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Going beyond is kinda our thing …
by Mike Bawden
From a galaxy far, far away ….
The STAR WARS universe continues to expand – and that means you might need a quick overview of the big characters to be on the lookout for in upcoming movies and streaming series on Disney+. (h/t SlashFilm)
And while you’re pondering the chance that Grand Admiral Thrawn might be coming to our favorite galaxy via Disney+ in the near future … how would you feel about Pierce Brosnan playing him? According to this article on Giant Freaking Robot, that could very well be the case.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series continues to grab headlines with reports of a brief appearance of Mace Windu in episode 4, a walk through a Jedi “tomb”, Anakin’s continued dislike of sand, and the suggestion that much more is happening than meets the eye of the casual observer in this series. It may be worth taking a second look to really understand the scope of the series and how it relates to the Skywalker saga of films.
Go to Infinity and Beyond this weekend …
LIGHTYEAR director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman talk about the metanarrative (and more) behind the Buzz Lightyear origin story.
Meanwhile, Buzz and company have been banned in Saudi Arabia and some other conservative, mostly Muslim nations over a same-sex kiss that happens during the movie.
He’s NOT Woody …
… you can call him MISTER Hanks.
Tom Hanks doesn’t have many nice things to say about THE DA VINCI CODE trilogy … too bad, I originally enjoyed Dan Brown’s book until I started looking into the history behind the story and found most of it to be rather contrived. This is a common problem with a lot of historical fiction. Some stories “manage” the historical truth better than others.
Take A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN for example. Another Tom Hanks movie and this classic changed his career. Even though he had already been nominated for an Academy Award (for BIG) by the time the role of minor-league manager Jimmy Dugan came around, Hanks says he believes the film taught him what to look for in a movie project.
It’s a great article on ScreenRant.
A re-boot show of A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is in the works with Amazon Prime. If you’re wondering if you’ve read this news before, you have. There was a short-lived series on CBS in 1993 that failed to make the playoffs.
Meanwhile in the wonderful world of technology …
You know I’m always on the lookout for news about flying cars and this is about as close as we can get … A long-range, drone taxi is one step closer to hitting the skies. Volocopter revealed that its four-set, electric VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight last month and should be able to serve passengers as early as 2026.
NASA is putting together a UFO task force … what could possibly go wrong?
That’s it for today.
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