COUNTDOWN TO STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN – 167 DAYS

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Counting down the 167 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday!  ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!

MAY JULY 4th BE WITH YOU

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Enough said.

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What Back To The Future II Got RIGHT About 2015

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I may have posted a similar article to this one in the past (no pun intended) but People Magazine has put together a list of the Back to the Future Part II filmmakers’ predictions about 2015 that came true complete with supporting video evidence!

Now that’s heavy.

See their list HERE.

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Back To The Future – Where Are The Stars Now?

The stars of Back to the Future have aged remarkably well!

Click HERE to see where they are now!

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And There Came A Back To The Future Quiz

How well do you know the first Back to the Future movie?

Time to find out!

Click HERE to go back in time.

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Back To The Future At 30 – July 3, 1985

This is the first of a number of posts today about the Back to the Future trilogy, celebrating its release 30 years ago. 

Can it really be 30 years? As Marty McFly might attest, time flies.

I was 15 when the movie came out in the summer of 1985 and it wasn’t on my radar. Our neighbors had seen it and told me that it was really good and that I should get my family to take me. They must have been pretty persuasive as my memory is that my family went within a few days of the conversation.

Like the rest of the intelligent world, we loved Back to the Future. If you’ve not seen the film in a while, I highly recommend taking another look. Funny, exciting and charming, Back to the Future was a revelation and a smash hit yielding two sequels (released in back-to-back years) and propelling Michael J. Fox into the national spotlight.

Remember how fun those movies were?

The original was terrific.Part II remains my favorite time-travel movie ever (yes, even considering Star Trek IV) and Part III is better than you remember.

Happy 30th anniversary, Back to the Future. There’s nothing else in cinema quite like you!

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COUNTDOWN TO STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN – 168 DAYS

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Counting down the 168 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday!  ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!

30 YEARS IS A LONG TIME…

Beginning in September, Marvel Comics will publish a series that will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. As noted here in prior installments of Countdown, the series will be called Shattered Empire and Marvel released its first synopsis of the story today. Entertainment Weekly reports:

While fans have to wait until December for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to explain how our favorite heroes in the galaxy fared during the last 30 years, Disney and Marvel are offering an even earlier opportunity find out the state of the Empire before the film hits theaters.

Marvel’s Star Wars: Shattered Empire, a comic book scheduled to debut in September, will explore the state of the Empire and the Rebel Alliance after the battle of Endor and the fall of Emperor Palpatine.

As first revealed by PreviewsWorldShattered Empire’s new plot description indicates that the comic—and presumably, films and books that follow—will explore an Empire that, even sans emperor, still sees Moffs and governors in control. In Shattered Empire, “Moffs will jockey for position and control” while “the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before.”

The plot description doesn’t reveal much specific about who or what will be the actual focus of Shattered Empire, but it does tease that we can expect a better understanding of the post-Jedi Star Wars universe before The Force Awakens hits theaters.

Yeah. Can. Not. Wait.

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COUNTDOWN TO STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN – 169 DAYS

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Counting down the 169 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday!  ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!

HE IS AS CLUMSY AS HE IS STUPID

Writing earlier this week about how bad stormtroopers are as marksmen made me think about how bad the Empire’s commanders are overall. There are more than a few terrible military strategists in the Emperor’s employ but perhaps none worse than Admiral Ozzel.

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You may remember him as the commander in The Empire Strikes Back who was in charge of the assault on Hoth. It was his error in coming out of lightspeed close enough to Hoth so that the Rebellion could prepare for the Empire’s landing that allowed many of the Rebels to escape.

Things didn’t turn out so well for Ozzel following this blunder. Darth Vader force chokes the life out of him. Over the phone. That’s bad.

Some in the massive Star Wars fan community have even suspected that no commander could actually be this bad unless he was doing so purposefully. Was Ozzel really a Rebel spy?

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