Karen Traviss on the infamous Kevin J. Anderson “burger” quote… It’s not true?
My world is shattered!
Also from the world of blogs.starwars.com is A-P’s Mama’s Boy, Daddy’s Girl, comparing Luke and Leia to their parents.
And today on Livejournal, Imadra_blue wrote Two Sides to Every Coin, a fascinating essay on Dooku, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and Anakin.
The second part of Halagad’s hilarious “Star Wars Blogs of Sin” series is up on the official site. First he tackled cursing, now he’s taking on alcoholic beverages.
Go check out the list and see what you can add. We certainly have enough veterans of Jessa’s Bar to make a contribution!
Nah, I don’t think so. And her list of the Top Ten Most Eye-Sporking Moments in the EU is pretty damn hilarious.
Life is too short to keep up with all of blogs.starwars.com, but here are few recent gems from the VIP section:
Tasty Taste’s (Leland Chee) Death Star timeline
Dan Wallace on whether Star Wars is science fiction or space fantasy and an unofficial list of Grand Admirals.
Halagard (Abel G. Pena) has a lengthy discourse on Mace Windu and the Jedi Order.
Ghent (Paul Ens) on how Leia remembers Padme.
And last but certainly not least, JessaJediB (Mary Franklin) on Leia and Bail in the Radio Drama.
And comments are now enabled! I’m not sure if you have to be a Hypespace member to comment as you do to have a blog, but a starwars.com account is required. You can check up on all the lastest VIP postings here.
On blogs.starwars.com, Halagad, aka Abel G. Pena, digs into GFFA linguistics with a look at Star Wars swear words.
Club Jade’s own Bad Methodist explores the personal, political, and spiritual fall of Anakin Skywalker.
In the press, USA Today goes to Lucasfilm for answers to some of the questions raised by Revenge of the Sith, while The Christian Science Monitor profiles Charles Ross and The One-Man Star Wars Trilogy.
There’s a new daily newsletter for the ever-expanding Star Wars fandom on Livejournal. Jedi News is a daily roundup of icons, fanfic, essays, and other links of interest in much the same vein as the Harry Potter fandom’s Daily Snitch.
SF Site reviews The Dharma of Star Wars, but says that the Star Wars content is slim. On a similar note, Star Wars And Philosophy gets a much better review over at Saga Journal.
John Scalzi has some good things to say about I, Robot and the nature of Hollywood adaptations:
Allow me to put on my pontificating hat here and tell you an obvious truth: Hollywood doesn’t care about source material. When a major movie studio buys a novel (or in this case, a collection of stories) to adapt into a film, it stops being material of a fixed nature; it becomes suddenly fluid, and you’ll find vast chunks of the book sliding out, getting rearranged or simply being ignored for the expediencies of the filmmakers and the studio. Let me make it even more clear: It is a rare book that makes it through the film adaptation process without great violence being done to it.
And this is not always a bad thing. I think some of the most successful literary-to-film transfers have been ones in which Hollywood does what Hollywood does — substantially guts and reworks the source material to adapt it to the needs of the filmmakers. The obvious example here is Blade Runner, which is of course a mightily reworked version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick. It’s entirely possible a filmed version that is more faithful to the original novel could have been made; on the other hand, Blade Runner is excellent. It’s a fair trade.