Daily Archives: April 8, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Like many Star Wars fans, I am eagerly counting down the days until Episode 8 hits theaters. Thanks in no small part to J.J. Abrams, we are once more hungry to return to a galaxy far far away.

In the meantime, come December, we will have  a small consolation in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Starring Felicity Jones (Catherine Moreland in the 2007 Northanger Abbey) as Jyn Erso, this film looks to be the morsel the fans will need to cling to until next December. Jyn is a badass, a woman who is not afraid to break the rules. I like her already.

And for me, personally, this film bring together two of my favorite fandoms.

Whether it is true to the Star Wars universe and the narrative, is to be seen. I can only hope that it will be.

Enjoy your weekend.

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Flashback Friday- Disney TV Cartoons That Make Me Feel Old- Duck Tales (1987-1990), Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985-1991) & TaleSpin (1990)

There is nothing like a childhood cartoon to make one feel old.

For some odd reason, I am feeling very old today. Don’t ask me why. I would like to feel young again. In honor of that want to feel young, this Flashback Friday post will concentrate three cartoons that make me feel old just thinking about them.

DuckTales (1987-1990) 

DuckTales told the story of the adventures of mega rich Scrooge McDuck and his grand nephews, Huey, Duey and Louie.

Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985-1991)

Believed to be myth, the Gummi Bears lived during what appeared to be the middle ages. They lived peacefully with their human neighbors, until the humans realized that the Gummis had magical powers and wanted to use that power for their own ends. The Gummis are now dispersed and must fight to survive.

TaleSpin (1990)

A sort of off shoot of The Jungle Book,  Baloo the bear is now a pilot who is fighting, with the rest of the characters to protect the fictional Cape Suzette from unwanted visitors.

Do I recommend them? As an adult, I would pass it on it for more sophisticated entertainment.  But as a former child who enjoyed the cartoons, I say yes.

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