Oh, how I wish I could be at San Diego Comic-Con. This year more than ever. Why? Because this is the first year we’ll see a new Star Wars movie since 2008. One of the coolest things to come out of the Star Wars panel yesterday at SDCC was this behind-the-scenes video from The Force Awakens. So, I thought I’d write a blog post, pulling out some of the things I found most interesting in the video, things that just might reveal some of what we could be seeing in the upcoming film. If anyone had doubts about my nerd cred before now, this post should disabuse them of any such notion post haste. Continue reading Dissecting The Force Awakens BTS Video
I’ve been away for a while. Away from everything, including writing. I was in Southern California, back in my old stomping grounds, attending the Star Wars Celebration, an event for which I’d been waiting for two long years. I bought my 4-day pass the day tickets went on sale, and it seemed like the day would never come. But finally it did. But was it worth the wait? Read on and see.
Continue reading Star Wars Celebration VII Post Mortem
The 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, is one of my all-time favorite science fiction movies. I love everything about it—the story, the setting, the cinematography, the characters, everything. In fact, I recently got around to reading the original source material for the movie, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and it was amazing. So, I was cautiously excited when I heard that a sequel was in the works. Continue reading Harrison Ford To Reprise Blade Runner Role
I may have mentioned it before, but Star Wars is my jam, yo. One of the first movies I ever saw that ignited my imagination as a young child. Seeing A New Hope in the theater is one of my earliest memories, and I have never stopped being a fan. I didn’t even hate the prequels like a lot of people. Sure, Jar-Jar is silly, but whatever.
Today, the first official teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed. And I have analyzed it, scene-by-scene, and want to offer my initial thoughts on each one. Warning: there will be spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the trailer yet, I suggest you do so by going here. Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Is Here!