Hello and happy weekend, my friends!
I’ve finished reading The Fallen Star, by Claudia Gray, and I was not disappointed in this third adult novel in the High Republic series, and the last in Phase One. I’ve enjoyed all of Claudia Gray’s Star Wars novels, and she does a great job telling this story of Starlight Beacon, symbol of the Jedi and the Republic, being destroyed by the Nihil, or more specifically, orchestrated by Marchion Ro, their mysterious leader. The Jedi, led by Stellan Gios and Elzar Mann, don’t even know what they’re up against, as something mysterious is affecting the Jedi’s connection to the Force as the incapacitated station plummets toward destruction. I’m going to post a review of the book on Wednesday (my High Republic post day), so stay tuned for that.
Since finishing that book, I’d like to get back to Race to Crashpoint Tower, the middle grade book from Wave 2 of the High Republic, before Midnight Horizon comes out on February 1st. I shouldn’t have a problem finishing the relatively small book in a week or so, and I’ll write up a review of it.
I enjoyed the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett (Episode 4) called “The Gathering Storm.” Again, some good things, some wince-inducing things, but the most exciting thing about it came at the end when we hear Mando’s theme, suggesting Din Djarin will be making an appearance, hopefully next week! For my full review of the episode, you can go here.
In Marvel, I caught the Moon Knight trailer, and man, does that look trippy and weird, and I’m so ready for it! I haven’t seen Dune yet, and so missed Isaac Oscar’s performance in that film, so I can’t wait to see him in this new Marvel series that premieres March 30th. I’m new to Marvel, having caught up with the Avengers and company in the past 6 or so months, and I have no idea who any of these new superheroes and villains are, but I’m just going along for the ride and I’m loving it!
Case in point, I’m on my third viewing of Eternals (and have another post on them coming soon, probably Monday; if you want to read my review of the movie you can do so here); and I’ve also watched Shang Chi about three times so far. Just fabulous movie-making. Marvel is really hitting the mark for me right now!
But I’ve also been thinking about another franchise I haven’t visited for awhile: Star Trek. When I heard about the new series Picard, I knew I wanted to watch it, but I wasn’t keen on paying for another streaming service to do so. But now I can watch it on Youtube for about $2 an episode. I can swing that. I loved The Next Generation back in the day, much more than the original Star Trek (although it’s still cool in a campy way), and Picard, Riker, Worf, and Data are a part of my beloved sci-fi memories. So I’ll probably be watching that show during the Disney vacuum once The Book of Boba Fett ends, and I’ll be talking about it here. Can’t wait to see what Jean-Luc has been up to!
That’s it for this week. What’s been entertaining you? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
2 thoughts on “My Entertainment Weekend Update”
Oooh yes you must watch Picard! I love it! I am and always will be a Star Wars fan first and foremost but I like Star Trek too for different reasons. For me, Star Trek is all about discovery and alien races. While Star Wars has these things too, Star Trek feels a lot more focused on political aspects of governance and of course, space travel. There are also some great writers that make up the people behind Star Trek and I’ve been a fan ever since I was introduced to the original TV show lol. So yeah I am super excited for the next season to come (not so far away now).
I am keen for Moon Knight too – I don’t know much about him but the trailer made it look a lot like something I’d enjoy plus Oscar Isaac!! Can’t really go wrong lol.
I wasn’t so pleased with the Eternals however. It got a lot of negative press as well which didn’t help but for me it was more about the story and characters than their super powers. I just didn’t connect with any of them really, not the same way I connect with other superheroes (are they even considered superheroes?).
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I’m 4 episodes into Picard and it’s really good. It’s cool to get back into that world. I don’t know, something about Eternals just makes me love it, lol. I did think it was kind of strange at first, but it quickly grew on me. I’m not sure if you could call them superheroes–most of the time with superheroes, they’re kind of famous, and no one knows who these people are. But I suppose you could call them heroes, since they saved the world and all, lol.
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