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Sustaining Balance

Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry, Jr. is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The organization is the single center responsible for total life cycle management covering all aircraft, engines, munitions and electronic systems. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. var player = new Vimeo.Player($('#a...
Tags: Boston, Military, Delta, Air Force, Einstein, Amara, U S Air Force, McMurray, Kessel, James Richardson, Kessel Run, McMurry, CBM, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, United States Department of Defense


Theme Park Bits: Zootopia Land, Jurassic World’s Roller-Coaster Layout and More

In this week’s edition: Zootopia is expanding to Shanghai Disneyland. The Jurassic World roller-coaster track layout may have been revealed. The Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction might have a single-rider line. Disney’s Riviera Resort is open for reservations. And more! The biggest news this week in the world of theme parks is that one of Disney’s recent animated hits is going to get its own section in one of the company’s parks. Can you believe that it’s been nearly three years...
Tags: Japan, Movies, China, Disney, Spain, United States, Conan, Theme Parks, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Orlando, Universal Studios, Triton, Pepe, Anaheim


The Star Wars News Roundup for January 11, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of January 11, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars†news from the week of January 11, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars†fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, England, TV, Movies, Disney, Mark Hamill, Winnie, Luke Skywalker, Matthew Wood, Jim Cummings, Kessel Run, Kaz, The Star Wars News Roundup, Chewie, Kieron Gillen


Star Wars Bits: The Return of Jyn Erso, the Episode IX Rumors Begin, and Mark Hamill Protects Us From Lightsaber Fraud

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Felicity Jones teases the potential return of Jyn Erso You can finally own an officially licensed Aurebesh keyboard The Episode IX rumor mill has begun… is that a new title we smell? One of Luke Skywalker’s original lightsabers is going up for auction And much more… Jyn Erso is one of many new additions to Star Wars canon and the strong willed Rebel leader has quickly become a beloved character in the galaxy. Though we only got to see her in the last few ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Syfy, Chicago, Sequels, Reddit, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Hot Toys, Ilm, Jones, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Palpatine, Hamill


Out of the Box

Dr. Richard Joseph, chief scientist of the Air Force, believes “failures have their seeds planted in success.” Bureaucracies within the Air Force perpetuate what works. Yet, they often cling to ideas, systems or methods beyond the point of effectiveness – producing failure from that success. They also tend to eliminate ideas and people that challenge the existing paradigm in order to protect what has worked in the past. Now, the Air Force is identifying “out of the box” thinkers and removing the...
Tags: Military, Air Force, Kessel Run, Richard Joseph, Andrew Arthur Breese, Richard J Joseph, AFWERX


Changing The Story

In October 2016, Dr. Eric Schmidt, then the Executive Director of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company, and chairman of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB), independent technology and capability advisors to the Secretary of Defense, were touring the Combat Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. ...
Tags: Isis, Congress, Nsa, Boston, Iraq, Defense, San Francisco, Qatar, Military, Silicon Valley, John, Opsec, Air Force, Eric Schmidt, Henry Ford, Pivotal


The Morning Watch: The Kessel Run Monster in ‘Solo’, Directing Fear in ‘Haunting of Hill House’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch a featurette diving into the creation of the monster from the Kessel Run in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, filmmaker Mike Flanagan talk about directing fear in Netflix’s new series The Haunting of Hill...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Lucasfilm, Abc News, Solo, Flanagan, Sissy Spacek, Kessel, Hill House, Kessel Run, Mike Flanagan, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, The Haunting of Hill House, The Morning Watch, Solo: A Star Wars Story


How the Finer Parts of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Were Influenced by a Sci-Fi Short Film

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired or in this case help us better understand George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: The Leviathan ) Ruairí Robinson isn’t a filmmaker that’s a household name, but maybe he should be. He’s an Academy Award nominated Irish filmmaker known for his science fiction shorts. He was nominated in 2002 in the Best Short Film, Animated category with the film Fifty Percent Gre...
Tags: Google, Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Han Solo, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Ilm, Falcon, Solo, Grey, Herman Melville


How the Finer Parts of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Were Influenced by an Oscar-Nominated Sci-Fi Short

