Happy New Year!

Morning everyone, and a very happy new year to you all! I hope last night was pleasant and enjoyable for you all, and you’re now feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2015 with gusto! I’m not one for making resolutions, as I tend to forget them and then carry on much as I always have, but if you’ve got yours all listed, best of luck!

I’m not intending to do some sort of look-ahead type of blog here, but there is one thing that I’d like to look towards this year, and that’s Episode VII of Star Wars.

Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens

I’ve already mentioned the new film back last summer, when I briefly summarised my thoughts on the film. That was, of course, before the trailer came out in November.

Hm. I don’t know. Obviously, it’s a teaser, so yeah, there’s not all that much to go on, but I’ve gotta say, I’m not squee’ing like anything about this. I suppose it’s all because of the Empire seemingly still being there. Return of the Jedi saw the defeat of the Emperor and Vader, and the destruction of the second Death Star, and that’s now the last official event in the lore. 30 years later, it seems the struggle of the rebellion was for nothing, because the Empire is still there, seemingly in conflict with the owner of a ship that is assumed to be the Millennium Falcon (I guess the historian in me is taking nothing at face value here). For all the criticisms of the Expanded Universe for having story after story of Empire vs New Republic in the post-RotJ years, by 36ABY, the universe had actually moved beyond that (the peace accord was signed in 19ABY).

I really have no opinion on the already-infamous lightsaber. There are stories flittering about the internet that its wielder, purportedly a chap called Kylo Ren, is a frustrated Sith wannabe, and may be trawling the galaxy searching for relics, such as the half-melted helmet of Darth Vader. Part of me really likes this, but another part of me is rolling my eyes so much, I feel dizzy. I suppose we’ll have to see how it all works out.

Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens

I do like wintry worlds, however!

The news persists that the story will involve Luke as a patriarch or sorts, head of the new Order of the Jedi and such, which appears to have been the plan all along…

A bit freaky, that. But interesting all the same.

As to the story involving Han and Leia’s kids – who says they got together and had a family after Return of the Jedi? Just because, for the vast majority of Star Wars history, that was the case, doesn’t mean anything following Disney’s frolics with the hatchet. Yes, I guess I’m still bitter about that. But seriously, established lore ends with the Ewoks’ celebration, so the idea of these two having kids is just fan-fiction.

Anyway. While I’m late to the party with this, I thought I’d still start off the year with some musings on the upcoming film. I’m still not feeling a need to follow the spoilers like there’s no tomorrow, so this might not be a thing, but I’m sure once the full trailer is released (with Avengers 2?), I’ll have some more rambling musings to bore you all with!

Until then, have a fabulous day!