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Star Wars: The Next Generation

Disney has bought Lucasfilm for 4.05 Billion Dollars, has the dark side won or is this Star Wars' "Next Generation" moment?

The quote from George Lucas is very inspiring to me.

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," he said. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."

What we are witnessing is George planning his retirement, and one of his pressing concerns is who will be the guardian of his child Star Wars? George will be 70 when the planned "Star Wars VII" is released in 2015 and it is very clear that he wants the franchise to outlive him. Star Wars is his legacy, from the almost grass roots production in '77 to the billion dollar empire it has become there is no denying the cultural impact of Star Wars. The Disney giant is poised to add this legacy to its already impressive portfolio of Pixar, The Muppets, and Marvel. While there are thousands of questions swirling between Star Wars fans and Disney fans about the implications of this merger I believe it is a new hope for the franchise, and I'll tell you why.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Celebration of Season 2

Back in July I was able to beam over to my local theater for a unique night at the movies. The ever impressive Fathom Events was having a special showing for the Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary. Two spectacular episodes from Season 1 would be shown on the BIG screen. My fellow trekkie friend AJ joined me as we secured snacks and goodies from the replicators and prepared ourselves for thousands of inches of Sci-Fi goodness!

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From Alpha to Omega, I dive into the Sci-Fi uses of the greek alphabet.​ I find 13 of the 24 letters.

Moonbase Alpha - Space 1999​
The legendary moonbase from the hit 1975 television show starts our list. Spanning over 4 kilometers in diameter, Moonbase Alpha is the home of the star flung Alphans from Earth.

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Time for Time Travel Talk

Time travel is a fascinating subject considering its impossibility due to the laws of physics (punks). While we are "all" time travelers in a sense, moving forward at a rate of 1:1 just doesn't have the same excitement as mixing it up and jumping through time like its a water park slide. I am quite a movie fanatic and a good portion of my collection deal with time travel in one way or the other. Upon gazing across the DVD's I began to notice there were patterns between these different takes on impossibility. While new methods of time travel storytelling are always popping up, the classics fall into a few categories worth discussing. Note: Much of the discussion below involves plot spoilers.

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