Review: Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View

I have finally finished this book. It has been tough going. I loved the idea behind the book, retelling A New Hope from the perspectives of background or minor characters. 40 stories for 40 years of Star Wars, another great idea. In execution, not exactly my cup of tea. Overall, the Mos Eisley sequence goesContinue reading “Review: Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View”

Fan Speculation: Fun Fandom or Dangerous Path

I thought that I had better address this before continuing with an idea I’ve had for some upcoming posts. Fan speculation. For years, as we watched the Original Trilogy, be it as far back as 1977 or as recent as 1999 (pre May) all of us Star Wars fans have speculated on what could/would happenContinue reading “Fan Speculation: Fun Fandom or Dangerous Path”

My Star Wars Life Part 9 – The Prequel Expansion

As life geared up towards the next round of government mandated exams I found great ways of avoiding the work. Game Cube was a great way, with Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron being my go-to Star Wars game of choice, soon followed by Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and the Attack of the Clones tie-in StarContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 9 – The Prequel Expansion”

My Star Wars Life Part 8 – Attack of the Clones

2002 was a big year. I had my GCSE exams in the May/June period. Which was key Star Wars time. In the months leading to the film coming out there was the trailer which was mind-blowing. The merchandise which was plentiful, I got my first figure in the January, a preview figure of Jango Fett,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 8 – Attack of the Clones”

Solo: A Star Wars Trailer “I have a really good feeling about this.”

You know its important when I actually wake up to my first alarm. New Star Wars trailers fit into that ‘important’ category. I’ll do a breakdown later on, when I’m not having to go to work in half an hour. Firstly – This looks amazing. The heist, western tone is giving me a Firefly flashbackContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Trailer “I have a really good feeling about this.””

Musings: The Star Wars Podcasting Community

After The Force Awakens came out I felt the desire to be involved with as much Star Wars conversation as I could, but I didn’t really know anyone with the same passion for it as me. So I turned to the one place I could get as much Star Wars talk as I could manage.Continue reading “Musings: The Star Wars Podcasting Community”

My Star Wars Life Part 7 – Expanding My Universe Even More

The year 2000 or, the year after Phantom Menace came out in cinemas, I got the video on the day of release in April and I waited to see if there would be any new books that told us any stories about Anakin’s training. The only one that ever did was ‘Rogue Planet’, and IContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 7 – Expanding My Universe Even More”

My Star Wars Life Part 6 – June – December 1999

Oh June was an expensive month. After that initial spending spree, I still had the monetary gifts that came from the rest of my family, and as it was half-term I had a week of shopping ahead of me. A trip to town, more specifically the book shop was fruitful, The Phantom Menace novelisation andContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 6 – June – December 1999”

My Star Wars Life Part 5 – Jan – May 1999

It was a slow start to the year. After the Phantom Menace teaser trailer I was looking for anything Star Wars I could find. For the Christmas just gone I received Star Wars: Rogue Squadron on PC and I spent most of the early months playing it to death. I was snatching up the OfficialContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 5 – Jan – May 1999”

My Star Wars Life Part 4 – Baited Breath

It was sometime in early 1998 when I came across the Star Wars Magazine (the UK version of SW Insider until recent years). As I was flicking through a couple of things caught my attention, 1 – a mini-guide to the last few levels of a game called Jedi Knight and 2 – on setContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 4 – Baited Breath”

My Star Wars Life Part 3 – 1997

Star Wars Special Editions were on the way. And so was more merchandise. I was never a big crisps eater. But when Walkers Crisps did their collectable Star Wars Tazos (like Pogs but not quite) I ate crisps like nothing else. I had almost the whole collection and I even had the special folder toContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 3 – 1997”

The Last Jedi Audiobook Review: Or How I Had to Hide at Work So No One Saw Me Cry

I am a recent convert to the world of audiobooks. My wife, Sara, has an Audible account which I have access to and so far this year I have plundered it when i’ve exhausted my podcast library. The other day I asked if she had any spare credits. She did so of course I hadContinue reading “The Last Jedi Audiobook Review: Or How I Had to Hide at Work So No One Saw Me Cry”

Star Wars Lego Review – Resistance Transport Pod

I just finished building this nice little set. Overall it took about an hour (I was taking my time) and I’m pretty chuffed with it as an overall set. At 294 pieces I was actually expecting it to be a bit smaller so I was pleasantly surprised by the overall size, especially as I haveContinue reading “Star Wars Lego Review – Resistance Transport Pod”

My Star Wars Life Part 2 – Expanding My Universe

As with any obsession, more is better. That was how I felt about Star Wars and I didn’t care how, like Anakin I wanted more. First of all, toys. And my first ever Star Wars toy was a C-3PO ‘Bendems’ figure. It came with a collectable Trading Card from Topps and I loved it. IContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 2 – Expanding My Universe”

My Star Wars Life Part 1 – The Journey Begins

I can’t remember the first time I saw a Star Wars film. Not the opening to a blog about Star Wars but it’s true. It was however sometime before 1993 when the Holy Trilogy was released Digitally Remastered but somewhere on the cusp of living memory. Bear with me on this one. At some pointContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 1 – The Journey Begins”