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Retrospective Review: A New Hope

Retrospective Review: A New Hope by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at A New Hope, the film that started it all… What is there left to say about Star Wars: A New Hope that hasn’t already been said? The original Star ...

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Retrospective Review: Revenge of the Sith

Retrospective Review: Revenge of the Sith by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at Revenge of the Sith, the film that finally showed us Anakin’s fall… Revenge of the Sith dominates the Prequel Trilogy in a way that none of the classic ...

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Retrospective Review: Attack of the Clones

Retrospective Review: Attack of the Clones by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at Attack of the Clones, which sees the start of the Clone Wars… Over the years, I’ve heard many people complain about politics in the Prequel Trilogy. Unlike in ...

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Once Upon a Time is Going the Distance

Once Upon a Time is Going the Distance By David Glenn Once Upon a Time has added a whole collection of fairy tale characters over the years, and has developed a mythology around the characters we know. Speaking of mythology, there has been references to such legends over the show. From the appearance of Poseidon and Medusa to references to ...

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Retrospective Review: The Phantom Menace

Retrospective Review: The Phantom Menace by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at The Phantom Menace, the first film in the saga… I know this might shock Star Wars fans of my generation, but I’ve always had a soft spot for The ...

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Legendarium Recap: Supernatural, Arrow, The Originals, and Grimm

Legendarium Recap: Supernatural, Arrow, The Originals, and Grimm by Diane Riggins Supernatural The brothers investigate some murders that happen to be taking place at Lizzie Borden’s old home. They are told by one of the locals that a girl was seen near the B&B. Dean and Sam think it might be Amara (the darkness). They figure out that it’s not ...

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Putting a Ring on Star Wars

Putting a Ring on Star Wars by Dom Nardi In the DVD documentary “The Beginning: Making Episode I,” George Lucas famously described the relationship between the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy as “like poetry. Every stanza kind of rhymes with the last one.” In the audio commentary to The Phantom Menace, he adds, “You just take a concept and ...

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Legendarium RECAP: Supernatural, Arrow and The Originals

Legendarium RECAP: Supernatural, Arrow and The Originals by Diane Riggins Supernatural This episode was about the Impala better known as Baby. Sam and Dean discover a new monster. The monster is a cross between a Ghoul and vampire. Young John Winchester makes an appearance and visits Sam in a dream. Is it really John or someone using him as a ...

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Star Wars as a Globalized Myth

Star Wars as a Globalized Myth by Dom Nardi The overwhelming reaction to the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which was released on October 19, has prompted me to think more carefully about the role of Star Wars in pop culture. People clearly responded to the trailer on a deeper emotional level than simply excitement for the latest ...

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Revisiting the Star Wars Radio Drama

Revisiting the Star Wars Radio Drama by Dom Nardi After I saw Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time, I asked my grandfather if he had seen the movie yet. He told me he had not and generally avoided movies with lots of special effects and unrealistic action scenes. Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away before I could convince ...

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