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The Star Wars Prequels as a Journey from Religious Dogma to Mysticism

The Star Wars Prequels as a Journey from Religious Dogma to Mysticism by Dom Nardi The Jedi in the Star Wars Prequels do not behave much like the Jedi in the Original Trilogy. The only two Jedi in the OT, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, resemble wandering Shaolin monks. They come across as humble wizards with a deep connection the spiritual. ...

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C3PO Flats from Irregular Choice

The next reveal in the officially licensed Star Wars shoe line from Irregular Choice are these shiny shiny C3PO flats! Will any of you be snagging these when they’re released?

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A Long Time Ago in an English Manor Far, Far Away…

Just when you thought Dame Maggie Smith couldn’t get any more awesome, she and the rest of the Downton Abbey cast do just that. Made for charity, “Downton Wars Episode 2: The Evil Butler Strikes Back” takes the cake in terms of charm, wit, and love for both franchises. Have a watch below! On a sidenote, did you ever think ...

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Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig – Is it Worth Reading?

Book Review: Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig Amidst all the new toys, clothes, posters, and BB-8 droids released on Force Friday, fans got their first glimpse of the Star Wars sequel era in the novel Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig. Aftermath takes place mere months after Return of the Jedi. With Darth Vader and the Emperor dead, the ...

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The Expanded Universe as “Low Pulp” Star Wars

The Expanded Universe as “Low Pulp” Star Wars by Dom Nardi When Return of the Jedi hit theaters in May 1983, it supposedly brought the Star Wars saga to a conclusion. The Rebels blew up the second Death Star, Darth Vader redeemed himself by throwing the Emperor down a bottomless pit, and the Ewoks held a luau over the bodies ...

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Amazing Star Wars Shoes Are A-Coming! (And Yes, They’re Official)

Earlier this year I touched on some astounding Star Wars themed shoes that were on display at Celebration Anaheim. At the convention, no photos of the shoes were allowed per an agreement between Disney/Lucasfilm and UK-based shoe company Irregular Choice. The wait is alllllmost over! May the IRREGULAR CHOICE be with you this winter. Introducing our phenomenal new collection, our ...

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling

The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling by Dom Nardi The most controversial issue in contemporary Star Wars fandom isn’t Jar Jar Binks, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber, or even whether or not Han shot first, but rather the status of tie-in media. On April 25, 2014, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe—all the books, comics, and ...

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New Star War Toys Revealed

As seems to be custom with any highly-anticipated release, some stores have broken the street date for new The Force Awakens merchandise (having worked in retail before I can assure you this has happened several times with other big titles such as Avengers and even Hot Wheels). Whether because of some fans getting the merchandise early and putting them up ...

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Covergirl and Star Wars Team Up

With the bubble of anticipation for new merchandise for The Force Awakens about to burst, Covergirl has released photos of their newest cosmetics line inspired by the upcoming Star Wars installment. No solid release date has been set, but the products are anticipated to hit store shelves sometime this fall. Photos from allure.com Is there anything that you want to ...

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