I've had some private messages sent to me with questions in regard to some comments I made in previous blog posts. I've checked with the individuals who asked the questions (whose identities will be kept anonymous), and they were amenable to me answering in public forum. I do it this way because I figure someone … Continue reading Some Clarifications
If this is true, it wouldn't be the first time that a bit of merchandising leads to some questions and potential insight into a Star Wars film. Via the incredibly awesome Jedi News site, a bit of fan art led to me to hunt down a picture of the next wave of Star Wars Funko POP! … Continue reading Funko POP! Star Wars Spoiler?
Leave it to the House of Mouse to find new and creative ways to suck away my time and money, even after I've drawn lines in the sand, and make me say "thank you." For example, just based on the opening track alone, the new DuckTales is drawn badly, animated badly, and even the theme song is … Continue reading Take My Money, Disney
"We all serve at the pleasure of the Emperor. None of us is indispensable." Iden Versio was a rising star in the ranks of the Imperial TIE pilots. Then she found herself to be an unlikely survivor of the Battle of Yavin. Through treachery, cowardice, and zealotry, a chain of events went unnoticed beneath the noses of the Empire, … Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II – Inferno Squad by Christie Golden
As with The Empire Strikes Back before it, Return of the Jedi was the most anticipated movie ever made at that time. After three long years of conjecture and passionate argument, audiences would at last have an answer to the burning question of the age. Is Darth Vader truly Luke Skywalker's father? No matter how … Continue reading Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983
This book came to me as the result of a rabbit hole. I love to listen to intelligent people discuss things because I love the opportunity to learn from those with proven skills and understanding. I love it more when I can keep up. The triple crown is when I can be completely gobsmacked with … Continue reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkEgVzE4U54 Want to know more about these animated shorts? You can check out the details of this little series at StarWars.com.
It's been a while since my last concert blog. It's also the end of the concert season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. For this film score fan, what better way to end a season than with the music of the maestro, John Williams? There is no better way. That's not even a question worth entertaining. Through … Continue reading DSO – The Music of John Williams
It's perhaps a foregone conclusion that this biography would open with the 84-day personal hell that was the film shoot for Star Wars. Nothing worked. The droids constantly malfunctioned, the weather was freakishly disastrous in addition to the normal extremes of cold by night and blazing hot by day, the local army was required to rescue … Continue reading George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
For a six year old, three years is quite literally half a lifetime. It's an even greater eternity when you don't remember the first three. I remember May 21, 1980, as being quite the one-two punch in our household. Dad and I went to see The Empire Strikes Back that opening afternoon, and after having his … Continue reading Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980