New Stars, Old Stars

Just a short post today because I had not anticipated how what should have been a simple procedure turned out to be a drawn-out recovery from oral surgery.

Had I realized, I would have gotten my post done earlier, like I had done a few years ago when I knew I would be having a hard recovery from surgery or how used to do my homework early when I was a kid.

I hate having anything left hanging over my head, and I hate leaving this space empty.

I have gotten little done this week, and unlike recently when I realized that I needed to slow down and have taken days of light duty and rest, this has not felt good…

not the rest, not the ‘not-getting-things-done’.

What I did do, seeing as how it was not stressful, has been catching up with the one thing Grandson#1 and I still keep up with together:

Star Wars.

I was the one who read books to him since he was an infant. By Kindergarten, he was referring books to me and I have reviewed or mentioned a number of them, (including several series), here on the blog.

I had him watch ‘modern classic’ movies, ones from which you will often here lines quoted in our society, and those certainly include all of Star Wars.

When he moved back here and was always staying at my house, we watched some shows, but he had me involved in the storylines of some of the phenomenal games he plays. He has been playing and discussing more games with his father and with his grandfather. However, with the big screen TV that he brought in, the animation has been possibly better than the stories, some of which have been compelling enough just to watch while he played the games.

My daughter-in-law has Disney Plus and can share it with four people, so she set me up. I had watched a few movies and had forgotten about it until that grandson compelled me to pick up on the Star Wars series. I was doubtful; I was very upset with the way the original trilogy changed at the end,

 and forget the ‘prequels’.

Except for the big fight scene between Jedi and Sith, even Liam Neeson could not save the first prequel, and except for how attractive Ewan Macgregor was as a young Obi-wan, and that he did a darned good impression of Alec Guinness, the rest were horrible.

I have enjoyed a few of the ‘pre-prequel’ movies, although not so much the corruption of the original story, nor some of the characters.

It has taken me getting into these latest series to get past the differences in the newer series, (at least I don’t have to try to swallow Storm Troopers being good guys, like in the animated series, which I could never get into, no matter how many times the series was run here).

Watching for story references, and recognizing famous actors from other movies and series has been a joy with the new series and there are some big names that have shown up.

 (We’ve had fun with, “Oh, look who that is! Isn’t that SomeBigCharacter from SomeOtherSeries?”)

 We have truly enjoyed  “Boba Fett”, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and “Andor”, (which we will probably finish up tonight.) I have to say that it took me a while to warm up to the first two, with the changes from the earlier storyline and the characters, but I got to appreciate the writing and acting. Andor has been easier and has had some incredible writing and acting

in fact, at times it has been great.

We can also appreciate the real scenery and the special effects,

but with me, it all comes down to the writing.

I will give Disney credit for finding great writers and hiring great actors for these.


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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6 Responses to New Stars, Old Stars

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I enjoyed the original SW and the two sequels.
    Our son was a big fan and he had most of the action figures and lots of the other (expensive) vehicles and flying craft.
    I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the three “prequel” episodes and only bits and pieces of the recent “new” adventures. None of them interested me enough to watch the entire thing.
    My son’s son is also a big SW fan… as is my daughter’s son. when they get together and talk about the entire “universe” of SW features, games, stories, etc. — it’s like a foreign language to me.

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Glad you enjoyed your time watching with your grandson.
    I’ve only seen the very first Star Wars movie. My second son-in-law was a fan when he married my daughter (they used the soundtrack as the recessional for their wedding), but I have no idea if he still watches the movies. No one else in my family ever mentions them.

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    • Well, Patty, I know that you are not a real movie or TV fan. We all have different interests and tastes, which is what make everyone so interesting,(especially you, who is one of the most accomplished people I know.)


  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Other than the three original Star Wars, I don’t care for any of the others. I tried to watch them but gave it up when I realized that I wasn’t enjoying myself at all. I hope you feel better very soon.

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    • And you, Elaine. I hope that you are recovering from your oral surgery, as well.
      Had it not been for trying to find common ground with my grandson, I never would have bothered, but I would have missed out on good writing and great performances. I suppose that I missed some those in other works while watching these, though!
      I have quit watching many shows and even stopped books when I stop enjoying myself. Life is too short.

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