A closer look at The Empire Strikes Back

It used to be a given in Hollywood that a sequel was never as good as the original. This has obviously changed in recent years, with fans expecting no less than a stellar experience the second time around.

The art of bad sci-fi swag

George Lucas definitely had the right idea when he kept the merchandising rights in his Star Wars deal. 



Can the Wachowskis do it again?

The summer of 1999 was quite a time for genre fans. George Lucas had finally returned with Star Wars Episode One, which sadly left a lot of people very disappointed. 



Some thoughts on the passing of a Star Wars master

It’s really quite difficult to make science fiction films come alive on paper. 

A good visual presentation is crucial, and it took the artwork of Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars to finally get the greenlight at Fox.

Has George Lucas lost his touch?

It's hard to believe that Red Tails, the long-awaited new film from George Lucas, already hit theaters a month ago. 



The Phantom Menace: Looking back in anger

Most of us probably remember where they were when The Phantom Menace, the long-awaited continuation of the Star Wars saga from George Lucas, hit theaters nationwide.



Dying is easy, Star Wars is hard

Everyone knows George Lucas loves to complain, and Star Wars obviously wasn't an easy movie to make.



Is Red Tails soaring to box office glory?

George Lucas’s passion project for over twenty years, Red Tails, finally hit theaters on January 20.

Is Old Republic the most expensive video game ever?

With the long-awaited Red Tails finally hitting theaters and George Lucas announcing (threatening?) his retirement, it's obviously a big turning point in the history of Star Wars.

Is George Lucas really done?

Anybody who's followed the life and career of George Lucas knows that as optimistic as American Grafitti and Star Wars are, he's got a fairly pessimistic world view.

George Lucas's Red Tails is finally here!

Red Tails, which George Lucas has promised will be his last film before retiring, is finally here. The verdict?


George Lucas is tired of all your whining

George Lucas is probably one of the most loved and reviled filmmaker in the genres.

George Lucas's toy story

As we all know, Star Wars revolutionized merchandising for movies, creating a huge secondary income stream for films that no one could have predicted.

McCallum teases Star Wars TV series details

Star Wars: Underworld would be darker and probably more epic than the prequels.

The Force of the Jedi

Obi-Wan's rather eloquent description of the Force was definitely a classic moment in the original Star Wars film.



Celebrating the Star Wars Holiday Special

It's amazing how George Lucas's personal Waterloo - the Star Wars Holiday Special of yore - simply refuses to die.

Indiana Jones may return

Steven Spielberg wasn’t exactly thrilled with the inclusion of certain fantastic elements - such as aliens - in the fourth installment of Indiana Jones.

No, Spielberg won't pull a Lucas

There's probably no faster way to rile up a geek than mentioning George Lucas redoing the hallowed Star Wars trilogy. 



The early days of Star Wars

For Star Wars, the first days were the hardest. Any fan familiar with the film's history knows the difficult battle George Lucas fought to get the world made. 



About that legendary Star Wars poster

Like any self-respecting geek, I'm a huge fan of Drew Struzan. The artist drew the artwork for hundreds of classic movie posters, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Back to the Future and The Goonies.