W. R. Miller
I've worked primarily in the entertainment industry as an animator, writer and storyboard artist, with two Emmy certificates on The Simpsons. My articles have been published in Starlog, Comics Scene, Comics Buyer’s Guide, Animation Magazine, Animato! and the online Animation World Magazine. I also contributed chapters to Jerry Beck’s The Animated Movie Guide and The Hanna-Barbera Treasury. Works-in-progress: The Justice Dragon; The Star Wars Reference Guide; The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook. Further details are presented at my webpage, http://wrmilleronline.com/about/
Hello, friends! At long last, after 41 years of meticulous research, The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook is now available to the public, through Amazon.com. Volume One covers the years 1971 to 1976. Producer Gary Kurtz wrote the Foreword. He says, “This historical sourcebook is an extraordinarily complete work, annotating almost everything that has been written […]
How big a Star Wars fan are you? Do you know the answers to the following questions: Who was the first Star Trek actor involved with Star Wars? Were Luke and Leia originally twins, according to George Lucas? How old were Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher at the time of casting? What were the Whills? […]
At last, Volume One of The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook now has a publication date: July 17, 2018! It will be available through Amazon.com. I’ve established a special Facebook page about it, here. If people have questions about the project, I’ll try to answer them there. The Sourcebook has also been announced on Facebook at […]
Imagine the excitement Star Wars fans felt that Luke Skywalker and his friends would return for The Force Awakens, some 30 years after Return of the Jedi. By then, he would be a Jedi Master, his powers at their peak and–as the opening crawl indicated–powerful enough to frighten the Imperial First Order. The actor, Mark […]
“From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy. They were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of the Gospel, which they […]
Mark Hamill and Stan Lee praise each other during a recording session for Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest. Watch: Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest is coming this fall to Disney XD.
A couple years ago people started filming videos of inflatable T-Rexes doing wacky stunts. I compiled some of these here and here. On June 1, 2018, filmmaker Devin Graham uploaded a video with an inflatable T-Rex that promotes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, here: with a “Making of” video here: Wacky stuff, right? Visit Graham’s website […]
Do you need encouragement, or inspiration? During the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, Eric Liddell from Scotland decided not to run on the Christian Sabbath, but instead preached at the local Church of Scotland. The 1981 film Chariots of Fire depicts Liddell, as played by Ian Charleson, reading from Isaiah 40, shown in the following […]
At Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, California on May 19, I was browsing the exhibition room when I was approached by a Porg. I could not resist. Resistance was futile.
On May 25, Disney released a trailer for its upcoming feature, Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett. I have to admit, it’s charming. See for yourself: For some reason, the residents of the Hundred Acre Woods look a bit “off model” compared to their hand-drawn animated counterparts. I wonder […]