More Fake News in a Galaxy Far Far Away

Another meme exploring what inappropriate counterclaims of “fake news” and other distraction tactics might sound like in the Star Wars universe.   [Read more…]

The Church of the Force

IO9 highlighted how the new Star Wars novel Aftermath: Empire’s End has offered a religious justification for the way Obi-Wan lied to Luke in A New Hope. There a passage is read in the Church of the Force from the Journal of the Whills which says: The truth in our soul Is that nothing is true. [Read More…]

How To Avoid Rogue One Spoilers

I haven’t seen Rogue One yet, and so am trying to avoid spoilers. And thus I thought I should share this bit of advice for others who, like me, are trying to avoid spoilers until they see the movie: Do not go see the movie called Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. They spoil Rogue One [Read More…]

The Throne Room Suite for String Quartet

Helen Marple-Horvat has arranged the Throne Room Suite from Star Wars for string quartet. I hope you enjoy it! [Read more…]

JRPC Star Wars Special Issue #CFP 

The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture issued this call for papers: Star Wars With an extensive and still growing body of work, including two cinematographic trilogies, a third trilogy in process, several animated  television series, and numerous books and novels, Star Wars is probably one of the richest universes in science fiction, and generates [Read More…]

New Rogue One Trailer

For those who may not have seen it yet. IO9 as usual has a scene-by-scene breakdown of the details. [Read more…]

Changing Canons: Bible, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter

The subject of canon in sci-fi and Biblical studies isn’t just something I’ve created a card game to explore. It is the focus of a chapter in my forthcoming book, Theology and Science Fiction, in the Cascade Companions series. The publisher, Wipf & Stock, shared the following sneak peak from the book: The subject has been [Read More…]

From Ben Hur to Star Wars

It should come as no surprise to anyone to learn that the chariot race from the original Ben Hur movie inspired the pod race scene in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. IO9 shared this video that intersperses the two for comparison: Is it just the chariot race, or is there more connection between [Read More…]

New Rogue One Trailer

IO9 shared the above trailer to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yesterday. Today they followed up with a breakdown scene by scene, to make sure you don’t miss anything!   [Read more…]

Anti-Jedi Campaign

IO9 had a fascinating article recently about the growing number of people who list themselves as “Jedi” on the Australian census. Some atheists have started a campaign to discourage this, because they regard these self-declared Jedi as in fact non-religious people who, by answering “Jedi” instead of “none,” are making Australia seem more religious than [Read More…]