Tag: george lucas

The Last Days of Luke Skywalker

Does the Last Jedi ruin Luke Skywalker? Or Redeem him?   Self Portraits and Unforgiven Art by Thom Wade All other artwork, Star Wars images, Dark Empire & Dark Empire II comics, Indiana Jones, Star Wars video, Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios © 2018 the…

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Eight (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)

I will be be honest.  Walking out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I had no idea just how controversial this film would be.  I wrote my first review and then rewrote it due to a spoiler claim. I watched as the film seemed…

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three and a Quarter (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016)

The Force Awakens, in spite of conflicting reviews had made Disney enough money to feel confident in going forward with their game plan.  Disney had set a goal of a Star Wars movie every Christmas. Since films of the blockbuster nature often can take…

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Seven (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015)

After the prequels, Star Wars appeared to be…well, complete.  Lucas was no longer talking about a third trilogy.  All had gone quiet on that front.  Instead, Star Wars thrived in animated fare like the Cone Wars cartoon and in comic books through Dark Horse….

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, 2005)

And finally…we see how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader! Spoilers are about to slice through here like a lightsaber through butter!                     Opening in the tail end of the Clone Wars, we begin in the…

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Two (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, 2002)

The Star Wars machine keeps plugging on.  Episode one had a rather mixed reception, but it made money.  It would have taken a catastrophic return to derail new trilogy. The film would make a jump and start to try and “right the ship” so…

Nothing But Star Wars Episode One (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, 1999)

As previously noted, people were pretty resigned to Star Wars remaining a trilogy of parts four through six.  Then it was announced, Lucas had decided episodes one through three could finally be made.  He stated that the technology had reached a point that he…

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Six (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983)

It took three agonizing years for the audience to get the answers to our questions.  Excitement built with the initial announcement of Revenge of the Jedi.  A bold and powerful title, it had fans eager. Before long, the title shifted to  Return of the…

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Five (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980)

Star Wars became a world wide phenomenon.  This meant that Lucas would get to build on his adventure.  Already there were comics from Marvel, novels inspired by the first film and toys galore.  How could they deny giving the audience more?! And so, Lucas…

Nothing But Star Wars: Episode Four (Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977)

In the 70’s a young filmmaker convince a movie company called 20th Century Fox to let him make a film by pretty much forgoing massive creative fees and keeping the licensing, which he turned into a massive empire.  George Lucas had an idea for…