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Mar 26, 2015

Even Jabba's Girls need their make up touched up once in a while


Mar 25, 2015

Who is the Vicar? Is it Max Von Sydow?

The Vicar concept art

Is this leaked concept art the first image of a character called The Vicar as possibly being played by the veteran actor Max Von Sydow?

What role does the Vicar play. How did he get this mysterious lightsaber and why does he let Poe Dameron have it? Why does Kylo Ren kill him? Is it because of the answer to the last question?

Is any of this true?

Mar 15, 2015

The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son


I saw this picture at the official Star Wars site and thought it would make a handy picture for a post but what to write about? Because let's face it, unless you're Making Starwars publishing everything you can find out about the Star Wars 7 plot, the large majority of us are just sitting back until the next official announcement.

So we're chosing to write about the relationship between the two light sabre bearing gentlemen in the picture and let's do it by way of song! You probably shouldn't take this post too seriously...

I was trying to think of a song that describes the nature of the relationship. Cat Steven's Father and Son? Nope, seems a too obvious choice.  Vader was never 'old but happy'.

Harry Chapin's Cat's in the Cradle? Maybe. That song is about a father who has no time for his son and perhaps ironically the son became the father as he grows up. If we explore that a bit by flipping it over, Luke grew up to be his father in the sense that he was a Jedi, like his father before him? They both had missing arms too... indeed if I was old I wouldn't be happy about that so no to Cat Stevens,

Peal Jam's Alive cuts close to the bone. In that song Eddie Vedder relays the tale of a son who discovers that his stepfather is not his real father, and that his actual father has passed away. This should be staring you in the face as being the moment when Vader revealed to Luke that he was his father. You know, the most epic part of the Star Wars saga.

U2's Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own could be used to acknowledge the moment when Vader chose to throw the Emperor 'down the well' so that he could save his son. When Bono wrote the song with U2, he had his dead father in mind.

Luke can totally relate. He had come so far. He'd faced down his final test and beaten down Darth Vader but he would not kill his father and showed great compassion given all the trouble Vader had wrought. Luke did not given into the hate. This mean Luke couldn't defeat the Emperor and taking his chance, the Emperor decided to zap Luke with a few force lightning bolts. Luke was done but for Vader's intervention, thus demonstrating sometimes you do need your dad to help you through.

We could also return to Pearl Jam's catalogue and their song Betterman in particular. This is a song that reflects on a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. I wonder how Padme felt when she was being choked by Vader?

Well that was an interesting run around the park!?



Mar 13, 2015

Rogue Squadron opening text crawl words

This is a place holder post for the opening crawl of the Star Wars spin off movie Rogue One.

Mar 12, 2015

With all the concern about the new Star Wars canon, we can confirm this Star Wars cannon is still canon.

Empire Strikes Back cannon

With all the concern about the new Star Wars canon, we can confirm this cannon is still Star Wars canon.

Sorry....

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