I tried to zoom in to get a better look at the darker figures on the platform. One thing that seems obviously missing in this new iteration of the old Empire are the officers. It's seems his new order is all Stormtroopers. Maybe that's a good thing. Imperial officers were, after all, bungling idiots. » 4/17/15 7:07am Friday 7:07am

This feels more like a Star Wars film than anything I've watched, played, or read since 1983. It respects not only the mythology (or at least seems to at this point, which is surprising considering the way JJ Abrams screwed Trek mythology), but the methodology of how the original films were made. Those films did and… » 4/17/15 5:42am Friday 5:42am

Already been said, I'm certain, but that moment in the hall scene where he dispatches all of the Russian mobsters and lay there, breathing hard, exhausted, and you watch every one of the mobsters slowly get back to their feet...that one moment, for me, encapsulated the true essence of Daredevil and I knew they got it… » 4/15/15 1:49pm Wednesday 1:49pm

Kindle, or just e-readers in general. I own over 1000 books and declared often that I would never excise the comforts of solid ink and paper and good binding. Bookmaking, in my opinion, is as much an art for as writing. I owed it to the heroes of literary history to never give up books. And then my parents gave… » 4/15/15 9:30am Wednesday 9:30am

Let's just hope she doesn't opt to keep these files on her personal server. One would think, if the release of pointlessly classified government documents is what you're looking for in a presidential candidate, someone of the libertarian persuasion would be more in line. Thus far Rand Paul is closest. Too bad he's… » 4/13/15 10:05am 4/13/15 10:05am

Firefly, hands down. All the fun and pleasures of the old west without the lack of basic hygiene or toilet facilities. Eating generic, colored protein would get old after a while as would being shot at almost constantly, but still, I think I'd have a hard time leaving. » 4/07/15 7:15am 4/07/15 7:15am

Agreed. While the Ewoks were certainly a precursor of the insanity to come, they by no means destroy the validity of Return of the Jedi. Certainly there were lost opportunities here - transplanting Wookies with Ewoks, taking the easy way out of the Luke/Leia/Han love triangle, even Lucas's refusal to take Harrison… » 4/06/15 1:36pm 4/06/15 1:36pm

Like most fans of the show, I’ve never read the comic series. Unlike comics, TV shows have a dramatically shorter shelf life. You have to believe now that the series is entering its sixth season the writers and producers have to be considering some kind of endgame for the main series. With the potential to franchise… » 4/03/15 12:46pm 4/03/15 12:46pm

There's no justice in the world if they don't bring these guys back. And yes, I know they fell victim to a major spoiler if you haven't watched the entire series but we never actually saw them in their fully deceased state, did we? And what better way to escape the prying eyes of Big Brother than to fake one's own… » 4/02/15 6:06am 4/02/15 6:06am

Reading the last three books, I feel like I can almost mark the places where Sanderson took over the narrative and filled in the gaps and distinguish those from the stuff that Jordan had written or fleshed out before his death. The Gathering Storm started out slowly, plodding along and then dramatically picked up the… » 4/01/15 12:38pm 4/01/15 12:38pm

Several years ago Audible ran a sale on most of Edding's books. I was huge into Robert Jordan, George RR Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, even RA Salvatore and a bunch of Forgotten Realms stuff and I had never once heard of David Eddings (though I do recall seeing these covers in the Fantasy/SciFi paperback section of my… » 3/27/15 8:38am 3/27/15 8:38am