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

Suffering

May 27, 2013 Greg 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

News: New Animated Series Starting in Fall 2014

May 20, 2013 Professor Jango 0

  More big news about upcoming things in the Star Wars universe courtesy of StarWars.Com:   Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast

News: EA Makes Agreement for New Star Wars Video Games

May 6, 2013 Professor Jango 0

  StarWars.Com issued the following announcement today about the future of Star Wars video games after the recent news that LucasArts was shutting down:   Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for

Chapter Six

April 25, 2013 Matt Maine 0

Mr. Polus walked into a conference room. It was nice. Bright lights, a long table made of real wood, clean walls. Lots of red and gold. He shook his head. “Ever the extravagant one, aren’t we, Hyperion?” “Take a seat,” Hyperion said, his voice tinged with contempt. He sat at

Chapter Five

March 5, 2013 Matt Maine 0

The landscape was dead. Blasted trees, craters, dust, grey. The sky was grey, the dirt was grey, everything was grey. Rocco had been around the country, and it was the same everywhere. He felt his life force ebbing. Only once had he felt like this before. The worst part was

But You Were the Chosen One! Weren’t You?

February 15, 2013 Professor Jango 0

  Obi-Wan Kenobi cried out these words to a soon-to-be-crispy Anakin on the planet Mustafar inRevenge of the Sith. As we learned previously in The Phantom Menace, Anakin seemed to be the fulfillment of Prophecy of the Chosen One. According to Wookieepedia the prophecy was “one of hundreds of obscure legends maintained

An Introduction

February 6, 2013 Greg 0

Hello and welcome to my column! Over the course of this series I will be discussing the effect that Eastern religion had on Star Wars, and more specifically on the Jedi. George Lucas may have based his work in part on adventure serials such as Flash Gordon, but there is no doubt

The Star Wars in Abrams’ Star Trek

February 4, 2013 The Dark Moose 0

  (WARNING – RECYCLED POODOO – This is an entry from almost 4 years ago, when J.J. Abrams first rebooted Star Trek. This was my initial reaction, and one of my last TOS blog entries…) Moose Poodoo by: The Dark Moose date posted: May 17, 2009 8:50 PM  I would have never