With just a few more days until his origin story blasts into theaters, let's delve back into the lost lore of Han Solo and Chewbacca. Tonight's transmission concerns one of the first stories in what would later be known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe; Marvel Comics' Star Wars #7 - "New Planets, New Perils!" … Continue reading The Exploits of Han Solo: “New Planets, New Perils!” (Marvel Star Wars 7)
Welcome to the Summer of Solo! We're just a few days out from the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which looks surprisingly decent. Until recently my level of enthusiasm for this film (and other proposed "origin" Star Wars movies) could best be described as "wet bantha fart," but the trailers hit me like … Continue reading The Exploits of Han Solo: “Routine” (Star Wars Tales 2)
(spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead! It's been...months. If you haven't seen it yet I can only assume you've been waylaid by bounty hunters on Ord Mantell, or have been prospecting out on Subterrel) Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is a Star Wars movie like none other...now with that hook, am I about … Continue reading SpaceStationWagon Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters this weekend. Since Space Station Wagon is a survey of scifi and a conspectus of comics, I thought I'd clue any curious cats in. Valerian and Laureline is a French comic strip written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, first published in … Continue reading What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
Spoilers for Alien: Covenant ahead... The Space Station Wagon Team went out to the movies last weekend to see Alien: Covenant, and it was far better than the early reviews would lead you to believe. I had thought about letting this one slide by...but then decided against it because A; I love Alien movies, and … Continue reading Space Station Wagon Movie Review – Alien: Covenant
I celebrated Easter by watching the classic film The Day the Earth Stood Still the other night. In the movie, a man comes to Earth with a message of peace; only to be hassled by government and the military. He walks among us, taking the name Carpenter (first name John, J.C. - like John Carpenter, … Continue reading Happy Easter!
When I was a boy we had a VHS tape full of wonders, a video that took me back to the humid swamps and icy tundras of the ancient world. I can't remember where or when my parents got it for me, and I know it was lost long before our last VCR ever broke … Continue reading Wah Chang’s Dinosaurs: The Terrible Lizards
Was it for best original song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkqyIoYAXV8 * It was actually for Best Makeup. Congrats to Alessandro Bertolazzi and Christopher Allen Nelson!
Disclaimer: I read these novels back in middle school (when I should have been discovering actual literature), so I'm going on memory for this entry (with some help from the friendly folks over at Wookieepedia, which is where you can go for more in-depth and un-biased information on these devices). *header image by Bill Hughes, … Continue reading Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part III: The Sun Crusher
Welcome back! Finally worked up the courage to venture out of your hidden Rebel bases, or have you simply realized there is no escape from a superweapon that can annihilate an entire star system from the other side of the galaxy? In our last installment we learned how any large starship can be used to … Continue reading Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part II: Starkiller Base