Chosen One Video

May 22, 2018

Heroes Fan Productions does some high-quality fan videos.  Here’s a great one about Anakin/Vader’s character arc. It’s almost 9 minutes but worth your time:

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Re: “Solo,” Spoilers, & A Review

May 22, 2018

Here’s what I’m doing re “Solo:  A Star Wars Story” (out on Thursday) and this site:

1. I am not mentioning or posting spoilers until after June 4.

2.  Due to the toxic nature of fandom and what passes for discussion these days, I see no point at all to an open thread.  So there won’t be one.

3.  I will post my thoughts on the movie after I have seen it TWICE.   One thing I’ve learned from TLJ is that watching a Star Wars movie for the first time can be like witnessing a car accident.  There’s a lot you miss.

4.  I’m planning to see the movie May 29.  I might see it earlier but it’s dependent on what other family members want to do.  *Sigh.*  So a review might be up as early as May 29 or May 30 or it may be as late as June 4.  We shall see!

5.  No spoilers on the FB page until June 4.

 

May 19, 2018

This is a short, interesting video looking at the similarities between Anakin Skywalker and Macbeth.

Happy Prequel Pride Day/Prequel Appreciation Day

May 19, 2018

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Also TPM’s 19th anniversary and ROTS’s 13th!

TMZ Re Rumored Obi-Wan Standalone

May 18, 2018

This was posted yesterday on TMZ. Believe it or don’t believe it (and if you’re especially spoiler phobic you probably don’t want to read it anyway) but there’s still smoke around the Obi-Wan standalone fire. TMZ has a tabloid reputation but it’s also one of the best news gathering outfits around. We’ll see if it pans out.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago 4/11-15/19

May 16, 2018

Good news if you live in Chicagoland or you’re within driving distance of the Windy City (I know you Midwesterners…1500 miles is “driving distance”):  Celebration returns to the Heartland after 14 years next April.

The con is set for McCormick Place, south of downtown Chicago.  Tickets will go on sale June 5.  The con Hotelpocalypse is set to begin the same day.

 

Funko’s ROTS Smuggler’s Bounty Box

May 16, 2018

Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty box series has up for pre-orders its upcoming ROTS set.  If you’ve never purchased one before, it generally comes with at least one Pop bobble head, another Funko-manufactured figurine, and a load of cool stuff/surprises.  For example in the Sith box I got a Kylo Ren/Darth Vader t-shirt, a Darth Vader drink cup, and a Count Dooku Pop among other goodies.  Given that Pops alone go for at least ten bucks and t-shirts average $20-25 these days, it’s a really good deal for $25.

The deadline for ordering is July 15!

Prequel Appreciation/Pride Day Is This Saturday!

May 14, 2018

Again, I’m not doing anything formal but just encouraging all prequel fans everywhere to show your love for Eps I-III in whatever way you can!

Avengers: Infinity War & TPM

May 13, 2018

(H/T Naboo News.)

Bryan Young posted on SyFy Wire a piece on the similarities between the latest Avengers flick “Infinity War” and TPM.  I just saw the movie myself before posting this and yeah, some parts of the film will look very familiar, just with 2018 effects.  I’m not quoting from the article because duh, spoilers for this film and “Black Panther,” but if you have seen the movie, go check it out.

 

“Solo” Premiere And About Those Rumors

May 12, 2018

Not that I got to go or anything but among the guests at Thursday night’s “Solo” premiere in Hollywood were Ewan McGregor, George Lucas, and Ray Park.

 

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Yup, that’s Peter Mayhew too.

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Other guests included Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Lawrence Kasdan, and of course everyone directly involved with the film.

(I’m aware there’s a prequel-related spoiler in “Solo.” I will NOT discuss or post spoilers for now.)

On a related note, rumors are floating around again about an Obi-Wan spinoff film. So far the only source for this is Fantha Tracks, which is a fan site. Nothing has been confirmed yet by an official source. I’m not saying it isn’t true (they’re going to have to figure out soon what this third spinoff is going to be) but it’s not a done deal.