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The real lesson of The Empire Strikes Back

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May is the month of Star Wars birthdays, of course, and Wednesday was the 35th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Entertainment Weekly’s Darren Franich took the opportunity to write the lesson nobody learned from Empire Strikes Back – that the small and personal is what makes the film succeed, not the dark and twisty.

From the Blogside

The Infinite Force on how to write a ‘popular’ blog on starwars.com. I don’t think there’s really a set formula, but you might as well give it a try. Early morning rambles and very snarky things about Courtship of Princess Leia or the YJK series (inexplicably beloved by the young’ens) have also been known to work. Or just hope everyone else sucks that day.

For all your high-minded analysis needs – Lord Noctifer on Apollonian Jedi and Dionysian Sith. Meanwhile, Master Ki-Aaron-Mundi considers the Force.

Nardasarmy introduces the fandom buddy system.

Dan Wallace lists the top eight B-List Marvel characters. Aren’t all Marvel characters B-list until proven otherwise?