A few months ago Mark White’s Star Wars Survey circulated online and you might also have seen it posted on our Clone Corridor Community on Facebook. Yesterday he presented his results, holding up an interesting mirror to the fan community. Let’s dig into what he found: a forgotten generation of Star Wars fans.Continue reading “A Mirror to the Fandom: part I”
Vanity Fair blessed us this week with their traditional behind-the-scenes peek at The Rise of Skywalker by Lev Grossman, alongside some stunning photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz. It took me a while to finish this up thanks to work, but … Continue reading Skywalker Rises in Vanity Fair
Star Wars releases have always been received critically either by the press or by the fans or by both but perhaps never more so than since the rise of social media. Yet almost all critics of Star Wars get it wrong … here is why. And here is also how it sheds a new light on one of The Last Jedi‘s most iconic scenes.
CGI…a dreaded word to some Star Wars fans. A tool that has caused division in not just this fandom but many others too as more directors are leaning towards using CGI instead of practical effects. While many fans don’t like the idea of CGI, many also don’t realise how much in Star Wars is actually still practical effects (PE).
In many discussions amongst Star Wars fans you can hear the word “canon”. Yet many of those discussions provide evidence that little thought is spent on what “canon” actually means. So let us have a go at it …
Star Wars celebration is coming to an end and what a celebration it’s been! There were so many amazing panels and highlights which we will cover in upcoming posts. We will be having a look at the Clone Wars panel and of course the upcoming series The Mandalorian!! However one of the main events undeniably was the reveal of a teaser trailer and we finally got a title for the movie. We already had an in depth look into the trailer in our previous article (click here to read that). Now though it is time for me to share my thoughts on the title and what I think or hope it means and what others might think it means.
Continue reading “The Rise of Skywalker – what does it mean?”
We are drawing near to the start of another Star Wars celebration, which is taking place in Chicago this weekend. We, as Clone Corridor, had the privilege of attending Star Wars celebration 2016 in London and met so many new fans while we were there. It was an amazing opportunity for us to attend such an immersive Star Wars experience but also to get to know different types of fans. So as another one is starting in less than 24 hours I started to think about our ‘fandom’ as a whole. Who are we and what do we represent? What really makes up a Star Wars fan and are we one of the most divisive fandoms there is?
Continue reading “The Star Wars fans – who are we?”
We are perhaps only 10 days away from the title reveal and a teaser-trailer! High time to engage in some fun speculation about what Episode IX might contain.
“Power” is one of the most frequently heard words in the Star Wars stories. Anakin’s story sends a chilling warning to all who glorify the acquisition of power.
Many Star Wars fans view the Sequel Trilogy’s First Order simply as a Galactic Empire 2.0. It is however a very different beast. And that difference may have implications for how Episode IX is going to wrap up the Skywalker Saga.