Let me start off by saying this is not a persuasive essay; it’s an explanatory one. I’m not trying to convince anyone to skip Solo: A Star Wars Story nor do I think they should if they want to see it. I hope everyone who wants to see it, does. And I hope they enjoy themselves! I’ve talked to a few close friends who saw it and thought it was great. I’m happy for them. I don’t want the movie to do poorly or for people to be disappointed. I just can’t see myself seeing it (at least not yet). I wasn’t even going to write about this because I didn’t want to seem like I was being contrary just for the sake of it nor that I was trying to trash the film. But people keep asking me if/when I’m seeing Solo. I’ve discussed it in Facebook posts, messages and texts, emails, and more than a few times in person with family, friends, and students. So I just decided to write about it. Continue reading
Lando, Lobot, and the Beauty of Depth
I’ve written a piece for the Star Wars fansite Future Of The Force! It’s about Marvel’s Lando miniseries and how it adds depth and beauty to the character of Lobot and his relationship with Lando. I also talk about how I love all these additional Star Wars stories – be they from the Expanded Universe or the new Disney Canon – because they continue to expand the universe George Lucas created in so many ways. I’m excited to be contributing to Future of the Force and I’d appreciate your clicking this handy little link and bouncing over there to give the piece a read. Please and thank you!