My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Empire Strikes Back

If I could only watch one film for the rest of my life it would be The Empire Strikes Back. It was the first Star Wars film I ever watched and was in fact the last one I watched recently. As a kid I honestly believed that the AT-AT’s were real and Mark Hamill hadContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Empire Strikes Back”

Fandom: I Saw This and Wanted to Cry.

Like most people these days I spend my lunch break on Facebook, and the other day I saw this picture shared in a Star Wars Fan Group I am in and my eyes instantly filled with tears. It was such a beautiful image showing the good in people and it had something to do withContinue reading “Fandom: I Saw This and Wanted to Cry.”

Star Wars Episode IX Cast Revealed

The official Star Wars website has revealed the vast for the upcoming and as of yet untitled Star Wars Episode IX. You can read the announcement below. UPDATE: Actress Keri Russell has been added to the new cast joining the franchise. She previously worked with J.J. Abrams on his series ‘Felicity’ and had a roleContinue reading “Star Wars Episode IX Cast Revealed”

Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part Three: The Future

During my Star Wars hiatus I did a lot of thinking about the blog and the frequency of posts. One big concern was that I was going to burn out with doing so many posts, a podcast and making more plans for the future. With this in mind I have decided to reduce the amountContinue reading “Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part Three: The Future”

Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part One: Jonny vs Twitter

On 3rd July, when I got home from work to find my Wife and Daughter were out I settled down in the arm-chair and opened Twitter. I was planning on doing some retweeting of blog posts. That didn’t happen. All I saw on my timeline were Star Wars fans and podcasters fighting. One podcaster whoContinue reading “Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part One: Jonny vs Twitter”

Star Wars Over-saturation

Is there such a thing as too much Star Wars? Well I’d say that depends on how involved with the stories you are. You could be the casual fan, watching the films and forgoing the ancillary material. A slightly less casual fan, watching the films and the TV shows, Clone Wars, Rebels and later thisContinue reading “Star Wars Over-saturation”

Lando and L3’s Reunion – The Empire Strikes Back

If you have listened to the Steele Wars Live Solo Reaction Show then you will have heard ‘Fanboys’ Director, Kyle Newman drop some absolute knowledge about L3 and her installation into the Falcon and what it means over the course of the Original Trilogy. If you haven’t heard it, visit THIS LINK and listen, itContinue reading “Lando and L3’s Reunion – The Empire Strikes Back”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XII – Let The Hate Flow Through You

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I rant about the hatred within the Star Wars fandom. Caution – this weeks episode is full of explicit content. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm youContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XII – Let The Hate Flow Through You”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego AT-ST (Readers Choice Winner)

When the first wave of Rogue One sets were announced I did have to wonder why Lego were putting out an AT-ST set. When I saw the film I got it. One AT-ST in the Jedha street skirmish. The set has now been retired to make way for the updated First Order AT-ST from TheContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego AT-ST (Readers Choice Winner)”

Fett, Phasma and Nest: Cool Costumes! Is that it?

Solo Spoilers in this post. When we first see Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back he’s cool. He looks cool, he sounds cool and the guy is being told by Darth Vader, the baddest of bad-asses in the Galaxy to not disintegrate people. He makes us wonder who this character is. He tracks downContinue reading “Fett, Phasma and Nest: Cool Costumes! Is that it?”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Vader’s Transformation

I’ll be honest, I was quite disappointed by this set. It was one that I wanted to get when it was announced. It looked cool and the selection of mini-figs was pretty good. Darth Vader, injured Anakin Skywalker and Darth Sidious. It even comes with two very screen accurate buildable medical droid figures. And £19.99Continue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Vader’s Transformation”

Speculation: Kenobi/******** A Star Wars Story

First off I would like to thank the crew of the Star Wars Underworld for their Solo Reaction Podcast for inspiring this post. Secondly, Solo: A Star Wars Story SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not read if you don’t want spoilers. The SPOILERS start right after this sentence. In the Podcast they talk about the Maul cameoContinue reading “Speculation: Kenobi/******** A Star Wars Story”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Carbon Freezing Chamber

