May
26
2020
2

Quote of the Day, …Alas edition.

George Lucas, on how he nearly sold the Star Wars franchise instead of going into debt to make The Empire Strikes Back:

“At first I was contemplating selling the whole thing to Fox… I’d just take my percentage and go home and never think about Star Wars again.”

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May
09
2020
3

Temuera Morrison to be Boba Fett in THE MANDALORIAN.

Hopefully, they won’t screw this role up for him.

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May
05
2020
1

The “This is not the CLONE WARS you are thinking of” Honest Trailers.

Although, now that I’ve been reminded of it, I kinda dimly remember hearing about this Clone Wars? It apparently ain’t easy to find, these days. Looks interesting, though.

May
04
2020
2

May the Fourth Be With You.

I think that the entertainment industry may be pushing this particular ‘holiday’ a bit, but what the heck. The pun made me laugh, the first time I heard it. Also, Disney is dropping the last episode of Clone Wars today, which will make my wife happy. I was idly wondering this morning what that show would have looked like if they hadn’t made the prequels: I suspect that it would have been better for everybody all around.

Mar
20
2020
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Ahsoka Tano coming to Season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN.

‘Hidden Jedi’ is a complicated profession:

Confirmed by Variety. My wife is currently chewing through CLONE WARS, but even I know that this is a big deal for Star Wars fans*. It’s going to be interesting to see a no-fooling Jedi show up in THE MANDALORIAN next season.

Moe Lane

*I am not a Star Wars fan. It’s not that I don’t like the correct percentage of the movies; I do, and I’ve seen some of them a bunch of times. It’s just that I don’t have a sufficient grasp of The Knowledge to qualify; which is something I abruptly discovered the first time I played in a Star Wars TTRPG. It was educational! And very, very humbling.

Feb
04
2020
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Season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN dropping in October 2020.

Nobody reading this will probably be all that surprised, of course. Disney was about as likely to not renew THE MANDALORIAN as they would be to suddenly declare everything in their catalog before 2000 AD to be public domain. But, you know, it’s nice to have a date. Certainly the people in charge of making sure that there are BABY YODAS FOR CHRISTMAS THIS TIME, BOB* will be thrilled for the heads-up.

Moe Lane

*To be fair: toy marketing is a complicated profession.

Jan
16
2020
2

Disney looking at Taika Waititi for Star Wars project.

Buried lede: Taika Waititi has a busy schedule for the next few years.

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Jan
10
2020
2

The Return of Jar Jar.

To mangle the quote by somebody or other (Robert Heinlein? David Gerrold?): the Mouse giveth, and the Mouse taketh away. Fickle, fickle Mouse. Via Slashfilm:

Looks like Ewan McGregor‘s Obi-Wan Kenobi will be encountering a familiar face in his upcoming Disney+ series. A new rumor claims that Jar Jar Binks, perhaps the most hated character from George Lucas’s Star Wars prequels, is going to appear in the new show – and this time, Jar Jar will have a beard.

This rumor comes from Making Star Wars, a site which generally has a very solid track record when it comes to breaking Star Wars scoops. But take this with a huge grain of salt for now – the site points out that filming for the new series has not yet begun, so they themselves are still treating this story as a rumor for the time being.

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