STAR WARS: May the 4th …

Star Wars Theme / Samuel Kim

 

In the making the original Star Wars
some of the Stars used to laugh at George Lucas behind his back
– that they were involved in such a crazy project.

40-year-old George Lucas interview predicts 'Star Wars'' future with Disney - Los Angeles Times

Above: Young George Lucas with Alec Guinness / 1977

George Lucas

Below: Star Wars lineup 1977

I met a gal who said she had gone to see
the original movie 13 times.

1980: Fans lined up to watch EMPIRE at the now closed Alabama theater in Houston. : StarWars

When they camp out that means it’s a hit.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens': The tweets, the memes, the fan reactions - Los Angeles Times

The Steal of the Century

George Lucas offered 20th Century (Fox) Studios to keep his salary for Star Wars at $150,000
in exchange for two seemingly insignificant requests:

#1) That he retain all merchandising rights,
#2) that he would retain the rights to any sequels.

How One Brilliant Decision In 1973 Made George Lucas A Multi-Billionaire Today

By  on May 4, 2019 in Articles › Entertainment

” … But the real money for George didn’t come from box office receipts. Between 1977 and 1978, Star Wars sold $100 million worth of toys. 35 years later and Star Wars themed toys have generated $12 billion in revenue. Today, Star Wars licensed toys produce $3 billion a year in revenues. And keep in mind, after the first film George owned 100% of the rights to the entire franchise. The next five Star Wars movies would go on to earn an additional $3.5 billion at the box office. In total, the Star Wars empire has sold $4 billion worth of DVDs and VHS, $3 billion worth of video games, $2 billion worth of books and another $1.3 billion through various other licensing deals. That brings the grand grand revenue total after 35 years worth of Star Wars licensing to $27 billion. After expenses, taxes, fees, etc. George Lucas had earned himself an impressive $3.3 billion net worth by 2012. Then, Disney came calling.

Back in 2012, Disney paid George $4 billion to purchase the entire franchise outright …

… for that single brilliant decision made back in 1973. George Lucas essentially traded $350,000 for more than $5 billion.

George Lucas is a very rich man. In fact, out of all the extremely rich celebrities on the planet, George Lucas is the most extremely rich celebrity, with a personal net worth of $5.4 billion. ”

If this had all never really happened who would believe it ?

 

Star Wars … Fallen Jedi


Star Wars Theme – A tribute. / Samuel Kim

“Luminous beings are we – not this crude matter.”
– Yoda

Not your average Star Wars game …

Star Wars … continues

It was said that they were disappointed with the returns from
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”. 

So they shelved other intended movies they had planned
for other Star Wars characters. 

Not so. 

No matter what happens, there’s some undeniable magic
in this stuff that connects with a lot of people. 

May the Force be with you.

Reverse Technology … Post 2


rocket man / iron horse
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“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.”
– HG Wells 

“Inform Rose that I have engaged the Clock.”

I would say this: 

Of most of technological devices and gadgets I have, I’d say I know less than half 
of what they do and how to use them to their full potential. 
This goes for our TV, my camera, and our Samsung tablet.
Among other things.
I doubt that I am unique here though.

Never thought I’d ever have a colour TV. 
That was for rich folks.
Now we’ve got this gigantic Samsung Smart TV.
It might be smart, but sometimes I’m not doing so good. 

We figured most things out: like Netflix; Youtube; how to get Game of Thrones,
and how to download stuff from the Net and play it from a USB stick …

Our main issue is this thing: 
The ‘Clicker’.

These are our Clickers below:

We’ve got three of them. 
We use one (left) to turn the TV on and adjust the Volume.
And the second one (middle) to choose the Channel.
The third one (right) is for the DVD Player.

We still don’t know how to fully operate them.
I do know you can buy a movie you didn’t want by pressing the wrong buttons. 
and I think one button launches a ICBM in Dakota.

We’ve called in a Tech guy a couple of times to try to figure a few things out. 

I’ll make a simple guess why many Tech products are so difficult for us.
It’s not because we’re dumb – or don’t have Tech savvy – though we don’t.  
It’s because most modern Tech is designed by young people for young people.
That’s where the money is.
They don’t care about us older folks.

But we blunder and fumble our way through anyway.

It’s a new world out there …

Let’s get at it.