I got this set as a gift for my Birthday in 2016. It was the first set from the Original Trilogy that I got and what more could I ask for, Boba Fett and Han Solo mini-figs, excellent. This set has now been retired but when it was released it was priced very reasonably atContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Carbon Freezing Chamber”

Speculation: A Star Wars Story

In the past few months rumours have been piquing the interest of us Star Wars fans. In August last year a rumour circulated about a Kenobi film in pre-production with Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) rumoured to be directing. Around this time Ewan McGregor who has said since Disney bought Lucasfilm that he’d loveContinue reading “Speculation: A Star Wars Story”

Life Debt Podcast Episode VIII – Solo: The Fallout

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I talk about the underperformance of Solo: A Star Wars Story before going on a rant about the toxic fans that are giving Star Wars fandom a bad reputation. Sorry. Thank you for visiting MyContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode VIII – Solo: The Fallout”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 3 – Identites

Back in February of 2017, my wife and I went to London to visit family and to go to an exhibition at the O2 Arena. Star Wars Identities was in London and we had been given money for the tickets for Christmas. What better for my heavily pregnant wife to walk around one of theContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 3 – Identites”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.2 – Celebration 2016 (Saturday)

Buckle up baby, this is going to be a long one. I woke up at 2:30 and was in the queue by 3:15 (I got slightly lost). There I met my fellow queuers Carlos, Jonny (what a coincidence) and Craig. We waited, we chatted, we tried to get some sleep but it wasn’t happening. OneContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.2 – Celebration 2016 (Saturday)”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.1 – Celebration 2016 (Friday)

Buckle up baby, this is going to be a long one. For my 30th birthday, the gift-giving queen asked me what I wanted and after some thinking and a modicum of research, I asked for two day tickets for Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London and a T-Shirt and Badge Set, I got tickets forContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.1 – Celebration 2016 (Friday)”

Solo: One Week To Go

Spoiler Free Zone!!! With only one week to go until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out my anticipation levels are very, very high. The only problem is, unlike the previous three cinematic instalments to the franchise, there is a longer gap between the premiere and general release. Meaning, the reviews are starting to comeContinue reading “Solo: One Week To Go”

My Star Wars Life Part 13 – The Force Awakens

To say that I was excited for December would be an understatement. New Star Wars!!! Better than Christmas! I did my best to play it cool, but by March I couldn’t hold it any longer. I bought The Phantom Menace on DVD, finally and at the end of March, I took a week off work,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 13 – The Force Awakens”

Speculation: What Will Lucasfilm Learn From the Sequel Trilogy for 10, 11 and 12?

When it comes to fan opinions, Star Wars fans are very vocal about ours, at times this can be good and lead to great conversation but other times it’s terrible, which leads to very opinionated fans barraging people who work on our beloved franchise with hate-tweets and not-so-constructive criticism about the direction they take aContinue reading “Speculation: What Will Lucasfilm Learn From the Sequel Trilogy for 10, 11 and 12?”

Speculation: Filoni’s Finale

Just so you know, I wrote this post a week ago prior to the announcement of Star Wars: Resistance on Thursday. I’ve decided to keep this post because it just shows how our speculation can be wrong and not get belligerent over it. Am I disappointed that the following theories are wrong? Not at all.Continue reading “Speculation: Filoni’s Finale”

Well I Got That Wrong Didn’t I!

Created by Dave Filoni and set before The Force Awakens, this new series will follow the adventures of Pilot Kazuda Xiono who is recruited by the Resistance and sent on a top secret spy mission. The series will feature new characters and also include fan favourites Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Captain Phasma. The series willContinue reading “Well I Got That Wrong Didn’t I!”

Toy Tuesday: Lego Ski Speeder

Every Tuesday I aim to write about/review a toy in my collection, be it Lego, Funko or a random action figure I will write about it. For the inaugural post, this is the Lego Ski-Speeder from the ‘Defence of Crait’ set released as part of the Winter 2018 wave of Star Wars Lego. “I don’tContinue reading “Toy Tuesday: Lego Ski Speeder”

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”

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”