My Star Wars Life Part 14 – Rogue One

2016 started with me reading Alan Dean Fosters novelisation of The Force Awakens and seeing it for the third time at the cinema, this time with my wife and her family. Over the next couple of months I binged on Star Wars books. The three Journey to the Force Awakens junior books were great fun,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 14 – Rogue One”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 1 – Secret Cinema

Let’s be honest, 2015 was a massive year for us fans. And as my excitement for The Force Awakens grew, so did my book collection and as my birthday approached, my wife began plotting gifts. And bang, she knocked it out of the park, two tickets to the Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back. True toContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 1 – Secret Cinema”

Solo: One Week To Go

Spoiler Free Zone!!! With only one week to go until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out my anticipation levels are very, very high. The only problem is, unlike the previous three cinematic instalments to the franchise, there is a longer gap between the premiere and general release. Meaning, the reviews are starting to comeContinue reading “Solo: One Week To Go”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego Luke’s Landspeeder (2017)

This set is quite special to me because of when I got it. Our daughter had just been born and my wife thought it would be nice to splurge a little bit, she bought herself some stuff and asked me what Lego I would like. So I gave her a list. The next day thisContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego Luke’s Landspeeder (2017)”

My Star Wars Life Part 13 – The Force Awakens

To say that I was excited for December would be an understatement. New Star Wars!!! Better than Christmas! I did my best to play it cool, but by March I couldn’t hold it any longer. I bought The Phantom Menace on DVD, finally and at the end of March, I took a week off work,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 13 – The Force Awakens”

Speculation: What Will Lucasfilm Learn From the Sequel Trilogy for 10, 11 and 12?

When it comes to fan opinions, Star Wars fans are very vocal about ours, at times this can be good and lead to great conversation but other times it’s terrible, which leads to very opinionated fans barraging people who work on our beloved franchise with hate-tweets and not-so-constructive criticism about the direction they take aContinue reading “Speculation: What Will Lucasfilm Learn From the Sequel Trilogy for 10, 11 and 12?”

#Toy Tuesday: The Maul Pop! Vinyls

So far, Funko have released two Pop! Vinyl Darth Maul figures. One from Phantom Menace and the other from Rebels. The Phantom Menace Maul was released early in the Star Wars range of Pop! Vinyls and is a nice looking figure in the usual hero pose that Funko adopted for the early Pop! figures. ItContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: The Maul Pop! Vinyls”

My Star Wars Life Part 12 – The Disney Acquisition

It was quiet. Too quiet. They announced a writer, Michael Arndt. He had written some films I liked. This was promising. The speculation on who would direct. Would they follow George Lucas’s original idea. Would we see the original characters in these new films? Will they follow the EU? A lot of people got itContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 12 – The Disney Acquisition”

My Star Wars Life Part 11 – The Dark Times

I’ll be honest. After Revenge of the Sith came out I went through a sort of Star Wars apathy. Every now and then I would watch the films and I kept up with rumours about the live action TV series and the proposed animated Clone Wars series. I didn’t keep up with the comics either.Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 11 – The Dark Times”

Speculation: Filoni’s Finale

Just so you know, I wrote this post a week ago prior to the announcement of Star Wars: Resistance on Thursday. I’ve decided to keep this post because it just shows how our speculation can be wrong and not get belligerent over it. Am I disappointed that the following theories are wrong? Not at all.Continue reading “Speculation: Filoni’s Finale”

Well I Got That Wrong Didn’t I!

Created by Dave Filoni and set before The Force Awakens, this new series will follow the adventures of Pilot Kazuda Xiono who is recruited by the Resistance and sent on a top secret spy mission. The series will feature new characters and also include fan favourites Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Captain Phasma. The series willContinue reading “Well I Got That Wrong Didn’t I!”

Toy Tuesday: Lego Ski Speeder

Every Tuesday I aim to write about/review a toy in my collection, be it Lego, Funko or a random action figure I will write about it. For the inaugural post, this is the Lego Ski-Speeder from the ‘Defence of Crait’ set released as part of the Winter 2018 wave of Star Wars Lego. “I don’tContinue reading “Toy Tuesday: Lego Ski Speeder”

My Star Wars Life Part 10 – Revenge of the Sith

So the run-up to the most anticipated film since Phantom Menace began. Like with Attack of the Clones, we were graced with preview figures for Revenge of the Sith. General Grievous was the one I bought, with removable cape, a blaster and a lightsaber. And the one purchase I couldn’t stop myself from making, Anakin’sContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 10 – Revenge of the Sith”

Review: Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View

I have finally finished this book. It has been tough going. I loved the idea behind the book, retelling A New Hope from the perspectives of background or minor characters. 40 stories for 40 years of Star Wars, another great idea. In execution, not exactly my cup of tea. Overall, the Mos Eisley sequence goesContinue reading “Review: Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View”

