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OBI-WAN KENOBI” LIGHTSABERS ILLUMINATED LONDON WITH THE LIGHT AND DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE

  To celebrate the release Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ tomorrow, London’s newly restored Battersea Power Station appeared as if reclaimed by a Tatooine sandstorm with each tower representing the light and dark side of the Force via a spectacular lightsaber illumination across the night sky. The new limited series will launch exclusively on Disney+ from May 27. “OBI-WAN KENOBI” begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is dir

OBI-WAN KENOBI, NOSTALGIA, FAN EXPECTATIONS AND ME

One of my favorite "bumper sticker" sayings is that conflict in relationships almost always results from expectations not being met by one side or the other. I like that line of thinking because it can apply to almost any kind of relationship. As it pertains to this post, I am thinking about the relationship between fans of an Intellectual Property (IP) and the IP itself. I am thinking of this in relation to the premier of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi , which is just one week from today. The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope is the one as-yet untold Star Wars story I most want to see told, and it's the one I most would want to take a crack at as a writer. The story of a Jedi who reached the greatest heights of his craft, only to suffer a failure of galactic consequences. And to make it worse, he has to live with the guilt of his failure for another 20 years. Ah, there it is. You see it? Me laying out my own expectations for this show, and t

GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1!

Check out all eight covers and interior artwork for STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1, on sale July 6  The saga of the Mandalorian comes to Marvel Comics! Kicking off in July, STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN will be an eight-issue adaptation of the Disney+ series’ first season, giving fans a chance to relive the events and characters of Season 1 through the lens of writer Rodney Barnes and artist Georges Jeanty! From the thrilling introduction of Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin to his unforgettable first encounter with the Child, these iconic STAR WARS moments will be brought to life in a brand-new way, and you can get your first look at the highly-anticipated debut issue right now in a special preview! “The story of the Mandalorian checks so many boxes of the stuff I’m passionate about,” Barnes told StarWars.com. “I love Westerns, fantasy, science fiction, comedy, drama…it’s a dream gig for any writer. I’m just glad I was chosen for this assignment!” Check out all the covers right now and

John Williams SpaceCamp Soundtrack Two CD Intrada Album Announced

SpaceCamp Gets The Intrada Two Disc Treatment I will let you into a little secret.  I love a good training montage.  Most people when they think of such a thing will instantly go to the Rocky movies but for me its got to be SpaceCamp.  John Williams brings us a cracking two minutes training montage that never fails to bring a retro 1986 smile to my face.  Actually, I've always thought that the SpaceCamp soundtrack from John Williams often gets overlooked and it's a shame because it's a classic 1980's John Williams score.  Thankfully, the good folks over at Intrada are bringing out a two-disc special edition that will hopefully give it the love it fully deserves. For this release, producer Mike Matessino built the complete score program from Armin Steiner's original three-track film mixes, featuring a breathtaking and sweeping clarity to the score. This is featured on disc 1, along with three extras. Disc 2 presents the original RCA program as mixed for record by Len

TEASER TRAILER FOR OBI-WAN KENOBI RELEASED!

The long-awaited teaser trailer for the forthcoming Disney Plus Obi-Wan Kenobi series hit Wednesday afternoon Eastern time, and my was it ever worth the wait. Check out the 106-second trailer here.  The trailer was released a few hours after Entertainment Weekly teased out the cover of its final print issue, featuring Ewan McGregor dressed as Obi-Wan. Wednesday, March 9 will certainly go down as a day long remembered. The teaser focuses mainly on the Inquisitors, Force-sensitive Jedi hunters commissioned by Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine to eliminate any Jedi that may have survived Order 66. Inquisitors are featured prominently in Star Wars: Rebels (2014-18) along with the 2017-18 run of Darth Vader Marvel comics. Pictured below is the Grand Inquisitor. He will be a primary antagonist of the show, besides Vader. The teaser begins and ends with close-ups of Ewan, reprising the role he last performed in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005). We see him watch Luke Skywalker from a ro

BOOK OF BOBA FETT SEASON 1 RECAP: WHERE WE'VE BEEN, WHERE WE'RE GOING

The show we were first teased about 14 months ago has finished its first season. As everyone was calming their emotions from seeing the return of Luke Skywalker in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian , we got a post-credit teaser announcing the Disney Plus show The Book of Boba Fett . BOBF saw its first season come to an end Wednesday with the chapter In the Name of Honor. It was a fitting and satisfying end to a wonderful seven-episode run that saw Fett solidify his spot as the new boss of Tatooine while Din Djarin and Grogu sped off into space, awaiting that show's third season. What follows is a summary of the events and key character movements from The Book of Boba Fett's first season. Boba Fett: The Road Less Taken The show's structure gave us insights into not only Boba Fett in the present day, but picked up his story immediately after his plunge into the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi. The flashback sequences filled in gaps I have wondered about for more than 3