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Want To Be In Star Wars VII?

I saw this video today, and I just had to share. How would you like to go to London and actually be in the next Star Wars movie? Hang out with the cast…like the cast. I’m wondering does that mean Harrison Ford and Carrie Fischer or does that mean minor characters?

Because meeting Han Solo and Indiana Jones…those characters are integral to my childhood. Who am I kidding? When I was a kid I didn’t want to be Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. If I was going to be a princess it was going to be Princess Leia.  (Do I want to know if there are pictures to prove this? There was an awesome T-shirt I remember though…)

R2D2-cake-panMy mom used to decorate beautiful cakes, and when I was a kid she usually made my birthday cake herself.  The year I asked for a Star Wars cake, she made me R2D2.  (Now, I wish I had pictures of that birthday party.)  It was absolutely amazing, and I don’t even want to think about how long she spent decorating that sucker. (I have a pretty awesome mom.)  I do remember being reluctant to actually eat it because it looked so incredible. (However, I was a kid.  The reluctance didn’t last long!)

R-496283-1396544501-7289fisherpriceGrowing up we had The Empire Strikes Back, get this, on vinyl.  This wasn’t just the soundtrack either, it was the story with dialogue and music.  My sister and I (mostly just me) would sit in front of either my FischerPrice record player or, if we were lucky, my parents’ turntable with the records playing and the cover open to see the stills from the movie. (Yes, this was even before VHS.  No, I don’t want to talk about how old that makes me.)

Now that I’ve taken a trip through my childhood, here’s the best part of this contest J. J. Abrams is talking about. It is all done through Omaze as Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF.  You know UNICEF, right?  The organization dedicated to saving kids through providing things like:

  • Lifesaving vaccines and insecticide-treated bed nets

  • Emergency relief following natural disasters

  • Educational opportunities and School-in-a-Box kits

  • And much more (www.unicefusa.org)

To enter, just go to Omaze (www.omaze.com/starwars) and there’s a big “Enter to Win” button.  There are different levels of entries and rewards that go along with each level.  Now to check my budget…

May the force be with you.


Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced

Today they announced that the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII.  The J.J. Abrams directed sequel begins filming in a few weeks, and the original cast is coming back for the latest installment.  Mark Hamil, Carrie Fischer, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker will return and they bring newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow with them to continue the popular series.


Photo by David James – © David James and Walt Disney Studios


Some of the newcomers may look familiar.  Andy Serkis from Lord of the RingsJohn Boyega from Being Human, Oscar Issac and Anthony Driver from Inside Llewyn Davis, Domhnall Gleeson from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Max von Sydow from The Exorcist join the cast.

With Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbaca, R2-D2, and C-3PO reprising their characters…well…I’m pretty happy putting this in J.J.’s capable hands.  I’m happy with the Star Trek reboot, in fact, I’ve even been inspired to go back and re-watch the originals…all of them.

With Star Wars, I’m never not inspired to re-watch Episodes IV, V, and VI.  The others, I just prefer not to think about too much.  Although there’s been a lot of talk from fans regarding the acquisition of the rights by Disney, Mr. Abrams work has always been well done, and I trust him to give us something great.

With the release scheduled for December 18, 2015, it gives Star Wars fans a nice gift just in time for Christmas next year.

‘Til next time,


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