Our Vintage Star Wars Collection

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Our Star Wars, most vintage… well over half of it. Click the image for more on our Facebook page.

Star Wars Rebels is Back this Saturday

   I feel more excited by this trailer than I am for Episode 8, next Winter. This is going to be a hell of a 3rd season! Kenobi is back, which I’d imagine would be the season finale, and we get to see Thrawn get physical. Remember that you can watch the episodes earlier on DisneyXD if you don’t want to wait for the normal “broadcast” time.

Star Wars Rebels: Visions and Voices

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   This weeks episode, have you seen it? You can wait until it is air this evening or head over to DisneyX/D to watch it now [you must have access to a cable/satellite account to watch]. The mid-season finale is all sorts of awesome. As it stands, the only thing I will give aways is that Tom Baker’s [my “Doctor”] Bendu makes an appearance.

   If you’ve never given the show a chance, please do. It has a Star Wars vibe to it, and I am not just saying that because of my personal positive policy. I either love a thing, and all of it’s ups and downs, or I never mention it. Keep in mind it is a children’s show, and knowing that… this episode will probably surprise you.

Star Wars Rebels: Inside Man

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   I am not one of those detractors of the series who whines about the kid friendly content. The series airs on DISNEY X/D, a children’s network. There has been some silly moments and outright comedic ones this season. The “Inside Man” has very little light hearted humor. It is a dark episode that should make my friends on the Force Center Podcast and Collider’s Jedi Council pretty happy ( some of the aforementioned whiners😁). I have nothing but love for those folks.

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Star Wars Rebels: May the Fourth (Doctor) Be With You…

   Kanan discovers that things are not always black and white. It’s time to hear from the middle, the Grey. This excites me for more than we will be delving into the philosophy of the many facets of the Force, we will also get to hear from the fourth Doctor… MY Doctor. Tom Baker crosses the genre streams and becomes, what could possibly be, an integral part of Luke Skywalker’s inevitable journey.

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   May the Fourth be with us all.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | ローグ·ワン:スターウォーズストーリー

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   I cannot wait for this film. I am looking forward to it more than Episode 8! How many times have I watched these? I have no idea, but it has been more time than I view the trailer for The Force Awakens. Having another female lead is very cool, along with the diversity of the cast. The planet Jedha and it’s inhabitants intrigue me the most. I’ll also be watching for any easter eggs that hint at anything from Rebels 🙂

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Luke Skywalker and Duality

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   Something stuck out in my thoughts, as I was considering some old Star Wars E.U. stories, and that was the concept of duality. You see, too me, Anakin brought forth balance to the Force when he fathered his son, Luke (Leia doesn’t seem to be an overt user of the Force in this current canon so I’ll stick with Luke). In the Expanded Universe, now “Legends”, Luke danced on a very fine line of Dark Side and Light, falling a few times. I know that is an oversimplification but I am not the best writer and don’t the skill to convey anything deeper.

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Star Wars Mini Retrospective: Clone Wars (2003)

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   Once upon a time, way back in 2003, a great adventure took place. It was a dark time in Star Wars. No, not for the lack of Star Wars content like we had in the late 80’s and early 90’s. This was far, far worse. It was the time of the prequels. OK, they were not all that bad. There were some cringeworthy moments for us all. As an adult who was seven in 1977, I’ve since made peace with the prequels, for the most part. Some things from that era are better than others. One such nugget of geek goodness is the original animated Clone Wars.

Clone Wars - Awesome designs and serious action

Wikipedia’s entry contains all the dry facts.

   Star Wars: Clone Wars is an American animated microseries created by Genndy Tartakovsky, set in the Star Wars universe. Chronologically, the series fills the three-year gap between prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The show follows the actions of various characters from the Star Wars prequel trilogy; notably Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Yoda, and other Jedi Knights during the conflict, leading the clone trooper forces of the Galactic Republic against the battle droid armies of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Sith.
   Clone Wars was produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with Lucasfilm Ltd., and was aired on Cartoon Network in 25 chapters from 2003 to 2005. The first two seasons, comprising Volume One, were produced in a two- to three-minute "micro" format, while season three was produced as fifteen-minute episodes making up Volume Two. Both volumes were later released on home video edited as feature-length films. Since release, it has received critical acclaim and won multiple awards.

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Now for the wet opinions.

   This method of serializing the story over two years in three minute (or so) increments was novel and refreshing. It left you wanting more! The series also bridged the gap between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The programing was one of my favorite things on the Cartoon Network and is still fun to watch from time to time. The style of story telling suites today’s tastes for clipped, short info bursts. When watched all together it makes for an action packed saga. If you have not seen this one then do yourself a favor and check out the video bellow. It runs a bit over two hours and is well worth the watch. You can probably still purchase the DVD on Amazon, but don’t quote me on that.

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