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Prequel Pitfalls and a Philosophy of Filmmaking, Part II: Respect Your Elders

The first blog in this series looked at some of the inherent weaknesses in the prequel and origin story concepts, which have to fight an uphill battle for meaning when set against an endpoint which has been predetermined for them. Whatever has come before- a work famous enough to warrant a prequel follow-up- is clearly set in stone, and trying ...

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Star Wars Rebels: Season One Character Retrospective

Star Wars Rebels burst onto the scene on October 3rd, 2014 and has been going full throttle from the onset. As a life-long Star Wars fan, I wanted to take a minute to look back on central characters of Season One to discuss what worked and what did not. These are simply based on the authors own insights, but I ...

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Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

Late Thursday afternoon, Harrison Ford’s plane went down over Penmar Golf Club in Venice, CA in his vintage World War II era training plane. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported him as alert and conscious, in fair to moderate condition, and taken to an area hospital for further treatment. Within minutes of the crash, there were multiple social media reports with ...

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Review: Star Wars Rebels Season One Finale

!!!SPOILERS FOR “FIRE ACROSS THE GALAXY” BELOW!!! Where do I even start? So much was packed into this half-hour finale, yet it worked beautifully rather than get bogged down. Standout points: the Inquisitor mocking Kanan with the one thing he probably has never even told Hera and still feels guilt over. Keeping continuity with the TIE fighter Zeb and Ezra ...

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Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi Sneak Preview

On Tuesday, March 3rd, LucasBooks (now under the umbrella of Disney) will release the third novel in the new rebooted Star Wars canon. Heir of the Jedi is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and as is evident from the title it focuses on Luke Skywalker and his struggle ...

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Star Wars Rebels Season Finale to Feature Darth Vader

Disney took a galaxy far, far away to point five past lightspeed and hasn’t looked back. Since its rollicking opening Star Wars Rebels has reminded us from moment one that Star Wars can be fun again. For the past few months we’ve tuned into Disney XD to watch the serialized adventures of Kanan, Hera, Sabine, Zeb, Ezra, and Chopper as they ...

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Wars on Kinkade by Jeff Bennett

If you’ve ever looked at the puzzle section of your local store or flipped through a Hallmark catalog, you’ve probably seen some of the works of Thomas Kinkade at one point or another. Kinkade was known for his serene yet surreal depictions of cottages, mountains, and lakeside domiciles. He was once cited as “America’s most-collected living artist” before his death ...

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From Middle-Earth to Star Wars: An Interview with Artist Jerry Vanderstelt

Jerry Vanderstelt has been drawing since he was eight years old. His interest in the genre of sci-fi and fantasy was triggered early by authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. His clients have included the Franklin Mint, Bradford Exchange, Hasbro Toys, and Lucasfilm Ltd. Recently, you can find his work as commissioned by Warner Bros. And New Line ...

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More Star Wars: The Clone Wars Content On the Way?

It’s no secret that Dave Filoni and the rest of the TCW crew had more stories to tell before the show got the axe following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm. Several pieces of concept art were revealed as treats for fans last year, and some thus-far-untold stories found their outlet in comic, story reel, and novel form. But now, writer Brent ...

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