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May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2017!!!

May the Fourth Be With You, Yoda

“May the Fourth be with you!”
“And also with you!”
If you can have this exchange with someone today, this person is someone to not ignore the other 364 days of the year.  Today is, of COURSE, the greatest unofficial holiday on the calendar: Star Wars Day!  Not Cinco de Mayo eve, but a celebration of the greatest fictional universe and the state of that fictional universe has never been stronger.  Star Wars never really went away, but it hasn’t been mainstream cool like this since the Original Trilogy in the early 1980’s.  We’ve had two outstanding films from Disney that have established enough good will and confidence in the franchise’s future that they’re not pushing The Last Jedi the way they did Rogue One and The Force Awakens.  They know we’re on-board.  What they are consistently doing is making sure the EU is promoting upcoming projects and is living up to the quality standards they’ve established for films.  Novels, Comics,TV Shows, Video Games; all of it ties back to strengthening the brand as a whole and supporting the films.  So we know what lies at the end of the 2017, but that’s far from the only Star Wars projects to look forward to while we count the days to TLJ. Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2017!!!

10 Star Wars Changes That Were Completely Justified

Tomorrow is the best unofficial holiday on every geek’s calendar: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!!  In anticipation of our yearly celbration of Quatro de Mayo, and in keeping with running through some of my favorite YouTube channels for interesting and informative videos, I thought I’d post What Culture’s 10 Changes Made to Star Wars that Were Completely Justified. Continue reading 10 Star Wars Changes That Were Completely Justified

May the Fourth Be With You!! 2016’s Star Wars Day is Here!!!

Star Wars, Star Wars Day, May the Fourth Be With You, Keep Calm Posters

Today isn’t just any old day.  NO!  Today is the greatest unofficial holiday on the calendar: Star Wars Day.  Fans have made May 4th (and may the fourth be also with you!) the day of celebration the franchise we all love and celebrate here at Killing Time pretty much unrelentingly the other 364 days of the year.  Star Wars fans are, I believe, the most creative, passionate, and unreservedly awesome of all fans.  Granted, I’m partial, but so are most of you (rest of you, out the back…git!).  2016 brings a lot for us to celebrate! Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You!! 2016’s Star Wars Day is Here!!!

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015’s Best Unofficial Holiday Is Upon Us!

Darth Vader, Star Wars
The greatest made-up holiday in the history of time and the universe is upon us: STAR WARS DAY!  May 4th is officially Star Wars Day, and you may discover geeks you never knew skulked around you simply by greeting everyone you meet today, “May the Fourth Be With You.”  Of course, if you work in, say, The Pentagon, you may also have your psych profile pulled, but these are THE THINGS WE DO!

Truly, 2015 is a landmark year for Star Wars in a way perhaps no year has been since the years of the original trilogy.  We have, this Christmas, the first new installment in the franchise in 10 years: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and….let’s watch the trailer again:

OK?  That was 90 seconds of what will likely be a 130 – 140 minute film of things JUST THAT AWESOME!  And, yes, I have full confidence in this film at this point.  If for no other reason than that if Disney screws this up, they know it will cost them TRILLIONS of dollars.  Oh but that’s not all:

The new Star Wars Extended Universe is already here!  There are four novels already released that tell tales from various eras in a galaxy far, far away: A New Dawn, Heir to the Jedi, Tarkin and Lords of the Sith can all be found at the top of Amazon’s Science Fiction best-sellers list.  Comics?  Oh, Marvel is KILLING it with their new Star Wars series.  The ongoing featuring Darth Vader in the aftermath of the destruction of the first Death Star is my favorite book coming out right now, but there’s also a mainstream ongoing, one featuring the protagonist from Star Wars: Rebels, a Leia miniseries wrapping up and a Lando miniseries on the way.

Speaking of Star Wars: Rebels, if you go to http://www.starwars.com, you may still be able to stream the first season of the animated heir to the Clone Wars for free.  The second season trailer promises the return of old friends from that series and a lot of Vader.  Yes I’m going to play another trailer!

And before my head explodes entirely from all of the awesomeness that I haven’t even covered yet (Star Wars Anthology Rogue One next year, Rian Johnson writing and directing Episode VIII the year after that, Star Wars just being digitally released for the first time, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah).  We have to talk Star Wars: Battlefront, though.  Battlefront is right up with Knights of the Old Republic as the best Star Wars game.  It’s certainly the most fun multi-player game and it is coming back in a big way in November (plus they used this game to fix Boba Fett dying in the Sarlacc Pit…..WIN WIN WIN) and yes of COURSE we’re watching the trailer:

This may be my most enthusiastic post ever, but it is a DAY ALL ABOUT STAR WARS!  Force choke your boss (don’t do this).  Use broomsticks and make lightsaber noises (watch for your boss). Walk through automatic doors and pretend you’re using the Force to open them (you can even do it for you boss from across the room because that’s how strong in the Force you ARE!!!).  Have fun with this, fellow geeks.  We’ve taken the world of entertainment, sliced it open like a dead tauntaun and wear it proudly!  Probably time for some sleepytime meds, but HAPPY FOURTH!

 

Trailer Time: Star Wars Rebels Trailer #1 (Disney XD – 2014) MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

It’s not long, but here’s your first official trailer for the next Star Wars saga, no not Episode VII, we’re talking Star Wars Rebels!  The heir to The Clone Wars will premiere on the Disney Channel with a movie-length pilot this fall and then movie to its regular slot on Disney XD.  No word on when yet, but most likely after the September publication of the first novel in the new EU: Star Wars A New Dawn, which will serve as a prequel novel for the series.  Enjoy, read the full series description below and MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

“Star Wars Rebels” continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
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