So, a little fan gathering referred to as Star Wars Celebration was going on this past weekend in Orlando. Everyone who is anyone (including a surprise appearance by George Lucas) in the Star Wars community was there. Some big announcements were made at the event, including the debut trailer for the new animated comedy show “Star Wars: Detours” that has set the internet ablaze with mockery and loathing.
In a nutshell, “Star Wars: Detours” is a comedy show set in the Star Wars universe, masterminded by the guys behind “Robot Chicken”, namely Seth Green. Since its debut this weekend, it has already been the target of much scorn and derision in the Star Wars community… people commenting that it’s just another example of George Lucas “p****ng on the corpse that was once Star Wars” said one news site. Being a big time Star Wars nerd myself, I’m kinda torn about the new show… part of me thinks it’s great to have any kind of show set in the Star Wars universe… part of me goes “Ugh, there is no way I could watch this mess every week.”
Check it out and see what you think:
Now, one area of Star Wars merchandise that I personally love is the crossover collaborations they have with Disney theme parks. We went to Disney World for our Honeymoon back in 2008, where I was first introduced to the wondrous world of Mickey Mouse dressed as Luke Skywalker, Minnie Mouse as Leia, Donald Duck as Han Solo, etc etc. I picked up a few on that trip, fell in love, and made sure to pick up more when we returned to Disney World for our 3rd Anniversary last September. We are getting to visit Disneyland this upcoming November, so I plan to pick up some of this new merchandise if I can. The “big” news was the new “Cars”-themed figures that coincide with the new “Cars Land” at Disney’s California Adventure theme park. I’m pretty excited about the new “Muppets” themed figures as well… gotta love the Muppets!
Also announced were the release dates for Episode 2: Attack of the Clones (September 30th, 2013) and Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (October 11th, 2013).
Check back later for even more coverage of Star Wars Celebration!