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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Quick Reviews)


 

Here’s the first episode of Quick Reviews – these ramblings on Star Wars: The Force Awakens went on longer than I wanted, but hey, it’s Star Wars.  I can talk about Star Wars all day long, never mind five minutes.

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The Star Wars franchise and its love of the ticking clock


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If it’s on the poster, it’s not a spoiler.

If you’ve not familiar with the term, a ticking clock movie is when the heroes need to do X before the bad guys do Y because if they don’t, the good guys lose, and what fun is that?  A good example of a ticking clock movie would be Speed, Back to the Future, Star Wars… Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and now Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  I can see how this is both a good and bad thing.  Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars The Force Awakens movie review


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Obviously, Star Wars The Force Awakens could never truly meet expectations. The idea of restoring order to the franchise after the disappointing Prequel Trilogy is an exciting prospect and the trailers make big promises. But does the movie deliver?

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Thoughts on Star Wars before seeing The Force Awakens


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Star Wars is one of those things that have always been there for me. No matter how tough life gets, you can always take a break and visit the galaxy that only exists a long time ago and is far, far away.
Star Wars has gone from movie phenomenon to cultural institution and right now, it seems like it always will be. Maybe the sequel trilogy will alter its status one way or another, but in this moment, the anticipation is palpable.
And by all that, I mean this: the force will be with you – always.

Star Wars Rebels trailer for season 2 looks better than The Force Awakens


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REBELS: “We’re boned.”

Darth Vader helps… a lot.  Read the rest of this entry

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser #2 Thoughts


Well, here’s the second trailer for Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  As per tradition, there’s no information on the plot, but this time around, it’s even more sparse than usual.  (See the first trailer here.)  Based on this new information, I’ve got some thoughts and predictions.  Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Review


The first season of Star Wars Rebels is over and although it was a bit clunky after the “Spark of Rebellion” opening, the show rounded it into a universe with interesting characters, plots and subplots.  Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens parody trailers are already annoying


“Ha, cause, ha, it’s like the Special Edition!”
“Yeah, that was almost twenty years ago.  Let it go.”

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Baffling Movie Trailers)


Today, we get the good kind of baffling on Baffling Movie TrailersStar Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens! Read the rest of this entry

Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager web series (Attention Must Be Paid)


I haven’t done one of these Attention Must Be Paid posts in a zillion years and for whatever reason, I suddenly had the desire to tackle a web series that isn’t in production anymore and hasn’t been for several years. So, without further ado, I give you Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager!
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Star Wars Lightsaber Pen



Dr. Girlfriend is a lady that knows what I like – in this case, it’s a freaking Star Wars Lightsaber Pen that lights up both at the touch of a button and when you write with it! What more could you ask for? (A full sized working lightsaber is not a reasonable request, but I hear ya.) Well, the pen has decent detailing, too. Without checking a Star Wars encyclopedia (trust me, such things exist), this appears to be modeled after Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber as seen in Return of the Jedi, except it doesn’t have that giant cumbersome rectangular activation switch that Luke’s has. Honestly, how are you supposed to protect the galaxy from evil with that freaking thing in your way? Anyway, you gotta love that attention to detail! I’m still getting used to it, but so far, I’m having a great time playing around.

Playing with the StarWars.com Soundboard



StarWars.com has set up an official Soundboard, which is a great idea. People love Star Wars, people love soundboards, so kaboom – it’s like peanut butter and jelly… or a ration bar and some blue milk, I guess. Anyway, let’s play!
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