My Star Wars Life Part 16: Solo (Jan – May 2018)

Honestly, not a great deal has happened this year. I started the year as I have done the past few years, binge-reading new Star Wars Books. I blazed my way through Cobalt Squadron, Canto Bight, Shadows of The Empire (I had the urge to dip into the Legends timeline) and From A Certain Point ofContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 16: Solo (Jan – May 2018)”

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 Life Part 15 – The Last Jedi

Oh 2017. What a year. The first few months were spent prepping for the baby, whose due date was 1st May. Now my wife’s family has a history for late babies and I was a month early… so I figured that our baby may be Kate but not as late as my wife and herContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 15 – The Last Jedi”

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)”

My Star Wars Life Part 14 – Rogue One

2016 started with me reading Alan Dean Fosters novelisation of The Force Awakens and seeing it for the third time at the cinema, this time with my wife and her family. Over the next couple of months I binged on Star Wars books. The three Journey to the Force Awakens junior books were great fun,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 14 – Rogue One”

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”

My Star Wars Life Part 12 – The Disney Acquisition

It was quiet. Too quiet. They announced a writer, Michael Arndt. He had written some films I liked. This was promising. The speculation on who would direct. Would they follow George Lucas’s original idea. Would we see the original characters in these new films? Will they follow the EU? A lot of people got itContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 12 – The Disney Acquisition”

My Star Wars Life Part 11 – The Dark Times

I’ll be honest. After Revenge of the Sith came out I went through a sort of Star Wars apathy. Every now and then I would watch the films and I kept up with rumours about the live action TV series and the proposed animated Clone Wars series. I didn’t keep up with the comics either.Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 11 – The Dark Times”

My Star Wars Life Part 10 – Revenge of the Sith

So the run-up to the most anticipated film since Phantom Menace began. Like with Attack of the Clones, we were graced with preview figures for Revenge of the Sith. General Grievous was the one I bought, with removable cape, a blaster and a lightsaber. And the one purchase I couldn’t stop myself from making, Anakin’sContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 10 – Revenge of the Sith”

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”

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”

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”