No, I’ve been covering the development of the series for the past few years.
Can you imagine being a scriptwriter egotistical enough to have a copy of Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! and Night Watch to hand and thinking, “No, I’m a much, much better writer than Pratchett. I’ll just use the names and make up my own stuff.” The arrogance of it is absolutely breathtaking. Read more
I’m gonna be the cranky old guy here, but remember when io9 told you about cool things you hadn’t heard of before? I’m not just talking movies. Most of the authors I read these days are people I wouldn’t know existed if not for io9 reviewing their books or including them in their book club. Read more
Completely disagree. Nothing takes me out of a fantasy show quicker than hearing an American or Canadian accent. I feel that accents from the UK convey a sense of medievalism that is inherent to the fantasy genre. I mean could you imagine Lord of the Rings with North American accents? It would just sound wrong. Read more
I think you’re missing the point. No one cares about broom boy himself, but rather what he represents. TLJ definitely ended with the implication that more Force users would awaken across the galaxy. Force users who aren’t related to a Skywalker or Kenobi or, hmm, a Palpatine. It was a neat idea! And RoS ignores it… Read more
It’s also in theaters, with moving pictures and sound!
Kennedy’s problem is that she’s from an earlier era of blockbuster movies, when you could make sequels and not really have to worry about an overarching storyline or universe. The Indiana Jones movies, which she produced with Frank Marshall, are a perfect example of that. Every movie has a different self-contained… Read more
This is the thing that annoys me about the complaints being levied against the show for not “sticking to the story”. The whole thing is the story! This isn’t a miniseries that needs to be laser-focused and its job is to explore the Galaxy and color in more of the pages that we generally don’t see outside of the… Read more