Star Wars is Really a Cautionary Tale About Devoting All Technological Advancements to Death

By Emily Asher-Perrin It’s called Star Wars. Not Star Trek, not Star Peace, not Star Friends, not even Star Tales. This gargantuan fictional universe is labeled with a title that guarantees the ability to travel space… andnear-constant warfare. We can debate the relative okay-ness of this focus from a moral standpoint, sure. But in reality, I think […]

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The Penti-Con @ThePenti_Con

The Penti-Con is a comic-con style event that happens annually in Penticton. This year was the second year of the con but it’s already grown exponentially. They expanded from one day to two, and even had to change venues this year to accommodate. I was pleased to be part of last year, when I was […]

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Two Cents on Heroes

By Beth McCabe Long before Hollywood started letting Charlize Theron, Zoe Saldana, Emily Blunt, Gal Gadot et. al. play kick-ass roles, little girls dreamed of power.  When I was growing up, comic book heroes were male. Heck, everyone of consequence in our world was male. Publishers tried to get us to buy Supergirl and Batgirl, but we weren’t […]

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Star Wars’ Vice-Admiral Holdo and Our Expectations for Female Military Power

By Arkady Martine A vast and detailed selection of spoilers follow—if you haven’t seen The Last Jedi, go see it and come back to this one afterward. The first time we see Vice-Admiral Holdo in The Last Jedi, we see her through the eyes of Poe Dameron: hotshot flyboy, recently slapped down twice in the Resistance’s scramble to evacuate […]

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Warfighter: Hoth

Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer:
Strap yourselves in, folks, it’s time to ruin yet another timely classic by giving it the old “analyze it to death” treatment. And this time, we’re going back a ways. A long time ago, to be exact, in a galaxy far, far away. More precisely, we’re going to…

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