The Star Wars films are great escapist fantasies, and like all escapist fiction, it's best not to think about it too much. The films take place, as the saying goes, "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, away,"
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, war machines were stupidly designed. There are no shortage of ways in which a person could take issue with the war machines in the Star Wars universe. But instead
The AT-AT is one of the worst ideas ever created for an all-terrain vehicle—until the AT-M6. For snarky defense wonks like me, a new Star Wars movie means one thing: new military hardware to lambast. Lucas'
Everything you wanted to know and didn't even think to ask. Of all the iconic shots in Star Wars, few are as unforgettable as Luke gazing toward the horizon at the two suns of Tatooine. It's a beautiful
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, they never apparently thought of tank treads or even, like, wheels. There are many unanswered questions that came from the Star Wars prequels. For instance,
From World War II bombing tactics to the ancient battles of Troy. It’s not news that Star Wars has always been derivative. The first trilogy borrowed greedily from Flash Gordon and Japanese samurai movies,