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Is Love Blind in Star Wars Fandom?

  Okay this is something I personally struggle with on an everyday basis. I’m surprised I haven’t written this already; because it’s something I think about 24/7. Am I a “love is blind” Star Wars fan? In other words will I always love everything that has a Star Wars logo on it? Will I ever…


Disney’s Firm Grip on Star Wars

Not so long ago in this very same galaxy, fellow Cantina Cast blogger Tom, a.k.a. FedEx Tom to the faithful Cantina Cast listeners, posted a blog about the upcoming Star Wars standalone films and his “not too keen” perspective on them, especially the Hanthology film and its creators. I mean Lawrence Kasdan is writing the…


Dictators in History and Star Wars

George Lucas once said, “All democracies turn into dictatorships–but not by coup.” The people give their democracy to a dictator, whether it’s Julius Caesar or Napoleon or Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, the general population goes along with the idea. What kinds of things push people and institutions in this direction? That’s the issue I’ve been exploring:…


Canon Novels Trump Legends!

Let’s take a trip down Eric’s memory lane. The year was 1992; I was not quite 17 years young. It was a nice spring day, much like today as a matter of fact. My brother Rob and I were on our way to a local department store called ‘The Fair’ which was in Milford, MA;…


Rogue One: The Dark Times Are Upon Us

How awesome has the past two weeks of Star Wars fandom been? Wednesday, March 30th we had the controversially amazing Season Two finale of Star Wars Rebels (Ahsoka Lives!), two days later, on April 1st, we had the digital release of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, followed by the Tuesday, April 5th release…


Rebels to Rogue One: A Galaxy Awakens

  It’s now mid-March. The Force Awakens is on its last breath at local theaters, and the Blu-ray (and its multiple iterations) is due to release in a few weeks. I think it’s time we turn our attention towards the next big thing. I remember back in the days leading up to Star Wars: Episode…

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