Star Wars, Episode I Redux: Into the Void
A long time ago, in a galaxy far,
Episode I Redux
Into the Void
The golden age of the Republic has passed. Striking from the fringes of civilized space, the mighty WARRIORS OF MANDALORE have begun a brutal campaign of conquest. They aim to at last bring down their great ancient foe, the Galactic Republic.
The Galactic Senate remains frozen by corruption and acts slowly to respond. In an effort to stem the tide, the President of the Republic deploys covert teams of commandos across the galaxy.
Accompanying these braves soldiers are the members of the ancient order of Jedi Knights, the sworn guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy….
When I was in the fifth grade, I remember this friend of mine — Matt Johnson — was really, really into Star Wars. I mean he was in to Star Wars. It was my first encounter with fandom of any kind. Sure, I was a big fan of Jurassic Park. I had a fair number of action figures, dinosaurs, and vehicles from the Hasbro toy line (and I still have them…), but this guy…
Anyway, were it not for him, I would never have become a fan of Star Wars. I mean, I’m sure I would have been mildly interested when the Special Editions released in theaters, but it probably would have been little else than a passing thing. But because of Matt Johnson, I not only became a fan of Star Wars, I became a fan of Star Wars. Like, I-own-nearly-every-single-novel-and-read-them-all kind of fan. I remain a fan to this day. Continue reading “My Star Wars Prequels Redux Project: An Introduction in Too Many Words”