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INDIANA JONES COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT: ALEX ARNOLD

Indiana Jones found fortune and glory by searching for long-lost treasures. He also found some love along the way. Alex Arnold is also searching for treasures. Those treasures just happen to be Indiana Jones in nature, a search Alex does for the love of the franchise. Alex, 34, a registered nurse and a resident of Tampa, Florida, is an avid collector of Indiana Jones memorabilia, and is an active member of the Facebook group Indiana Jones and the Collector's Covenant. Like so many of us, he fell in love with the franchise as a youngster, and exhibits that love with an impressive Indy collection he displays in his home. He was generous enough to sit with me for a Q&A with me (Brad) to talk about his collection, what he enjoys most about the franchise, and - of course - what his Holy Grail of collecting would be. Enjoy!  Q: Describe your first experience with the Indiana Jones character and franchise. Did you see the films in the theater? A : My first experience with Indiana Jone

DISNEY+ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR LUCASFILM AND IMAGINE DOCUMENTARIES’ “LIGHT & MAGIC”

Six-Part Docuseries Debuts Exclusively on Disney+ July 27 Today, Disney+ released the trailer and key art for Lucasfilm and Imagine Documentaries’ “Light & Magic,” an immersive series that chronicles the untold history of world-renowned Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the special visual effects, animation and virtual production division of Lucasfilm. Granted unparalleled access, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan takes viewers on an adventure behind the curtain of Industrial Light & Magic. Learn about the pioneers of modern filmmaking as we go on a journey to bring George Lucas' vision to life. These filmmakers would then go on to inspire the entire industry of visual effects. The series is directed by Lawrence Kasdan, and the executive producers are Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Justin Wilkes, Lawrence Kasdan, Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. All six episodes of “Light & Magic” premiere on July 27, exclusively on Disney+. Twitter: @DisneyP

GROWTH AND MOVING ON: LESSONS LEARNED FROM OBI-WAN KENOBI

Now that some time has passed since the finale, I feel like I can place the series Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi into its proper context. As I have written in this space many times, I have anticipated this project like no other in recent years. For me, it delivered all I could have hoped for, and then some. It is easily my favorite Star Wars of the Disney era. Part VI of the series aired June 22, and we saw a refreshed and renewed Obi-Wan defeat Darth Vader in an epic lightsaber duel, we see Princess Leia safely returned to Alderaan and Reva, in a roundabout way, renouncing her evil ways in deciding at the last moment to not kill an unconscious Luke Skywalker on a Tatooine hillside. But this series spoke to me in other, much more profound ways than just the usual parts of Star Wars that endlessly fascinate me, like the story, visuals, music and characters. We are all unique individuals from one another, and so we all establish connections to outside material in our own way. Obi-Wan Kenobi

My Local Comic-Con Incoming 6th and 7th August. COMIC CON WALES!

COMIC CON WALES INCOMING! I strongly believe we should all support our local comic-con and this is mine.  COMIC CON WALES.   It's being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which is located at the world famous Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.  The event is organised by Monopoly Events and wow have they packed a punched when it comes to the line-up!  If you're a fan of the superb, Cobra-Kai then you are in for a treat as attending Comic Con Wales is no less than five cast members.  Peyton List, Gianni DeCenzo, Martin Kove, Hannah Kepple, and Jesse Kove.  Other franchises are well catered for too including stars from Superman & Lois, The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, Lucifer and Gotham to name a few.  The event takes place on the 6th and 7th of August and if you see me there make sure to stop and say hi (I'll be wearing a Bearded Trio tee.)   Here's the full press release: Andy Kleek and the Monopoly Events team are proud to bring you Comic Con Wales! ​It give