Adam Ozimek looks at how a grubby corporation saved Star Wars from a stubborn artist who was ruining his own story.
Sarah Bond looks at the history of weapons engineers.
A critical obituary of Leia Organa.
I’d never heard of this kind of insurance, but it sure makes a lot of sense. I understand that – contrary to rumors – they’re not immediately planning to digitize Carrie Fisher going forward, but I kind of hope they do.
The ethical dilemma of resurrecting Tarkin in Rogue One is pretty much null to me, especially given that they got the blessings of his estate. The CG for Tarkin almost works – I might not have noticed except that I knew to notice – though I think it might look more conspicuous in ten years.
For First Things, Marc Barnes looks at the theological bearings of Rogue One, and its abandonment.
Bryan Alexander looks at the retro of Rogue One.
Vox took a lot of crap for saying that Star Wars was the first movie of the franchise about war, but even as people were laughing I think everyone did kind of know it was true.