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Wait, wait, wait - why is a renewal for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance unlikely? And if that’s the case, what must we do to change that?

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In fairness, it’s absolutely explained in the book exactly why ‘80s anything is such a big deal to the “gunters” - it was a big deal to Halliday, who designed his challenge around them, so of course the folks pursuing the prize are going to steep themselves in the lore, and inevitably some of them (like Wade) fell in Read more

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I only just learned of this franchise perhaps two months ago, if not less, and now I’m nearing the end of Shantae: Risky’s Revenge on the PS4 and anticipating getting all the subsequent games. All of a sudden it feels like this character and franchise is everywhere I turn, when I had zero idea who or what Shantae was Read more

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Well, the “claim” is just about my own preferences - I did say “least favorite” rather than “worst” (though I’ll admit I wouldn’t personally rank the movie particularly highly on that list, either). “Shades of Gray” is a clip show, that timeworn resort of TV makers facing tight deadlines, and as such it’s kind of Read more

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Oh, definitely. I very nearly chose a picture of the two of them together, but ultimately opted for just one for what now seems like no good reason (why shouldn’t I choose both?). Read more

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Once again, you’ve given me something to think about; I love your assessment here, even though I am really really not a fan of the “Kelvin” movies. Trek ‘09 is actually my personal least favorite production from the first 50 years of the franchise, not just out of all the movies but also all 700+ episodes, but you’re Read more

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I was going to say no, but back in the 1990s I actually did buy the Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Collection laserdisc boxed set, which retailed for $250, though I might have paid less. No yacht though, alas.

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A-freakin’-men to that. Abrams was robbed, and so were we for not getting her in a fair election.

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I mean, as a local geek (I’m in Stone Mountain, just east of Atlanta, about thirty or forty minutes from where the con happens each year), DC is usually a highlight of my year, and when 2020 began I was looking forward to it, but I decided months ago it would be nuts to go this year whether it would be held or not. Read more

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Damn, I do enjoy your posts and our discussions here; it’s delightful to encounter someone who appears to be as much into my same three “core” fandoms (Star Trek, Star Wars, Indy) as myself and seems happy to talk about all three at once, together. I wish we could converse IRL. Read more

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I’m guessing they won’t be. After all, Disney had no compunctions about tossing out a big chunk of Star Wars lore from canon, even things Lucas had worked on himself like the made-for-TV Ewok movies, and those were probably more highly regarded by Lucasfilm fans than those Willow follow-up novels. Read more

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Oh, and yes to Carrie Fisher writing the episode “Paris, October 1916” (the Mata Hari episode). I got to ask her about it at DragonCon in 2011, and she told a great story about working on it with George Lucas and their different styles clashing, and humorously needling one another across the room by repeatedly Read more

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Ah, gotcha. Certainly, it’s true the show is obscure compared to the movies, which everyone knows. Read more

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What I meant is that Star Trek and Star Wars have differed in what they count as canon outside the movies and shows. Both franchises have multiple movies and multiple TV series, as well as lots of licensed works in other media - novels, comics, games (both video and tabletop), etc. With Star Wars, there are two major Read more

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It’s interesting to me that while he didn’t sound much like Ford, of the three main actors who played Indy throughout the series (aside from Ford himself, who cameoed as 50-year-old Indy in the show once), Hall is actually the one who most closely physically resembled him in the face, once one makes allowances for age. Read more

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Oh, they’re not digital (not yet, anyway). When I say “cleaned” I mean literally, as in “with rubbing alcohol“. He’s now showing those old homemade VHS recordings to his teenage daughter, to give her a taste of 1990s TV. Read more

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Yes, what many fans of Lucas and Lucasfilm don’t realize is that as much as Lucas has tinkered with the original Star Wars movies over the years, and for all the changes he’s made to them, the work he’s actually changed most radically isn’t the Star Wars OT but Young Indy. He hasn’t changed it as many times as he has Read more

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Oh, I unconditionally assure you I for one remember The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as its reconfiguration into The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. I’m a huge Indy fan, one who loves all the movies (even the fourth, warts and massive shortcomings and all), and I actually think it’s the best Indy Read more