Can you feel it? There’s an energy pulsing through the air. It’s palpable. It’s electrifying. It’s so strong I can feel it coursing through every pore of my being.
Do you remember the thrill you got when word came down the pike that tickets for each of the Star Wars Prequels were going on sale? Admittedly, that sense of excitement probably was a lot like – or the same – feeling you experienced when you heard about tickets for last year’s “The Force Awakens” going on sale, as well as this year’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. If you were like me, you were – and are – soaring high on Cloud Nine!
Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z has a new feature posted on StarWars.com, and it’s all about comics! “Comic Book Galaxy” will appear weekly and will focus what’s new in the world of Star Wars comics. The first entry highlights issue #1 of Marvel’s comic book adaptation of The Force Awakens and previews Darth Vader #22.
Here is an excerpt:
Welcome Back! Thanks for coming back for Round 2 of my favorite memories from my quest to see The Force Awakens at least 13 times in the theater [a feat I surpassed, as luck* would have it. *What would Obi-Wan say? 😉 ]. When we met earlier this month, I recounted two of my most memorable viewings, and if you’re ready, I’m set to jump right into the fray to continue where I left off. Here we go…
Star Wars The Force Awakens has been out on Blu-ray/DVD for 10 days now, and I have yet to pop one of the discs into our Blu-ray player. Oh, I’ve removed the cellophane wrapping from the package, but I have not had the time to watch even one of the special features. Busy, busy, busy have I been! I know I’ll get around to watching everything at some point in the near future. Besides, I can’t complain since I happened to see the newest Star Wars film in the theater quite a few times.
I first off want to apologize for my absence from all forms of social media and some delays in Rebels Reactions releases. The last two weeks have been extremely crazy for me and culminated in the laying to rest of a friend and co-worker today. Outside of work and home, no one has really known whats been going on as I sat and reevaluated my life, where I am, where I could be, the decisions made, and where to go from here. I’m not the best at talking my feelings out, my wife can attest to that. This is my only outsource for the moment. This is how I can pay my respects and come to grips with the reality of the situation and move on with my life.
Have you ever been engaged in a conversation in which someone is trying to convince you of something? You are listening with an open mind, maybe even being slightly swayed … that is, until the individual doing the talking says the wrong thing. S/He has sealed her/his fate, and there is absolutely nothing s/he can do to turn the tide.
When I first met Poe Dameron back on December 17, 2015, I didn’t much care for him. That surprised me. It really did. Why? Because I expected to take an instant liking to the hot shot pilot. You see, I have a “thing” for flyboys. 😉 From the few images of Poe to which we were treated in the trailers leading up to Episode VII’s release, I thought it would be a lot of fun to see Poe in action. Too, as I read the opening crawl for the first time, and soon after learned Poe was the Resistance’s “most daring pilot,” I thought he would be someone special indeed.
“I’m hoping Lor San Tekka knows where to find my brother, Poe. And Luke Skywalker may be the only hope we have left.”- General Leia Organa, ‘Before the Awakening’
In the past 38 years between A New Hope and The Force Awakens, the former Princess Leia, now dubbed General Organa, has found herself right back where she started, searching for her Only Hope. Granted, in A New Hope we are led to believe that Ben Kenobi is the only hope she is looking for, when in fact, it is Luke Skywalker. It’s always been him. They were separated in order to remain safe, safely anonymous and in time, when it was right, they were to be reunited. The force is a calling and when it calls, you cannot deny your destiny or that which is your family, especially if you happen to be a Skywalker.
As Maz Kanata so eloquently stated, the light – it’s always been there, so has Star Wars. For as long as I can remember, Star Wars, like the light or the force, has had a hand in guiding and shaping my life. And thankfully, up to this very day, it still does. Read more