A couple of days ago, I stopped into our local financial institution to do a bit of banking, and since there were no other customers waiting in line, I took a little extra time to chat with the friendly teller. The course of our discussion took us down the path of musing about change and how open to it people are. About 35 years my junior, I was surprised when Sam told me she did not like change at all. “I like to know what I’m doing when, where I’ll be tomorrow,” she remarked. I remember being her age, and being very open to change. Don’t get me wrong. There is something comforting about the steadfast day-to-day goings-on, but change can open whole new worlds to a person, give one the chance to explore the previously unknown frontier. Different strokes for different folks, of course, but that didn’t stop me from smiling to myself as I left the bank, shaking my head pondering what Sam could be missing by wanting to keep her feet firmly planted in her own yard.
There’s something to be said for building something with your own two hands. Usually, there are trials and tribulations that crop up along the way, but that’s neither here nor there. When that last nail is pounded into place, when that last screw experiences its final turn, when that last dab of paint is applied, you can breathe a sigh of relief, step back to admire your work, and even go as far as to pat yourself on the back for a job well done [even if you’ve had to start over a time or two 😉 ]. That can describe Greenfield, Wisconsin’s Steve Schmidt. Well, sort of.
Classic Trilogy Perspective, Part 3:
Return of the Jedi – Beware the Power of the Dark Side
Continuing our look at this unique trilogy of retellings of the classic trilogy, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi — Beware the Power of the Dark Side by Tom Angleberger, is perhaps one of the more interesting takes of the three. As in Part 1 and Part 2, I will be asking the following questions:
(1) What scenes or elements have been added to the narrative we know from the film?
(2) What knowledge from other canon narratives are part of this tale?
(3) How has this book influenced or altered our understanding of the film?
In today’s show, Logan Sekulow and Will Haynes of WDW Today join us as we discuss our topic for show #58, The Star Wars Disney Theme Park Experience at Disneyland & Walt Disney World. We also talk about the new Yoda comic book, a new composer for Rogue One, and Special Correspondent Ryder Waldron gives us a look at this year’s Salt Lake Comic Con.
Nick DiCo returns to look at what’s going on in the world of Star Wars video games, we talk the new 1:1 scale R2-D2 from Sideshow, and reveal an exciting new opportunity for our Patreon contributors. This is the podcast you’re looking for!
Plenty of Princess Leia, more adventures with Poe Dameron, SCAR Troopers vs. the Rebel Alliance and Rey faces down Kylo Ren as November’s Star Wars comics feature a bounty of new tales and continuing adventures, along with a brand new R2-D2 tale by Chris Eliopoulos.
The only thing missing? No replacement, yet, for the about to conclude Star Wars: Darth Vader as fans await — with eagerness and a hint of impatience — word on a third ongoing monthly series, not to mention a mini-series to replace the adaptation of The Force Awakens.
We know something’s coming down the space lanes, thanks to Marvel assistant editor Heather Antos, who tweeted Aug. 18 that she was “Starting a pretty awesome new Star Wars project tomorrow. I’m really excited for this one!”
So, too, are comics fans. Until then, there’s plenty of Star Wars tales to be told and read.
This is a review of IncrediBuilds: Star Wars: R2-D2 Deluxe Book and Model Set, written by Michael Kogge
IncrediBuilds: Star Wars: R2-D2 Deluxe Book and Model Set is unlike anything I’ve reviewed for Coffee With Kenobi before, and I’m pleased it came my way. As the title suggests, this is a book and model set perfect for Star Wars fans, and in particular fans of R2-D2 — arguably the real hero of the entire saga.
I’ve seen Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens about one dozen times in the theater, and a couple more times at home. As I’ve viewed the film, there have been little things that stood out to me.
Jay’s Galactic Espressions
Robotics have enthralled the human psyche since the ancient Egyptians developed a steam-operated animatronic statue (1), so it’s really no wonder that the Star Wars saga has always been at the forefront of delighting our hearts and souls with its wide array of droids. From our first introduction to the comical and endearing duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO in 1977, to the absolutely loveable BB-8 in the 2015 release of The Force Awakens, we have undeniably been smitten by these amazing gizmos.
Why are we so enchanted by droids? What is it about them that draws our hearts and souls into their animatronic grasps? Obviously, there are also scary robots and destructive robots, but this piece will focus solely on the positive attachments we feel.
This is a spoiler-free review of LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales.
LEGO and Star Wars go together like ice-cold milk and gooey chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven — which goes a long way to explain the broad appeal of the various LEGO Star Wars animated series we’ve been graced with over the last few years. Such is the case with the new collection LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales, out now on DVD.