Dec
17
2017
2

Steam has a terrifying Star Wars sale going on…

…terrifying because it’s so, so good.  The Force Unleashed stuff in particular is calling to me.  It says, just one game, Moe.  You’ve always wanted to play it.  What harm could it possibly do?

:pause:

This would be a lot easier to justify if I didn’t need to sleep.

Moe Lane

PS: The X-Wing and TIE Fighter games were ZOMG good.  So, so good.  Good enough that I almost want to buy a joystick, or hook up the XBox attachment… oh, crap, I have one of those.

Dec
17
2017
0

Tweet of the Day, @Rianjohnson Is A Big Ol’ Nerd edition.

A big ol’ drunken nerd who had a 220 million domestic opening weekend.  This is at least from 2012, and dear God but the irony abounds. Weird Al Yankovic has an absolutely unique finger on our cultural pulse, you know?

Moe Lane

PS: I can think of worse things that getting drunk and belting out Yoda, so kai Rian Johnson. He probably would get that reference, too.

Dec
14
2017
3

Going to go see Last Jedi tomorrow.

I didn’t have any difficulty getting a ticket: of course, I’m going a 10 AM showing because the kids will be in school and mid-morning is the best time for me to catch a movie. I’m looking forward to it, without the same desperate urgency as from two years ago.  As a geek, I rather badly needed The Force Awakens not to suck.  From what I’m hearing, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will not have that problem.

Still: please, God, don’t let it suck.

Moe Lane

PS: This will be a spoiler free zone for Star Wars until at least the New Year. But two, three weeks isn’t so bad, really.

Dec
12
2017
5

LEGO Super Star Destroyer versus wall.

Look upon horror, my droogies.  Look.

This is why I won’t have the LEGO Star Wars Super Star Destroyer* in my house. I damn well wouldn’t throw it into a wall at over sixty miles an hour, either.  These fellows are utterly mad.  Entertainingly mad — I don’t have to be the one to clean it up, after all — but still mad.

Moe Lane

*You can’t afford it, but click through anyway.  Have you done your Christmas Amazon shopping yet? :ting:

Nov
11
2017
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Tweet of the Day, Never Underestimate Star Wars Fans’ Obsession edition.

This is actually from a few days ago, but I’ve been sick. Still… you gotta assume that you can be seen from the air, these days.  And that somebody has both the time and the need to pore over satellite photos until they can find what you’ve hidden.

Here endeth the lesson.

Nov
07
2017
1

‘The Last Padawan.’ …Wow.

How did I miss this? ‘The Last Padawan’ is hardly canonical, but it pretty much should be. It may also be the best Star Wars fan film I’ve ever seen, and yes, I’ve seen Troops.

Nov
07
2017
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“That One Rebel Guy You Briefly See on Yavin IV.”

I got tipped off about “That One Rebel Guy You Briefly See on Yavin IV” today; it was surprisingly hard to find the original (by Gute Arbeit Originals). And not as easy as you’d think to embed it. It could use some better buzz-generation, honestly.

Nov
02
2017
10

New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ footage drops.

I have to say: I’m not exactly questioning Luke’s apparent opinion that this Jedi/Sith thing is played out.  I’m struck, also, by the way you maybe can see how each of the original three main characters seem to reflect the way the people playing them think about Star Wars itself.  Carrie Fisher embraced her iconic status (Leia Organa is, after all, her most famous role); Harrison Ford – who went on to become an A-List actor – came back to make sure that Han Solo didn’t, ever. And Mark Hamill, as befits a man who carved out a second career as a beloved voice actor, is perhaps somewhat refreshingly objective about this movie series*.

Mind you, I’m going to be at the earliest possible morning showing.

Via Geeks are Sexy.

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Oct
17
2017
2

Han Solo movie’s official title revealed.

And three guesses what the name of said Han Solo movie is.

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Oct
10
2017
4

The new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer.

Well, we knew that this was going to show up, here.

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Sep
12
2017
3

J.J. Abrams back to Star Wars for Episode IX.

Which means, of course, that all of the loose plot holes left in all [coughcoughcough] movies will be left right where they are.  I kid, I kid! I’m sure that J.J. Abrams will do a perfectly fine job.  Of course, you know me and movies; I simply do not have a refined enough palate to detect even the most blatant overtones of cinematic vinegar.

I wonder what Disney plans to do, after this last trilogy is over.  I assume that they’re going to try to do something like a live-action Star Wars Rebels or Clone Wars, because of all the people that will line up to throw money at them for that. But once the Solo flick is in the can, what’s left?  …Strike that, I know what I want. I want a live-action Knights of the Old Republic. I deserve this, in fact.

Sep
05
2017
2

Director who directed “The Book of Henry” no longer directing “Star Wars IX.”

Sorry.  I thought that I should provide some possible context…

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

…since the above statement declines to give any whatsoever. As has been noted on Twitter, Disney has tossed three directors on two Star Wars films this year; clearly, the Mouse is King Stork, not King Log. Did Trevorrow’s critical and (almost certainly) financial flop have anything to do with that?  I dunno; it depends on your opinion of Disney.  I think that it’s at least reasonable to assume that The Book of Henry at least destroyed whatever margin for error the director would have had. Disney is unlikely to take any chances, as this corporate training video from the 1970s will demonstrate: (more…)

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