Star Wars : Bo-Katan

May 4, 2014 in Guest Blogs, Star Wars, The Clone Wars by GuestBlogs

A Star Wars Day special by StarWarsBeatle

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Oh my Force, finally. This is just awesome. I’m making a blog post, about my favourite Star Wars character ever. Mandalorians are one thing, but who leads them in the end come on. Cameos should begin dwelling down now because WE GOT THIS GUY A SPOTLIGHT! So sit back relax, and let’s go meet that new Night Owl.

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Star Wars : The Mandalorians

May 3, 2014 in Guest Blogs, Star Wars, The Clone Wars by GuestBlogs

A Star Wars Day special by StarWarsBeatle

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The Mandalorians

So dat bucket list right? Mandalorians, Mandalorians, Mandalorians… just because we wanted to see where that one nerd’s armor came from in TESB. Back in the good old days, that armor was so awesome on Jango and Boba, but I think my first type of knowledge of these “bucket heads” was from the game Bounty Hunter. Played as Jango which was cool, and got to see a bit of a comic about a prequel with Jango and a few of his colleagues. Still want to get the entire comic book series, but personally I don’t think I would have liked the Mandalorians as much as I do now if it wasn’t for the legendary Clone Wars. Now that’s where the fun begins.

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Welcome To Level 1313

March 25, 2014 in Guest Blogs, Star Wars by GuestBlogs

A Guest blog by StarWarsBeatle

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Well this blog post has been in my bucket list for a while, so let’s talk Star Wars! The previews of this game were amazing, the GAMEPLAY just got me hooked, and gameplay is probably the most boring aspect of any video game to watch. This game was just all out amazing. It really was a great example of grabbing a controller, and feeling like you were at the heart of Star Wars. Move over Battlefront, this is no arcade, this is a REAL Star Wars game!

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Aftermath

March 18, 2014 in Guest Blogs, Star Wars, The Clone Wars by GuestBlogs

In which StarWarsBeatle looks for meaning after The Clone Wars.

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So in last week’s episode:

“Revenge Of The Sith

It was a great idea [to watch], 3D will never come it seems so yeah, IN SPECTACULAR FULLSCREEN… immediately do I regret not getting the widescreen for my flat screen.”

With that being said, and thanks to my trusty PS4, I finally got the Blu-Ray. And since I didn’t want to watch III again, I watched some of the bonus features, and II and IV. In a quick review of II:

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Celebration Europe II

August 18, 2013 in Guest Blogs, Star Wars by GuestBlogs

A guest blog by Hevy782

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So every year or so there’s a big Star Wars Celebration that makes younger fans beg their parents to take them and older fans beg their employer for a pay rise.

I was one of the lucky ones who got to go to a Celebration this year and there was never a dull moment, even while waiting in line thanks to Angry Bird Star Wars.

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STAR WARS WEEKENDS

June 4, 2013 in Guest Blogs, Star Wars by Firebird

A guest blog by Mindless Droid

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This year was our second trip to Walt Disney World and Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios. As a Clone Wars fan to say that I was more excited last year than this year goes without saying but all in all it was a good time.
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Star Wars at Legoland Windsor

May 10, 2013 in Star Wars by Firebird

Having seen what the California version looks like I was expecting a simple outdoor miniworld, but the one at Windsor is inside. A lot more cramped and it makes it more of a walk through ride but it does allow for lighting and sound effects. On the down side that made taking good photographs a bit harder. Do you use ambient lighting and deal with the fuzziness, or use the flash and have it crisp but kill the mood? In the end I went for the former and got a few acceptable shots.

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May the 4th be with you?

May 3, 2013 in Star Wars by Firebird

I’d written up and scheduled a happy, upbeat blog post with comedy Jawas giving party advice and the official anti-MayThe4th video and then … then they went and over stepped the line. Chewbacca is a Justin Bieber fan? Chewbacca Gets A Job At MTV. This was the last straw. The shark has been jumped. LucasFilm has officially entered the Holiday Special zone.

Rather than leaving fans to celebrate what was a fan invented day in their own way, they just HAD to stomp in and try to take it over and in the process ruined it. It’s now simply embarrassing, like the friend who’s had a few drinks too many and hasn’t noticed that nobody is laughing at his jokes any more.

All my plans for tomorrow suddenly seem stupid. Star Wars cookies? Why bother? Watching movies? I don’t think I can really spare the time.

I might try again on George Lucas’s birthday (May 14th) but for tomorrow my heart really isn’t in it any more.

Why I think Reclamation is a hoax

April 14, 2013 in Star Wars by Firebird

I’ve been comparing thoughts with other members of this site on the ‘rumoured’ Star Wars animation project Reclamation. http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2013/04/rumor-star-wars-reclamation-revealed.html My first gut reaction on reading it was, it’s a hoax, the work of a fanfic writer being passed off as real, but I thought I’d try to explain why I think that.

First, this little snippet from the OVERVIEW

“Besides again targeting children and young adults, we believe we can also appeal to the 18-49 demographic, by focusing on the ORIGINAL TRILOGY era characters and imagery.”

That doesn’t make sense does it? Surely young adults fall into the 18-49 bracket and The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, when any current 18 year old was a little kid. Why would Original Trilogy characters appeal to them particularly? It reads like someone thinks talking about demographics is something you have in a document like this but they don’t really understand them.
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I guess that about wraps it up for Star Wars

April 4, 2013 in Star Wars by Firebird

It started well enough with the promise of new movies, although plenty of fans didn’t see the need for a sequel trilogy, but then the rumours started with confirmations coming hard on their heels.

The Clone Wars was indeed to be cancelled and later we discovered that LucasFilm Animation weren’t being reassigned to a new project as the LF announcement had seemed to imply, they were just being ‘downsized’ into oblivion.

Next the whispers about 1313 being on hold turned into LucasArts being shut down in all but name.

Now today we hear that the LucasArts shutdown is resulting in job losses at ILM.

It’s clear that Disney wanted LF for it’s Intellectual Properties. They now own Star Wars and Indiana Jones and they’re systematically asset stripping the company that came with them.

So what does that mean for the future of Star Wars? Well, the news from the LucasArts shutdown suggests that Disney are more than happy to license the Star Wars name, it’s easy money after all, but how much quality control can we count on them for? They haven’t exactly shown any interest in keeping existing Star Wars fans happy so I’m thinking, not much. Episode 7 is an unknown quantity but given everything else I’m inclined to expect the worst. Not that I’ll be rushing to find out, if I hear it’s good from people I trust I’ll watch it on TV one day so Disney don’t get any money from me.

Baring an unexpected U-Turn I’m going to save myself any more disappointment and consider Star Wars finished when the Clone Wars ‘bonus content’ is released.

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