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C3PO’s Red Arm

In February 2016, Marvel Comics will publish a one-shot comic that explains how C3PO got his red arm. I will admit to being mildly intrigued, and therein lies the problem. I don’t want to be intrigued. I want to be in a position where I could not care less about his red arm and how…


Into Darkness

There is a lot riding on Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. The financial success of the film is practically guaranteed, but its job is much greater than that. This movie will set the tone and expectation for every film that will follow. If it fails, it could taint the entire franchise moving forward….


“The Force, it’s calling to you.”

After doing some dabbling with the audio of Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer today I think I’ve discovered a few things and I’m almost sure that what others have been guessing at, on some other fronts may well be true. You might remember I was the one who first suggested it was Andy Serkis’ voice…


A Man Named Finn

Turmoil engulfs the galaxy and the Republic is once again at war. It’s the First Order versus the Resistance, good versus evil, and it may all very well start with a boy named Finn. Finn is one the “big three” in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, and like Poe and Rey, virtually nothing…


The Force Awakens Theatrical Trailer – What A Night!

What a night October 19th, 2015 was. Many people suffered frustration with ticketing websites but in the end we were all overjoyed with the premiere of the theatrical trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Mike and I went live at 10:30 EST on youtube to record our initial reactions and while we are used…



Lucky Number Seven No matter what your culture or traditions you tend to live your life by, the odds are, the number seven is significant. Psychologists have done an extensive amount of research and have discovered proof of our simpatico or compatibility, with seven, over and over again. That being said, all humans, no matter…


Where is Luke Skywalker?

There is an article in Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview edition that reveals how Kathleen Kennedy was able to convince J.J. Abrams to take the helm of the Star Wars Franchise. While most people would have accepted the offer before she even finished asking the question, J.J. Abrams needed some coaxing. So what finally reeled…

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