The politics of an accent: action movies and star wars

The Politics of An Accent: Action Movies and Star Wars

It’s not always a nice thing to talk about. It sort of falls between the “politics” and “religion” no-go areas of polite Thanksgiving conversation with your in-laws. But behind some of your favourite shows and movies lies an uncomfortable truth: they can be pretty racist. Well, let me backtrack here. Perhaps I mean a different…

Good girl gone geek

Good Girl Gone Geek

My girlfriend is an outdoors person. She’s an adept tree-climber, in her life she has ridden everything from horses to tractors everywhere from Zimbabwe to Washington DC. I, on the other hand, spent my formative teenage years streaming Battlestar Galactica. When we started dating almost three years ago, two things were likely to happen: 1) Her…

Tatooine-like planet in a binary star system discovered

Tatooine-like planet in a binary star system discovered

The twin-starred Star Wars planet defies astronomical classification Star Wars fans will be pleased to hear that the fictional planet of Tatooine, notable for having two suns, is more real that they may have thought; thanks to a discovery made by a group of astronomers working in France. The discovery in question comes in the…

Disney CEO: “We’re Working on Star Wars Stand-Alone Movies”

It seems that Disney is thinking of another way to cash in the popularity of Star Wars: character movies that aren’t part of the trilogy are currently in the works. How would you feel right now if I told you that character movies about Yoda or even about Lando Calrissian are currently in the works? Would…

J. J. Abrams named director for new star wars episodes

J.J. Abrams Named Director for New Star Wars Episodes

Recently, on January 25th, Lucasfilm revealed that they have successfully secured J.J. Abrams as the director of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Of course this revelation leaves fans and critics alike, clamoring for more information.   Trekkie Traitor? Abrams has a pretty impressive track record when it comes to sci-fi and the entertainment industry…