The Year of Star Wars: The Hasselhoffian Legacy of Starcrash

Star Wars is the rare film whose influence on Hollywood cannot be overstated; following its smash success in 1977, theaters were hailed with a meteor storm of Star Wars cash-ins, rip-offs, and wannabes. Some imitators, like Battlestar Galactica, would prove surprisingly long-lived, while others like Read More …

The Year of Star Wars: Star Wars Rebels is a Swashbuckling Return to Form

  Debuting in October of last year on DisneyXD, Star Wars Rebels was the first offering to come out of Disney’s lock, stock, and barrel acquisition of the Star Wars multimedia franchise. Rebels is intriguing in that it’s the first time since those weird Ewok TV movies that a Read More …

The Year of Star Wars: The Star Wars Shows Us the Original Blueprints

Dark Horse’s eight-issue limited series The Star Wars is a fascinating exercise: a direct adaptation of the first complete draft of the screenplay that became Star Wars: A New Hope. The series is many things: a swan song for Dark Horse’s Star Wars franchise, a Read More …

The Year of Star Wars: I Used to Love The Phantom Menace

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace premiered on May 18th, 1999. I was twelve years old. To give you the full picture, twelve-year-old me wore long cutoffs, black Airwalks, and Peace Frog t-shirts. She devoured The Animorphs and once tripped onto her face rushing Read More …