Star Wars The Force Awakens Is Out of This Galaxy!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Yes, that’s right: Star Wars The Force Awakens Is Out of This Galaxy!

To sum it up in one word, it would be ‘Wow!’ This movie was amazing! It had everything that one would want to go to the theater for, action, a bit of romance, some clever comedy, great dogfights, some touching bits, and some sad parts as well. It was truly an experience and I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up going another time yet!

The Star Wars saga is old, having started in 77, and since then has blown the minds of the people and created waves of fans throughout the world that loved the original characters, Han Solo, Princess Leia, the walking carpet Chewbacca, C3PO, all of them. They were the best of unlikely friends and we all loved their adventures and journey to stop the Empire. What Abrams did in this film is brought back all of this in a more modern way, like the 80s music and fluorescent colored clothing that is making a comeback these days, the warm memories of these adventures are back as well.

From a certain perspective it is a bit of a reboot, but in a way that the Star Wars story is continued and headed in a most interesting direction. By reboot, I felt that there were elements of Star Wars 4 (a new hope) that were there, but to me, it was perfect and felt like a warm blanket of nostalgia. I also felt that the humor in the film had matured from its predecessors, which also brought the film more into 2015 than back to 1977.

Seeing how the characters that we loved from the originals had grown was also enjoyable as they filled in the 30 years from Jedi to The Force Awakens very nicely, giving us an idea of what has happened yet not overdoing it by any means. The new heroes Fynn and Rey were perfectly cast for the Star Wars universe. The inner strife that the main antagonist endures in the film explains the title of the movie very well, as the force awakens in him it needs time to mature and completely take him over. This is shown very well. The same can be said of the light side of the force as the protagonist must understand this awesome power that is growing inside her on her own; No Obi-Wan, no Yoda.

There is a new droid that is introduced to us as well, BB-8, and like R2D2 in the other films, this character is as lovable as R2 was with his courage, tenacity, and loyalty. Of course, C3P0 shows up here and there, as we expect him to be. This movie is quite complete in the sense that it leaves a lot to work with for the upcoming VIII and IX films, but as a whole, the story was tied up well and I left the theater most satisfied indeed, with the force still with me as I drove home.

Five out of five stars!

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Official Trailer –  

 

Cool Facts About Star Wars

Star Wars Facts

Are you ready for some Cool Facts About Star Wars?

If you ask someone if they had heard of ‘star wars’, there is a strong chance that they will say yes. Now, this could be because they watch a lot of films, but at the same time, this might not be the case.

What this comes down to is how popular this franchise is and as a result of this, it is not going to matter how old someone is either. These films bring people together and this can then allow them to put their differences to one side for a short time.

The Test of Time

There are some films that are soon forgotten about as time passes, but the same can’t be said when it comes to these films. In fact, it could be said that they have become more popular as the years have gone by.

What has played a part in this is that the original films were re-released in the late nineties and soon after, a further three films were released. This then meant that there were six films for people to watch and by the end of 2019; they will be able to watch all nine films.

Merchandise

It might be inaccurate to say that star wars is as big as it is due to the films alone though and this is because there has also been another element. This element is provided by all the things that one can buy and although this was limited to things like actions figures when the first films came out, this is no longer the case.

Nowadays, it is no longer necessary for one to buy toys in order to feel connected; there are so many other things they can buy instead. On one hand, they could buy something for their computer and on the other hand, they could even buy chopsticks.

Another Film

When most films come out, there are going to be people who are interested in going to the cinema or waiting until they can watch it at home. However, although they are interested, it is unlikely to consume their whole life.

So part of their attention will be directed towards the film, but the rest of it will be in other areas of their life. Yet when it comes to a star wars film, their attention can end up being completely consumed by their need to watch it.

Way Before

Not only can this take place once the film has been released, it can take place a long time before. While there may be people who will be prepared to wait until it can be watched in the comfort of their own home, the majority of people will want to see it at the cinema.

