I do like Star Wars, love it actually. We one visited a Commune in Devon, teetering on the edge of joining them, but one of the things that put us off was not so much that they had no TV, but that some of the residents had lived there since the mid 70s and had never seen Star Wars! It was a lot like Cassandra’s Paradise again.
Anyhow, back to the new film. I had no expectations, Disney / J J Abrams didn’t fill me with enthusiasm. I expected it might be rubbish, and I kind of cultivated that expectation to avoid disappointment.
But actually, it wasn’t rubbish, it was pretty good. The characters were good. I really liked Rey and Finn. The scenes were good. I’d really like to watch again just to get another view of… Well, no spoilers.
But let me just say, on the subject of no spoilers, that there is *no way* that Han and Leia could have produced the character supposed to be their son…
…And two of my kids went home CRYING. Thanks a bunch, J J.
But, as every good Trekkie knows, George Lucas is the devil.
The following were my categories/ interests on the original blog on Open Diary. The posts themselves are lost, but it will give you a flavour of what you might expect from my writing.
Hebrew Roots of Christianity
Hitchiker’s Guide to the…
Open Diary Addicts
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Voyager
I’m adding the few that I think I am likely to use again this time round, which are primarily the science-fiction-related categories. I have also added the category of Doctor Who, because although I loved Classic Who as a child, I had not discovered New Who when I wrote the original blog in 2006. In fact, I didn’t watch any of the new seasons until last year, but now I have discovered it, I am a big fan (as you can see from my ‘current emanation’ avatar, Amelia Pond.