Obi-Wan Kenobi Update … May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022

The initial information that Kenobi was
being released on March 25 was incorrect.
Not my fault.
My source was Twitter.
So we wait.

Do I still love Star Wars?

Obi Wan poster | Fandom

You bet your sweet Light Sabre kid.

Sam R Bentley on Twitter: "'Kenobi: A Star Wars Story' Teaser Poster With the rumours of a @mcgregor_ewan lead Obi-Wan Kenobi film, I thought I'd whip up a teaser poster/concept for it!

Ashoka … Disney goes insane …

In the mind numbing universe of Disney
comes another Star Wars production:
Ahsoka


Disney has been reaping (raping?) Star Wars for
every nickel it can get.
I wonder if Lucas is regretting selling the rights now?

I hope so. 

Ahsoka is a neat character for sure …
She literally took over the animated TV Series:
The Clone Wars
Was then
cast to Rosario Dawson in The Mandalorian TV Series.

Meanwhile …
in a galaxy not very far away
this is going on:

Upcoming Disney Star Wars productions:

‘Rangers of the New Republic’

The “Rangers of the New Republic” series “will intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event.”

‘Ahsoka’

Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series starring Rosario Dawson, who recently appeared on “The Mandalorian.”

Untitled Taika Waititi film

A new Star Wars feature film with acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award winner Taika Waititi is in development.

‘Rogue Squadron’

The next “Star Wars” feature film will be “Rogue Squadron” — directed by Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman” franchise).

‘The Acolyte”

“The Acolyte’ is a new series that will be “a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.” Leslye Headland, creator of “Russian Doll,” will lead this film.

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ update

Hayden Christensen will be returning as Darth Vader in the show, which will be set 10 years after “Revenge of the Sith.” Kenobi will reflect on “his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ update

We got a new trailer for the “Bad Batch” animated series, which will focus on “a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army.” Each of these soldiers have “a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.”

‘Star Wars: Visions’

“Star Wars: Visions” will be a series of animated short films celebrating “Star Wars” through the lens of the world’s best anime creators

‘Andor’

Cassian Andor from “Rogue One” will get a new project called “Andor.”

‘A Droid’s Story’

This series will “will introduce us to a new hero, guided by legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.”

‘Lando’

Lando Calrissian will return in a brand-new event series for Disney+.

And more …


I love Star Wars … lots of people do …
but this really seems like a bit much. 

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 ?

 

Mandalorian Trailer

Did I tell you that I’m a Star Wars fan?

Guess that’s not big news.

The Full Cast for Star Wars Show The Mandalorian Truly Has Something for  Everyone | Vanity Fair

Actor who plays the Mandalorian
Pedro Pascal

Last time I saw him he was getting his
head mashed on Game of Thrones.

My Favorite Jedi?

Ahsoka Tano - Wikipedia

Ahsoka Tano

Yep.

Rosario Dawson Cast As Ahsoka Tano In 'The Mandalorian' - Boss Hunting

Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian’

She has the look.

 

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.

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