A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 4 of 5

A great screenshot from Star Trek the original series.

What is Captain Kirk doing in a series on Star Wars?  Well, I personally don't mind a Shatner cameo anywhere, but it actually has a lot to do with my journey to the ______ side.  (Fill in the blank based on your prequel proclivity.) WARP SPEED HYPOCRISYMy Star-Wars-is-a-banquet-come-as-you-please change of heart actually reveals my own hypocrisy. It's called (and this term I hereby coin) Warp Speed Hypocrisy.I love Star Trek. I LOVE Star Trek. Every rerun brings me home to my happy p … [Read more...]

A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 3 of 5

Mark Fordham (Vader) and George Lucas

 As we re-explore the Star Wars prequels and steel ourselves for the upcoming installments, we need to hear a grounding voice.  A deep, sonorous, awe-inspiring... terrifyingly epic voice.  Sith Lords are notoriously unafraid to state their opinions. Mark Fordham is an artist, filmmaker, former cop, father of five, husband of a Stormtroopette, seasoned veteran of the 501st Alpine Garrison, and a well-known Darth Vader impersonator.  Mark can be contacted through markfordham.com.  And m … [Read more...]

A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 2 of 5

Yoda fights Dooku in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

SO, what was it that changed me from a Star Wars prequel-hater to a... well... something different? As I debated "Jessi-Wan Kenobi," (AKA Jessica the Uberfan) on many occasions, she consistently drew upon Star Wars "stuff" not contained in the films---the Expanded Universe.Here is the definition of the Expanded Universe (now called "Star Wars Legends") from Wookiepedia: The Expanded Universe (or EU for short) encompasses every one of the officially licensed, fictional background stories of … [Read more...]

A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 1 of 5

The Force Awakes official title logo, with a little philosophical embellishment...

Are you ready for the new Star Wars movies? Were you ready for the prequels? Or does your spacefaring heart beat only for the original trilogy? You see, something weird happened to me. Something which may cause me to lift the ban preventing the prequel movies from getting within 100 feet of my house. And lest you think this is just some tired old rant, this little blog series will include interviews with Bryan Young (recognized guru and Con fixture who writes for starwars.com), Mark Fordham … [Read more...]

A Long Time Ago, in a FX Shop Far Away….A Tribute to Grant McCune, Star Wars World Maker

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(As the next Star Wars Trilogy is being filmed, we here at Geek Goes Rogue are holding our breath. One of the things that made the original trilogy so great is that the worlds looked "lived in", unlike the shiny worlds of the new trilogy. Here is a tribute who made that look possible, Grant McCune written by our brand new writer, Jo Schaffer)When my husband,Clark and I lived in LA he had the absolute dream job for two Star Wars geeks like us. Working as Art Director for a Visual Effects shop … [Read more...]

ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER AGNOSTIC: CONSCIOUSNESS AND AFTERLIFE PART TWO

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(Hey! Comic book guru and Super Agnostic Chris Bowsman here! I'm back with part 2 of my discussion of consciousness, the afterlife, and of course geekery and Agnosticism. Enjoy! - CB.)ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER AGNOSTIC: CONSCIOUSNESS AND AFTERLIFE “Each man hides a secret pain. It must be exposed and reckoned with. It must be dragged from the darkness and forced into the light. Share your pain. Share your pain with me... and gain strength from the sharing.” - Sybok, Star Trek V: The Final F … [Read more...]

ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER AGNOSTIC: CONSCIOUSNESS AND AFTERLIFE: PART ONE

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(Hey! Super Agnostic and comic guru CB here with another two-parter. This one is on consciousness and the afterlife as explained through my geekery! Stay tuned for part 2. - CB.) ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER AGNOSTIC: CONSCIOUSNESS AND AFTERLIFE “No more Magnus... No more!! Logan shall be the last! No one else will ever suffer! You caused the deaths of hundreds today, Magnus - deaths I could have prevented had I stopped you years ago! You have killed too many, Magnus - and I have had enough!! I w … [Read more...]

Adventures of the Super Agnostic, Part One

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(Chris Bowsman, our resident gaming and comic guru, wrote a two part series on why he is an agnostic. Here is part one. -ed)   “Are we not all our limitations?”      - Professor X: Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous  My first rule in talking about faith (or the lack of it.) is “Respect the freedom of choice.” To be Agnostic to me means to realize that our knowledge is limited, and to respect that and work together, like Professor X does with the X-men, who all come from different background … [Read more...]


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