Category Archives: Star Wars

Another Good Star Wars Fan Film “Emergence”

Star Wars – I recently came across this Star Wars Fan Film published in 2016. The story line is:

Alenna, a Jedi Padawan, is blinded in an ambush designed to leave her dead. Facing inner demons and dangerous foes, she must rediscover her purpose and identity as a Jedi Knight.

I continue to be impressed with what fans of the Star Wars Universe have been able to create.

Happy Star Wars Day


Star Wars – Well, it is May 4th again and time to celebrate Star Wars Day (You know, “May the 4th be With You”). The day’s activities are in full swing as I have seen many posts in Twitter and Facebook already.

If you still want to do something to celebrate, you will find a few suggestion in “5 NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE STAR WARS DAY“. Ideas from watching one or more of the films with friends to cooking up something special. There are even a recipes (“5 BLUE MILK RECIPES FOR STAR WARS DAY“) for creating your own “blue bantha milk” to serve your guests.

How ever you choose to celebrate today MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

A Brief Look at Some of the FX in”Rogue One”

In “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” one of the great scenes is the space battle between the Rebel Alliance over Scarif. Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) out did themselves in creating this sequence.

This is a short (0:58) video, but it does give an idea to what went into the sequence. I’ve seen the movie 4 times now and I think that this is one of the outstanding parts of the film. Certainly it centers on the destruction of Star Destroyers and the Shield Gate in a creative way.

Behind the Scenes on “Rogue One”

Trailers – By now we have all see “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at least once. I think I’ve seen it four times now.

This isn’t a trailer as much as it is a look behind the filming of the movie. While this short (2:56) video doesn’t really reveal much, it is a different look with a couple of brief scenes that I think got left on the cutting room floor.

In any case, if you like Star Wars you will want to see it.

“Star Wars” at Disney

Disney – Those who are fans or “Avatar” get their “Pandora Land” this May when an expansion is added to the Animal Kingdom. The big expansion will open in 2019 when the new Star Wars Lands open. Yes “Lands” – 14 acre expansions are under construction at both Disneyland and Disney World. A new glimpse (video above) was given at the Star Wars Celebration this past weekend at what is in the works.

The Disney World expansion is in Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. When I was there in January 2017 the construction was well underway. This expansion will include a Millennium Falcon that park guests can crew, as well as a rough and tumble village that is an outpost on the edge of the Unknown Regions of space. All sort of characters and strange creatures will be seen here. A good place to find the right ship for smuggling, or for those trying to stay below the radar of the First Order.

I think that these expansions will be a great hit once they open! I only hope that as the Star Wars saga continues to be told, the Lands will continue to expand over the years as well.