Quick Catch-Up Stuff

Some short tidbits from over the past day or two:

*”Obi-Wan & Anakin” #4 came out on Wednesday.  Head over to your friendly local comic book store to get your copy.

*T.V. has dropped some prequel references lately.  On Tuesday’s episode of “The Flash” there was mention of Vader/Anakin and midichlorians and on last Friday’s episode of “Dr. Ken,” there was mention of “padawans.”  I applaud Hollywood finally hiring prequel fans.

*The George Shot First shop has gone live:  show your support for Papa George with these tees.  Apparel of all kinds celebrating his films, including the prequels, are forthcoming.


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15 Responses to “Quick Catch-Up Stuff”

  1. LadyJediScientist Says:

    Impatiently waiting for the arrival of my copy of “Obi-Wan & Anakin”😆
    I will have to check out this new shop. I look forward to seeing what PT designs they come up with.

  2. Cristian Martinez Says:

    What we suddenly exist to Hollywood? Maybe we need to continue to be aggressive towards then and shut up the Original Star Wars fans, so then, they would realize that we aren’t joking and we aren’t fooling around any-more.

  3. Hunk a Junk Says:

    I love the George Shot First stuff. And I like the commentary on their website. What we’ve seen with Star Wars is a really remarkable and unprecedented social phenomena. Here we had an artist who created something incredibly unique and popular — a piece of art that was his signature work — but because some fans of that work didn’t like what he was doing with it they turned and chased him with pitchforks him from the thing he created. Then when someone else starts making copycat work, those same fans cheer that they’re getting “new” art. Imagine if Beatles fans didn’t like 2 or 3 of the band’s albums and protested so loudly that George, Paul, John, and Ringo just called it quits. Then four new members came in and called themselves “The Beatles” and suddenly the fans were cheering, “Yeah! Finally we get some REAL Beatles music!” In what other art form is this even remotely considered acceptable?! “I hated Picasso’s last few paintings and I’m SOOOO glad they got rid of him and brought in a new guy to make more of the Picasso paintings I like!” On the George Shot First site they have the perfect paraphrase: “This is how personal expression dies. With thunderous applause.”

    • Michael Says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Hunk a Junk! Unfortunately I can’t take credit for the “thunderous applause” line. I was just RT’ing a great piece from an artist named Rick Worley, who can be found at rickworley.com. I believe I found the piece from SWPAS originally.

      It’s funny you mention the Beatles and Picasso though, because I have DEFINITELY made the same arguments with friends using the SAME examples in addition to the examples of Nirvana without Kurt Cobain and The Doors with Jim Morrison.

      The goal of George Shot First is to get the word out in the biggest, baddest way possible both online and on the street. Please check out our About page at georgeshotfirst.com/pages/about-us to see our full mission statement.

      Even if you have no interest in a t-shirt, just liking or following us on Facebook or Twitter and keeping the conversation alive will be a great way to give this movement some legs.

      Also: I wanted to mention that we have a blog over on the GSF website and while it is very much in its infancy right now, I want to start getting volunteers who would be willing to contribute art and/or short essays. I’m always amazed at the in-depth and thoughtful analysis that you guys provide in the comments section here. I would love to work towards making GSF another home for that level of passion and insight.

      If Lazy Padawan doesn’t mind sharing you guys and gals, that is. 😉

    • LadyJediScientist Says:

      I need a shirt or a tote bag with that last quote on it.😆 Wonderful analysis by the way. Also, not all of the pitchfork wielding fans like this “new” approach to the series. Some of them have dropped their weapons & are begging the Maker to come back😉

  4. jayoungr Says:

    Also, Teepublic is having a sale on all shirts through the end of today. So if you’ve been thinking about that Ahsoka shirt linked a while back, today you can get it for 30% off!


  5. Heidi Says:

    I love that shirt, why didn’t I ever think of it that way. It’s clever.

  6. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    Just saw one of those DK “visual guide” kind of pseudo-coffee-table books but aimed at older kids. Don’t know if it’s new or a reprint, but Disney put their name on it. But it’s called “Star Wars in 100 scenes” and it highlights the key story beats from I-VI in a respectful and even celebratory way, with additional behind-the-scenes insight (minor stuff that most passing fans would know but a kid may or may not pick up). It was the highlight of my day.

  7. Hoggle Says:

    The midicholrians are open to alot of ridicule and conjecture, but i like the fan theory (mostly because it’s mine i guess ☺ ) …..that the midichlorians are the unindividualised essences of the 24 Midi who are the individual time keepers of the 24 astrological systems that make up the galaxy; each system at any one time being governed by a zodiac sign that amplifies the different unique planetary characteristics of it’s sign planets when in season, along with it’s overall sign being in ascendence for those planets and it’s wider general system of stars/planets. This related to the balance of the force and the Whills of a new republic, and the abilities & jurisdictions of the manifestations of the ancient Angelics in the Galaxy to it’s inhabitants.

    The Chief Angelic was a being called Amythuill who Leia had to amalgamate with to restore the workings of the Midi & her order’s Prophecy to them from the beginnings, & her second in command was one called Lignum AnatAE, who had become Anakin & was eternally betrohed to Padme’s character although the name escapes me at present.

    And alot of stuff about Anakin being the first one to see all the star systems in the Galaxy, and question & story to Padme about deep space beings in TPM, was Lignum AnatAE’s background.

    It’s weird to me how the midichlorian’s got sooo stigamatised just because a plastic shaver can detect something about their presence 🌱

    • Cristian Martinez Says:

      I find the midis a very similar concept of the melange of the Dune universe, never the less, even when I use this analogy, the Original Star Wars fans don’t seems to understand the parallels.

    • Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

      Midi-chlorians are explicitly (straight from George’s mouth) based on mitochondria.

      I always use the Babel Fish as an analogy. They’re translaters and conduits. The more you have, the more conduits are open to you and the more potential you have to make it work for you consciously.

      Specifically for the Flash: Sisquo always struck me as one of “those” kinds of geeks, but the analogy he used was 100% perfect in both context and reverence and restored some of my faith in him.

  8. Jim Raynor Says:

    The reference on The Flash brought a smile to my face. Midichlorians aren’t even a major aspect of the Prequels (which makes the fandom overreaction that much more outrageous) or something I go out of my way to defend, but it was nice to see the Prequels brought up in a plot-relevant way without any hint of sarcasm or disdain.

    As time goes by we’re going to see things like this, because honestly the Prequel generation is coming of age.

    I aspire to write something professionally one day, and a little pro-Prequel reference is definitely on my list of things to include.

  9. Jim Raynor Says:

    I really ought to get off my butt and write in to Marvel already. They outright encourage feedback on the last pages of their comics, “Obi-Wan and Anakin” included.

    The writer deserves praise for writing a story that ties so well into the Prequel movies and really explores Anakin’s formative expereinces as a young Padawan.

  10. LadyJediScientist Says:

    By the way, Jett Lucas is promoting George shot first on Twitter😉😍

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