I received an email recently stating that my Star Wars
geek-accreditation was due to
expire. As I deem this important to both my professional and social life, I
figured I had better brush up and get recertified. I mean, I can tell my
Trandoshans from Zabraks, but what’s this about Darth Maul surviving The Phantom Menace
This is the only one of the feature films that I hadn’t
seen, and, in truth, I hadn’t heard any glowing reviews. Still, I went in with
an open mind. I enjoyed it, but I doubt I’ll remember much about it in a few
weeks. It just seemed to lack a bit of heart. In truth, while I’ve enjoyed some
of the Disney movies, and parts of others, their main accomplishment has been
to demonstrate how rare and difficult to duplicate the original trilogy was.
This was, I think, the first Star Wars
novel released under Disney. It was a fun read, a
fast-paced adventure novel. I like that it didn’t feature any of the movie
characters in a major role. Although it is the first book in a trilogy, it
pretty much stands alone. I will likely read the others at some point, when I
feel I need a Star Wars
I’m not rushing out to get them.
love the way that Disney restarted the Star
universe. They apparently said everything in the films was canon,
everything outside of them was not. Then, they stated that everything in their
new books, comics, cartoons, etc. was canon and have then slipped some of the
old stuff back into the new universe (such as Grand Admiral Thrawn).
This four-series cartoon has gotten a lot of good press.
I watched the first season and really enjoyed it. It’s a kid’s show, but that
can be enjoyed by adults. Although it’s broken into 25 minute episodes, its 15
episode seasons means it can spend more time on character development. In
truth, I think it has more of the feel of the original trilogy than any Star Wars
media I have seen since. I
will definitely be watching the rest of the series, which I hear gets even
I was a bit miffed when Star Wars: Legion
came out. The figures are something like 35mm,
which means they are incompatible with all of my other figures, including the Star Wars: Imperial Assault
collected. Since I wasn’t particularly interested in the game either, I ignore
saw some of the new Rebel Pathfinders in the shop and decided to give them a
go. They are extremely nice figures. Although they are cast in a somewhat bendy
plastic, the detail is very sharp - as good as most metals. Although they need
super-glue to assemble, they fit together perfectly.