John Williams and John Powell – Solo: A Star Wars Story

There's a new Star Wars film.  Perhaps you've heard something about it by now.  A new film means a new score.  For me, that's as exciting as the film itself, perhaps better. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second in the series of anthology films set outside of the numbered Skywalker films that comprise … Continue reading John Williams and John Powell – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars: Rebels – “A Fool’s Hope” and “Family Reunion – and Farewell”

It all comes down to this!  Star Wars: Rebels has now aired its series finale -- the finale The Clone Wars never got.  As we say farewell to the crew of the Ghost and the good people on both sides of the microphones who gave us this series, I think it's time to reflect on … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “A Fool’s Hope” and “Family Reunion – and Farewell”

Star Wars: Rebels – “Wolves and a Door” and “A World Between Worlds”

It's the penultimate Star Wars: Rebels post for this blog!  No, really... after this, there's only the grand finale remaining.  That means some questions get answered, some answers get new questions, old friends return, as do older enemies, and power of the Force teeters in the balance. As always, spoilers ahead.  You've been warned. Thanks … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “Wolves and a Door” and “A World Between Worlds”

Joel McNeely – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Contrary to popular belief, the Star Wars Expanded Universe (now known as Legends) was never considered official canon in the years before the Disney buyout.  But what if I told you that one novel in that entire line was very nearly elevated to that elite status by the Maker himself, George Lucas?  What if I … Continue reading Joel McNeely – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Journey to Tataouine: The Archaeology of a Faraway Galaxy

In 1976, a production company stormed the sands of Tunisia to film a little movie that virtually no one expected to be remembered. In 1995, upon finishing his PhD in archaeology, Dr. David West Reynolds contacted Lucasfilm in the hopes finding the original filming locations of Star Wars.  To his disappointment, no records were kept.  In … Continue reading Journey to Tataouine: The Archaeology of a Faraway Galaxy