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Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed Space Mountain feels forced – CNET – CNET

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

I’m hurtling upside down through the dark while a fighter pilot jabbers incomprehensible French words in my ear. Out of the corner of my eye, a Star Wars TIE fighter screams past, pursued by an X-Wing. I’m not in a galaxy far, far away, but at Disneyland Paris riding the Hyperspace Mountain roller coaster. Opened in May after a four-month refurbishment, Hyperspace Mountain rebrands the park’s version of the famed…

In a Strategic Shift, Mattel Embraces Open Innovation – Inc.com

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Calling all product developers, designers, engineers, inventors, artists, makers, tinkerers, and DIY enthusiasts! I have great news for you. The toy company Mattel is now accepting your ideas for new products online. Until recently, submitting an idea to Mattel was a challenge for most of us. You had to have a toy broker represent you or have successfully established yourself as a professional inventor. No more! In a marked shift,…

Star Wars: Check Out The Original Designs For Empire Strikes Back Logo – Comicbook.com

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

It’s hard to imagine the Star Wars logos looking any different. The fat font of the saga’s lettering has since become iconic, gracing the opening crawl to almost every entry and being utilized on the cover of every piece of box art. But when the series was still fairly new, it almost underwent significant changes for its second entry. Ralph McQuarrie brainstormed a few different…

Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed Space Mountain feels forced – CNET

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

I’m hurtling upside down through the dark while a fighter pilot jabbers incomprehensible French words in my ear. Out of the corner of my eye, a Star Wars TIE fighter screams past, pursued by an X-Wing. I’m not in a galaxy far, far away, but at Disneyland Paris riding the Hyperspace Mountain roller coaster. Opened in May after a four-month refurbishment, Hyperspace Mountain rebrands the park’s version of the famed…

New Disclosure States Trump Retains $1.4 Billion in Worldwide Assets – Vanity Fair

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

On Friday, the Office of Government Ethics posted a disclosure from Donald Trump stating that the President’s assets are worth around $1.4 billion from his various real estate ventures and foreign deals worldwide. It’s hard to tell, but this is not so different from the report he filed May of last year, which stated that he was worth $1.5 billion. He has still not released his tax returns. According to…

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Spotted On Google Earth – Comicbook.com

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

It’s safe to say that few sci-fi vehicles are quite as iconic as the Millennium Falcon. The Star Wars spaceship – piloted by Han Solo, and most recently by Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – has been a favorite of audiences since it first appeared in A New Hope. And now, fans can see it from a whole new angle. JediNewsUK recently discovered that…

Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed Space Mountain feels forced – CNET

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I’m hurtling upside down through the dark while a fighter pilot jabbers incomprehensible French words in my ear. Out of the corner of my eye, a Star Wars TIE fighter screams past, pursued by an X-Wing. I’m not in a galaxy far, far away, but at Disneyland Paris riding the Hyperspace Mountain roller coaster. Opened in May after a four-month refurbishment, Hyperspace Mountain rebrands the park’s version of the famed…

Portal Looks Great As A Lego Diorama – Kotaku

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Image credit: Anthony Wilson Look at that orange hole in the wall! adBrickBuilder, who goes by Anthony Wilson on Flickr (where you can see other Lego creations), posted their latest project to Reddit. One commenter pointed out that this wasn’t the “correct solve” solve for the puzzle at hand, but it looks sleek and rad nonetheless. Just look at all the flame pieces attached to little wall and floor handles….

Boy finds loaded gun in toy box – WPEC

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

‘Star Wars’: Will Colin Trevorrow Be a Force for Good After ‘The Book of Henry’? – Variety

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

A couple of nights ago, when I emerged from “The Book of Henry,” the rather ludicrous turkey that opened the Los Angeles Film Festival (full disclosure: I saw it at a screening room in New York), I knew that its director, Colin Trevorrow, had been chosen to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX,” but my instinct was to give him a pass. I knew that the “Star Wars” assignment had nothing…

Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed Space Mountain feels forced – CNET

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I’m hurtling upside down through the dark while a fighter pilot jabbers incomprehensible French words in my ear. Out of the corner of my eye, a Star Wars TIE fighter screams past, pursued by an X-Wing. I’m not in a galaxy far, far away, but at Disneyland Paris riding the Hyperspace Mountain roller coaster. Opened in May after a four-month refurbishment, Hyperspace Mountain rebrands the park’s version of the famed…

‘Star Wars’: Will Colin Trevorrow Be a Force for Good After ‘The Book of Henry’? – Variety

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

A couple of nights ago, when I emerged from “The Book of Henry,” the rather ludicrous turkey that opened the Los Angeles Film Festival (full disclosure: I saw it at a screening room in New York), I knew that its director, Colin Trevorrow, had been chosen to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX,” but my instinct was to give him a pass. I knew that the “Star Wars” assignment had nothing…

Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed Space Mountain feels forced – CNET

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I’m hurtling upside down through the dark while a fighter pilot jabbers incomprehensible French words in my ear. Out of the corner of my eye, a Star Wars TIE fighter screams past, pursued by an X-Wing. I’m not in a galaxy far, far away, but at Disneyland Paris riding the Hyperspace Mountain roller coaster. Opened in May after a four-month refurbishment, Hyperspace Mountain rebrands the park’s version of the famed…

‘Star Wars’: Will Colin Trevorrow Be a Force for Good After ‘The Book of Henry’? – Variety

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

A couple of nights ago, when I emerged from “The Book of Henry,” the rather ludicrous turkey that opened the Los Angeles Film Festival (full disclosure: I saw it at a screening room in New York), I knew that its director, Colin Trevorrow, had been chosen to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX,” but my instinct was to give him a pass. I knew that the “Star Wars” assignment had nothing…

Marvel canceled Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther comics. The problem goes beyond Marvel. – Vox

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

The comic book industry doesn’t care if you’re a New York Times best-selling author or the winner of a National Book Award — it has no problem canceling books, even great ones, even ones featuring Black Panther, the star of Marvel’s next big movie after Thor: Ragnarok. New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay confirmed on Twitter this week that Marvel has canceled Black Panther: World of Wakanda, after publishing…

Kings Fair continues to delight – Hanford Sentinel

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

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‘Star Wars’ Icon Carrie Fisher Died of Sleep Apnea, Other Factors: Coroner – NBC Southern California

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said Friday. The coroner’s report also said Fisher, who died Dec. 27 at age 60, suffered from heart disease and other conditions related to drug use. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which one have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths in one’s sleep, according to the…

‘Star Wars’ Icon Carrie Fisher Died of Sleep Apnea, Other Factors: Coroner – NBC Southern California

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said Friday. The coroner’s report also said Fisher, who died Dec. 27 at age 60, suffered from heart disease and other conditions related to drug use. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which one have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths in one’s sleep, according to the…

Marvel canceled Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther comics. The problem goes beyond Marvel. – Vox

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

The comic book industry doesn’t care if you’re a New York Times best-selling author or the winner of a National Book Award — it has no problem canceling books, even great ones, even ones featuring Black Panther, the star of Marvel’s next big movie after Thor: Ragnarok. New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay confirmed on Twitter this week that Marvel has canceled Black Panther: World of Wakanda, after publishing…