The When and Where of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo has been in theaters for just over a week, but by judging on box office numbers, there are still a lot of folks who have not yet gotten out to see the newest Star Wars cinematic offering.  Along those lines, we thought we would provide a quick primer on the setting of the film…

Riffing on Star Wars: #30 – Yesterday’s Yoda

Since The Empire Strikes Back, Jedi Master Yoda has been one of the most identified characters of Star Wars.  From his playful introduction as a classical fool to Luke Skywalker to Skywalker’s sage mentor in the ways of the Force, Yoda’s instructions have permeated the very fabric of what the franchise means to many fans. …

Riffing on Star Wars: #9 – Humanizing the Enemy

Our first introduction to the evil Galactic Empire began in the stars over Tatooine, as a monumental starship, a star destroyer we would later learn, paralyzed and then figuratively devoured a rebel corvette.  Our second introduction was a door blasting to smithereens and white armored stormtroopers pouring through an opening concealed in smoke and blaster…