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April 3rd, 2020

Hi out there!  I hope you’re all doing OK and staying healthy.  As always, I appreciate your taking the time to read my site!

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OK, onwards.  There’s not a whole heck of a lot of news out there in movie and TV land these days.  Like the rest of the world, Hollywood is pretty much shut down.  However, there are a few fun tidbits that I can share today.

Let’s start with this: Nick Frost & Simon Pegg have given their classic “what’s the plan?” scene from Shaun of the Dead a Coronavirus update, and it’s hilarious.  Check out the new scene and the 2020 version here.

This is very cool: Rosario Dawson has apparently been cast as Ahsoka Tano for season two of The Mandalorian!  Ahsoka is a fantastic character from the animated Clone Wars series, as well as Star Wars: Rebels.  It’s super-exciting to think we might get to see the character in live-action for the first time!  Rosario Dawson is a terrific actress and a great choice to play her.  Though I do feel bit sad that Actress Ashley Eckstein, who has voiced Ahsoka for so many years, won’t get to play her in live-action.  (Click here for Ms. Eckstein’s comments on these latest developments for Ahsoka.)

Speaking of Ahsoka and Star Wars: Clone Wars, I’m super-excited that the show has returned from the dead for a new run of twelve final episodes.  Want to catch up on this great Star Wars animated series, but you don’t know where to begin?  Here’s a list of great episodes and story-arcs to help!

In other Star Wars news, the saga has been released on 4k, and Bill Hunt from The Digital Bits has reviewed every single new 4k release.  It’s a deep dive, but a great read if you’re interested in this new release.

I was sorry to read of the passing of Albert Uderzo, the co-creator of the magnificent French comic book series, Asterix!  I loved the Asterix books as a kid, and it makes me so happy that my daughters are hooked on Asterix now…!

On the other end of the spectrum, this made me smile: the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation re-united on-line for Marina Sirtis’ birthday.

Let’s end with this: John Krasinski’s wonderful, homemade #SomeGoodNews show:

Stay healthy, everyone!  I’ll see you back here on Monday with new reviews…!

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