Category: Star Wars

Star Wars Superfan Test: How Many of the Mos Eisley Cantina Scene Characters Can You Name?

5. That’s how many characters I can name in Star Wars‘ iconic Mos Eisley Cantina scene. There’s Luke and Obi-Wan, obviously. Plus, Chewbacca, Han Solo and Greedo. You know what that means? That I am […]

On Star Wars, Rogue One and Politics

When Disney paid a gajillion bajillion dollars (I’ll have to check on those numbers later, but they sound right) to pry LucasFilms away from George Lucas they weren’t buying something which would court controversy or […]

Box Office: How Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit Changed Memorial Day Forever

Let’s play a little game. I’m going to give you two different groups of movies, and you have to figure out what they have in common. You might notice that all of the films came […]

The Business of Star Wars, As Illustrated by the Evolution of Luke Skywalker Action Figures

When all of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise went on sale at midnight on Friday, September 4th, a.k.a. Force Friday, toy stores were overrun with superfans (and their kids).  In the ensuing […]

The Other Side of Midnight: The Film Which Theaters Wanted to Play Instead of the Original Star Wars

There was a world before the cultural force that is Star Wars, and in that world 20th Century Fox had two big movies planned for the summer of 1977.  The first was The Other Side […]