November 10th, 2015

mace windu, star wars

A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe now on sale!

The essay collection A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe is now on sale from the fine folks at Sequart! Featuring essays about the six Star Wars movies, and released just in time for the seventh, it includes my own list of the top ten good things about the prequel trilogy, plus pieces by Joseph F. Berenato, Jean-Francois Boivin, Joe Bongiorno, Nathan Butler, Julian Darius, Ian Dawe, Kevin Dilmore, Rich Handley, Zaki Hasan, Rocko Jerome, Alex Newborn, David Pipgras, Matthew Sunrich, Lou Tambone, Dayton Ward, and Steven H. Wilson. There's also a foreword by Scott Chernoff.

The book's on sale now from the fine folks at Amazon in both Kindle and trade paperback. It should be up on Barnes & Noble soon, as well as other online dealers.......
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TOS Rewatch

Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "Amok Time"

Spock's goin' to the chapel and he's gonna get married -- OR IS HE??????? The TOS Rewatch experiences "Amok Time."

An excerpt:
McCoy basically saves the day, keeping either Kirk or Spock from having to kill each other by slipping the former a neural paralyzer that creates the illusion of death. Thus everybody wins: Spock’s blood fever runs its course, Kirk doesn’t lose his first officer, T’Pring gets her hunka hunka Vulcan love, Stonn gets T’Pring without having to risk being killed, and McCoy gets to see Spock break into a goofy grin that he can’t walk back with logic (though that doesn’t stop Spock from trying) and the doctor gets the last word as well.
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