Chewbacca, R2, and Howie Make a Deal 

This post is all about revelations. In one blog post I discovered three things relating to Star Wars I didn’t know.

  1. I had no idea there was an “official’ blog. It’s surprisingly good and filled with fun and quirky Star Wars/Lucas related content. RSS Added!
  2. While you’re at the Star Wars blog site, be sure to check their Flickr page as well. It’s full of great photos (over 1,200) and there are some gems hidden in there. This particular “Vader Project” entry cracks me up. 
  3. It’s sad how far Star Wars and Lucasfilm will go to promote their characters now. On Monday, April 28, many characters will appear on the NBC show Deal or No Deal. Darth Vader will be the banker, the models will wear Slave Leia costumes, and Chewbacca and R2-D2 will also appear. If you’re going to allow this, then it’s time to release the Star Wars Christmas Special on DVD.

I’ve always considered myself a Star Wars fan (even a fanatic). As I’ve grown older, I’ve grown out of it to an extent. The new movies didn’t fascinate me as much and I only occasionally read some of the novels. I think the lack of original content caused me to go elsewhere (comic books) and the lack of depth in the content cemented the passing of the torch to comics. With all the various publishers, writers and creators out there, the amount and variety (horror, sci-fi, heroes, real life, etc.) out there is hard to compete with.

Still, I’ll always be willing to sit and watch or read Star Wars if I’m in the mood. Carter and I will be in the theater opening weekend for the Clone Wars cartoon movie and I’m sure we’ll watch the cartoon and upcoming live action show and not miss an episode.

I just hope they’re good.

Boba Fett airport promotional image for Star Wars weekends at Walt Disney World.

That’s a hilarious image. It’s one (of many) that will be appearing in Florida airports until the end of June promoting the Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World. I can’t wait until we can all go back and ride the Star Wars ride. Carter was about an inch too short this past April when we went, so we just looked at all the Star Wars items in the MGM Park. He got excited when R2-D2 appeared in the parade and said “he’s so silly.” Maybe when we go back, we’ll go for a Star Wars weekend (next year).

One more image from the airport promos. Check them all out here.

Darth Vader airport promotional image for Star Wars weekends at Walt Disney World.