Friday, February 28, 2014

Finally!

It's coming!!!!!

As you have heard by now, Disney and Lucasfilm has announced the release of season 6, the bonus content, the lost missions of Star Wars The Clone Wars!

Finally we get to see what Dave Filoni had in store for us in the cancelled season 6. But after the outcry of outraged fans, like me, spearheaded by Jimmy Mac from Rebel Force Radio who started the Save The Clone Wars campaign long before the announced cancellation, the decision was reached to provide the episodes that were already done. 

Exciting, right?

YES!!!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Star Wars Community Gives

As time goes on there is one striking thing that has impressed me about Star Wars, and it's a direct reflection of the Saga's creator, George Lucas. It's something that has been witnessed time and time again all over the world. It's a simple philosophy that became the basis of fan groups like the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion. That is simply, Star Wars gives.

Star Wars gives.

To countless charities. 

To fans and children in need. 

To each other involved in the clubs or organizations.

I have learned over the last 2 years that I've been plugged back into the universe that Star Wars fans are some of the most generous fans out there. 

Look at the 501st Legion, Vader's Fist. In the Star Wars universe the 501st was the best of the best, Vader's personal legion he commanded through the Clone Wars and on into the Original Trilogy era. Now, the bad guys are the good guys. Founded by Albin Johnson, the members donate their time and resources for charities all over the world. Whether is making appearances at a child's birthday, to participating in fundraisers or running fundraisers, the men and women of Vader's Fist donated over 4.7 million hours of their own personal time, raising $168,988 through their own fundraisers, collecting almost 200,000 toys for underprivileged families, and they attended and participated in many different events that raised over $14 million!!!!! All of this, was done in 2012. What an impact!

Star Wars gives.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thank You...

I'm sorry it's been so long since I have geeked out. Life has been absolutely crazy since the middle of January and I've been just trying to stay afloat and sane. As many are aware, my family has been dealing with the loss of my 91 year old grandmother at the end of January which is why I have been away and not geeking. I'm still trying to play catch up on my podcast listening as well, which is why I haven't been putting in my 2 cents in a timely manner either. Anyway, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for everyone's support during this time. The well wishes and prayers have been most appreciated and uplifting. I can't thank you all enough. 

There has been a lot I have missed geeking out about over the last several weeks too. The script for Episode 7 was announced to be completed. The characters of Kanan, Ezra, and Chopper were all announced for the up coming Star Wars Rebels. The announcement of when and how the final unaired episodes of Clone Wars are being released. So much to discuss but I'll have to break these down at another time. 

Keep your eyes peeled, I plan on cranking out a few catch up blogs here very shortly. Until then though, 

Live long and prosper,

May the Force be with you,

And may God bless you all richly.