Fan Speculation: Fun Fandom or Dangerous Path

I thought that I had better address this before continuing with an idea I’ve had for some upcoming posts. Fan speculation. For years, as we watched the Original Trilogy, be it as far back as 1977 or as recent as 1999 (pre May) all of us Star Wars fans have speculated on what could/would happenContinue reading “Fan Speculation: Fun Fandom or Dangerous Path”

My Star Wars Life Part 9 – The Prequel Expansion

As life geared up towards the next round of government mandated exams I found great ways of avoiding the work. Game Cube was a great way, with Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron being my go-to Star Wars game of choice, soon followed by Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and the Attack of the Clones tie-in StarContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 9 – The Prequel Expansion”

My Star Wars Life Part 8 – Attack of the Clones

2002 was a big year. I had my GCSE exams in the May/June period. Which was key Star Wars time. In the months leading to the film coming out there was the trailer which was mind-blowing. The merchandise which was plentiful, I got my first figure in the January, a preview figure of Jango Fett,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 8 – Attack of the Clones”

Solo: A Star Wars Trailer “I have a really good feeling about this.”

You know its important when I actually wake up to my first alarm. New Star Wars trailers fit into that ‘important’ category. I’ll do a breakdown later on, when I’m not having to go to work in half an hour. Firstly – This looks amazing. The heist, western tone is giving me a Firefly flashbackContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Trailer “I have a really good feeling about this.””

Musings: The Star Wars Podcasting Community

After The Force Awakens came out I felt the desire to be involved with as much Star Wars conversation as I could, but I didn’t really know anyone with the same passion for it as me. So I turned to the one place I could get as much Star Wars talk as I could manage.Continue reading “Musings: The Star Wars Podcasting Community”

My Star Wars Life Part 7 – Expanding My Universe Even More

The year 2000 or, the year after Phantom Menace came out in cinemas, I got the video on the day of release in April and I waited to see if there would be any new books that told us any stories about Anakin’s training. The only one that ever did was ‘Rogue Planet’, and IContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 7 – Expanding My Universe Even More”

My Star Wars Life Part 6 – June – December 1999

Oh June was an expensive month. After that initial spending spree, I still had the monetary gifts that came from the rest of my family, and as it was half-term I had a week of shopping ahead of me. A trip to town, more specifically the book shop was fruitful, The Phantom Menace novelisation andContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 6 – June – December 1999”

My Star Wars Life Part 5 – Jan – May 1999

It was a slow start to the year. After the Phantom Menace teaser trailer I was looking for anything Star Wars I could find. For the Christmas just gone I received Star Wars: Rogue Squadron on PC and I spent most of the early months playing it to death. I was snatching up the OfficialContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 5 – Jan – May 1999”

My Star Wars Life Part 4 – Baited Breath

It was sometime in early 1998 when I came across the Star Wars Magazine (the UK version of SW Insider until recent years). As I was flicking through a couple of things caught my attention, 1 – a mini-guide to the last few levels of a game called Jedi Knight and 2 – on setContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 4 – Baited Breath”

My Star Wars Life Part 3 – 1997

Star Wars Special Editions were on the way. And so was more merchandise. I was never a big crisps eater. But when Walkers Crisps did their collectable Star Wars Tazos (like Pogs but not quite) I ate crisps like nothing else. I had almost the whole collection and I even had the special folder toContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 3 – 1997”

The Last Jedi Audiobook Review: Or How I Had to Hide at Work So No One Saw Me Cry

I am a recent convert to the world of audiobooks. My wife, Sara, has an Audible account which I have access to and so far this year I have plundered it when i’ve exhausted my podcast library. The other day I asked if she had any spare credits. She did so of course I hadContinue reading “The Last Jedi Audiobook Review: Or How I Had to Hide at Work So No One Saw Me Cry”

Star Wars Lego Review – Resistance Transport Pod

I just finished building this nice little set. Overall it took about an hour (I was taking my time) and I’m pretty chuffed with it as an overall set. At 294 pieces I was actually expecting it to be a bit smaller so I was pleasantly surprised by the overall size, especially as I haveContinue reading “Star Wars Lego Review – Resistance Transport Pod”

My Star Wars Life Part 2 – Expanding My Universe

As with any obsession, more is better. That was how I felt about Star Wars and I didn’t care how, like Anakin I wanted more. First of all, toys. And my first ever Star Wars toy was a C-3PO ‘Bendems’ figure. It came with a collectable Trading Card from Topps and I loved it. IContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 2 – Expanding My Universe”

My Star Wars Life Part 1 – The Journey Begins

I can’t remember the first time I saw a Star Wars film. Not the opening to a blog about Star Wars but it’s true. It was however sometime before 1993 when the Holy Trilogy was released Digitally Remastered but somewhere on the cusp of living memory. Bear with me on this one. At some pointContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 1 – The Journey Begins”