Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What...The Hell...Is THIS?

"Replacing Hyperspace Hoopla and the Dance-Off With the Star Wars Stars at Star Wars Weekends 2014, Walt Disney World has introduced a new character gathering as a pre-show to the Symphony in the Stars fireworks. Each night of the event at Disney's Hollywood Studios, host James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in "The Clone Wars") introduces sets of characters to the stage including Jedi, Rebels, Bounty Hunters, and the evil Empire, and more, many armed with weapons and pyrotechnics. Characters include Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Jango Fett, and three new characters from Star Wars Rebels among others."

WHAT?? Disney got rid of the Hyerspace Hoopla? I might have been the only person that didn't think Snig and Oopla were completely obnoxious.

Seriously, this little "show" they've got now with James Arnold Taylor is pretty fucking lame. The characters don't even "fight" with each other. They just come out and prance around on the stage with their weapons. Boba Fett fires off a few blasts, but that's about it.


Hell, this actually bummed me out to find out there wouldn't be a new dance off this year. I always looked forward to the video. Thank God I at least found this video to tide me over.

It's so corny and even though I love the classic white and black storm troopers, I don't mind them being made to be complete dorks.

But THIS video is truly inspiring!

Mark Hamill was the best Joker, even before Jack Nicholson, in my humble geek opinion. For those of you that don't know, Mark was the Joker on "Batman: The Animated Series" on Fox from 1992-1998. (It had BEAUTIFUL animation, by the way. If you're a fan of art deco design or vintage animation, I suggest you check it out.) Quick fun fact: Mark was also the voice of the Hobgoblin on "Spider-Man" series, also on Fox from 1994-1998.

Anyway, back to Mark Hamill: was anyone else geeked out because he's growing a beard? Possibly for the next Star Wars movie, kind of like an homage to Obi Wan Kenobi?

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