Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 20, 2022, or: Baby, It’s Stormy Outside!


Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Friday, May 20, 2022. It’s a dark, stormy, and cool late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74°F (23°C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 90% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 20, 2022, or: Baby, It’s Stormy Outside!”

On Movies & Movie Watching: Happy – and Bittersweet – Anniversary, ‘Star Wars’ Prequels!


On Monday, May 16, 2022, many Facebook groups devoted to Star Wars – including the Non-Toxic Star Wars Fanbase and igrewupstarwars.com – featured a plethora of posts devoted to the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ theatrical release. Today, May 19, 2022, also marks the anniversary of the premiere –Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: Happy – and Bittersweet – Anniversary, ‘Star Wars’ Prequels!”

Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Aurra Sing 6-inch Scale Action Figure


AURRA SING: A feared bounty hunter known for her chalk-white skin and built-in comlink antenna, Aurra Sing was an expert sniper and trained assassin who would work for anyone who paid her.  – Hasbro packaging blurb, Star Wars The Black Series: Aurra Sing  On October 1, 2021, Hasbro released Star Wars The Black Series: Aurra Sing,Continue reading “Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Aurra Sing 6-inch Scale Action Figure”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks 6-inch Scale Action Figure Review


A clumsy, well-meaning Gungan outcast on Naboo, Jar Jar Binks struggled to prove his worth throughout his life. – Character biographical blurb, Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks On January 21, 2021, Hasbro released a new deluxe figure, Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks in the new-style packaging for the 6-inchContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks 6-inch Scale Action Figure Review”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’


On May 4, 1999. Sony Classical released Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Produced by composer-conductor John Williams and mixed by Shawn Murphy, this one-CD album presented an abridged version of Maestro Williams’ fourth Star Wars score and was the first new Star Wars canon soundtrack since 1983’s StarContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’”