“The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

“The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is just that. A Star Wars story. It’s not an “episode”, it’s not a mainline film, it’s a standalone “spin-off.” For most, this’ll definitely be the first film (likely the first story in general) in the Star Wars universe that is not an “episode.” Here’s why it’s not like that for me. Continue reading “The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

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“Star Wars Awakens” (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

“Star Wars Awakens” (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

Okay, here it is. I’ve been waiting for this movie for three years, and being teased endlessly in a slow barrage of set photos, fan trailers, and ten second teasers was getting just too much to take. When I saw the first official trailer, I had to watch it again just to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming. All of the other trailers just went uphill from there. So, I went to see it on Friday with a whole bunch of friends from school, on it’s first full day. How did I like it? Oh, God. Continue reading “Star Wars Awakens” (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

“Not Star Wars The Clone Wars, But Still Trying to Be.” (Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion)

“Not Star Wars The Clone Wars, But Still Trying to Be.” (Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion)

I don’t trust Disney with Star Wars. It’s well known fact, but I thought I should just say it again. Now, it’s not that I have some sort of bias against Disney, (we did get The Avengers directly after they acquired Marvel Comics) but mainly they’ve shown me nothing that makes me trust them. First, they disbanded Lucasarts and layed off it’s hundreds of workers, and in the process destroying 1313, a ridiculously cool looking video game. Then, they ripped apart the Expanded Universe, declaring that everything except the movies were non-canon. Then, they replaced the in pre-production live-action TV show about bounty hunters in the Courascanti underworld with this one, an animated kids show about the birth of the rebellion. And people ask me why I’m not excited for Star Wars Rebels. Continue reading “Not Star Wars The Clone Wars, But Still Trying to Be.” (Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion)