Star Wars

  • Howard’s Way: Mandalorian goes Fourth, drains swamp…

    The Mandalorian and his ‘cargo’ will have to lay low and to that end, the soldier picks a backwater planet where he figures they can pass a couple of months until the bounty-hunters pursuing them have moved on. But entering a small rural drinking establishment, he discovers that he’s...
  • Jedi Ni’s?: The Mandalorian goes full Monty (Python)…

    The Mandalorian has his bounty and it’s not what he expected. But now he has to get it and himself off-planet. After making his way back to his ship, he unfortunately finds the vessel ransacked by a group of jawas who have stripped it for parts. If he wants...
  • Knight Template: Does Disney+’s ‘Mandalorian’ deliver its bounty?

    For all that Disney+ is launching with the House of the Mouse’s impressive back-catalogue, even more Marvel content than expected and all several hours before the original mid-morning plan, all judgmental eyes seem to be on The Mandalorian, the Star Wars flagship spin-off that has been building expectations for...
  • The Disney Decade: Avatars delayed, Star Wars extended…

    It’s been  mixed bag of news coming out of Disney as they realign some of their film release intentions in the wake of their massive merger with Fox. It means there are going to be some significant changes to their release schedules with the most notable changes being to...
  • RIP – Peter Mayhew (Actor, Star Wars’ Chewbacca)

    The term ‘gentle giant’ is used a lot, but it must certainly apply to actor Peter Mayhew, who passed away this week at the age of 74 from a heart attack.  Mayhew was, of course, the man behind Chewbacca, the hairy, reliable co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in the...
  • Star Wars IX trailer gets a ‘Rise’ out of fans…

    It’s been unusually quiet on the Star Wars battlefront recently, but now we have a trailer and a name for the chapter previousy entitled Episode IX. Though several possibilities had been thrown around by fans (the most popular being the evergreen ‘Balance of the Force‘), the massive Star Wars...
  • Disney plans second ‘Star Wars’ tv spin-off…

    We’ve had the trailers for trailers and now it looks like we’re getting prequels for prequels with the interesting news that one of the key characters featured in Star Wars: Rogue One is the central piece in yet another proposed Star Wars television series. Disney‘s Chairman and CEO Bob...
  • A Long Timey-Whimey Ago? Smith heads to Star Wars…

    It appears that Matt Smith, who played the tenth incarnation of The Doctor is staying within the sf genre for an upcoming venture, possibly swapping a sonic screwdriver for a lightsaber? Smith has apparently been cast in the next Star Wars film (‘IX‘ in the franchise, but as yet...
  • The Fisher Queen: Leia lives on for next ‘Star Wars’…

    There was a great disturbance in the Force when Carrie Fisher passed in December 2016. A talented actress and arguably an even more talented screenwriter, she left a unique space in the film-industry and also left the makers of Star Wars with a practical problem. Though the new Star...