago Star Wars Celebration Experience

I have been looking forward to the Star Wars Celebration for two reasons. First, the last one I went to was 2002, when it was in Indianapolis for the release of Attack of the Clones. Second, its in Chicago this year, my favorite city. Ultimately the best part of the going to the event was bringing my five-year old daughter. This is my Chicago Star Wars Celebration experience. I don’t think I need to go into the big news. Everyone who cares should already be aware of the release of the first trailer and the title. I did not get to sit in on the [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 122019
 
FINALLY! Episode IX Title and Trailer

We have been waiting for months. Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels have been teasing us. They teased us at the Super Bowl. They teased us all through March. We were even teased for the first day of the Celebration. We had to wait until the second day of the Star Wars Celebration, during the Episode IX panel for J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy finally gave us what we all wanted!! Episode IX Title and Trailer! The Title: The Rise of Skywalker The Trailer: Just as the previous two movies, I instantly got chills! I will share my analysis of the Episode IX title and trailer [… Click to Continue …]