Space Based Interactions

Banes at 12:00AM, July 1, 2021



Some of my earliest memories are playing with Star Wars toys - my awareness of the first film and the toys are muddled together, but I clearly remember seeing The Empire Strikes Back, and vividly recall the couple-years-long wait after that, before Return of the Jedi would come and resolve the ...

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Star Trek Economics

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2021



I just finished a rewatch of The Mandalorian series and one of the things I thought about was the vicious profiteering and scramble for money (or ‘credits’, or valuable metals or what have you) that indicates what kind of economy is at work in that show.

Granted, so far we ...



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Everyday Joes and the Best of the Best

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2021




Everyday Joes and the Best of the Best

Star Wars and Star Trek are long-running siblings in science fiction pop culture. I don't know if there's really a “rivalry” between the two; SW has always been more popular I think, and the two are very different.

One big ...






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The Empire Strikes Back is 40 - and More Baffling Silliness from Disney Lucasfilm?

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2020

Spoilers for recent Star Wars, eg the Mandalorian.
It went unspoken in my year of Newsposts, but 2020 is the 40th Anniversary the release of The Empire Strikes Back.

that's not true! That's impossible!
No, man! Search your feelings! you know it's true! Forty damn years!


Though ...






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Politics in Fiction

Banes at 12:00AM, July 19, 2018

There was recently a Provincial Election in the part of Canada where I live, and there's a Federal Election coming up in about a year.

With the brouhaha going on in the world these days about politics and the divisions between many people that are resulting from it, I ...

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Please Yourself? Or Please the Crowd?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 5, 2018



May the Forcefulness Be With You


I've been fascinated to watch the unfolding of the “battle” between Disney's Lucasfilm and the fandom playing out over the past few months.

If you haven't been looking at the fallout, there's too much for me to cover here; I ...






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Quackcast 360 - How did you start in webcomics?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 6, 2018

LISTEN!

In this Quackcast I thought we'd chat about Emma Clare's great and thoughtful topic of webcomic origin stories:
Basically, what was happening to make you start your webcomic on DD, all that stuff in your life back when you first began posting… Emma's newsposts are a ...


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Quackcast 331 - Retconning your work

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 11, 2017

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Starwars, Ender's game, Captain America… All these are great examples (or bad ones) of “retcons”. But what IS a “retcon”?
What it means is that you go back and change an established work by adding new information that has the effect of changing it in a small or ...


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Adaptations

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 21, 2014



In recent years Hollywood has been desperately mining already popular material in the hopes of producing ready-made hits, so we've had a great bonanza of classic Scifi, fantasy and comic book films blasting onto the silver screen with the likes of The Lord of The Rings, The Chronicles of ...

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