Sunday, October 21, 2007

George Lucas announces Star Wars TV spin-off (ripped from The Register)

George Lucas announces Star Wars TV spin-off

No Darth Vaders, however

By Lester Haines More by this author

Published Wednesday 17th October 2007 11:52 GMT

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George Lucas announced yesterday he'd "just begun work" on a live action TV spin-off set in the Star Wars universe, but warned fans not to expect a cathode ray tube outing for Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader.

According to the LA Times, Lucas revealed only that the series would be about the "the life of robots". He said: "The Skywalkers aren't in it, and it's about minor characters. It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It's completely different. But it's a good idea, and it's going to be a lot of fun to do."

Lucas Animation is already hard at work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars - a computer-animated series which the director hopes will "introduce a new era of visuals to weekly episodic television".

Quite how the live action project works out remains to be seen. Producer Rick McCallum said yesterday that they haven't got past the stage of interviewing writers, and the world can only hope that Lucas's assertion that major Star Wars characters will not feature means the chosen pensmiths will not be tempted to resurrect Jar Jar Binks. ®

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cuz'z on the boardwalk

Joey needed to hit a boardwalk, so off to Seaside we went. Tonight Times Square, The village and Chinatown.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ice Cream anyone!!!

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more Waterbury

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Making cider

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Cider Mill and me

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Nothing says Rustic like a broke down wagon

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Thacker Brook Falls

In the city of Waterbury VT heading for a cider mill we saw this and had to stop for pics...
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Moss Glen Falls


This is along the way on Route 100 through the heart of the Green Mountains.
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Hogback Mountain

This is a shot of the valley from Hogback Mountain vistor center high in the Green Mountains. Beauty as far as the eye came see...
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Upper Brattleboro

Came across this lake as we were leaving town. Not as vivid as the reqal thing but just enough for you to get the idea.
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Day One revised

The Latchis Hotel/Theater. A 1920's theater that features two screens and is a historic site being renovated by the proceeds from the Hotel rooms.
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Waterburg VT on a sunny afternoon

Been a busy day. First homemade sauage patties, pancskes with REAL maple syrup. The a cider mill to see apple pressing. Then off to an artist glass blowing and spinning. And now Ben and Jerry's for tour and samples. Heading for Woodstock VT after a last stop at Green Mountain coffee... l8rs

Monday, October 15, 2007

That's not my nose...

A few things that are great about Vermont. Cider, cider and did I mention cider! Woodchucks and Blackthorns... Oh my!

Vermont by the seat of our pants

Complete change of plans! And for the better! We are heading over to route 100 as it runs through the Green Mountains and up to the Ben and Jerry's factory, Green Mountain coffee and a Maple farm. Time to hit the road. Temp outside=42 degrees and only heading up to 54.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happiness is a cellar cold hard cider

We have landed at the latchis and headed next door to the Flat Street Pub for a ploughman's platter and a hog's pudding. Ask me later and I'll tell you.

Day One: In the Great NorthEast

high in the hills of Connecticut with a cool fall temperature of 58, a small boy walks along with a 5 gallon bucket scooping up handfuls of red leaves that have fallen on the ground.  he can't be older then three of four and is dressed in the best of L. L. Bean's best for kids.  A true vision of the traditional Northeasterner.  There is a crisp feeling of fall, the sky was gray, but has turning that crystal blue that only fall can produce.  As the late afternoon comes on, the breeze is picking up and the crispness of a light frost is coming in. 

Today we stated in Granby, Ct and headed to New Hartford, CT for my wife to teach a class.  As soon as she is done we pack up for a 1.5 hour drive and rest for the night in Brattleboro, VT.  My first time in Vermont... there a hard freeze warning is out for the night with the possibility of a frosting of snow in the morning.


Things we are planning to do/visit:

  • Connecticut River Byway
    • (75 miles, 18 cities with a river running along it all)
  • Ben and Jerry Ice cream factory
  • Green Mountain Coffee roastery
  • Green Mountain train (steam locomotives)
  • Fall Festivals (apples and pumpkins)
  • A bed and breakfast that is part a 1930s movie theater)


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