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired or in this case help us better understand George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: The Leviathan ) Ruairí Robinson isn’t a filmmaker that’s a household name, but maybe he should be. He’s an Academy Award nominated Irish filmmaker known for his science fiction shorts. He was nominated in 2002 in the Best Short Film, Animated category with the film Fifty Percent Gre...
Tags: Google, Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Han Solo, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Ilm, Falcon, Solo, Grey, Herman Melville


‘Solo’ Facts Revealed By Co-Writer Jonathan Kasdan, Plus Concept Art Reveals Ewok Cameo and More

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on digital, with the Blu-ray following soon. There’s no directors commentary track included with the release, so co-writer Jonathan Kasdan took the time to drop some Solo facts about the making of the film. While a commentary would’ve been great, this is the next best thing. In addition to that, some new Solo concept art reveals the film almost had an Ewok cameo, and more. A good commentary track on a movie can be like a mini-film school. You can lear...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, London, Movies, Instagram, Sci-fi, Atlanta, Atlantic, Sequels, Bradford, David Bowie, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Han Solo, Michigan, Leo, Kubrick


Star Wars Bits: The Last Jedi Debate Hits SDCC, The Internet Reacts to Leia in Episode IX, and The Star Wars Show Hits 100

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: You can finally own your own Star Destroyer Mark Hamill reacts to Carrie Fisher’s return to the galaxy far far away Dave Filoni reveals why the Death Star was never in Rebels More news about Star Wars Resistance And much more! There has been a lot of debate about The Last Jedi, but at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con a brave panel of people decided to take the debate to the fans… and it was surprisingly civil! From The Last Jedi lovers to those who would ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, China, Sci-fi, Disney, Bloomberg, Carrie Fisher, San Diego, Death Star, Lucasfilm, Yen, Ben Schwartz, James Corden, Mark Hamill, Leia, Parks


The Star Wars News Roundup for June 15, 2018

Star Wars news for the week of June 15, 2018 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of June 15, 2018 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let’s get to it! Solo: A Star Wars Story News and Rumors 12 scrapped ideas from Solo: A Star Wars ...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Comics, Games, TV, Hollywood, Movies, James Cameron, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Alexa, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Padawan


Solo and Assorted Star Wars Thoughts

I'm late to the party I guess, but here are some assorted thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story and more general Star Wars musings. Solo is fine. We're fine. We're all fine here, now, thank you. How are you? It's a movie that doesn't need to exist and maybe Star Wars should be more than just fine, but that's where we're at. Even the stuff I don't like is mostly fine. When Solo was announced, the general consensus was that it was a pretty dumb idea and that no one really cared about it, but then ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Fox, Wings, Ford, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Harrison Ford, Laura Dern, Johnson, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Leia, Qi, Lucas, Miller


Star Wars Battlefront II: Han Solo Season DLC Trailer Released!

Star Wars Battlefront II: Han Solo Season DLC trailer released! He’s a gambler, a driver, a flyer — and an unexpected hero in the making. It’s time for young Han Solo to enter Star Wars Battlefront II: The Han Solo Season, with content inspired by Solo: A Star Wars Story. Previously this season, players ventured back to Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, introduced new ways to play the game, and explored the iconic friendships and rivalries of Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon crew. Starting on Jun...
Tags: Games, Movies, Video Games, Dlc, Chewbacca, Lando, Kessel, Galactic Empire, Kessel Run, Lando Calrissian, Video Game Trailers, EA Play, Star Wars Battlefront Ii, The Han Solo Season, Kessel Run Check


Actually, Solo is good

Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest Star Wars feature film and Disney's fourth, offers something new even as it stays connected to the old. I have a few gripes, but Solo is a nice side chapter to the ongoing Star Wars mythos. Set roughly a decade before A New Hope, the original Star Wars film, Solo chronicles the journey of a 20-something Han Solo from an orphan looking for a brighter future to the swaggering but lovable scoundrel originally portrayed by Harrison Ford. Standard backstory fare ...
Tags: Reviews, Star Wars, Post, Movies, News, Disney, Ford, Woody Harrelson, Harrison Ford, Jon Favreau, Billy Dee Williams, Paul Davis, Lando, Clark, Beckett, Darth Maul


