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

Random Fandom

The last few days, I've re-engaged with some things I love.  Thought I'd share. Now that we have three episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, I've seen a great many people relating it back to Deep Space Nine in regards to the idea of long story arcs.  It seems everyone credits DS9 with the beginnings of … Continue reading Random Fandom

William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh by Ian Doescher

CHORUS Luke Skywalker hath sadly disappear'd, And in his absence come most wicked foes. The cruel First Order hath made all afeard -- Like phoenix from the Empire's ash it grows. They shall not rest till Skywalker is dead, Yet others seek to rescue him from harm. By Leia -- General Organa -- led, Th'Republic … Continue reading William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh by Ian Doescher

What is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel

Sometimes we can discover a weird but special relationship a person can have to certain music that affects us on levels that maybe we were never consciously aware.  Sometimes those lines of connections make the songs even more special than they were before. I grew up on early rock and roll.  I was raised on Elvis Presley, … Continue reading What is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel

Star Trek: Discovery – Desperate Hours by David Mack

Spoilers ahead.  If that matters, you've been warned. After yesterday's blog about my first reactions to the new Star Trek: Discovery, I decided I should check out this prequel novel that dropped from one of the franchise's regularly accoladed novelists, David Mack.  The historian's note confirms something that I should have known up front and needed to … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery – Desperate Hours by David Mack