Star Wars: Rebels – “Heroes of Mandalore, Parts 1 and 2”

I said I was going to do some commentary blogs (not quite reviews, as such) for the final season of Star Wars: Rebels.  It begins now.  Spoilers ahead. This season is going to comprise 16 episodes, and we're told it's one long story arc that pushes from where season three left off to the (presumably) the doorstep … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “Heroes of Mandalore, Parts 1 and 2”

The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: XI. Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

As it is with pretty much all religious / spiritual texts, there's a direct and dogmatic way to read this chapter, and there's a poetic and symbolic way to read this chapter.  And as with our real world counterparts, the direct way will pretty much fall apart if you know anything about science.  Thing is, … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: XI. Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (Anthology)

The original Star Wars (aka, A New Hope) is the single most scrutinized film of all time, and one of the most beloved.  Dedicated fans across the world know every line by heart because we've seen it 500 times.  But as we all know in the Galaxy Far, Far Away, "... many of the truths … Continue reading From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (Anthology)

The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger

Because seemingly every nonfiction book these days needs a title that just rolls off the tongue, the full title of this book is The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.  So as you can probably tell, there's some bias in play here.  And that's perfectly fine; sometimes understanding where the bias … Continue reading The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger