Star Wars: Rebels “Legends of the Lasat”

We haven’t learned a whole lot about Zeb, thus far. It’s not that he’s an intergalactic man of mystery, it’s that he doesn’t like to dwell on his past. In “Legends of the Lasat,” we find out why. One thing we did know about Garazeb Orrelios is that much like the Doctor and the Time […]

Friends are Funny Like That

Back in the late Nineties, my friend talked me into donating blood. It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s that I hate needles. He was making a big deal about it partly because the blood drive was being held at his church, but also because that’s just who he is. I had never donated […]

Star Wars: Rebels “The Protector of Concord Dawn”

The Rebel Alliance is searching for a route that bypasses the Imperials, and the most viable one is near Concord Dawn. During a reconnaissance mission, Hera, Sabine, and a few other pilots discover that the Mandalorians in charge of protecting Concord Dawn are of the “shoot first” variety. Hera was injured, and I expected Kanan […]

Star Wars: Saga and Stories

In order to differentiate it from the saga films, Rogue One is billed as “A Star Wars Story.” There is no episode number attached, and it looks like there won’t be an opening crawl either. I’m sure it will be financially successful, but over the long haul, does the general public have a burning desire […]

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The first time I saw Close Encounters of the Third Kind, it was on my tenth birthday. As with Star Wars, I was the last person alive to see the film. I remember liking Close Encounters, but it wasn’t until I was older that I fully appreciated it. In that sense, it’s a lot like […]

The Year Without Doctor Who (Mostly)

By all accounts, 2016 has been a tumultuous year (if that’s the correct term). Between Brexit, the US presidential election, and far too many celebrity deaths, this year will be one that historians will write books about, documentary films will be made, and VH-1 will probably commission a series called “I Hate 2016.” In troubled […]