Well, it's official: Star Wars is still a big deal.
Frankly speaking, I had my doubts. Over the last few years, I've argued to anyone who would listen - which is just the wife, really - that Star Wars needs a forced sabbatical, just like that of Doctor Who and Star Trek. When the time was right, I wanted LucasFilm to find a director like J.J. Abrams to breathe new life into the franchise. Turns out we didn't get "a" J.J. Abrams, we got "the" J.J. Abrams. I'm still jamming that thought home. But I think it's pretty great news.
In the not-so-great news department, Disney risks the possibility of spreading Star Wars too thin - with plans to deliver a currently unknown number of Star Wars movies over the coming years, there's no telling how much Star Wars we're going to have coming at us. And that's not even taking into consideration the potential TV shows and direct-to-video releases.
So brace yourself, Star Wars nerds. We're probably about to get too much of a good thing. I know I'll never get that Nien Nunb movie I've always wanted, but here are a few films I would watch. Oh, who am I kidding? I'll watch anything Star Wars.
Jeremy Wickett was raised from an early age in one of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma's classier opium dens. A graduate of The University of Oklahoma, he now resides in Phoenix, Arizona - where the desert heat is oppressive enough to make him hallucinate that he's a character in Star Wars.
And of course he can speak Bocce - it's like a second language to him.
His so-called musings can be found here: http://geekemporium.blogspot.com/