Time, the cradle of hope…. Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.
~Charles Caleb Colton
I don’t know about you, but when I think about the fact that there is a cast, sitting in a room, reading the script for the next Star Wars movie, I get goose bumps. I’m so glad JJ Abrams is directing this, because we’ll know NOTHING he doesn’t want us to. He seems to have this magical power to stymie modern technology and the curiosity of millions of rabid fans just by sheer force of his spectacles. It’s sad to say good-bye to the EU, but that wipes the slate clean for SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!
Here’s something though to really blow your lightsaber-wielding mind: we’ll probably be hearing about at least the first spin-off film soon as well. Think about it. There’s a Star Wars film coming every year and they’re following the Marvel model of planning in advance. this means they probably already know the first four, but the first non-episodic Star Wars film comes out in 2016. That’s not far from now and its production is going to overlap with Episode VII’s at some point (as will all the SW films going forward). So soon we should know what the 2016 and 2017 Star Wars films will be. Heck, movies are scheduled out already for 2018.
The last I heard, Han Solo and Boba Fett were the leading contenders, but that was a long time ago. I know Lawrence Kasdan is writing Boba Fett and he hates how the character was treated in the prequels and wants to maintain him as a villain, not an anti-hero. I need to see that movie. My point is, we’re going to have weeks like this a lot. With a movie a year, and the non-episodes taking place all over the timeline, casting, directing and story announcements are going to come regularly. This week was just the beginning of a whole new Star Wars world, and I couldn’t be more excited by the fun to come.
Killing Time milestones this week: The site passed 74,000 hits today and the Facebook page has had an explosion of followers reading KT there nearing the 200 mark to add to the 330 we have on the main site, so that’s fantastic! No new countries this week, and-yes-I do blame the fascist republic of Greenland for their refusal to stop by and fill in the ludicrously large hole on my map! I GET LEGITMATELY UPSET BY THE GAPING MAP HOLE!
The most viewed post of the week was, in a week when the biggest casting news hit since The Hobbit was – of course – my year old review of Despicable Me 2. It’s not that I don’t appreciate how many hits that particular article gets, but it puzzles me why it gets so many that I worry it may leave and form its own site.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Dust by Hugh Howey
The Hobbit Chronicles Vol. III by WETA
East of West Vol. 2 by Jonathan Hickman
Brightest Day Vol. 1
Astro City Vol. 9
Transformers Dark of the Moon (no, I don’t know why)
Arrow Season Two
Game of Thrones Season Four
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One
House, MD Season One
Song of the Week: “Man of the Hour” by Eddie Vedder
Video Game: GAMERSCORE AT 96,713
Child of Light
Grand Theft Auto IV
Final Fantasy XIII
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THE ROAD TO 100,000 GAMERSCORE: 3,287 to go!
EARNED 240 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS THIS WEEK