|Carrie Fisher in a Star Wars photo shoot from 1977|
Friday, 16 March 2018
Friday, 9 March 2018
We’ve been looking at how Star Wars cleverly gave us glimpses of a bigger galaxy than we saw on screen. In the conclusion of this two-part post, I’ll turn to what the film told us about droids and alien species, and the life of Luke Skywalker.
Friday, 2 March 2018
|Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke about the |
Old Republic and the Jedi Knights
Friday, 23 February 2018
|Star Wars opened on both screens |
at the Gaumont, Bournemouth
In a shorter Episode Nothing post than usual (thank my internet provider for that), I'm taking a look at the 40th anniversary of my own first viewing of Star Wars – and asking you for your memories.
Friday, 16 February 2018
Star Wars is now as old as Flash Gordon was in the 1970s. What does that tell us about its staying power?
|Star Wars in 1977, when Flash Gordon was 41|
Star Wars is as old today as the original Flash Gordon serial was back in 1977.
Today, Episode Nothing ponders that sobering thought – and considers how Star Wars has aged compared with some of the films that inspired it.
Friday, 9 February 2018
|Star Wars Weekly issue 1 arrived just as the film was spreading across the UK|
Star Wars in black-and-white. It was a much more appealing prospect than it might sound when Marvel Comics’ Star Wars Weekly arrived in Britain in the week of February 8 1978.
Friday, 2 February 2018
|The Marvel Star Wars comic book was |
one of many ways to get Star Wars spoilers
Photo: Comics A-Go-Go!
The phrase "spoiler warning" is a pretty recent invention. Back in the 1970s, you could stumble upon films' plot twists quite easily.
Today, Episode Nothing considers the spoilers that were around in 1977, as news spread of the incredible success of Star Wars.