The final few episodes of “The Clone Wars” brought me back…

Return to the Jedi. I know that “May the Fourth” has now passed (if you don’t know the meaning of that, you might want to stop reading now), as has “Revenge of the Fifth” (I never got that one; wouldn’t a better title be “Revenge of the Sixth”?).  Nevertheless, I decided to throw out a…

Age matters not: “The Empire Strikes Back” turns 40…

40 Years Ago, In A Theatre Not Too Far Away… This May (no, not May the 4th…the 21st) marks the 40th anniversary release of one of my all-time favorite movies, “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980).  The film was primarily written by George Lucas and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (who would write many other…

The TARDIS touches down in L.A. yet again for Gallifrey One 2020…

Gallifrey One: It’s Bigger On The Inside! Since 2014, my wife and I have been steady attendees of what is the largest Doctor Who convention in the United States, “Gallifrey One” (or, as it’s known by longtime conventioneers, “Galley One”). Compared to the Soylent Green-level madness that is San Diego Comic Con (130,000 attendees) Galley…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 8: “Redemption” ends Season One…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The eighth and final chapter of The Mandalorian, “Redemption”, is now available for streaming on DisneyPlus, and it answers a few nagging questions that have cropped up in this short sophomore series of this young series. The episode was written by series’ creator Jon Favreau and was exceptionally well directed by Taika Waititi…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 7: “The Reckoning” exacts a price…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** Chapter 7 of “The Mandalorian” is up now on DisneyPlus streaming, and as the second to last episode of the season, “The Reckoning” sees Mando and his allies headed back to Navarro (the Bounty Hunter Guild planet seen early on, but not named until later) for a final confrontation with ‘The Client’ over…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 6: “The Prisoner” delivers a motley crew…

*****REPUBLIC CRUISER-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Chapter 6 of The Mandalorian is now streaming on DisneyPlus. Directed by Rick Famuyima and written by Famuyima and Christopher Yost, “The Prisoner” is the closest we’ve seen to a standalone adventure in this young series to date. The Prisoner. Mando (Pedro Pascal) lands the Razor Crest aboard a large station, seeking…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 5: “The Gunslinger” gives plenty of ‘new hope’…

*****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ The Mandalorian series, “The Gunslinger,” is streaming this week. Co-written and directed by series co-creator Dave Filoni (“Rebels” “The Clone Wars”) there are many nods, easter-eggs and homages to the original 1977 Star Wars (aka “A New Hope”) in this chapter, most of them taking place on…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 3: “The Sin” is fully committed…

Chapter 3 of “The Mandalorian” is now on DisneyPlus, and it’s the one that changes everything. The Madalorian (aka “Mando”) commits a ‘sin’ that alters the course of his life… *****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** The Sin. Mando (Pedro Pascal) has finally acquired his ward-won prize; a 50-year old ‘child’ of the same species as former Jedi Master…