What’s this? New “Star Wars” that I actually like? It’s been far too long. Not since “Revenge of the Sith” have I experienced a new Star Wars project as good as the new series “Star Wars: Andor”, a spy thriller covering the saga of those … Continue readingStar Wars: Andor — It’s Actually Really Good!
Having perused the first three episodes of the new “Obi-Wan Kenobi” show, I honestly think it’s awful. It’s bereft of a good understanding of the Obi-Wan character, bereft of a good understanding of Star Wars lore, and is in tension or even contradiction to many … Continue readingThe “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” I Would Have Made
I’d like to spare a few words on the Rule of Two from the Star Wars universe, and exactly how it works. A thousand years before the Skywalker Saga, all the Sith killed each other, leaving only one survivor: Darth Bane, who crafted a new … Continue readingThe Souls of the Sith
Another month, another Star Wars post? Why not? Today my thoughts turn not to making a whole new distant-future sequel trilogy or a Darth Bane trilogy, but rather to the more down-to-earth issue of how the sequel trilogy we ended up with could have been … Continue readingImproving the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
What would film be without dialogue? Without those “wonderful lines” that Debbie Reynolds’s character in “Singing in the Rain” considered the sine qua non of true acting? Well, it would still be film; indeed, it might even be better film. The silent era had caption … Continue readingToward More Visual Storytelling
It must be Star Wars month at this blog, because once again my head turns toward contemplating ideas for new stories set in that universe. Well, this latest one I have is not exactly a new story, but is more of my own take on … Continue readingThe Star Wars Darth Bane Film Trilogy I Would Make
There is a great disturbance in the Force: the Star Wars sequel trilogy. After the perfect and very happy ending of “Return of the Jedi”, the Star Wars film series could have gone in any number of directions. Unfortunately, they picked perhaps the least inspiring … Continue readingThe Star Wars Sequel Trilogy I Would Have Made