You can’t get more cli-fi than a death machine pretending to be a planet.
Cli-fi is the cultural prism through which we monitor and experience ourselves as we bleed our planet dry while trying to become machines.
Can an independent visionary who created a vast sci-fi entertainment multiverse really think that a pop-culture multinational can better protect his brainchild? You bet your asteroids, kid. And he’s not alone.
One of pop culture’s most accessible entry points for understanding a War on Terror is a cartoon from George Lucas.
I talked to head Chickens about sympathizing the Star Wars biggest assholes Emperor Palpatine and Boba Fett, George Lucas’ evil chuckles, and more for Wired.
Cartoon brainiac Genndy Tartakovsky revitalized American animation with anime-inspired knockouts like Samurai Jack and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Now he’s crashing mecha convention.
The bounty hunter has lately infused The Clone Wars with some much-needed threat, now that its main evils, such as General Grievous, have been unmasked as mostly comic relief.
You have what follows below in a nutshell.