It is then not as if they are just going to see another film; they are going to watch something that adds so much more to their life. Therefore, once they have left the cinema, they are unlikely to simply carry on with the rest of their life.

A Baby

One way of looking at this would be to say the whole experience is similar to the experience two people can have when they are having a baby together. Even before the baby is born, their attention is going to be consumed by their baby.

And once the baby is born, they are not going to carry on with the rest of their life; their attention will continue to be consumed by their baby. What this comes down to is that their child is a part of their life and not simply a phase of their life.

The Complete Experience

One way of looking at this would be to say that star wars provide one with an experience that they can immerse themselves in. Metaphorically speaking, it is then not as if their hands are in the water; their whole body is in water.

Ultimately, it is going to have a positive effect on their well-being and this can be seen as a good thing. This could be one of the few things in their life that makes them feel this way and this means they are going to be only too happy to get caught up in the star wars experience.

Escapism

Through one being able to immerse themselves in this experience, it can allow them to put their own life to one side. They can then forget about what is taking place in their life for a short time and experience life differently.

As a result of this, their life will take on a whole new meaning and it is likely to provide them with a sense of relief. They could be going through a challenging time in their life or they might have a lot going on at work, for instance.

Neutral

In this sense, star wars is going to take away some of the pressure they are experiencing and this could make it easier for them to handle their life. Yet at the same time, it could also be a way for them to avoid facing what they need to face.

What can define the effect it has on them is how caught up one allows themselves to become and when they allow this to happen. The need to escape is not negative per se, as this is something that is necessary from time to time.

Harder To See

One thing that can make it harder for one to realise that they are avoiding their own life is because of how popular star wars is. There are likely to plenty of other people who are in the same position and this can then mean that this is something that will go unnoticed.

Conclusion

Clearly, this is not the only thing that can have this effect, as there are plenty of others things that will have the same impact. One example is when a member of the royal family gets married or has a baby.

It could be said that what this demonstrates is the importance of self-awareness and through being aware, one will be able to know when they need to step back from something. As a result, they can then place their focus on the area of their life that needs their attention.

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Fan Review: LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector

Lego  Star Wards Ultimate Collector's Set

For starters, I would like to let you know that I am in no way associated with this product nor do I get any affiliate commission for promoting it. This is just a fan’s review on the Lego Star Wards Ultimate Colletor Set.

If you’re a Star Wars fan this is LEGO’S Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon building set that will blow your mind. This would surely be a wow type present for any youngster for any true fan.

You can make the impression of a lifetime with any young kid and occupy his time with a healthy addiction and Advance his imagination and teach him the importance of alone time and pride in his work. Putting together a work of art instills not only gratification but is a building tool to assist in development of a child’s growing up years.

Hans Solo’s private smuggling ship is almost three feet long. It has over five thousand pieces which makes this a challenge to build and certainly the biggest LEGO set ever to be distributed to date. This would be considered a major accomplishment for any young child and envision the beaming smile on his face upon completion.

Miniature figures can sit inside and operate the controls. Some other options are a landing gear that provides a base for a model to stand on. The Ship is around thirty three inches long, twenty two inches wide and eight inches tall. The Radar dish spins, and the boarding ramp comes out. The top of the Cockpit can be removed to gain access to the action figures.

Included are five of the original characters. Hans Solo, Chewy, Obi-Wan, Luke and Princess Leia. This set includes a display card with ship specifications. Bring back to life Luke, Hans and Leia in this starship. Have many, many hours of playtime and stretch the imagination with these real life like figurines.

This model is relatively inexpensive for what your receiving. The Limited First Edition set includes a individual numbered Certificate of Authenticity which is included inside the box. This is a worthwhile investment as the pride of accomplishment will be displayed for all to see. Imagine having family and friends over for dinner and seeing this out in the open as a theme or centerpiece.
Anyone who has ever built a LEGO toy knows that the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon special edition is by far the best of the best. Every kid would be proud to own this particular model and will treasure it for many, many years to come. Start or add to the collection of LEGO’s best ever Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s addition pieces. You won’t regret it!

