It seemed the bombs had been worth it, saving countless American (and Japanese) lives, seeing that a major invasion of the Japanese home islands was no longer needed. But was the A-bomb truly decisive in convincing the Japanese to surrender?
In developing brand identities for companies and products, marketers do their best to penetrate buyer brains. How? They create marketing instruments such as names, logos, slogans, jingles and mascots to do what is analogous to non-invasive brain surgery.
There are many races on Defiance each with their own language, the Irathians, the Indogene, Liberatas, Sensoths. Defiance brings a whole new universe of conflict and danger.
The force is strong with Abu Dhabi. Not only is the middle east capital of the United Arab Emirates a filming location to Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the city has been making a big push to attract other productions.
Ever since that first menacing star destroyer loomed across movie screens in 1977, kids of all ages have been enamored with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and all their friends (and enemies!).
In this final version, obviously Darth Vader is revealed to be Luke's father. But we will never know whether Lucas would have gone that route if he still had Leigh Brackett to work on the script with him.
Star Wars fans are people who enjoy high fantasy, mythic stories. They like action, drama, romance and teasing out deeper significances to the characters and plot points, relating them to other myths and archetypes in literature. They like technology to be fun and futuristic without needing to understand how it works.
I was one of about 6,000 people in Hall H, at San Diego's Comic-Con, to receive an exclusive invitation to a Star Wars' concert at sunset. It's hard to convey the frenetic energy of rabid fans who have slept outside for three days, to witness snippets of behind-the-scenes "making-of" Star Wars:VII The Force Awakens.
For what's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of all-time, the not especially felicitously titled Avengers: Age of Ultron has gotten a lot less love and devotion than the numbers would suggest.
In fact, the adorable nonsense-speaking lackeys we grew to love in the Despicable Me movies aren't the only minions to get their own movie.
It's that time of year again--the San Diego Comicon (SDCC)! The "Woodstock for nerds," it's the event fans anxiously await every summer.
There is another source of parenting tips I've reflected upon countless times over the last 5+ years since the Little Dude was born. And now I want to share with you some of the great parenting dos and don'ts I learned from one of the most infamous movie fathers of all time, Darth Vader.
As we all gear up for new installments of the Star Wars saga, some of the best storytelling to ever happen in that universe is going on right under our noses. Tonight sees the two-part premiere of the second season of Star Wars: Rebels and I'm here to tell you that if you're a fan of Star Wars you can't miss it.
Do you remember how big, strong & scary Darth Vader was in Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope? Well, that version of this Dark Lord of the Sith -- back when Vader was at the very height of his powers -- will be front & center as "Star Wars Rebels" begins its second season.
In a movie culture of ever bigger, louder, and emptier booms, and a celebrity culture of relentless panty flashes and nip slips, Mr. Lee always reminds us of elegance, of discipline, of presence. With Christopher Lee in a production, there was never any need for lame camera-shaking and ADD cutting -- he held you.
We have hyper engines that go through hyperspace compared to warp drives that travel through normal space at FTL speeds. Technical data books indicate that the speeds and range of hyper drives are greater, however.