My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi 1983 Directed by Richard Marquand Quick synopsis... George Lucas delivers the finale to his original epic space trilogy with the rebel forces' last stand against the Empire and Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hamill) fateful confrontation with his nemesis, Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). Skywalker tries to rescue Han Solo (Harrison … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

I Took My Mom to See a Star War

If the title didn't give it away, let this first line be your fair warning... THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR┬áSTAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. I don't mean to blatantly spoil a movie that has only been in theaters for a week and a half, but it's going to happen. I don't think I can … Continue reading I Took My Mom to See a Star War

The Hero/Villain Parley

I don't know about you, but I love it when movies or TV shows throw in scenes where the hero and the villain meet and just have a conversation. It doesn't necessarily have to be the first time these two characters come face to face, it just has to result in an interesting encounter that … Continue reading The Hero/Villain Parley

Current Star Wars Thoughts

All right... I've been sitting on this for over a week now. I've let these thoughts process. I've let them stew. And, first of all, it should be noted that there will be SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I'm not writing this with the intention of blatantly spoiling the movie for anyone who … Continue reading Current Star Wars Thoughts

The Lure of the Dark Side

I've been a PC. All my adult life. There was a time, in high school, when I flirted with the idea of using a Mac. But that was because all of the writing labs at school were equipped with Apple products. And that was before having anything with the Apple logo on it was the … Continue reading The Lure of the Dark Side

A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Leia

I know, Leia isn't technically a Disney Princess. But here's the thing... Leia is a part of the Star Wars universe, which is owned now by Disney. Leia is a princess. Ergo, Leia is a Disney Princess. Just because she isn't a part of the official princess lineup, does not make her any less worthy … Continue reading A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Leia

The Last Command

Title: Star Wars: The Last Command Author: Timothy Zahn Published: 1993 The good guys won. The bad guys lost. All is right in the galaxy. Okay, that's an oversimplification of the events found in this novel. But that's kind of the gist of things. In this trilogy of books, Timothy Zahn does a great job … Continue reading The Last Command

Dark Force Rising

Title: Star Wars: Dark Force Rising Author: Timothy Zahn Published: 1992 Being the second part of a trilogy, this book did its job very well. It ramped up the action a bit and removed things along nicely, leaving a decent cliffhanger at the end. Like the previous installment, Heir to the Empire, I remember seeing … Continue reading Dark Force Rising

Heir to the Empire

Title: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire Author: Timothy Zahn Published: 1991 I'm kind of in Star Wars geek mode right now. Can you blame me? With Episode VII still fresh on my brain? Come on. I don't mind perpetuating my own geeky stereotype by reading an old Star Wars novel. And, yes, I know … Continue reading Heir to the Empire

Can We Talk About Kylo Ren?

First, I must make you aware that this blog post will be discussing key plot points of the new Star Wars movie. Therefore, if you have not yet seen The Force Awakens, what the heck are you waiting for? Wait, that's not what I meant to write there. If you have not yet seen The … Continue reading Can We Talk About Kylo Ren?