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Star Wars Scrapbook: Star Wars Kid

Greetings Bothans! What follows is a post about the Star Wars memories of a long time fan, Stuart Tullis. Reminisce about battles set in a galaxy far, far away, at a time that we have long passed, with characters, creatures, and stories we shall always love. Many of you will know Stuart, a fan of RebelForce Radio, but he is also a podcaster over at TechnoRetro Dads, so be sure to check that out! With that, I’ll let Stuart take us a long time ago, to a galaxy far, far away…. ~ Bethany Blanton

Star Wars Scrapbook

On a warm night in northeastern Kentucky, three kids sat atop hood of the family car, captivated by the characters on the screen at the drive-in movie.  Although the sound came from a small speaker on the pole beside the car and the picture on the screen paled in comparison to today’s high definition resolution, the sights and sounds they saw that night would be forever imprinted on their minds as well as the minds of hundreds of millions of both children and adults since 1977.  And though I don’t remember whether I was four or five at the time (my age is dependent on whether my mother’s recollection that we saw it in 1977 is correct or my brother’s insistence that it was 1978 is the year), what I do remember is that I wanted to see more of that “galaxy far, far away”.

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I am a Star Wars kid.  Everyone was a Star Wars kid in the late ‘70s.  We reenacted that movie in the basement, in the backyard, at school, at our friends’ homes, in the park, at the camp, and at the playground.  Before we had any official Star Wars toys, we shot stormtroopers with tree-branch blasters and had lightsaber duels with sticks, tubes, and vuvuzelas.  We quoted lines (and probably misquoted lines), pretended we were on the run from the Empire’s sinister agents, and jumped off walls into homemade trash compactors.  We wondered about the Clone Wars, imagining a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi with the father of Luke Skywalker flying their spaceships on missions as directed by their commander Bail Organa.  When we played dodgeball at school, we thought we could hear the voice of Obi-Wan telling us to “use the Force” as we prepared to throw the ball.  Car rides were especially exciting, since the car behind us was most certainly a TIE fighter in disguise, waiting for the right moment to fire at us.  Star Wars was everywhere because we took it with us in our minds. Continue reading

Rumor: Millennium Falcon No Longer Solo’s in Episode VII?

More Ep. VII rumor goodness! In a roundup over at the Latino Review, it was stated that the Millennium Falcon may no longer belong to everyone’s favorite scoundrel in Ep. VII

The bad news is that Han Solo and Chewie lost the Millennium Falcon and Oscar Isaac’s character owns it now. I don’t know if Han’s new position as wife of a princess and man with kids made him want to settle down or if the Falcon is this universe’s most gambled ship (sorry Lando!), but Han and Chewbacca don’t have the Falcon because Oscar Isaacs has it.

Via Latino Review:

The Falcon!

All I can say is Han had better recover the freighter while shouting “Get off MY STARSHIP!”

-Riley Blanton

Honor Among Jawas – SWBW #24

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This episode we don’t have any major discussion topics but we do have two great guests to help us review the novel Honor Among Thieves.

  • We were thrilled to have first time guest Shazbazzar from the Techno Retro Dads podcast.
  • Returning for the first time since our 3rd episode we also have James Floyd from Club Jade and Big Shiny Robot.
  • The Star Wars Bookworms book club is going strong and now has close to 90 members. Join us over at Goodreads.com.
  • Teresa will be at Star Wars Weekends all weekends and Aaron will be there the weekend of May 23rd. Let us know if you are going. We would love to meet you!
  • Is Legends a separate universe? Can it still fit? Our guests weigh in on how they will view the “Expanded Universe” going forward.
  • The most thorough podcast review of Honor Among Thieves you will find anywhere! We talk about everything including Han’s characterization, Scarlet Hark, colorful pirates and smugglers, one underused Wookiee, and Indiana Jones.

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