Black Friday’s come and they go but something happened yesterday that made me feel like I was nine years old again. The first teaser trailer for “Star Wars Episode VII – the Force Awakens” and, as weird as it may sound, I want to thank J.J. Abrams a year ahead of schedule for evoking all the right elements of a proper Star Wars experience and strumming all the right chords. He is doing this because of an incredibly simple reason: J.J. Abrams is a fan. He saw a movie in 1977 and it changed him and, in turn, he has the unique opportunity to now influence GENERATIONS of Star Wars fans – both young and old. If this teaser is any indication of things to come then I believe he just may have succeeded.
So, did you see it? If, “Yes”, then we’ll talk in a moment. If, “No”, then click right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE
How about the new designs for the Stormtroopers (or are then New Republic forces?).
The new X-Wing fighters. I love the new wing design.
The Light-Claymore. One would have to be a master to wield one of these – you’d poke your eye out if it wasn’t so.
And then, right on queue with John Williams unmistakable score, the MILLENNIUM FALCON! This is where I turned to jelly. Did you catch the new sensor dish? That last Death Star battle at the third moon of Endor took it’s toll. I love the contrails.
Tie Fighters!? Whose are those?
Star Wars is shared wonder. And I’m looking forward to sharing that wonder come December 2015.
May the Force be with you.