13: Military History


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The latest episode of Star Warsologies examines the "Wars" of "Star Wars"

Andrew Liptak, historian, writer, and sci-fi geek chats with us about how real world military history connects with the galaxy far, far away. How did 20th century conflicts shape what we see in Star Wars (and how does Star Wars in turn affect 21st century military thought? Why is it important to humanize the clonetroopers (and to a lesser extent, battle droids?) We also examine the importance of leaders seeing the big picture and even how comfortable stormtrooper armor is when trooping with the 501st Legion! Check out this episode on Star Wars & military history and find out!

In Star Warsologies, hosts James Floyd and Melissa Miller combine their love of Star Wars with their keen interest in all things academic, scientific, or technological by asking experts about how their field is represented in a galaxy far, far away. It's a monthly podcast about science and Star Wars!

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Show Links

Author Andrew Liptak's website


Transfer Orbit, his sci-fi newsletter

The subtle ways the War on Terror has crept into Halo, an article by Andrew Liptak

Andrew Liptak on Twitter: @andrewliptak

Andrew Liptak's upcoming book: Cosplay: A History

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