May The Verse Be With You — Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy

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For the last year-and-a-half, I’ve absolutely enjoyed reading Ian Doescher’s retelling of the original Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI). Doescher delivered these three stories in a most unique fashion, asking how William Shakespeare might have delivered the tales… and then doing just that. For anyone who has read one of The Bard’s many plays, you know what I’m talking about — iambic pentameter, choruses, and plenty of ‘Tis and Thous.

The first book, Verily, A New Hope, was followed by The Empire Striketh Back and The Jedi Doth Return closed out the trilogy that sung the praises of the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, The Emperor, and, ultimately, the redemption of Darth Vader. Honestly, what story could be more Shakespearean in nature? Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #7: Tony DiTerlizzi, Ralph McQuarrie, & Star Wars

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Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is an interview with Tony DiTerlizzi. He’s an author and illustrator of many books for kids, including one of my family’s favorites, the WondLa series, and I’ve actually interviewed him a couple of times before. Today we’re talking about his new book, a picture book about Star Wars featuring paintings by the late great Ralph McQuarrie. Continue reading

Review: Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars – with Exclusive Clip!

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So, how good is Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, the first crossover between a Disney cartoon and the Star Wars universe? Does it lean more towards The Empire Strikes Back or towards The Phantom Menace? Read about it and see an exclusive clip from the special!
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Happy Birthday to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart!

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Please join all of us at GeekDad in wishing Harrison Ford and Sir Patrick Stewart a very happy birthday, and many more to come! Continue reading

Stack Overflow: ABCs and 123s

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Today I’ve got a few books about ABCs and 123s. Now, my two older daughters are past the stage where they need alphabet books, but some books are just fun enough that you want to keep them around. Plus, my one-year-old needs to start working on reading soon, right? Continue reading

Star Wars: Force for Change Wants to Raise Money for UNICEF, Put You in Episode VII

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Yesterday, J.J. Abrams posted a video from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII for a couple of reasons: One, to announce a new contest in which you could appear in said movie and, two, to kick off a new philanthropic initiative called Star Wars: Force for Change, benefitting UNICEF. Continue reading

The GeekDad Guide to Geeky Ties

The GeekDad Guide to Geeky Ties

Geekdads aren’t like other dads. By our very nature we’re passionate about our interests and like to show them off whenever we can—and that means when it comes to neckwear, we like our ties geeky.

Necktie Icons by by Michela Tannoia from the Noun Project. CC BY 3.0.
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