It (technically) began with a post here several years back, and last year, the @SWStylebook Twitter account was born, for those who like their Star Wars spelling and grammar as pedantic as possible. Despite some occasional periods of downtime, the Twitter account is still up and running, and I recently did an interview about it with Andy Bechtel of The Editor’s Desk.
→ Per usual, any reveal, no matter how major, doesn’t stop the rumors. Some guy on Twitter tweeted what’s supposedly an extreme close-up of Luke Skywalker’s beard. (Yuh-huh.) Making Star Wars themselves on what was filmed at a certain outdoor set at Pinewood. And Star Wars 7 News adds a bunch of message board stuff about Luke to the MSW stuff from the other day. (Consider yourself warned.)
→ And for the non-spoilerphobes among us, Bob Iger told Bloomberg TV (skip to 10:25) that the name comes from “a few people” including Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, Disney themselves – basically, exactly who you’d expect.
→ Some housekeeping: Yes, I’ve changed our tag for the new film to The Force Awakens, to reflect our other film tags. No, I will not immediately stop using the term Episode VII, because it is. And grammar geeks, here’s what Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee has to say about title formatting.
Remember our unofficial Star Wars style guide from a few years back? Well, now there’s a Twitter account, @SWStylebook, because apparently I am insane. Apparently a lot of other people are, too, because it took off like gangbusters last night and I am still a little freaked out. Please follow it and also feel free to ask/suggest stuff!
Every time I see someone use the term ‘Jedis,’ I sigh.
Maybe it’s petty, but few things drive me battier than glaring Star Wars typos, particularly when they come from professional and semi-professional news outlets. Here are a few Star Wars terms and spellings every fan (and entertainment journalist) ought to know and use correctly in the years ahead.