The Mandalorian, Chapter 5: “The Gunslinger” gives plenty of ‘new hope’…

*****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ The Mandalorian series, “The Gunslinger,” is streaming this week. Co-written and directed by series co-creator Dave Filoni (“Rebels” “The Clone Wars”) there are many nods, easter-eggs and homages to the original 1977 Star Wars (aka “A New Hope”) in this chapter, most of them taking place on…

Star Wars finally hits the big 4-0…

Today as I write this, I just realized it is (or was, by the time I publish) May 25… 40 years to the day that Star Wars (sans “A New Hope”) was released, and changed movies forever.   40 years later and we’re still ‘chasing Star Wars.’   There’ve been a few other ‘game changers’…

Feel the 4th…

On this May the 4th, I wanted to celebrate this long-lived, alternately joyous and maddening franchise that I’ve loved since it first transported my chubby, 10-year old self into that wondrous galaxy far, far away…. I’ve written quite a bit on the SW universe in this young blog, so I will repost links to my…