Donald R. McClarey

Star Wars Holiday Special

    Some things simply cannot be unseen no matter how strongly you wish that were possible.  From November 17, 1978.  For the masochists among our readers, the entire Holiday Special is available on You Tube.  It is amazing that

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Donald R. McClarey

Darth Vader? Really?

Hattip to Dale Price.  Go here to take a quiz to determine what science fiction character you are.  I was deemed to be Darth Vader which rather surprised me.  Or not.     My bride got Spock and that is

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Carrie Fisher: Resquiescat in Pace

  Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, Nor the furious winter’s rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. William Shakespeare,

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633 Squadron

Squadron Leader Adams: Well, at least the rockets won’t happen. Air Vice Marshal Davis: Of course they’ll happen. But they won’t start tomorrow, or this month or on D-Day, and that’s important. Squadron Leader Adams: Then what’s it all add

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Star Wars v. Star Trek

  Amazing how surreal the real world is now in comparison to fiction.  Time to take a break from an increasingly insane world and take a  look at two of my favorite fictional locales:  Star Trek and Star Wars.  

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Mary Sue Stole the Death Star Plans

The trailer for Star Wars:  Rogue One, due out this Christmas, which tells how the Rebels stole the plans for the original Death Star.  The first of the Star Wars Anthology spin off films, and chronologically just before A New

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Star Wars the Premake

  A truly epic attempt by John D’Amico to recreate the first Stars Wars film, A New Hope, shot for shot using clips from pre-1977 films.  Some of the clips are misses but most are so on-target that it is difficult

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After 31 Years, Finally

The sequel to Return of the Jedi will be released in December of 2015, titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What makes this different from the previous three Star Wars prequels?  George Lucas had almost nothing to do with the

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Vader, Did You Know?

Hattip to Mrs. Darwin.  Well, it beats The Star Wars Holiday Special (Don spits.) by a few light years!  Of course this is merely an intro for a Very Vader Christmas!

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A Plus For Emperor Palpatine?

The Galactic Empire Times brings us news of a stunning development: The compound, only about 50 miles from the base of operations for the Imperial Storm Squadron, is at the end of a narrow dirt road and is roughly eight

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Genius, Weird Al Yankovic

That is a word that many music entertainers use to describe “Weird Al” Yankovic. All of the songs that Weird Al parodies he gets approval for.  In fact after the Coolio controversy about his “Amish Paradise” music video he now

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Yes, It Is a Weird Al Weekend

I’m coming out of the closet, I’m a “Weird Al” Yankovic fan.  I don’t listen to him much these days, but I do keep up with some of his latest hits like my post from yesterday. So here are some

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