Goodbye Admiral Ackbar

Well it really is sad to hear that Erik Bauersfeld has passed away at the great age of 93. That’s impressive. He’s responsible for delivering my favourite line in Star Wars “It’s a trap!”. I always thought that Admiral Ackbar was a great character, not just for that line of course.

So goodbye Admiral, and goodbye Erik. You will be missed.

Seeing Star Wars The Force Awakens (no spoilers)

Well at last I went to see the new Star Wars film. I went to the iMax at the Science Museum, which is a brilliant place to see the film and a lovely venue all in all.

In some ways I was quite nervous. The original films were a big part of my growing up. The three ‘newer’, or ‘rubbish’ films were such a disappointment that I don’t really count them as Star Wars films at all. So I was worried that it wouldn’t meet expectations. However, it did. I really enjoyed it.

I won’t mention anything about the plot here or give anything away. I think that’s quite an unpleasant thing to do, especially to fans. But it really is a great reboot of the franchise, and a good signal that it’s back on the right track now. I’m glad it’s back.