Critiquing Star Wars Novels vs. The Insider Short Stories

Dak Reporting:  Last week, I read a provocative tweet from Jason Hamilton, a fellow StarWars.com contributor that piqued my curiosity and prompted me to respond.

Based in Provo, Utah, Jason is a blogger and podcaster who is well versed in the short stories published in the Star Wars Insider and has read all the canon Star Wars novels to date. This past Saturday, I Skyped him to get a little more on what was behind his tweet. His observations follow after the break.  Read more…

Chris Malcolm: Science Fiction, Double Feature

Dak Reporting:  I’d just like to riff off the post Mark put up this week on Chris Malcolm. On Sunday afternoon, I got the word of his passing from Boston Star Wars collector Frank Rich. I immediately contacted my lifelong friends from The Rocky Horror Show in London and asked my daughter Emily to tweet our condolences. I had worked with Chris on Rocky in the mid-70s several years before we found ourselves on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back in 1979.  Read more…

Exclusive: Slave Leia Gave The Kiss Of Life To Jabba’s Gamorrean Guard!

Dak Reporting:  Dickey Beer, one of the world’s most in-demand stunt performers and coordinators, revealed last weekend that he owes his very life to Princess Leia. Dickey made this astounding reveal at the September 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo during a “Star Wars Boba Fett Reunion” panel discussion with fellow Fetts Daniel Logan and yours truly.  Read more…