Monday, 13 February 2017

Star Wars update

Here's a round up of a few more bits and pieces of Star Wars related news

Following on from the passing of Kenny Baker last year it has now been confirmed that Jimmy Vee will now be the man inside the suit from The Last Jedi and beyond. On taking the role Jimmy says,
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside the legendary Kenny Baker. Kenny was a fantastic actor and taught me all the ‘tricks’ on how he brought R2-D2 to life which I will continue to portray in his honour. I’m so excited to be a part of the Star Wars universe and can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard on for the last year.”

Daisey Ridley appeared at the BAFTA awards and was was asked for information on The Last Jedi. Always one to play with the press she said that Rey will star in it!

John Williams won his 23rd Grammy for ‘Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media’ for The Force Awakens. Another well deserved accolade as I think it's a great soundtrack.

Williams is already scoring The Last Jedi ready for it's release at the end of the year. I only hope that Michael Giacchino gets something next year for the fantastic work that he did on Rogue One.

The droids of Star Wars have now been given a Friends intro mashup resulting in this rather fine video:

I've never been a fan of novelty education and even the inclusion of a Star Wars course leaves me thinking this is not a great idea.

Apparently the University Of Glasgow are looking to run a course called Star Wars and Philosophy: Destiny, Justice and the Metaphysics of the Force. The course will be led by a life long Star Wars fan and philosophy teacher named John Donaldson. Dr. Donaldson said that the purpose of the course is to introduce concepts of free will and moral responsibility by exploring the deeper meanings of George Lucas' Star Wars franchise and believes it's a way of making philosophy more accessible."

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