The Movie Blog’s John Campea on why we aren’t swimming in fantasy films in the wake of Lord of the Rings.
Apprentice of Wisdom does some digging and finds a possible origin for Palpatine’s name.; RJ Peters considers hope and redemption; Kenobi-fan on the Force; Abel G. Peña continues his Emperor’s Pawns endnotes with a look at the retconning of Lumiya; Leland Chee on continuty, cross-platform storytelling and non-SW terms.
Icarusancalion has excellent advice for fandom security. Hiding your tie-in novels in the underwear drawer is not, surprisingly, one of them.
Oboe-Wan ponders hats and Ewoks. Sadly, not hats of Ewoks. (Yes, it’s old-school CJ reference day!)
On the VIP front, Helen Keier on how she got the gig, Sterling Hershey explains what a freelance game designer does and Abel G. Peña discusses the origins of Darth Millennial. Oh, and Jeremy Bulloch has shown up.
This week’s highlight: Pablo Hidalgo’s On the Internet, Everything is a Big Deal. You’re on the internet, right? Read it.
Abel G. Peña looks back at “The Emperor’s Pawns,” a piece he did several years ago that defined and (in some cases) retconned the position of the Emperor’s Hands as we know it today.
Matril on why she loves Star Wars.
Anakinside1 looks inside the belly of the beast.
Oboe-Wan finds a telling moment in Empire Strikes Back.
Imadra_blue rants on fandom perceptions of Anakin and Mace.
Lazypadawan isn’t fond of the theory that the Sith created Anakin.
An essay by Abel G. Peña is being published as part of an e-book.
Also on blogs.starwars.com, Paul ponders who else was being held on the Death Star’s detention level, Pablo calls out Fox News for not doing their homework and Bonnie finds Indiana Jones mash-ups.
I am indebted to the fine folks at Jedi News from linking to some of the Livejournal posts.
Inner Bitch watches the entire saga (in release order) and is more than a little surprised.
Halagard takes a look at what the Expanded Universe might look like if it started after the release of the prequels.
Meanwhile, Jeff Dillon of The Disembodied Brain picks up The Joiner King and The Unseen Queen. He’s not impressed.
Shoiryu slashes out for a bit, but calms down for a nice discussion of the Master and Padawan attachment.
In the realm of blogs.starwars.com, there’s a new multiblog for Official Star Wars artists.