Learn all about our mascot, trademark, and calling card with Social History of the Pineapple.
In January we get Labyrinth of Evil, a novel featuring Anakin and Obi-Wan that leads directly into the opening on Episode 3. (Note: link contains visual spoilers for Ep3.)
It’s by James Luceno, who seems to be becoming the new KJA – at least as far as quantity goes. Even I really can’t insult any of the NJO authors by comparing them to the quality part. (Not even R. A. Salvatore! Well… maybe.)
Mara Jade is coming back to comics in Empire. According to Randy Stradley of Dark Horse, she’s set to star in issue #28 of the ongoing series. Issue #28 would come out in January 2005, so the information is still quite tentative at this point. Previous comic storylines involving Mara are By The Emperor’s Hand, Union, and a handful of short appearances in the early issues of Star Wars Tales.
Also in comic news, the next issue of Star Wars Tales (#21) starts with an overhaul of the book with a new editor and format. Hopefully this doesn’t mean an end to the humor and offbeat stories, which is (IMO) the main reason to pick up Tales. Detail-oriented fanboys are NOT the only Star Wars fans, Dark Horse!
Ryder W. Miller takes a look at the environmental themes in LOTR with The Missing Historical Environmental Context of Peter Jackson
Quite possibly the freakiest fandom story ever has made it into mainstream media with Hobbits gone wrong, a cover story into Portland’s Willamette Week. It’s an odd story of LOTR ‘charity’ fansites, Sean Astin, a missing person, and a whole lot of waylaid cash.
The full run of this short-lived show will be in stores December 7th. 12 episodes were produced, but only 3 aired before the cancellation.
It appears that a birthday card sent to Harry Potter caused a bit of a stir in Missouri.
Since Harry lives in England and his birthday is July 31st, I guess it was appropriate to send it this early.
But the kid who sent it was 16. Out of touch much?
Wil Wheaton played Wesley Crusher, intergalactic intern, on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was hated, he was loved. He went to bootytown. And then Wil grew up, and moved on, and actually has a sense of humor about the whole thing.
What’s new? He has a book: Just a Geek.
And I think it’s okay to appreciate Wesley. Even if it’s only a little.