Life in ’97 – SWR #262
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This week’s topics include:
Happy 20 years to Star Wars: The Special Edition (January 31, 1997)
What was life as a Star Wars fan like in 97?
Director Chris Miller tweets a photo of the clapperboard for new Han Solo movie. Shooting started on January 30. (tweet)
Billy Dee Williams and Donald Glover seen having a Lando lunch together (inverse)
Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed Mr. Williams:
You recently had lunch with Donald Glover. What’d you talk about?
He’s a very delightful young man, I must say. We had a very nice lunch and we talked for a very long time and it was very easy. He had questions about [Lando]. I guess he was doing what normal actors do, they just want to find out what direction they want to take so they gather their information. So, we just sat and talked, and I didn’t want to impose on anything he wanted to do — he’s got his own ideas, I would imagine. I know he has his own ideas. He’s a very talented young man. In fact, I was listening to some of his music [Childish Gambino, Glover’s musical alter-ego] and it’s pretty good stuff.
He had recently said that he wasn’t “as cool” as you. Did you give him any pointers on being cool?
Well, nobody’s as cool as me. (Laughs.) That’s a tough way to go. No, I’m only joking. Donald is eclectic, I think that’s really important particularly for the character of Lando. He is particularly eclectic in the way he approaches his art. When I talked to him I really got the sense of him being a worldly person.
You had also recently said that the Star Wars producers should leave the character of Lando alone. Did you change your mind after speaking with Glover?
I don’t know. To me, I guess what it is that I identify so much with Lando. I mean, Lando has been very much a part of my life for over 30 years. When I go out and do conventions and stuff like that, even though people know me from all the other things that I’ve done, certainly [Lando] takes precedence. I just never thought of anybody else being Lando. I just see myself as Lando.
In an interview with Vulture, Mark Hamill defends the prequels, George Lucas and Jake Lloyd
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New Hasbro figures (screenrant)
-STAR WARS REPORT DINNER!!! AT CELEBRATION ORLANDO!-
Feedback from Jeremy and James!
Mark: Making a shadowbox for his ships
Bruce: Ski Trip- bad dialog moment in real life!
Riley: Resists the temptation of a full clearance section of 3.75 figures!
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