June 25th, 2013 by Dunc · 8 Comments
In his latest blog entry, J.W. Rinzler looks back at George Lucas’ evolving thoughts on the Force and the ever-controversial midi-chlorians.
On a fictional grammar note, ‘midi-chlorian’ bothers me, though I have to assume if Rinzler is using it, it is indeed the kosher spelling. ‘Midichlorian’ just seems far more naturalistic.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: george lucas · j w rinzler · prequel trilogy · the force · the phantom menace
March 4th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
The Force Skeptics Page has clearly been around for a while, but it’s new to me:
The Jedi Knights are known for their supposed ability to perform “miracles.” They can influence others’ thoughts with a wave of their hand, use a slender light saber to deflect blaster bolts with their eyes closed, jump great heights in full gravity, move objects without touching them, see into the future, and do many other things that normal people can’t. Or so they claim.
Perhaps Karen Traviss subscribes to his newsletter. (via)
Filed: star wars
Tagged: spoofs · the force
September 28th, 2006 by Dunc · Comments Off
Someone has a sense of humor… Of all the animals to name after Yoda, a giraffe? He is, however, an “unusually gentle and calm giraffe,” according to the director of his former zoo.
James Earl Jones is fifth on the list of Forbes‘ most trusted celebrities.
Is the Force becoming reality? Or do science writers just really, really want you to read their story?
Golfer Luke Donald gets Star Wars nickname.
Filed: people · space & science · star wars
Tagged: james earl jones · sports · the force · yoda
July 30th, 2006 by Dunc · Comments Off
The Infinite Force explores the idea of being a Jedi or a Sith in real life. Just stay away from the census polls, okay?
Pablo talks about the origin of the Rookies webstrips.
Ravenclaw Devi considers Mary Sues and related issues.
Jedimaster13109 provides us with a nice overview of the Force.
In EU corner, Mike Beidler has some thoughts on Vector Prime. Meanwhile, Padawan Katis is reading The Phantom Menace novelization and Sunnyskywalker continues her spot-on Courtship of Princess Leia analysis with Chapter 5.
Tagged: courtship of princess leia · jedi · mary sue · new jedi order · pablo hidalgo · sith · the blogside · the force · the phantom menace
July 16th, 2006 by Dunc · Comments Off
In An American Mythology: Why Star Wars Still Matters Steven D. Greydanus looks at the mythic roots of the saga – and a few common criticisms.
Pablo finds an amusing letter in one of the old Marvel Comics…
Darth Morbus ponders religion and the force. Should we tell him about the folks who think they’re actual Jedi?
The Wookiee has no pants explores the use of religious metaphors in fandom.
Taxy’s adorable Pirates review doodle bring up Star Wars similarities. Beware spoilers!
Discussion: Beej wonders why people still make zines. I’ve been wondering that myself for years. Yeah, having fanfic in tangible form is nice, but that’s why Adobe gave us PDF format.
Tagged: fanzines · pablo hidalgo · potc · the blogside · the force