Saturday, July 30, 2016

Han Solo and the (Rumored) Three-Film Deal

In case you haven't heard, it was officially announced at #SWCE that Alden Ehrenreich (pronounced "Aaron-rike," if you're unsure like I was) has been cast to play Han Solo, wait, hold on, I mean, the Han Solo in an upcoming anthology film revolving around said notorious smuggler (hereafter referred to simply as the "Han Solo movie"). Well, in addition to that, it's recently been rumored that he actually singed on to appear as Han Solo in at least three movies. Now, first of all, that's still a rumor, so don't get your panties in too much of a bunch; second of all, it doesn't mean there's going to be a Han Solo "trilogy," it means he's agreed to play the character in three movies, not necessarily three movies all about Han, assuming the rumor is true (and it probably isn't...or is...?), what three movies would I be most interested in seeing Han Solo in? Well, thanks for asking, I just happen to have three ideas right here:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

To Go Rogue, or Rebel, that is the question...from #SWCE

Pretty vague title, right? Allow me to explain:  instead of doing a standard review for the Rogue One reel and the season three trailer for Rebels, I've decided to pit them against each other in a virtual, to-the-death, cage match! Okay, not really, but I'm going to do a sort of point, counter point, back-and-forth between the two and then decide which one "won" this year's Star Wars Celebration Europe...sounds like a good time, right? Right, I thought so too, so, now that we're all on the same page, LET THE BLOODSHED BEGIN!

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Card Reading for Ahsoka Tano

Alright, I'm going to try my hand at divination using Dave Filoni's Artist Series cards as my tarot. Would I rather have Ahsoka's blood and spittle in a cup that I could mix with tea leaves? Well, yeah, but that's just being absurd...anyway, come with me as I follow Ahsoka into oblivion and back out the wolf-ringed other side...what will we find on our journey? That remains to be seen, but, whether you're on team #AhsokaLives or #ShesDeadGetOverIt (I don't even think that's a thing), this should prove to be an adventure not to be missed...

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Devil's Haircut, Or: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Preview

Yeah, I know, I'm late to the party. Everyone and their brother, mother, sister, aunt, niece, third cousin twice removed, etc. has already talked about the preview of season three of Rebels that was released on Wednesday's episode of "The Star Wars Show" (lots of "of"s going on here)...but, guess what? I don't care, I'm doing it anyway! Because, hey, it's me...anyway, if you haven't seen the season three preview yet, oh my god, what's wrong with you, why are you reading a Star Wars blog, go watch it right now! Er, I mean, yeah, you should check it out...I'll wait...okay, so, now that we've all seen it, allow me to explicate:

Friday, July 8, 2016

Troopers Across the Stars (and Eras) for Star Wars ComLINKS

Alright, it's a new month (okay, not super new at this point, but sort of), and that means a new topic from Mrs. @acrossthestars over at Anakin and His Angel's monthly Star Wars ComLINKS link up (my title is suddenly more clever than you thought, eh?). For July, the topic is:  favorite trooper (for any of you out there that immediately thought Super Troopers, knock it off! Star Wars is srs biznez...or something...lots of parentheticals today...what's up with that?), but, after thinking about it for a spell, I've decided to tweak the rules and write about my favorite trooper from each era of Star Wars; and by "era" I don't mean "in-universe" era,  but the "real life" time-frames involving the original trilogy, the prequel content, and the new stuff since Disney took over. So, now that all that's settled, how 'bout I quit blabbing and get on with it...
(Main image from Pachyrhinosaurus on DeviantArt.)

Friday, July 1, 2016

How Should Rogue One & Other Star Wars Stories Begin?

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we know we have a lot to look forward to in Rogue One (as if we didn't already):  Deathtroopers take time out of their busy lives to play with Stormtrooper dolls, Darth Vader will be making his triumphant return to the silver screen, and Saw Gerrera has stayed the rebellious course and is now a grizzled veteran member of the daring team that steals the Death Star plans, just to name a, yeah, its shaping up to be an amazing Star Wars experience...but how's it going to begin? Will we get the classic Star Wars opening crawl, or will it start with a cold open like most other films? Or will it be something else altogether? I have a few ideas that I think would work well, so read on and see what you think...