Galaxy's Edge

Drone Footage of Galaxy’s Edge Shows Star Wars Land’s Progress

Around the Galaxy: Star Wars News & Notes - March 9, 2018

With another snowstorm battering the Northeast (and another coming early next week), seeing drone footage from Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge gave many a needed distraction.

Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge video delivers Star Wars daydreams

The Disney Parks Blog’s Jennifer Fickley-Baker wrote:

As you can see in this video, which Bob Iger shared this morning during the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is shaping up to be one of the most detailed and immersive lands ever created in Disney Parks history. Take a look at the video above for construction flyover footage that shows the expansive scale of this thrilling addition.

For a second, my mind filled up with visions of cantinas, starships, and–perhaps most importantly–blue skies.

Less than dreamy timing

Unfortunately, for both Jon Favreau and Disney, the timing of the Lucasfilm’s press release regarding its first Star Wars project for its upcoming streaming service fell flat.

Many #StarWars social media mentions called out the company, as well:

My take: Having worked in PR a long time, sometimes “the best-laid plans…” are dashed when higher-ups decide that proper timing is not a primary concern. That said, Lucasfilm may rectify this consistent public relations issue by merely diversifying its list of frontline creatives–and then telling us about it.

On a much lighter note…

ABC News asked:

And then, moments before Hamill is to speak on the unveiling of his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Harrison Ford says:

The Last Word

Given the attention the Saga has at the moment, let’s start the weekend with a point of exclamation.

I agree, Ash. May the Force be with us all… JB


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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