Star Wars is Dead: Long Live the Galaxy Ascendant!

I don’t recall where I first heard the statement that in Hollywood, people fail upward, but it’s especially appropriate given the recent news that Kathleen Kennedy’s contract with Lucasfilm has been extended by three years—despite the sorry state of what was formerly one of the most powerful, sure-fire franchises in existence. Under her tenure, The…

Going Full Space Opera: The Galaxy Ascendant

There have been a couple of very interesting, and, for me, relevant articles made over the last day or so, on the topic of space opera. Of most relevance is a post by Bradford C. Walker, regarding what he is looking for when he ventures into the realm of space opera. Of particular note, is…

Don’t Skimp on the Action!

Check out this excellent post by Bradford C. Walker, on the topic of the lack of capital ship engagements in Star Wars (and other sci-fi) space battle scenes. It’s something I’d love to see more of, as well. Rogue One  had a bit of it, and as Bradford mentions, the Clone Wars show had some good fleet…