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He Lost the Battle & Saw the Wars

Kelsey Grammer is the quintessential sitcom actor. But the crazy thing is that Kelsey Grammer was not that far off from not being a beloved TV star, as revealed in a recent chat with Conan O’Brien.

Whoa.

Speaking as a Kelsey Grammer fan, I’m not quite sure if the role of the smuggling badass named Han Solo would have been right for the actor best known as Frasier Crane. On the other hand, Mr. Grammer is a brilliant actor with a wide-range of talent (ie – Boss on Starz several years back).

I’ll need a few more (par)secs to decide.

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Star Wars: The Education A+wakens

Is it just a May the Fourth Be With You celebration? Or is it also a recruitment video?

Oh, I know. It’s awesome.

Well played the University of Western Australia… well played (literally).

Happy Monday!

As the Star Wars universe continues to expand into the future in a variety of ways, the beloved franchise is simultaneously taking us back into the past. Cinematically, the first of these stories was the 2016 film Rogue One, which received positive reviews. And for good reason. Now it’s Solo’s turn.

Han Solo.

At least we know who shot the first solo Solo movie:

Directors Chris Miller & Phil Lord, then director Ron Howard.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

Setting the Stage for Star Wars

Star Wars isn’t going anywhere, folks.

It’s Thursday and the following interview with Mark Hamill on the practical “Death Star” set is a nice throwback and early sobering assessment of what Star Wars was and was going to be to movie fans as the original trilogy was just beginning to change the world forever.

While Mr. Hamill’s drawing of a cinematic line between Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz sounds as ridiculous as two suns on Tatooine back in the ’70s, what time has proven is that there is, in fact, a link between that famous yellow brick road and the ultimate good vs. evil battle in a galaxy far, far away…

and that link is movie magic.

When films welcome and embrace that powerful escapist sensation, that’s when we, the fans, are granted permission and encouraged to travel to far-off worlds and galaxies we never knew were possible to reach within ourselves.

Sometimes in less than 12 parsecs.