Female Role Models - Ashley Eckstein

Female Role Models – Ashley Eckstein

Sometimes it’s really hard being a girl. From a young age, we’re told that we can be anything we want to be. We’re encouraged to try new things and left with the thought that when we get older everything we were spoon fed will be true. And then we grow up and discover that, yes, [...]

Book Review: Darth Plaugeis by James Luceno

Book Review: Darth Plaugeis by James Luceno

“Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise?” “No.” “I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith who lived many years ago. He was so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force [...]

Dangerous Workplaces

Dangerous Workplaces

Do you hate your job? Are you bored and frustrated, looking for a real challenge? Well we might just have something for you here on this list but be warned, while these employment opportunities might seem more glamourous than yours, they tend to be quite fatal! Defence Against The Dark Arts Teacher at Hogwarts School [...]

The Up Side of Your Dark Side

The Up Side of Your Dark Side

There is something unspoken in our culture that our heroes are the good guys. Not just good. We want them to be nice. We want them to be fair. We don’t want them to fight dirty or play by the mentality of the ends justifying the means. And we want them to be immune to the [...]

The Impact of Ralph McQuarrie

The Impact of Ralph McQuarrie

It is with great sadness that I type these words: Ralph McQuarrie has died at the age of 82. It was only a few days ago I wrote in defense of George Lucas. At the same time, I’ve always felt John Williams and McQuarrie contributed just as much to the success of Star Wars as Lucas [...]

20 Iconic Objects in Movies

20 Iconic Objects in Movies

The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings series “It is strange that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.” –Boromir in Fellowship of the Ring This object needs no introduction. It is the One Ring. The Ring of Power. My Precious. Ash Nazs [...]

The Similarities Between 'Phantom Menace' & Nickelback

The Similarities Between ‘Phantom Menace’ & Nickelback

Two weeks ago I was sincerely excited to bring my daughter to see the re-release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which is somewhat odd given that the movie is nearly universally hated. It certainly helps that this was my daughter’s first opportunity to see Star Wars in a theater surrounded by [...]

Video Games are Big Business

Video Games are Big Business

Games are big business. The Call of Dutys and Halos of this world can make more than blockbuster movies in just a few days. Look at the recent release of Batman: Arkham City; 4 million copies sold in less than a week. Recently, in reviews for bad movies, the phrase “it was more like a [...]

Star Wars Blu-ray Review

Star Wars Blu-ray Review

I know the Star Wars stories and characters better than the back of my hand so when I found out about all these changes to the Original Trilogy, I went absolutely mad! Actually, no I didn’t. I couldn’t care less. Being an adult means you can separate important things from the trivial. Do a few [...]

What's Next for Star Wars?

What’s Next for Star Wars?

Star Wars is one of those franchises that will never go away. Personally, I’m glad of that because I love Star Wars. For all of George Lucas’ many failings in recent years, he still created a universe so vibrant, imaginative and full of wonderful characters, that I still want to go back to that galaxy [...]

The Coolest (fictional) Spaceships Of All Time

The Coolest (fictional) Spaceships Of All Time

There are so many awesome spaceships and craft, from thousands of science fiction movies and television shows, but which ones are the best? Well, that’s open for debate and works on many different factors. Design. Speed. Weapons. General all round coolness. Here are my top five. The Enterprise Trying to pick a ship from the [...]