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The year 2022 from a Star Wars standpoint will be one of the busiest in the history of the franchise. That year gets off to an unofficial start a couple days early when Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett lands on Disney Plus on Wednesday, December 29. The official site posted the release date and a brief synopsis here .  From TOS release: The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate. The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen . Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer. The Book of Boba Fett leads a deluge of forthcoming Star Wars conte


Once in a while, Star Wars publishing comes out with a completely unique reference book, and in the case of Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection by Daniel Wallace, it is an absolute joy to consume. Wallace has penned Star Wars reference books for many years, going back to the early years of the franchise's publishing revival in the 1990s. This stands out to me as one of his unique achievements, but more on the writing style in a bit. One of the signature items in Star Wars is the lightsaber, an inspired invention by George Lucas going back to the earliest drafts of his screenplays for A New Hope. The lightsaber gets the gold star treatment here in this book, which serves as a close examination on the form and function of the weapon completely unique to this franchise. The first thing that stands out about the book is its design. It was printed in an extreme rectangular shape format, which fits perfectly with the lightsaber layout. Without even opening up the book, the reader is clu

Looking Back At When Starburst Magazine Gave The Last Crusade 5 Out Of 10

Alan Jones Gives Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade A Right Whipping! We all love Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade .  It was a much loved addition to the Indiana Jones franchise back in 1989 and has aged well over the decades. But not all, it seems enjoyed the movie.  Critic of the time, Alan Jones had something of a no holds barred reputation when it came to reviewing TV shows and movies and the third Indy movie was equally not spared.   The short review from Starburst volume 11, number 11 July 1989 was ruthless and ultimately Alan gave the movie a straight down the middle five out of ten stating that he liked the movie but not as much as the others.  He called The Last Crusade "an inferior clone of the original" and said "The Last Crusade now travels such a well-worn path.  The over extended desert tank battle is one example of how exhilarating familiarity slides into contempt by Spielberg never knowing when to stop milking the formula despite inventing it." Ouc