That long-awaited/feared Amazon-made show based on Tolkien’s stories is finally out and I have watched the first two episodes and let me tell you that I am surprised by how much I dig it. Understand, I absolutely love The Lord of The Rings —in both book and movie form—, I tackled The Silmarillion shortly after… Continue reading What The Hell Is Canon, Anyway?
So, the Disney+ series about Obi-Wan Kenobi (titled, uh, Obi-Wan Kenobi) came out on Friday and it is a fantastic exercise in catharsis. And I want to talk about that, because after this week I needed some damn catharsis. Catharsis, as Aristotle defined it in his Poetics way back when, is a purging of emotions.… Continue reading Catharsis and Kenobi
This week’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett wasn’t an episode of Boba Fett at all, but really an episode of The Mandalorian. Despite the title being The Book of Boba Fett, it focussed solely on Din Djarin (the Mandalorian) and an adventure he was having after last season, only tying in to the… Continue reading Identity Crisis
A tv show about Boba Fett sounds like it’d be about the armored bounty hunter going around the galaxy on space adventures as he hunts down people wanted by his employers. There’s gonna be gunslinging, space battles, and probably a moment where Boba has his quarry cornered and quips some one-liner before shooting them. You… Continue reading Boba Fett Was Never That Cool
I’ve been slowly making my way through Star Wars: Visions since the anime anthology dropped on Disney+ a week and a half ago. Slowly because I don’t wanna rush my way through it, but also because there’s a lot of other television to watch (What If…? and Ted Lasso are both wrapping up their seasons,… Continue reading Anime Star Wars
I like video games, and so, accordingly, I tend to follow video game news. As someone who does most of his gaming on his PS4 (give or take some Simsor Civilization on my computer), I was certainly invested in Sony’s PlayStation Showcase this week. There are a slew of highlights; Tchia is a game inspired… Continue reading KOTOR Remake!
Between The Mandalorian and Marvel’s offerings of WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki, it feels like there’s been a steady shift of those Big Movie Franchises shifting to tv over the past year-and-a-half, ever since that one Star Wars movie that I don’t talk about came out. It’s a little surreal to… Continue reading Of Batches Bad
Over the summer, I started playing Destiny 2 with my brother. We were both big fans of the first one, though divided by console choice and unable to play together. With his getting a PS4 and a summer of quarantine, it was time to dive into the sequel in a big way. Then we stopped… Continue reading Playground
The Dark Troopers first showed up in Star Wars: Dark Forces, a computer game released in 1995. They were a secret project by the Empire, a new generation of Stormtroopers: ones that were droid and not human, lethal and dangerous. Dashing rogue Kyle Katarn put a stop to that and on the adventures fo. My… Continue reading Dark Troopers (And Reality)
A while ago, Merriam Webster (y’know, the dictionary) published an article that I found fascinating. It was about language as it’s used in Star Wars and it’s a short and interesting read. The gist of it is this: In Star Wars, George Lucas used a lot of plain, English words to create his world. There’s… Continue reading Story Language