Monthly Archives: November 2015

Joss Whedon and Star Wars

Ever wonder what a new Star Wars film would look like if Joss Whedon wrote the script? In a new book from PopMatters, After the Avengers, I have a chapter answering that exact question. In particular, I focus on the duality between … Continue reading

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Retrospective Review: Attack of the Clones

In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at Attack of the Clones, which sees the start of the Clone Wars. (originally published at Legendarium Media) … Continue reading

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“The Man in the High Castle” (Amazon)

Another year, another adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story. Dick’s oeuvre has proven to be a considerable source of fodder for Hollywood. Some of the biggest science fiction movies in history originated from Dick’s mind, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority … Continue reading

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Retrospective Review: The Phantom Menace

In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts on Legendarium Media. This week, I look at The Phantom Menace, the first film in the saga… I know this might shock Star … Continue reading

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Putting a Ring on Star Wars

Originally published on Legendarium Media here… In the DVD documentary “The Beginning: Making Episode I,” George Lucas famously described the relationship between the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy as “like poetry. Every stanza kind of rhymes with the last one.” … Continue reading

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“Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” (BBC TV miniseries)

Mythgard Academy is offering a free podcast course on Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. In preparation, I read the book and watched the BBC TV miniseries adaptation. Here are my thoughts on the TV show: I know this will get me in … Continue reading

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Star Wars as a Globalized Myth

Originally published on Legendarium Media here… The overwhelming reaction to the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which was released on October 19, has prompted me to think more carefully about the role of Star Wars in pop culture. People … Continue reading

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“Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” by Susanna Clarke

Mythgard Academy is offering a free podcast course on Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. In preparation, I read the book and watched the BBC TV miniseries adaptation. Here are my thoughts on the novel: Neil Gaiman calls Susanna Clarke’s … Continue reading

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