A new Star Wars animated comedy series… Is this funny, or just a little bit painful?
I was very sorry to hear that Star Wars conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie passed away. He was truly an inspiration, and his gorgeous, imaginative art had an enormous impact on me. I wrote a brief thing for him here.
I also saw JOHN CARTER. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Fun, exciting family entertainment. I’ll happily go and se it again! See my full review at Cinetalk.
I had a wonderful day yesterday at LFCC. I collected autographs from Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker, Walter Koenig and Natalia Tena, and managed not to spend all of my money on shiny toys. I’ve only been to a couple of conventions – but I’ve caught the bug. You’ll find me heading to as many as possible, now.
Following that, I went along to the BARFLY in Camden to catch the amazing TROJAN HORSE. Their last track ‘Alright’ was incredible. Unfortunately, it’s not included on their current album – hopefully one for a future release!
After Trojan Horse, there was a performance by ANDY AND THE PROSTITUTES, who sang a song called Jedi Knight, which I would like to share with you all. Just follow this link. A Star Wars song with a banjo. What’s not to love?
Was Star Wars Episode III inspired by Monty Python?
Well, no, probably not. But still, there are some similarities. I’m talking specifically about Darth Vader and the Black Knight. Watch the clips below, and notice how they finish…
In each, the bad guy loses a few appendages. What can we learn from this? Can we appreciate their determination in the face of overwhelming odds? Is it a lesson in how good is always victorious? Or is it simply that sometimes we should just give up? Either way, it’s best not to get into a sword fight when dressed entirely in black.