The Falcon of the Millennium! A 2,800hp, Twin-Turbo Show Stopper

Achieving the perfect mixture of show-stopping craftsmanship and incredible performance is a rare thing.,Generally you get one or the other in a custom built vehicle, but this 1964 Ford Falcon, built by US12 Speed and Custom for owner Henry Braddock III, elegantly combines equal parts of beauty and beast. In order to properly explain why this extraordinary car exists, we need to take a look back to what inspired Henry to have it built and how it came to be in the first place. This thing look...
Tags: Featured, EFI, Ford, Connecticut, Chevy, Barry, Falcon, Billy, Wilson, Henry, Ford Falcon, Custom, South Bend Indiana, FTI, Vaughn, Brannan


One Solo Writer Was Not Pumped About Doing The Kessel Run

Solo: A Star Wars Story finally showed the Kessel Run, but co-writer Jon Kasdan initially wasn't enthusiastic about depicting this event.
Tags: Religion, Kessel Run, Jon Kasdan


The Echoes of ‘Solo’: How the New ‘Star Wars’ Story Reflects Other Films in the Saga

One of the things Star Wars does better than almost every franchise is using new installments to add meaning to the previous entries in the saga. When Darth Vader uttered those infamous words, “No. I am your father,” Star Wars fans were sent reeling, going back to watch A New Hope to add that new revelation to their understanding of every scene. Was Obi-Wan lying in his hovel about Anakin? Was Vader lying in Empire? Had Uncle Owen told the truth and Vader had really been a navigator on a spice ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Leia, Qi, Luke Skywalker, Lando, Beckett, Owen, Skywalker, Han, Anakin, Obi Wan Kenobi


Harrison Ford Didn’t Care About ‘Star Wars’ – And That’s Why His Han Solo Was So Magical

Han Solo is the best human character in the Star Wars cinematic franchise, as played by someone who didn’t seem to care much about the vagaries of the series. This is the inherent paradox of the character brought to life by Harrison Ford, in a genuinely star-making performance. Before Star Wars, Ford had appeared in a few films, including The Conversation and American Graffiti. However, Han Solo was his breakout role and was at his best in the first film, even if Ford couldn’t have cared less a...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Sci-fi, Features, Ford, Sequels, Conan, Han Solo, Harrison-Ford, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Leia, Lucas, Chewbacca, Billy Dee Williams, Conan O'brien


Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan on Writing Han Solo’s Origin and Figuring Out the Kessel Run [Interview]

A couple weeks ago, I sat down with screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I learned how this movie started as a germ of an idea from George Lucas and we talked about how some of the deeper cut references and easter eggs were developed, their approach to these characters, and how they came to design the infamous Kessel Run. The interview is mostly spoiler-free, so feel free to dig in. *** Peter: Hello. Jonathan: Slashfilm? Really nice to fina...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Netflix, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Casablanca, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Mcqueen, Lando, Peter, George, Lawrence


Review: A week in an Audi R8 Spyder, an everyday supercar

It’s the sounds. The wisps and growls and gargles. Hit the red Start Engine button on the steering wheel and the world wakes up to the sounds of rumbling V10. The Audi R8 Spyder is a marvelous cup of coffee and a great way to start the day. What’s more, after a week as treating this red R8 as my daily driver, I can plainly state the supercar is surprisingly easy to live with as long as some concessions are made. Sometimes, when slogging through a daily routine, it’s easy to forget you’re d...
Tags: Travel, TC, Tesla, Automotive, Porsche, Transport, Firewall, Michigan, Race Car, Audi, Sports Cars, Driver, Detroit, Supercar, Tesla Model S, Traverse City


How Disney’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ needs to appeal to different generations with different expectations

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters Memorial Day weekend, and this fourth feature to come out since Disney’s $4.06 billion purchase of George Lucas’ pop culture empire may have more to prove than the preceding megahits “The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One” and “The Last Jedi.” Warren Jaycox, owner of Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys, holds one of the new Star Wars comics, which is being launched in conjunction with the release of the latest Star Wars movie, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (Photo by David...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Davis, Hasbro, Phil Lord, Deadpool, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Paul Walker


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: A Highly Entertaining Adventure That’s Not Really About Anything

After a troubled production, Solo: A Star Wars Story is here. The good news: the behind-the-scenes woes weren’t enough to sink the film and create a mess. The bad news: that doesn’t necessarily mean everything in Solo runs as smoothly as it should. At the center of Solo is a question: what do we want the Star Wars Story films to be? Do we want them to be big, bold space adventures with something on their minds? Or do we want them to be amusing, escapist entertainment we can ...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Movies, Sci-fi, Movie Reviews, Sequels, Clarke, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Ron-Howard, Paul Bettany, Qi, Emilia Clarke, Lando, Beckett, Donald Glover, Glover


