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Star Wars: The Musical returns to Chicago!

There once was a time when I thought that no good could come of making a musical out of Star Wars. I mean, considering that the first time I’d ever seen something of the sort done, it was in the Star Wars Holiday Special and Carrie Fisher sang the “Life Day Song.” Oy. But since… Continue reading ‘Star Wars: The Musical returns to Chicago!’



My Geeky Valentine’s Day Recap

So…how was your Valentine’s Day? Good I hope. Or at least I hope you weren’t stuck waiting for a table for an hour and a half, or what seemed like forever to get served, which seemed to be a common refrain I’ve been hearing from folks today. Kinda makes me glad that I avoided all… Continue reading ‘My Geeky Valentine’s Day Recap’



Star Wars Geeks to get new toys to celebrate Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

When I was a kid and the first Star Wars movie came out, my family wasn’t able to afford all the goodies that were being released in toy stores. Keeping my requests modest,  I begged my dad for just two Star Wars action figures for my birthday, going so far as showing him the ones… Continue reading ‘Star Wars Geeks to get new toys to celebrate Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’



Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace to debut in 3D at AMC Barrington

We knew this day was coming. The day when the Star Wars films would be re-released in theaters after being converted to 3D. Now, I know that there are a lot of skeptics in fandom who are questioning whether the films are worth seeing in 3D. And I don’t blame them. I mean, how many… Continue reading ‘Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace to debut in 3D at AMC Barrington’



George Lucas tries to make history with Red Tails Movie

When George Lucas‘ newest production “RED TAILS” arrives in theaters this month, it will be the end of a very long journey. It’s a personal project that the creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones has had in the works for over 20 years. I remember first hearing about it back in the 80′s. The… Continue reading ‘George Lucas tries to make history with Red Tails Movie’



My Nerdy New Year’s Eve Resolutions for 2012

The New Year is just another day away and of course, you can’t greet it without making the obligatory resolutions. Now, considering that I generally fail in keeping them, I decided to just eliminate the cliched’ resolutions of losing weight or drinking less. People who know me acknowledge that by making those two resolutions I’d… Continue reading ‘My Nerdy New Year’s Eve Resolutions for 2012′



Last Minute Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Gamers

As the last few days of the Christmas shopping season go screaming by, you may be at a loss for what to get the gaming geek in your life. And before I get angry e-mails telling me that I forgot to include gamers in my 12 Days of Christmas for Geeks, I wanted to show… Continue reading ‘Last Minute Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Gamers’



My gift to Star Wars Geeks: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Why page 20 bucks for a poorly mastered bootleg – like I once did – of The Star Wars Holiday Special when you can watch it online for free? Mind you, it’s 2 hours of your life that you’ll never get back, but at long last your curiosity will be satisfied! Be sure to click… Continue reading ‘My gift to Star Wars Geeks: The Star Wars Holiday Special’



George Takei settles the “Star Trek versus Star Wars” debate and “The Klingon Christmas Carol”

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Okay, it was more like a month ago in California when Carrie Fisher stoked the flames of one of the longest-running conflicts in geekdom, namely the war between fans of Star Wars and Star Trek. She would declare on her YouTube channel that – unequivocally-… Continue reading ‘George Takei settles the “Star Trek versus Star Wars” debate and “The Klingon Christmas Carol”’



The 12 Days of Christmas for Geeks (Part Three)

It’s the home stretch folks! When I first started my 12 Days of Christmas For Geeks Gift Guide, I didn’t think it would be so difficult to come up with nerdy alternatives for the traditional items in the original song. Sure, I would LOVE for someone to buy me “5 golden lightsabers”, but those suckers… Continue reading ‘The 12 Days of Christmas for Geeks (Part Three)’