When You Wish Upon A Star Wars

Once upon a time I decided to live tweet/microblog the storm of the century.

I’m talking about, of course, the acquisition of Lucasfilm (including the Star Wars franchise) by Disney. Weather phenomena are dwarfed in significance by the galactic magnitude of this event.

Let the news be spread far and wide, all the way to the Outer Rim systems. (Some of you will get this joke.)

Today’s regularly scheduled post has been cancelled so I can bring you continuing coverage of this breaking arm-slicing news.

By the time you read this post, workers will have pulled down the “Skywalker Ranch” sign and replaced it with “Mickey Mouse Ranch.” It doesn’t have quite the same ring, does it? And the statue of Yoda in the courtyard will have been replaced by Jiminy Cricket. Such is the way of things. One philosopher gets traded in for another. Such is the way of The Force.

Disney imagineers are already hard at work to bring more fire scenes to the continuing saga of the Star Wars and, most likely, a few hidden references to “sex” for those freeze-frame fanatics willing to find them. You can’t imagine how good it feels to find an animator’s easter egg hidden in a Disney film. And for most of these egg hunters it’s the one and only time they’ll ever find “sex.” Ha ha ha.

Enough talk! More tweets. I’ve been looking forward to having you for dinner.
–Darth Vader to Sebastian the Crab

Without further ado, bring on the tweets!

13 responses

  1. Lucas killed of star wars w episode 1 so honestly it can’t get any worse can it
    .. 🙂 wanna see a indy jones in star war universe , bring it on Disney :0

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    1. Meesa, meesa!

      Jar Jar Binks proves that George Lucas is sensitive to criticism. In #1 Jar Jar had a big role. In #2 we saw less of him although he’s the poor sap who nominates Palpatine for emergency powers. (Nice little dig on him, there.). And by #3 we barely see him at all.

      Indiana Jones was killed by a nuclear blast. From the moment of that refrigerator thing it all became dream sequence, baby.

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  2. I guess the mouse with the most cheese wins.

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    1. Wow. So much sith pith in only nine words. That’s a trio of trilogies, there. You must be excited about 7, 8, and 9.

      After that, Disney has promised great restraint. They’ll only make a new Star Wars movie every 18 months. They don’t want to overdo it.

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  3. I wonder of the lawsuits against lightsabre look-a-likes will stop now.

    As for the combinations, the concepts are endless. How about a remake of Sleeping Beauty with Princess Leia as the princess and a Sith lord as the bad guy?

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    1. Are you kidding? Disney is going to ruthlessly go after them and slice all their arms off. Disney don’t mess around.

      I think your fusion of the two sounds perfect.

      How about Sebastian the Crab featured in a film about Kamino:

      Kamino is an ocean exoplanet, in the fictional Star Wars universe, similar to Mon Calamari and Manaan. It was here that the Army of the Republic was generated. It is inhabited by a race of tall, elegant, long-necked creatures, called Kaminoans, who keep to themselves and are known for their cloning technology.

      Under the Clones
      Sung by Sebastian the Crab

      Under the clones
      Under the clones
      Darling it’s better
      Under all those Boba Fett-ers

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  4. This deal hasn’t bothered me one bit. Lucas did such a crappy job with the prequels (and his self-indulgent remastering of the originals) that he lost any loyalty that I had to the series. And Disney has had a good track record for letting properties make good movies: Pixar and Marvel are putting out as-good (if not better, in Marvel’s case) products than before they were acquired.

    Just please please please spend a tiny amount of the quarter-billion dollars that movie’s going to cost on a quality screenwriter. There are people that love this mythos — that would LOVE to do a great job on it.

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    1. It’s odd to think about how the creator of something brilliant can ruin it. But ruin it he did, yes? We call that Pulling A Lucas.

      I agree it needs to be about the story. In that regard the involvement of J.J. Abrams is not a good sign.

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    1. You are far too kind. Thanks! 🙂

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  5. Like many people, when I heard about DISNEY and Lucas …. I screamed, “noooooooooooooo!” Well, in my head, anyway. Hard to think of Leia as another Disney Princess. [Shudder.] I was really, really annoyed by the way Lucas changed the ending of the Star Wars saga … I mean, the ewok song always *was* a bit annoying …. but it was jarring to see and hear a beloved ending so totally different!
    But anyway …. “and now for something completely different”
    A tip of my hat to you … I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. There is no pressure or anything … we are all super busy … but I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your blog very much. You can learn more about the award at http://jrosenberry1.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/what-a-brazen-but-dashing-young-man/. (Yes, the title is odd …but I wanted people to actually read the post! I’m sneaky that way.)
    All the best –
    Jen

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    1. I know exactly what you mean when you screamed, “noooooooooooooo!” 🙂

      Misleading headlines? I am so there!

      Thanks for the mention. I am humbled and excited.

      I don’t know. I feel like…

      Feel like what?

      Like we’re being watched.

      Away put your weapon. I mean you no harm.

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      1. Uh oh ….
        I have a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad feeling about this!

        Is it just me or was Darth’s “birthday” holler (“noooooo!”) sort of … um … disappointing? It sounded computerized … not anguished ….. still…. that episode was a terrible heartache.

        Anyway! You are quite welcome for the mention. 🙂

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