Chapter Nine

November 4, 2013 Matt Maine 0

Hyperion stood on the observation deck of a tall building with a helipad. Behind him, people were rushing to refuel the helicopter. The wind mussed his wispy white hair. Normally, this would’ve bothered him, but he was too furious to care. He had just received word from his secretary that

Update: Michael Arndt Bumped From Episode VII Writing

October 24, 2013 Professor Jango 0

This afternoon StarWars.Com announced that Disney and Lucasfilm were making some changes to the screenwriting team for the highly anticipated Star Wars:  Episode VII.  In addition to a list of other crew members who have been announced for the film (see below the break for details), the official site released this

Star Wars: Rebels – Teaser Trailer

October 8, 2013 Professor Jango 0

  The official Star Wars Rebels teaser trailer from Lucasfilm gives viewers their first look at the upcoming animated series’ visual style, which is heavily influenced by the work of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV, a

Chapter Eight

September 3, 2013 Matt Maine 0

The jeep sputtered suddenly, then stopped. Day was breaking, and a dull, dusty red crept through the thick clouds and smoke. The Sierra Nevada stood before them, tall and wide. Rocco had taken the wheel from Tari a few hours before so she could rest. He put a hand on

Language in Star Wars

August 1, 2013 Professor Jango 0

  In Star Wars, people talk in what is known as Galactic Basic Standard, which sounds to us Earthlings like English. But are the people in Star Wars really speaking English, or is the viewer/reader simply getting a translation? I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, no one cares, Phil. Go away. But

News: Star Wars Celebration VII Announced

July 29, 2013 Professor Jango 0

From (Click image above for link): At the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe’s closing ceremonies this weekend, Lucasfilm officially announced the details of its next official convention: Star Wars Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California, from April 16-19, 2015. Timed with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, this promises to

Concerts: Just how into a band are you really?

July 16, 2013 Professor Jango 0

  So, after seeing Heart last night, I’ve been thinking a lot about the meaning of a live show. These opinions have been built up over the years, so at last my feelings are being put onto paper. You know what bugs me the most about stadium crowds? The fact

Chapter Seven

July 3, 2013 Matt Maine 0

Rocco had no idea what he was doing or where he was going. He had never driven a motor vehicle before and had been unconscious while Tariro was operating it. The keys were already in the ignition and after slamming his foot on the wrong pedal, he was off. But


May 27, 2013 Professor Jango 0

In my previous article I discussed how the vision George Lucas had of the force, and more specifically the Jedi order, was based in large part on Buddhist tradition. This time around we will be exploring the concept of suffering and its application in Star Wars, specifically with regard to