Last year we started watching Star Wars with the kiddos. The OT, the PT, all seasons of the Clone Wars, all seasons of Rebels, both seasons of the Mandalorian. Eventually we finished everything, and my oldest says “But Dad… what about Rey?”
It’s not that I hate the ST. They’re fine, there’s some stuff there I enjoy… I actually like The Last Jedi the most of all three because it’s the one movie that tried to stand on its own, and not regurgitate the OT. It didn’t succeed in 100% of the things it attempted, but I give it credit for trying.
All in all, though, they’re not movies that I get excited about watching. TROS especially… I’d only seen it the once. I walked out of the theater and said to my wife “I don’t think I will ever feel the need to watch that again for the rest of my life.” I’m not looking down on anyone that liked the movie, I’m just saying it didn’t really land for me.
But it’s still Star Wars, and the kiddos wanted to see everything. And there’s nothing I won’t do for them. Now I’ve seen TROS twice. We’re done having kids, so thankfully I should never have to watch it again.
In other news, the past few months I’ve been working on a fun series of Console War Art Prints. We are now on the ninth generation of video game consoles, and I thought it would be fun to go through and imagine what each generation of the war would look like through the years. Sort of documenting the history of consoles, through the lens of my anthropomorphized game systems.
Wave one will go up for preorder on Wednesday, and features the first three prints (generations) in the series. I wanted to group them together because it helps save on shipping. The prints will be 17×11, big enough to enjoy the art, but not so big you couldn’t decorate your gaming room with a few of them (*nudge nudge*). The prints will be $10 a piece, or $25 for the set of three. All pre-ordered prints will be hand-signed by me.
Generation 1: Atari Pong vs Magnavox Odyssey vs Nintendo Color TV-Game 6
Generation 2: Atari 2600 vs ColecoVision vs Intellivision
Generation 3: Nintendo Entertainment System vs Sega Master System vs Atari 7800