100 First Words For Little Geeks

Sure, your little one is clearly a genius, but can she make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? Nerdy parents will be delighted by this clever pop culture board book. It's a baby's first introduction to STEM words (Pi, Gigawatt), movie references (Kryptonite, Holy Grail), and all manner of fandoms (Tribble, Second Breakfast). Would you be satisfied if your child grew up just babbling mundane words like "apple" and "cat"? Inconceivable! Made in China.
Tags: Shopping, Kessel Run, Tribble


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Supercut Smuggles All the Footage Released So Far

With just a little over a month to go before Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, we’ve gotten a couple trailers, a few TV spots and a slew of merchandise showing us what we can expect from the origin story of one of the galaxy’s most cunning smugglers. Of course, the movie has to overcome the hurdle of not starring a young Harrison Ford and instead putting Hail Caesar star Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role. So far the footage from Solo: A Star Wars Story has been mostly impressive. While the...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Movie Trailers, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Ron-Howard, Solo, Chewbacca, Hail Caesar, Donald Glover, Kessel Run, Lando Calrissian, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Alden-Ehrenreich


The best details from the new 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer, from Donald Glover to a sarcastic new droid

A new full-length trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" dropped Sunday night, and it features plenty of new footage. The trailer shows more of Alden Ehrenreich as the title character, a young Han Solo — a character made famous in the original "Star Wars" trilogy by Harrison Ford. It also gives us more of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian (who steals the show), and a better glimpse at the worlds and action audiences will witness during the movie (the Kessel Run, perhaps?). Also, there's probably...
Tags: Trends, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Paul Bettany, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Glover, ESPN Films, Kessel Run, Lando Calrissian, Alden Ehrenreich, Qi Ra


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer: The Journey of an Unlikely Hero Begins

Though Han Solo may have perished at the hands of his son in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that’s not stopping Lucasfilm from bringing the character back to the big screen to tell the story of how the scoundrel came to be one of the most notorious smuggler’s in the galaxy. A new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer has arrived ahead of the film’s forthcoming debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and it shows off tons of new footage from the origin story that stars Alden Ehrenreich in the role originate...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Millennium Falcon, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Movie Trailers, Harrison Ford, Cannes film festival, Lucasfilm, Ron-Howard, Rian Johnson, Emilia Clarke, Chewbacca, Val, Donald Glover


And… it’s the Millennium… Hawk, um… Falcon!

The hawk on the Washington National Cathedral started tweeting even before she had a name, much less a handle, as the Washington Post notes…   This red-tailed hawk seems to have made a home atop the Central Tower of @WNCathedral. Help us find a name! pic.twitter.com/ZNxUfPwcCD — National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) February 12, 2018 Hi! I don’t care what your name is, but can you tell your friends down here at the @USDA to please stop mobbing me? pic.twitter.com/3fTJU7Jx0C — USDA Snowy Owls (@...
Tags: Washington Post, Religion, Usda, Darth Vader, U S Department of Agriculture, Kessel Run, Washington National Cathedral, The Lead, Cara Modisett, Wookieepedia, Han Solo Harrison Ford, Featured Story, Central Tower, Deacon Bishop, Eckstrom When, Wookieepedia Like


More Evidence Solo: A Star Wars Story Will Feature The Kessel Run

Han Solo bragged about making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, and now there's more proof we'll see that event in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Tags: Religion, Kessel Run


‘Solo’ Toys Give Us Another Look at the New ‘Star Wars’ Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story is no longer holding anything back. The marketing blitz is in full effect for the new Star Wars film, and some new toys give us yet another look at the characters. Below, check out new toys, including Han, Qi’ra, an Imperial Range Trooper, and your new boyfriend Lando. Plus: get a look at the gigantic Lego Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set. It’s amusing to think that, just a few weeks ago, information and marketing material related to Solo: A Star Wars Story was nowher...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Lego, Sequels, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Tom Hardy, Qi, Emilia Clarke, Cool Stuff, Chewbacca, Lando, Donald Glover, Han