original trilogy

How ‘The Force Awakens’ Will Flesh Out the Star Wars Universe

On of the key selling points of the Star Wars saga was the wide variety of characters it managed to pack in. The films showed characters from many walks of life, including farmboys, princesses, scoundrels, bounty hunters and warrior monks. However, we are rarely given a glimpse of how everyday people are affected by galactic politics. (more…)

A New Breed of (Horrible) Lightsaber Design

The lightsaber. An elegant weapon for a more civilised age. We all remember the iconic weapon as the graceful energy sword used by the Jedi Order (and their Sith adversaries). It was beautifully simple. (more…)

23 Discrepancies in the Star Wars Prequels

One of the greatest failings of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy is the fact that it serves as a terrible prequel to the original films. In fact, it almost seems like George Lucas didn’t intend for it to lead into the Original Trilogy at all, with a handful of half-assed explanations hastily whacked on to the end of Revenge of the Sith. (more…)

Why the Star Wars Spinoffs are an Awesome Idea

When it was announced two years ago that Disney had started to develop standalone Star Wars films, I was strongly against the idea. Up until now, the Star Wars films have exclusively told the saga of the Skywalker family – the fall of Anakin Skywalker, and the rise of his son Luke, who would ultimately redeem his father and turn him back to the good side. (more…)