 

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‘Shuttle Tydirium, what is your cargo and destination?’

 

VADER: Where is that shuttle going?

PIETT: Shuttle Tydirium, what is your cargo and destination?

PILOT VOICE: Parts and technical crew for the forest moon.

VADER: Do they have a code clearance?

PIETT: It’s an older code, sir, but it checks out. I was about to clear them.

 

In modern cryptography, a system is designed so that it is difficult to break. The only part that must be kept secret are the keys used to encrypt the message. Changing Keys is necessary from time to time because an attacker who learns the key can easily break any message that is encrypted.

If  the rebels steal  their keys, re-entry of periodic information ensures that the problem is limited in time.

In a military situation where your opponent will go far to steal the keys, there is a logistics problem of how to distribute new keys. You can not send on a channel that is set by the old keys. You must use a separate system (and how to ensure that these keys are safe?) Or by mail. But when their units are scattered throughout the planet or galaxy, one can not have a daily courier service. You should also plan your mail service to fail, either because the mail is intercepted, or the rendezvous point is not available. So you have to send a set of keys to be used in the next N cycles.

In World War II, the Allies took advantage of it, attacking the Nazis weather ships. (The plan may come from Ian Fleming, who went on to write novels of James Bond.) For the capture key, the Allies were able to read the Nazi traffic.

In any case, Piett was about to authorize the landing of the shuttle. The history of cryptography is full of examples that happened not too long ago, but the pattern is the same. The desire to believe that all is well, the pressure of the routine, and the belief that the operator that the little abnormal is pretty close to normal combine to justify bending the rules a bit.

Piett is about to accept a key release date, a decision that is militarily and psychologically cryptographically probably take sensible. The process design means that such anomalies are expected. This is why the expectation is heroic effort worth stealing keys. (Such efforts are the reasons behind the work of Jack Shaftoe in Stephenson “the Cryptonomicon.”) Even with systems designed in accordance with the principle of Kerkhoff, key management is a difficult challenge.

Also, be sure to check out the gallery Piett, whose image today, asked me borrow. On Friday, we can make a detour to Tatooine to answer a question reader, or I can start in the classic Saltzer and Schroeder. I’m always looking for a good web version that I can link. Finally, thanks to DM noticed some flaws in the first draft.

How did the Rebels steal the Imperial shuttle Tydirium?

A lot of large discrepancies in the EU were the result of the clear dividing line between the old stuff that came during and immediately after the original trilogy, in which the continuity has been less than a serious concern, and “modern” EU began with Tim Zahn in the nineties. Theft Tydirium, however, probably because of its location in Return of the Jedi, and then, towards the end of most of the first EU-was not even mentioned until 1994, and was later re-counted two sometimes the next ten years or so.

How the Rebels Stole the Tydirium

That first version of the story, ironically, is undoubtedly the most vulgar and mediocre. To hear him tell the story, the young driver rebel known only as starter was nothing less than an army of one man; fighting alone against a large group of bounty hunters (for which we were hunting? who knows) including IG-88, Dengar, and Zuckuss before being taken prisoner by none other than the own Boba Fett and handed over to Darth Vader, I quickly locked in his room of meditation, then the flight in an imperial shuttle is put back to the Alliance.

While this is, of course, the stupidest of history, for once, the author, Peter Schweighofer, find the joke, and apparently intended to be nothing more than a story of a braggart, which means the true story It would still be counted for another five years. On the flight simulation game X-Wing Alliance, one of my favorite things, play another young pilot named Ace Azzameen, whose shipping family is involved unwillingly in the Galactic Civil War as a result of the Battle of Hoth.

