Top 10 Reasons Why Star Wars Sucked (or Yep, JJ Abrams and Disney are the Devil…I mean…the Sith) – Austin Dragon

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In light of the fact that George Lucas gave an interview about Star Wars: The Force Awakens (on the Charlie Rose show) and referred to Disney as “white slavers,” I felt compelled to add this little bit to this post. You might be surprised, based on my “vicious” critique of the new Star Wars movie, that I’m not siding with Mr. Lucas. I’ll …

My Guest Blog at Andrew Knighton Writes

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Diversity In Science Fiction And Why It Matters Firstly, I’d like to thank fellow sci-fi writer Andrew Knighton in Great Britain for featuring me as a guest blogger on his site. This post is a continuation of a discussion that we posted earlier this month about this diversity question in science fiction. Here’s my guest post on Andrew’s website: http://andrewknighton.com/2014/09/25/diversity-in-science-fiction-and-why-it-matters-a-guest-post-by-austin-dragon/ The …

Month’s Guest Blogger (Science Fiction) Andrew Knighton

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Diversity in science fiction Diversity is a hot topic in science fiction. There’s increasing acknowledgement that the genre has long been dominated by straight white men, and that it would be good to diversify both the creators and the characters. This is a trend that, as a straight white man, I’m in favour of. So why is diversity important to …

Shakespeare or a Multi-racial, Chain-smoking, Albino Midget?

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As we return from the Labor Day weekend—the official end of the summer of 2014, I reflect on the movies Hollywood gave us. You can see the box-office tally of the Top Ten Biggest Summer Movies here: http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-grossing-summer-movies-2014-2014-8. Also, Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the highest grossest film domestically this year so far, surpassing Captain America 2: The Winter …