Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 2 – Courage and Kindness

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This episode, we welcome Matt Blum, GeekDad’s own editor-in-chief, as Third Host! We discuss the new ‘Cinderella’ movie, the ‘Frozen Fever’ short, the meager information we have about ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ and the mistakenly announced rebranding of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 1 – Introductions

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I’m thrilled to announce the latest addition to the GeekDad Podcast Network: The Great Big Beautiful Podcast. In the ridiculously crowded field of Disney-related podcasts, we are happily launching another volley into the fray. (Did I just mix my metaphors?) Continue reading

Unboxing Wil Wheaton With Quarterly.co

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Quarterly Co. is another contender in the surprise-in-a-box arena. Their unique take is that they have different subscriptions based on curators. When I heard that none other than Wil Wheaton was becoming a curator, I signed up immediately. Continue reading

Spelling ‘General Grievous': Making Orthography Fun

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It was with a bit of trepidation that I observed my kid’s first brushes with orthography in grammar school. When it became apparent that something had to be done in the way of regular spelling exercises, my first thought was daily dictations, such as I had been subjected to by my parents. I had hated them (the dictations, not the parents), but spelling could never be fun, it seemed. Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line to Take ‘Star Wars’ to an Island Far, Far Away

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Last week, Disney announced that their Disney Cruise Line would be offering ‘Star Wars’ Days at Sea, featuring everything from favorite characters like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers, special effects shows, a shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy experience, film screenings, a Mos Eisley nightclub, and ‘Star Wars’ celebrities. Continue reading

Late to the Party — Star Wars Episodes IV-III

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The author shares his takeaway after watching Star Wars: Episodes IV – III in chronological order of release for the first time. Continue reading

Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons as a Dad

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My son calls for me from his crib at 6 am. It’s Saturday, so he slept in. His mom stays comfortable and warm in bed while the two of us quietly make our way down the stairs. He gets a juice, I get a coffee, and we sit on the sofa together to watch a morning of cartoons. Continue reading

Lando Calrissian Returns for Star Wars: Rebels

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What have we here? It looks like one of the most famous characters in the Star Wars Universe is set to make his return to that galaxy, far, far away in next week’s all new episode of Star Wars: Rebels. Continue reading

Stephen Colbert Explains How the Star Wars Episode VII Lightsaber Works

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The teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has had the internet abuzz for a week now. It has X-Wings buzzing a lake, the Millenium Flacon playing sand tag with tie-fighters, and a rather anxious John Boyega as a stormtrooper on some desert planet somewhere. But what has stirred the most debate from the video is the shot of an (apparent) Sith lighting up a rather wicked-looking lightsaber with laser-pommel guards. Continue reading

A Shot-by-Shot Dissection of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

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It’s here! Yesterday, the world caught its first glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a 90-second teaser that played into the greatest force of all: nostalgia. Every Star Wars fan, young and old, casual and obsessive, now has about 390 long, hard days to wait, plan and speculate on their return to that galaxy far, far away. There’s no time to waste, so let’s start the speculating now with a shot-by-shot deconstruction of the teaser. Continue reading

GOG.com Re-Releases Some of LucasArts’ Most Classic Games

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Star Wars gaming fans have something to celebrate this week, with GOG.com unveiling their first batch of classic LucasArts games for download and the promise of more to come. Continue reading