Most of the game is spent will alternate between the missions of the Rebel Alliance, flew the normal range of Ala-X and Ala-B and so on, and the missions of the family, usually flown in a freight Azzameens’ Sabra including an impressive version of Lessing YT-1300 freighter most know that the Millennium Falcon. Towards the end of the game, the lines are blurred, and both ships and cargo Azzameen brothers Ace and Aeron Emon begin to play a more direct role in rebel activities. When the Bothan spy Ace accompanied earlier in one of the best missions always inform the Star Pendant Alliance of Death II, the plan to infiltrate the bunker on Endor begins to take shape and Ace has the task of transporting the strength of General Madine Advanced 327 Imperial attack, where they will steal the Tydirium and, above all, their codes settlement.

A funny thing about this mission is that it offers a very clever, very subtle suggestion that the name comes from Tydirium: once you have docked with the outpost and adorable bunch of pixels that make up the command escapes, running the many other shuttles parked in the area reveals names like Mercurium, Xyridium, and so on, it seems this series of shuttles has been appointed to the various theoretical and mineral elements. This was confirmed later by Wizards of the Coast complement the role of Kyle Katarn, specifically namedropped “Tydirium” as a mineral.

In any case, things get hairy for a minute, but ultimately the Sabra and Tydirium escape thanks to the timely arrival of Rogue Squadron. Interestingly, another stage role was written a little later he called “transfer theft”, and in fact uses the Frontier Wrestling Alliance mission as the basis for a story about the attack force itself.

Everything would be hunky-dory, if it were not for the intervention of another video game, Rogue Leader, just a couple of years after Frontier Wrestling Alliance. This time, Wedge Antilles, Rogue Leader holder must sneak Imperial Naval Academy Prefsbelt IV and steal the shuttle itself, while flying cover. While the game is remarkable, as there are a number of different ways the mission can play out depending on the time of day clock gaming system is developed and if you decide to meet a handful of secondary objectives, history itself is quite insignificant Wedge goes, it causes an uproar, and flees.

So the mission seems at first glance that there directly to the Frontier Wrestling Alliance opposition, and, in fact, a Retcon tried to cross sections of whole books, which states that only the codes were stolen in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance not service current transport, but since these were the days when Star Wars does not restart, holocron Guardian Leland Chee finally decreed that have happened both stories as presents, and robbery was the Frontier Wrestling Alliance before. In other words, the official history of the Tydirium shuttle in what is now the Legends was stolen from Outpost 327 and escorted by Rogue Squadron, only to be retaken by the Empire almost immediately and taken to Prefsbelt IV universe, where Wedge would then break in and steal everything again. then the shuttle was transported to Endor and recording under his real name, despite the feelings of Vader, he did not raise any red flags at all. You go figure.

Source:

The Expanded Universe Explains, Vol. IX – The Shuttle Tydirium

The Tydirium

The Tydirium was a Sienar Fleet Systems Imperial Lambda-class shuttle, which operated as a courier and a transport in the Prefsbelt system. It was later present at Outpost 327 over Zhar, where it was captured by General Crix Madine of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor – Return of the Jedi

Madine hoped to use the shuttle and the clearance codes it carried to have a strike team infiltrate the Forest Moon of Endor, around which orbited a new Imperial battlestation, the second Death Star. The strike team would then, if all went as planned, deactivate the deflector shield protecting the still-under-construction Death Star.

Despite this effort, the ship itself later fell into Imperial hands, and was held at the Prefsbelt Naval Academy on Prefsbelt IV. With Madine once again coordinating the operation, the shuttle was once again stolen, this time by pilot Wedge Antilles. The Tydirium was then used by General Han Solo and his strike team to infiltrate the moon of Endor, as planned.

His mission to deactivate the deflector shield was coordinated by General Brenn Tantor, who stayed aboard the Tydirium while the rest of the team ventured out onto the moon. Following the Battle of Endor, in which the Death Star II was destroyed, Solo used the Tydirium to capture the Imperial Star Destroyer Accuser.

Source: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tydirium