Happy May the Fourth to all of you and May the Force Be With You! We’re using today as a day to not just celebrate Star Wars but to sneakily celebrate our own one year anniversary as well so I’m bringing … Continue reading One Year On: A Thank You to You All
Now that #ForceFriday has come to an end I thought it was time to pick up on something really important. In the run up to #ForceFriday there had been grumblings here and there about the extravagance of the whole thing, about whether there … Continue reading #ForceFriday and Celebrating Fandom
With the release of the second The Force Awakens teaser trailer on the 16th of April, Star Wars has once again positioned itself as a major Force to be reckoned with. I myself was swept right along by the excitement and spent the following days in a state of ecstasy while watching the live feed from Star Wars Celebration: Anaheim. In the excitement, however, there were a number of extremely bittersweet moments for me, starting during the opening panel with JJ Abrahms and Kathleen Kennedy. It seems that not a single conversation about Star Wars can occur without subtle, or not so subtle, shade being thrown at the prequel films (The Phantom Menace, The Attack of the Clones, The Revenge of the Sith). And after mulling it over, and over, I have realized I can’t be the only Star Wars-fan who is wondering why and questioning what this will do to the fandom.
Continue reading “The Risk of Ignoring the Prequels”