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I loved Josh Gad’s Goonies cast reunion, and his Back to the Future reunion was just as much fun!

I always enjoy sampling Robert Myer Burnett’s Robservations show.  Recently he had a terrific in-depth interview with Melinda Snodgrass, a terrific writer who, among other credits, wrote the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “the Measure of a Man”, which is one of the best TNG episodes of all time!

I also really loved Mr. Burnett’s recent lengthy interview with David A. Goodman.  Mr. Goodman is the current head of the Writer’s Guild of America, and as such he has been at the focal point of the WGA’s lengthy conflict with agents in Hollywood.  Mr. Goodman is also a terrific comedy writer.  I first fell in love with his work as the author of “Where No Fan Has Gone Before,” the magnificent Star Trek-focused episode of Futurama.  Mr. Goodman has worked with Seth McFarlane on many projects, including Family Guy and The Orville.  This is a terrific in-depth interview:

Sad news this week: the passing of Jerry Stiller.  Jason Alexander wrote a wonderful piece about his Seinfeld father that is a lovely read.  Meanwhile, enjoy this classic Seinfeld blooper:

Click here for a fascinating, in-depth interview with Chronicle director Josh Trank, exploring what happened after his life exploded following the release of his dismal Fantastic Four film in 2016 (which he claims was taken away from him and re-edited) and his subsequent quitting or being fired from a Star Wars film.

This is a lovely look back at the career of Linda Cardellini.  I first became a fan of hers with her fantastic work as Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks!

Lots of exciting Star Wars news has come out recently!  Hot on the heels of word that Ahsoka Tano will likely appear for the first time in live action on season two of The Mandalorian, played by Rosario Dawson, comes two additional cool announcements.  First, we heard that Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II (and whose voice was dubbed over as his cloned son Boba Fett in the currently-available versions of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), will play Boba Fest in The Mandalorian season two.  Even since Return of the Jedi, Star Wars fans have speculated that Boba might have found some way to escape from the Sarlacc.  It looks like that might finally be confirmed!  (Though Robot Chicken has already established the definitive version of Boba Fett’s final fate.)  Even more exciting to me as a huge fan of the Star Wars animated shows Clone Wars and Rebels comes news that Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff will be reprising her role as Mandalorian Bo Katan!!  Bo Katan is not a name that will mean anything to someone who hasn’t seen the shows.  But if you have you understand that this is HUGE!!  Seeing the Darksaber in the final moments of The Mandalorian season one led me to suspect that the show would be connecting to the many great Mandalorian episodes of Clone Wars and Rebels.  Now that it looks like Ahsoka and Bo Katan will be involved, that seems to be confirmed.  Lots of momentous things happened to those two women in the final episodes of the Clone Wars… I cannot wait to see where The Mandalorian takes their stories next…!

This is funny: the delayed and delayed and then delayed-again New Mutants film (made by Fox but now owned by Disney after the merger) has yet another release date: August 28th.  It’s hard to imagine this is actually going to happen, but I guess we’ll see…

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