Star Wars

TR-8R: Transmedia and the Internet’s Star Wars Hero

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has given the internet a new hero. It’s not Finn, the former stormtrooper turned resistance fighter or Rey, the highly capable desert scavenger with a mysterious past.  It a First Order stormtrooper who only appears in a single scene. The seemingly nameless riot control stormtrooper…

Cruising for an Intergalactic Bruising

Facebook, that helpful hubbub of information, told me that we can all finally stop holding our breaths: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the Star Wars cruise is finally happening! (Seriously: no more breath holding! You need oxygen in your brain so you can read. And also be alive!) I…

Make the Next Legal U-Turn

Every time I stop at a red light, my GPS thinks I’ve fallen off the face of the earth. Disappeared. Gone. Vanished. Bye-bye. Worse, it tries to correct the problem of my disappearance by telling me to do random things. “In 500 feet, turn left on Maple Wood Drive.” “In…