Category Archives: Star Wars

“Star Wars: Thrawn” by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars fans who never read the Expanded Universe novels might not recognize Grand Admiral Thrawn, but he’s become one of the most popular characters in the franchise. Thrawn initially appeared in Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy, which … Continue reading

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“George Lucas” by Brian Jay Jones

I read Brian Jay Jones’ biography of Jim Henson when it first came out and found myself captivated. Jones conveyed Henson’s passion for his work and his joie de vivre. When I saw that Jones had written a book about George … Continue reading

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“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

When news broke in 2012 that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm, some fans worried that Disney would “Disneyfy” the Star Wars franchise by making it too kid-friendly. After all, despite George Lucas’ protestations that Star Wars was made for kids, the … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser Trailer First Reactions

Originally published on Legendarium Media… Ever since Disney announced Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last March, fans haven’t seemed sure what to expect of the film. All seven previous Star Wars films focused on the Skywalker family saga. However, Rogue One, directed … Continue reading

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Is Rey a Superhero?

Originally posted on Legendarium Media… For the most part, audiences fell in love with Rey in The Force Awakens. Daisy Ridley brought an irrepressible charm and energy to the role. Over the holidays, people were frustrated by the lack of Rey merchandising available in … Continue reading

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Adding The Force Awakens to the Star Wars Ring

This article originally appeared on Legendarium Media… The Force Awakens is clearly soaked in nostalgia, to the point where some critics allege that it’s little more than a copy of the original Star Wars film. I addressed this claim in my … Continue reading

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Did The Force Awakens Plagiarize Star Wars?

This article originally appeared on Legendarium Media… Every four years, Americans are confronted with a basic question during presidential elections: change or more of the same? In the 2016 presidential campaign, the winning mantra definitely seems to be “change” of some … Continue reading

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First Impressions: The Force Awakens (*Spoiler-Free*)

I finally had a chance to see The Force Awakens! This review is intended to minimize the risk of spoilers for readers who have not had a chance to see the film yet. Later next week, I will write a … Continue reading

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Retrospective Review: Return of the Jedi

In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at Return of the Jedi, the final film in the story… until now! For almost 30 years, Return of the Jedi was … Continue reading

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Retrospective Review: The Empire Strikes Back

In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week on Legendarium Media, I look at The Empire Strikes Back, widely regarded as the best film in the series… There are many, many … Continue reading

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