PODCAST – Sound Effects, LucasArts and Star Wars Podracer

As some of my readers know, I graduated from Flashpoint College in Chicago with a degree in Sound Effects Editing almost half a decade ago! One of my professors, Jeff Kliment, was a creative lead at LucasArts in the late 1990s and regularly told us stories about working on games like Grim Fandango, Yoda StoriesContinue reading “PODCAST – Sound Effects, LucasArts and Star Wars Podracer”

Gina Carano Fired from Lucasfilm, #CancelDisneyPlus Trends

Gina Carano, Star of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, has been fired from Lucasfilm, future Star Wars projects and her talent agency. The move came after a posting yesterday on Instagram wherein she compared the plight of conservatives in Hollywood to Jews in Germany before the Holocaust and claimed that they were facing discrimination and mob harassment.Continue reading “Gina Carano Fired from Lucasfilm, #CancelDisneyPlus Trends”

GUG Review: Star Wars – The High Republic – Light of the Jedi (2021)

This month marked the launch of the fascinating multi-media experiment Star Wars: The High Republic. The initiative brought together a group of fantasy and YA authors together to tell an original story within the canon of the franchise and to expand the setting into new places Their first entry to hit store shelves was CharlesContinue reading “GUG Review: Star Wars – The High Republic – Light of the Jedi (2021)”

Boba Fett Spin-Off “Book of Boba Fett” Announced for Disney+ in the Mandalorian Series Finale

In the post-credits scene for The Mandalorian Season 2, a surprise stinger for the rumored Boba Fett series appeared with a tentative premiere date of December 2021! As we talked about last week, Disney’s extensive slate of Disney+ announcements announced the plan to release dozens of Star Wars, Marvel and Disney shows over the nextContinue reading “Boba Fett Spin-Off “Book of Boba Fett” Announced for Disney+ in the Mandalorian Series Finale”

HUMMEL Review: LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)

I can’t say I’ve felt flummoxed by a film quite like this in a while. At its face, it’s one of the most cynical products I’ve seen this year. It’s a product of the Disney mega machine that spits out dozens of this straight-to-dvd Lego specials with no notable story to tell or unique voice.Continue reading “HUMMEL Review: LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)”

The Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker: The Star Wars Prequels as Classical Tragedy

Deconstructing the multitudinous problems in the Star Wars Prequels became a cottage industry online for much of the late 2000s. 21 years later, I still hear grown men whining about how Jar Jar Binks ruined The Phantom Menace. In truth, I’ve mostly gotten bored with this dialog. Maybe it’s a symptom of the fact thatContinue reading “The Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker: The Star Wars Prequels as Classical Tragedy”

Huge Slate of Star Wars and Marvel Shows Announced for Disney+ During Investor Call

Disney’s annual investor call went down on Thursday night! As per usual, the internet was buried in surprising announcements as well as confirmations of rumored shows and films that have been circling the rumor mills. In addition to discussing the service’s expansion into new markets, Disney offered an extensive list of their planned upcoming programmingContinue reading “Huge Slate of Star Wars and Marvel Shows Announced for Disney+ During Investor Call”

A Brief Recap of The Mandalorian – Episode 14

When the title drop of “the tragedy” appeared in the opening credits for this week episode, my heart honestly sank. I shouldn’t have been surprised. We’ve reached the point of this season where the story needs to start building up to a decisive conclusion and ramping up the stakes. Nothing that happens is shocking. ThatContinue reading “A Brief Recap of The Mandalorian – Episode 14”

A Brief Recap of Mandalorian – Episode 12

Season 2 is finally starting to pick up in a serious way. I’m not sure how the fans are going to enjoy it going forward since it seems the usual suspects are already starting to complain about the show but I can’t help but appreciate that the series is starting to unveil its long termContinue reading “A Brief Recap of Mandalorian – Episode 12”

A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 11 Recap

The writers of The Mandalorian are really starting to fall back on Deus Ex Machinas in a pinch too frequently. Last episode was resolved by the X-Wing pilots swooping in to save the day at the last minute and this episode starts with Mando needing to be saved again after being captured by pirates. ConvenienceContinue reading “A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 11 Recap”