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Articles by Tom Burke


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The Future of Boba Fett in Disney’s Hands

I should come right out and admit, I’m not too keen on Disney’s standalone films. Rogue One looks promising; but even with the team behind the “Lego Movie” attached to the Han Solo film, I’m still wary. Rumors also abound of a younger Yoda film or some sort of Obi-Wan Kenobi story. I cannot say…

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The Price of Fandom

I have and always will be a Star Wars fan. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t have a thought of or make reference to or use Star Wars. People I work with and interact with during the day all know that I’m ‘that guy’ and into Star Wars. Star Wars Celebration…

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The Women of Star Wars (and Sci-Fi)

The Women of Star Wars (and Sci-Fi) This week saw the release of not only The Force Awakens on Blu-ray but also, the trailer for Rogue One. That’s a pretty good week for Star Wars fans. But, wait… there’s a disturbance in the force. Apparently there’s a contingent of Star Wars ‘fanboys’ who are quite…

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The Mysterious and Marvelous Maz Kanata

Of the many wondrous and exhilarating elements of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the introduction of new characters (on both sides) was the best part. Many viewers were eager to see Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma since so much of the pre-release advertising centered on them and their First Order brethren. Of course,…

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Where have all the Toys gone?

If there’s one aspect of being a lifelong Star Wars fan, collecting the various plethora of items available is almost a prerequisite. One of the oldest items I have is the program my father bought me in the lobby of the theater the night we saw A New Hope back in 1977. It’s still in…

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I know who left Rey on Jakku

The Force Awakens presented two very succinct and definite questions. Is Luke Rey’s father? Who left Rey on Jakku? While I have no direct knowledge of the answer to either, I do intend to narrow the list of suspects down on the mysterious child abandoner. What I’ve surmised may surprise you and may, in fact,…

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The ships of Star Wars NOT in space

In the mere weeks now since Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens came out, many of the bloggers here and especially, Mike & Joao on the Podcast have all spoken its praises. We have all fixated on the storyline, the questions that have been brought up and some of our favorite moments of the…

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So She’s Not a Princess, But a General Now

 … General Who? … In the original trilogy we were introduced to Princess Leia. She was a spunky, forthright, upholder of freedom and seeking to end the oppressive rule of the Empire. She was taken captive by Darth Vader aboard the Death Star, presumptively tortured, to some degree by him and yet, never gave up…

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Not So Long Ago, At A Con Near Me …

Over twenty years ago, I attended the New York Comic Con, at the Jacob Javitts Center. I schlepped 2 short boxes of comics on the train ride from Providence RI. I spent a weekend chasing down the hot artists of the time to sign my books. One thing that was not present was anything Star…

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