Tim Baker

The Skywalker Legacy: Taking One Last Look Sir, At My Friends

Ever since I first saw Star Wars, somewhere between 1994 and 1996, it has been an intrinsic part of my DNA and so re-watching The Rise of Skywalker, and then the behind-the-scenes documentary and seeing the thought, passion, and hard work that went into it, and ultimately seeing it all come to a close, was a bittersweet, almost spiritual moment. The Skywalker Legacy, a 2-hour documentary film, is ...

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #7 – Oh My Dear Friend, How I’ve Missed You

I was so excited for The Force Awakens back in 2015. I went to the midnight premiere in Albany with a good friend and my sister. I was in my Jedi costume (Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi) and there were hundreds of people filling the cinema, all as excited in their own costumes or Star Wars themed clothing. We ended up coincidentally sitting next to some other friends of mine, midnight came… ...

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #5 – One Rogue Solo

When it was revealed in 2012 that Disney had bought Star Wars and were planning on making a new trilogy, the thought that went through my head, as a life-long fanboy, was ‘do we really need this?’ Then all the news and previews of The Force Awakens looked great. Shortly after, Disney started talking about the anthology films and again I thought ‘is this a good idea?’ Once again t...

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #3 – The Force is Strong With This One

I mentioned before that the guys who do Robot Chicken get it when it comes to Star Wars because they’re obvious fanboys. Well, wait till I tell you about the 2009 movie Fanboys… Unlike the Big Bang Theory which just says something that nerds do, adds an unnecessary laugh track, and calls it comedy, Fanboys, I think, was made by people who actually cared about what they were writing about. Which is...

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #2 – That Was Pretty Wizard

Now here is a bunch of nerds that get it. I saw a screening of the second Robot Chicken Star Wars episode at Armageddon Expo in 2010 (I think) when Seth Green and the others were guests. It was tremendously fun being surrounded by nerds who were enjoying themselves as much as I was, and who often started laughing before the punchline because, like me, they could see it coming. Robot Chicken had pr...

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #1 – We Have a Bad Feeling About This

I’ve been back and forth about how I feel about Disney being in charge of Star Wars. They’ve produced some pretty awesome stuff and it’s wonderful to see the Star Wars franchise active again, but hearing about some of the messes they’ve had behind the scenes during production is worrying. Charles Dickens said it well: ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ However, no matter what t...

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