Have you ever wondered how one might operate a modern vehicle like an ancient chariot? This author has contemplated the concept from time to time throughout her life. George Lucas did too, apparently. His famous (infamous?) podracers in The Phantom Menace* are based on chariots like those seen in Ben-Hur*. Mr. Lucas and I are … Continue reading Ben-Hur – On a Motorcycle?!
“…that you are looking for,” especially since this video was filmed for the Christmas season, not Easter! Enjoy the advertisement, readers: Swiss Police and Star Wars Christmas spot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BmhHyyzh9o&app=desktop
You cannot choose your battlefields, The gods do that for you. But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew. – Nathalia Crane, 1913 One of the most pernicious movements of our time may be the idea that artists can change the world. For decades … Continue reading Plant a Standard….
Whether you have watched The Mandalorian or not, by now you doubtless know of the little green Star Wars* child commonly called “Baby Yoda.” A member of Yoda’s unnamed species, the Child* still has at least half the Internet in a state of euphoria even though season one ended in December. By most standards, that would … Continue reading That’s a Baby?
Writers today are often told that they absolutely have to subvert audience expectations in order to tell a compelling story. Notably, those who insist that authors do this never give a truly compelling case for why this has to be done with every single tale they tell. Most disturbingly, these advisers never say just where … Continue reading Is Subverting the Audience’s Expectations the Best Way to Go?
A little while ago, I began watching the anime based on Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia* series. Thanks go to Anthony Marchetta for repeatedly expounding upon the merits of this story. His reviews over at Castalia House were what convinced this author to give the show a try (shakes fist at him in mock anger). … Continue reading Who’s Afraid…?
If you remember the probe droids from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back* and the miniature versions seen in new franchise material such as Star Wars Rebels*, then you might find this piece particularly interesting. The pocket-sized drones described in the article below act a great deal like the probes seen in Star Wars. While … Continue reading Another Star Wars Idea Becomes Reality