Expletives in Star Wars?

I’m not sure why Star Wars humor seems to reach me in waves, but regular readers will know that this is the third bit of Star Wars humor I’m sharing in 24 hours. HT Chris Tilling on Twitter. [Read more...]

Star Wars Meets Monty Python: The Black Knight of the Sith

If you like this, then see also The Holy Sith which I shared some years ago – a different approach to a Star Wars Monty Python mash-up. From The Poke HT Brad Matthies   [Read more...]

Darth Vader: What I Really Do

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Star Wars Valentines

As Valentine’s Day Approaches, Star Wars fans will be looking for those expressions of love that are strong in the Force. There are lots of free Star Wars valentines available online, including some that are posted because their awfulness makes them somehow wonderful. There’s even a category dedicated to Star Wars Valentines on the site [Read More...]

Nerds Reconsidering Star Wars Religion

A recent article in Tablet Magazine challenges the religious message of Star Wars in interesting ways (HT The Lead and Religion Nerd). On the one hand, the article makes some good points about the superficiality of some Star Wars spirituality, or the attempt to let “following one’s bliss” be a guide to life. Yet on [Read More...]

Darth Vader Tebowing

Someone snapped this photo of Darth Vader, tebowing in celebratory thanksgiving to his lord, after cutting the opposing team into 316 pieces in the Jedi vs. Sith football championship. Fans of the team may wish to purchase this commemorative statue, “Vader Tebowing,” for the low price of only 499.95 Imperial Credits. [Read more...]

Droids with Feelings (or is it Existential Angst?)

I’ve actually written some serious treatments of whether machines can ever be people, including in my chapter in Religion and Science Fiction. The series of posters that IO9 highlighted today about droids suffering from what they described as “low self esteem” actually seem to me to depict them doing more than that, reflecting on very [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Terminus

The second episode in the Black Guardian trilogy, “Terminus,” is another episode I actually remember watching in my younger years, although some of the details had become sketchy. This is an episode which features an element that is common in Doctor Who and illustrates a major contrast with Star Wars. In the latter, it is [Read More...]

Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Exclusivism, Inclusivism and Pluralism

Bob Cargill pointed out to me an article in CNN about the latest volleys in the Star Trek vs. Star Wars wars, with not only fans but actors getting involved in the controversy (and George Takei’s entertaining attempt to argue for the need for peace so as to face a common foe). To me, the [Read More...]

The Black Knight of the Sith

How could I not have seen this before? Hilarious! [Read more...]

Nobody Liked Caroling With Yoda

Jim West shared this “just for me,” and even though a year ago this I shared, presumably repeating things once a year bother anyone going to is not. [Read more...]


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