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Moana

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   We finally caught up with Moana this evening. My wife and I really enjoyed the entire film. It takes a lot for us to go out and see a movie, so we usually opt for waiting for it to come out for rent and staying at home. The most impressive part, other that Dwayne Johnson, was the water… it was rendered so beautifully, I was blown away. I am not clamoring for a Moana sequel, but if it does happen I won’t complain. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the female lead HERO. She was excellent!

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The Vintage Studio´s What If Series

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   Projection of how the KENNER STAR WARS VINTAGE COLLECTION would have evolved if it wouldn’t had been cancelled made in the VINTAGE KENNER CATALOG BOOKLET STYLE

Source: THE VINTAGE STUDIO ´S WHAT IF SERIES

   The Vintage Studio is an awesome place to visit, on the web. It gives us some glimpse into the Kenner line as if it had continued. If Hasbro’s G.I. Joe never came into being, who knows what could have happened. Now don’t get me wrong, I am glad to have had many hours of playtime with my 3¾” Joes (I had the 12″ Joes before Star Wars). This site is a porthole into an alternate dimension where our passion for Star Wars never receded, and we all kept collecting these wonderful figures.

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Impossible Physics: Meet NASA’s Design for a Warp Drive Ship

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   Warp drive would allow us to travel 10 times faster than the speed of light without actually breaking the speed of light – however, most scientists think that the technology will never actually work. Despite this, NASA has released designs for a faster-than-light ship that uses the hypothetical tech.

Source: Impossible Physics: Meet NASA’s Design for a Warp Drive Ship

   I so wish this would become a reality within my lifetime. Alas, we are to bogged down in childish superstitions and petty differences. We have so many hurdles until we reach for the stars in person. Let’s hope that we can get over ourselves and take another giant step for humanity.

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John Boyega… A Fan’s Best Friend

   If you want to start your day off right, give this video a watch. Some great fans getting a really fun surprise. Promoting “A Force For Change”, John photobombs unsuspecting cosplaying fans. I rolled a tear or two.

   Also, that chap in the black Stormtrooper armor was awesome looking 👍

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Geek Zen: Acceptance

Zen IDIC   Think about a thing that you hate the most. Find ONE thing, no matter how trivial, that you like about it. It could be the background music, a color pallet, panel layout, choreography, etc. Enjoy that one thing for what it is. You may be surprised at how many more pleasant things come to your attention.

   There was a time when I would complain about every little thing that a movie or TV show got wrong. I would discuss this for hours with others of like minded, unhappy, fanatics. Railing against Lucas, or something as equally inconsequential. Then one day I began to see things from a “certain point of view”, and I looked for little gems in what I had deemed to be a pile of Bantha Poodoo.

   Are there still things that I don’t like? Sure, but I endeavor to look beyond them. I may even skip a few panels, chapters, tracks, or minutes of a film. I choose to enjoy things for what they are. It’s nice to be able to enjoy most of the special editions, and the prequels, among other things now.

   Try it. It’s better to have a great time than it is to troll about it. Heck, the only thing I will be brutally critical about is my own work.