Forest for the Trees

July 2, 2018 The Dark Moose 0

Interesting thing, the state of Fandom of late. There’s been a lot of chatter about how Star Wars is somehow infusing “Social Justice” commentary into the saga. Comments from infuriated parties implying folks were trying to feed some narrative down people’s throats, and Star Wars was taking some sort of

The Dark Moose Bossk Haiku Collection

February 10, 2018 The Dark Moose 0

Recently a reader (and it should be noted only one reader) asked if I could dig up my old haiku collection dedicated to the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk, first seen in Empire Strikes Back. In case you’ve forgotten, Fandom, a haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry in a three-line


January 27, 2018 The Dark Moose 0

Leading up to the release of The Last Jedi, there was a particularly poignant cast photo published. The now-famous photo shows all the major cast members assembled around an intentional gap in their ranks left for Carrie Fisher. Her public story is so well-known. Daughter of Hollywood legends Debbie Reynolds

The Last Jedi Trailer Breakdown, Twice Baked…

October 15, 2017 The Dark Moose 2

First, watch Yoda’s Stew you must. YB does an excellent job of dicing up the content of the trailer, and she shares some compelling theories that’ll twist yer melon. Next, keep reading, because we’re gonna slice and dice some more. We’ve had a few days since the epic and presumably


October 14, 2017 The Dark Moose 4

It’s coming. No, not Pumpkin Spice Everything. Not Truck Month (which, as far as I can tell, is always there anyway). No, Jon Snow, Not Winter (you know nothing). No, I’m talking about Porgmania, which as much as that might sound like a post-Soviet state, it’s much closer and undoubtedly


December 30, 2016 The Dark Moose 0

We here in Star Wars fandom have treasured the stories of Luke, Han and Leia. Our siblings in Star Trek fandom likewise loved Kirk, Bones, and Spock. In both camps, we find ourselves now at the end of this year having witnessed the tragic shattering of our unbreakable bands of


July 1, 2014 The Dark Moose 0

Companionship in the world of fiction, especially science fiction, is a ubiquitous element of good story-telling. Just think about all of the wonderful stories born from companionship: Sherlock’s Watson, Gimli and Legolas, Kirk’s Spock and McCoy, Dr. Who’s many companions, Harry Potter’s Ron and Hermione… True companionship is not the