Why Anakin’s Conversion To The Dark Side Made Sense

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James Gray considers Anakin Skywalker’s conversion to the Dark Side unconvincing. He wanted more Hobbesian philosophy like is implied in the original trilogy. Such thinking is presented as part of Anakin’s view on the world, in episode II at least when Anakin and Natalie Portman are frolicking in the meadow and they have an unusually artfully scripted [Read More...]

Some Proposed Phantom Menace Rewrites

I’ve heard and read volumes’ worth of Star Wars criticism in my day. While this is neither the best nor the worst, these ideas are somewhat novel and interesting steps in good directions that all manage to keep in tact the basic structure of episode I. I think the reimagining could be way more ambitious [Read More...]

"Jar Jar Binks is George Lucas’s critique of democracy." Discuss.

Okay, so I posed that thesis to my Facebook friends and now I pose it to you, my Camels With Hammers readers: Jar Jar Binks is George Lucas’s critique of democracy. Discuss. To kick off the discussion, here is the hilarious Stevarious’s reply from Facebook: Every instance of democracy presented in Star Wars is rife [Read More...]

Star Wars French Ballet Disco

I can’t add anything that the title doesn’t already express. This just needs to be seen to be comprehended. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5WWc03qCM8&feature=player_embedded#! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Talking To Your Kids About Star Wars, A Public Service Announcement

It is important to address some things with your children before other people do: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjMGOvMghY How have you dealt with introducing Star Wars to your children? Your Thoughts on the right and wrong ways to go about it? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Benny Hinn: Dark Lord Of The Sith

Thanks to Ben for the heads up. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Red Letter Media Eviscerates Revenge Of The Sith

I am a Star Wars fan and one of the few passionate defenders of the prequels, each of which I wholeheartedly loved the first dozens of times I saw each one. But, if you are going to hate on the prequels, you cannot do a much more thorough, defensible, or hilarious job than Red Letter [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: A New Pope In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The absurdity of religious ceremonial pretensions are clarified a bit: Thanks to Heather for the link. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Star Wars Corsets

You can own both of these for just the low prices of $600 and $500! (via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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