Some of Luke Skywalker’s Most Memorable Moments in ‘Star Wars’

Throughout the generations, Star Wars has captured the imaginations of fans and creators alike. Forty years have passed, and yet, Star Wars’ themes still ring true today. Hope, family, love, heroism, and redemption are as relatable now as they were in 1977 and one of the many reasons why Star Wars has remained timeless, becoming a cultural phenomenon.

A recurring theme is the Hero’s Journey and Luke Skywalker is one of the most iconic examples of this monomyth. Even if you have never watched a Star Wars film, most likely, you know the name Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker, the farm boy who became a Jedi like his father before him.

So, in honor of the fortieth year of Star Wars and to gear-up for the upcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ I thought it would be fitting to go back and recap some of Luke’s most memorable moments from Star Wars.

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Porg Psychology 101

Jay’s Galactic Espressions

Whether you love them or hate them, porgs have become a very popular – albeit peculiar – new character in the Star Wars saga. We were introduced to these little penguin-puffin-birdlike creatures in the behind-the-scenes footage reel for The Last Jedi, revealed at the D23 Expo in July of 2017. Avid fans of the saga have had porgs on the brain since this initial introduction, but the debut of the official trailer for The Last Jedi, which aired during halftime of Monday Night Football on October 9, caused the general public to catch porg fever in a big way! Instantly, the Internet was packed with porgs, including this Photoshop challenge, posted by gizmodo.com.

But, why are these little feather bags such a draw for fans, myself included? I’m not usually one to fall prey to overwhelming feelings of “gotta have that,” but these porgs have certainly won me over! So, I decided to take a look at the psychology of porgs – what underlying reasons could there be for this fanatic attraction? What is the possible connection between avian mythology, bird/human personality traits, and the design choices of the porg character itself?

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Official D23 Events Coming to Disney Fans in 2018

D23 BRINGS DISNEY MAGIC TO FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN 2018

 The slate of events includes a special birthday celebration for Mickey Mouse, advance movie screenings, exclusive tours, Broadway shows, and a return to Walt’s hometown of Marceline.

BURBANK, Calif. – October 1, 2017 – In 2018, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings a new roster of events for fans around the country to enjoy.

DESTINATION D: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY: November 18, 2018, will mark 90 years since Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theatre in New York City, and D23 is throwing a party at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate. The event will include panels, presentations, an all-new exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives, a pop-up store from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Mickey’s of Glendale, and more. Additional details, including special hotel rates and ticketing information, will be announced in the coming months.

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Star Wars, Marvel Movies to Move from Netflix to Disney Streaming Service

Disney CEO Bob Iger has officially announced the decision to move all Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, and Pixar movies to its own standalone streaming service starting in 2019. Last month it was said that Disney and Pixar movies, which are currently being shown on Netflix, would be likely find a permanent home on a Disney streaming app, but a final decision hadn’t been made regarding Star Wars and Marvel. That changed with the announcement today.

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Lenovo and Disney Announce Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a Smartphone-Powered Augmented Reality Experience

Star WarsJedi Challenges, A New Smartphone-Powered Augmented Reality Experience Launching this Holiday

Star Wars experiences brought to life with the Lenovo Mirage™ AR headset, Lightsaber controller, and all-new gameplay content from a galaxy far, far away

Available for Pre-Order for $199.99 at Best Buy and Lenovo™Online; Compatible with Android™ phones and iPhones®

 

BERLIN — August 31, 2017: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Disney today unveiled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented realityStar Wars product that allows fans to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible. Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and hours of Star Wars gameplay.[1] Jedi Challenges is being unveiled as part of ForceFriday II (September 1), which celebrates the worldwide launch of new Star Wars products, and will be available for pre-order for $199.99 at Best Buy and Lenovo online, beginning Force Friday II. The product is compatible with both Android phones and iPhonesand will be available this holiday season.

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Mark Hamill Becomes Disney Legend at D23 — Official Images and Video

Mark Hamill became a Disney Legend today during a ceremony marking the 30th Anniversary of the highest honor one can receive from Disney. You can see video of the presentations for Mark Hamill and his fellow honoree, Carrie Fisher, here. Below you will find a selection of official images of Mr. Hamill taken during the event.

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Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands Revealed at Disney’s D23 Expo

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals Epic, Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

Guests can enjoy a first look at the stunning model during D23 Expo 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 13, 2017) – During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart.

“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Chapek said. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

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Star Wars Preview: San Diego Comic Con 2017, Part 1

San Diego Comic Con 2017 starts the night of Wednesday, July 19th and runs through Sunday, July 23rd. At the time of this writing, the schedule is only complete through Saturday, July 22nd. Here’s the Star Wars content I’m most looking forward to over those first few days.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “BB-8 Bandits”

***This is a review of episode two of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “BB-8 Bandits.” It contains spoilers.***

In the second episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “BB-8 Bandits,” we return to Jakku and continue our journey with Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8. (Click here to watch this episode.) The episode picks up the morning after Rey meets BB-8, decides to take him in for the night, and rescues him from the Nightwatcher Worm — as seen in the first episode, “Sands of Jakku.”

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Funko Reveals D23 Expo Star Wars Exclusives

Funko has announced the Star Wars exclusives that will available at Disney’s D23 Expo 2017, which takes place from July 14-16 in Anaheim, CA. In addition to the items below, Funko will also be selling past Disney Treasures boxes and offering new subscriptions.

Check out the Star Wars exclusives below:

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