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)
Imagine you're an eight-year-old girl. You're hiding for your life in a small underground bunker, alone in the dark. You've just seen your father captured. You bore silent witness as your mother was shot and killed at point blank range right before your eyes in a bid to free him. Your home was torched by black armored stormtroopers who went so far as to … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
Even though I have a backlog of audiobooks I'm working through and a 40+ page wishlist on Audible, enough will never be enough. I am geeking out big time this afternoon about my latest pre-orders. I went a little nuts. On May 30, we've got a triple dose of awesome from the late, great Carl … Continue reading Audible Pre-Orders
It can truly be said, membership has its privileges. The Disney Movie Club got my copy of Rogue One to me the day before official release. I know, a great many retailers will do that. But lookie... a free stormtrooper lithograph! I'm really looking forward to tearing into the bonus features on this one. And … Continue reading I Know What I’m Doing This Evening!
When it comes to geeking out about the Galaxy Far, Far Away, there are many paths you can take. One of my personal favorites is in discovering the concept art, in exploring how the characters, settings, and all manner of designs evolved into what we eventually see on screen. While this book is by no … Continue reading The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins
For those of you who have not seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and have somehow remained spoiler free, don't look any further than this and turn back now. Ye have been warned. Still with me? Good deal. I've been wanting to write more about this topic, but I wasn't entirely certain how to approach … Continue reading Digital Resurrection
I still can't talk about the film Rogue One without primal, guttural noises and squees of awestruck fanboy happiness. And now I need to find a way to express myself on the novelization for Rogue One. With actual words. Ok, here goes... The first thing I should say about this book is that the Powers That Be … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed
This weekend was supposed to have been meetup weekend for the sci-fi group. It still happened, but due to circumstances in my subsection of the group, I didn't make it this evening. Worked out for the best. I still hung out with friends, and there was still awesome food to be had. We got out … Continue reading Random Things
The following review is rated S for spoilery. It is not the big official review that will stand as part of the project blog. I'll do one of each of the films in due time. Right now, this one's all about geek-level word vomit. I will break this review into two parts, first covering as … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – First Reactions
I ran across this photo on a handful of different sites, and I've been geeking out about it ever since. Please forgive me while I geek out some more. This is apparently a still shot from a creature shop featurette released as part of a press junkit for Rogue One. You see the costume being … Continue reading Lord Vader, I Presume?