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Laura Dern, Carrie Fisher, Janina Gavankar, Jody Houser & Star Wars in Paris.

Around the Galaxy: January 3, 2019

My look around the Star Wars Twittersphere yielded four excellent subjects (to distract you this morning) — or one excellent meta-subject (The Women Of Star Wars) — and one that sets up a story I’d like to tell down the road.

First up is Laura Dern, who recently spoke to Vanity Fair about Star Wars, Rian Johnson, and C3PO. Thanks to The A.V. Club for curating it all:

Then, no less than the National Geographic celebrated the legacy of the legendary Carrie Fisher.

They posted an excerpt of the book “In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo [which] profiles women throughout the world who have pushed societal norms and boundaries in areas spanning the gambit from politics, art, media, books, and more.”

Then, Janina Gavankar tweeted about one of the most surreal experience any Star Wars actor might encounter – becoming a LEGO minifig:

And if you’ve been to a comic shop lately, you may have seen the name “Houser” all over the place.

In fact, that is an understatement. Jody Houser is EVERYWHERE, making a profound impact on many a fandom. This impact includes Star Wars, of course….

The images have me heading to the comic shop today (after I try and track down the JG LEGO set):

https://twitter.com/Jody_Houser/status/1080556733880102912

And finally, this photo of improvements to the Star Wars show in Disneyland Paris has me looking to augment my knowledge of “Star Wars: Legends of the Force.” Has anyone experienced the show? Hit me up on Twitter DM.

https://twitter.com/ED92live/status/1080783707735248896

MTFBWY: Got a Twitter tip for yours truly? Hit my up @jmbishopjr. JB

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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com 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.