Defeating Gnostic Forces In Fantasy Fiction

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Kathy Tyers has more reasons than most to track the development of the new Star Wars films.While Disney may be the franchise’s new owner, able to continue its story in film, Tyers was among the first authors to explore that world officially after the (chronologically) final film, Return of the Jedi. At the recent Realm Makers conference for Christian fantasy writers and fans, she wonders aloud: Will the new films keep Luke Skywalker’s marriage that Tyers happily supported, and her role as … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Iconic Star Wars Composer Likely on Board for “Star Wars: Episode VII”

Good news! Looks like J.J. Abrams will be enlisting the iconic John Williams to compose the soundtrack for "Star Wars: Episode VII," due out in the summer 2015. … [Read more...]

Hopefully, The Force Will Be Strong with J.J. Abrams

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When it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas, and was planning a new series of Star Wars movies starting in 2015, people immediately began to ask who was going to be in the director's chair. And as someone who is very fond of the trilogy (the only trilogy that matters, that is), any trepidation about Disney ruining the franchise were immediately offset by the nerdy speculation.Who would have the right mix of visionary film-making  mythological storytelling, and … [Read more...]

What Memes Mean: Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. Twilight

Each Wednesday in What Memes Mean, Kirk Bozeman questions the significance, humor, and subtexts of viral videos, memes, and other Internet fads.George Takei (best known as Sulu of the original Star Trek series) has issued a statement to the warring tribes of Trekkies and Star Wars nerds. (The clip should undoubtedly have a PG rating, so FYI if you want to watch.) In this newly viral video, he calls for a cease-fire, saying “each [series] is wonderful in its own special way.” Takei hopes to brok … [Read more...]

What Memes Mean: Darth Vader And The Mechanics Of Revelation

Each Wednesday in What Memes Mean, Kirk Bozeman questions the significance, humor, and subtexts of viral videos, memes, and other Internet fads.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbV5hn_ET0UThis one is too fun, I just had to write about it.Personally, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know that Darth Vader was Luke’s father.  I know it’s impossible to be born with an innate knowledge of fictional galactic histories far, far way, but I can’t recall the exact moment I was saved from my ignora … [Read more...]


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