Posts filed under “starwars”

Chastised by Chewbacca

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars films, is on Twitter as @TheWookieeRoars. He runs a fun and engaging stream for fans, posting historic behind-the-scenes photos from Star Wars production and other fun imagery. But when he posted a photo of an “awesome” standing cat wearing a Chewbacca bandoleer I had to […]

Droids and Brothers

From a conversation with Amy last night: Amy: Bob got his DVD of Episode III last night. Me: Personally, I’m a lot more comfortable pretending that the whole prequel never happened. In Episode 4, Obi-Wan says “Luke, here’s your Dad’s lightsaber. He wanted you to have it,” and I’m yelling, “No he didn’t.” And Anakin […]

Harry Potter Spoilers

Update, 2007: You may also be interested in my OMG EXCLUSIVE DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILERS!!! JINKIES!!! Stop reading if you haven’t finished Half-Blood Prince! STOP! So now that Harry knows that Tom Riddle is (was?) James Potter, how will Harry deal with the fact that Voldemort is his father? (That is, after that agonized yell when […]

How to Sound Like Chewbacca

It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever since sometime in the early 1990s. Back then, we were in Disneyland, fresh off Star Tours, when someone in the souvenir shop gave off a full-throated Wookiee roar. Wow, I thought, I wish I could do that. Later attempts — always in private, of course — would sound […]

Guess the Pun

Update: Yeah, you all guessed it: WHEN THE SITH HITS THE FAN.

Jar Jar Doesn’t Die

“Jar Jar does not die.” So quoth Rick McCallum in’s Just the Facts Revenge of the Sith character spoiler snippets. Well, that tears it: if we’re not shown Vader killing Binks, I don’t give my money to Lucas, and that’s that. (On the other hand, the reviews have been fairly positive. Should I dare?)

Darth Vader Versus Jar Jar Binks

I realize now that there is only one way to redeem the Star Wars prequel trilogy of its irreversible legacy of painfully sordid banality. And it is not just that Jar Jar Binks must die. No, that would not be nearly enough. The only way Lucas will get me to pay money to see Episode […]


Some people think Star Wars is about Luke Skywalker and the battle of the Rebel Alliance against the evil forces of the Dark Side and the Empire. Others think that the Star Wars saga is the story of Anakin “Darth Vader” Skywalker, his fall to the Dark Side, and his eventual redemption at the hands […]

The Gathering Shadow

The Star Wars Episode III scrolling intro is out, for you Star Wars fans who just can’t wait for the next crumb to drop from Lucas’ table. Here’s the first half of it: It is a time of uncertainty. The empire’s ambiguous tariff statutes mandate close reexamination of galactic import quotas. Interim Princess Agoomba has […]


I didn’t think Lucas could do worse than having Greedo shoot first, but he did: Sebastian Shaw was replaced by prequel actor Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi spirit at the end of Return of the Jedi. The rationalization I’ve been hearing is that a Jedi spirit is his “pure” manifestation, and that Anakin is […]