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Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Star Wars Bookshelf #3: The Star Wars Storybook




The front cover of The Star Wars Storybook


Every Star Wars fan remembers the novelization of the original film, credited to George Lucas but in fact written by Alan Dean Foster. But it was not the only version of the story on the bookshelves back then.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The characters of Star Wars: Luke Skywalker

Our hero: Luke Skywalker watches the binary sunset in Star Wars


To create a great story, you have to have a great mix of characters.

George Lucas got that right with American Graffiti. He got it spectacularly right with Star Wars. And he would struggle to get it right again.

Friday, 8 November 2013

The 5 things some people don't get about Star Wars


Star Wars first time around

I sometimes speak to people – especially young people – who just don't get Star Wars. It's not just that they don't particularly like it; it's that they can't comprehend why it looms so large in the lives of the first generation of fans.