Feb
05
2018
2

Video of the Day, You Cannot Unhear These Star Wars Lyrics edition.

At least, that’s what somebody argued on Facebook.  I have to agree: and, heck, these lyrics for Star Wars’ Duel of the Fates actually kind of made vague sense, in places. At any rate, they’re gonna be in your head now!

Feb
05
2018
7

First Solo trailer.

It’s not promising.  I suspect that there’s a reason why we’re hearing more from the people in that heist than from Han Solo himself.  Also: the chronology is confusing me. Just how old is Han Solo, anyway? Shouldn’t he be old enough to remember the Republic and the Jedi Order*?

(more…)

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Jan
07
2018
2

This leaked Solo LEGO toy materials reminds us that there’s a Star Wars Solo movie coming up.

Which Disney has been keeping absolutely under wraps up, to this point. Seriously: this Lego stuff is about the only bits we’ve really seen of any of the promo material. Solo is supposed to be coming out in May, and it’s not being hyped at all for a Star Wars movie.  Or even that much, really.  I went and I looked at how they did Rogue One, and trailers were dropping for the movie (which hit the screens in December) in April of that year.  We should have seen the first trailers for this movie in September 2017.

:pause:

Well, folks: if you’re rooting for a Star Wars movie to flat-out bomb, I think that we’ve maybe found our first legitimate candidate for that. Between that silence and the rumors of a troubled productions, it’s very possible that Solo will stink on ice.  And, yes: I got a bad feeling about this…

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
1

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
--

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.

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