|Image: Ann Skinner/ BFI.|
Thursday 7 December 2023
Tuesday 5 December 2023
|All cover arts by Timothy Bradstreet.|
The Phantom Menace's critics may often have complained that the film didn't have much plot for our main heroes to be involved in, but the drama taking place on Tatooine with our stranded heroes looking for a hyperdrive generator, and the introduction of Anakin, would open the doors to exciting side story potential that would be adeptly explored in comics via a special one-shoot, four-issue set of Dark Horse Comics.
|A fifth mini-story also appeared exclusively for Wizard magazine.|
Monday 4 December 2023
|One of the last US poster releases, for Fandango.|
The final Indiana Jones film has now arrived on all Home Media formats from December 4th, 2023 - alongside a brand new feature-length documentary on Harrison Ford in Timeless Heroes, airing exclusively on Disney+ - of which I'm sure its fans will be delighted to add it to their collection.
|Also airing on Disney+.|
Laurent Bouzereau & Jeff Pickett On New Indiana Jones Documentary
These further updates and links conclude Star Wars Aficionado's coverage for The Dial of Destiny.
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|IMAX US poster.|
|New US Dolby promo poster.|
|Indiana Jones comes to Disney+.|
|Now available on 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD.|
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Sunday 3 December 2023
As Stateside news comes that a Lando Calrissian mini-series is finally going to happen with Donald Glover (and possibly Billy Dee Williams) returning to the charming smoothie role for more entrepreneurial cosmic comedy adventure, here's a taster of what that 'old smoothie' has been up to as seen within the realms of talented artist Peter Stults interpretation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe...
Saturday 2 December 2023
Now liberated from droid guards by her new Jedi protectors in Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, the young Queen Amidala, flanked by her trusted handmaidens, must make a brave decision that will see her removed from her world, her people, her society, as a phantom menace makes its powerplay via the Trade Federation's unforeseen invasion of Naboo. From this worsening scenario playing out, Qui-Gon's instincts also reveal that she will be killed if she stays.
A great scene from Episode I, and an important moment for the series key female heroine/s.
A brief look back at the film from actor/writer/director Sofia Coppola, who played the handmaiden Sache, who can be seen in the above image second to the far right.
For more on the invasion of Naboo linked to Queen Amidala and her enigmatic Handmaidens, check out last year's popular hardback release from E. K. Johnston, Queen's Peril.
Friday 1 December 2023
The classic scene that set the standard for future science fiction/fantasy storytelling and blew audiences away worldwide with its truly epic special effects work- the opening to the original 1977 Star Wars involving an Imperial Star Destroyer chasing the Rebel Blockade Runner above Tatooine.
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Monday 27 November 2023
Since the galactic takeover by the First Order, Rey's skills and latent abilities as a Jedi are needed now more than ever as her training, under the tutelage of former Jedi General Leia Organa, continues within the expansive forests of Ajan Kloss. Making sure that her opponent remotes are not in safe mode, Rey proves confident, yet she is so far unable to contact any of the Jedi who have passed into the nether world of the Force...
A great scene from The Rise of Skywalker filmed in Black Park, Buckinghamshire, nearby to Pinewood Studios, and used in many classic blockbuster films (including previous Star Wars films) and sci-fi/horror TV series.
Saturday 25 November 2023
Out on the cold, snowy frontier of Vandor, its time for the likeable criminal rogue Tobias Beckett to reveal his risky but necessary heist plan against an Imperial Cargo Train, not just to his beloved and comrade Val, but also to a new recruit in the world of shady entrepreneur-dom: soon-to-be space pilot Han Solo, in a scene shot on location in Italy for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Thursday 23 November 2023
They're outgunned, outmatched and almost out of resources, nonetheless, the spirited Resistance forces, now manning their ski speeders towards a mass of First Order Walkers, will fight to the end as they desperately await help from other heroes from across the galaxy.
A striking (and colourful!) sequence of action and drama from The Last Jedi.