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Remembering Mr. Spock

The past week has been kind of hectic, between starting a new job, celebrating a birthday and keeping up with other responsibilities. But I didn’t want to overlook the passing of Leonard Nimoy, known to many as Star Trek’s Mister Spock, some as Galvatron (and a host of other roles in a career that began in 1951.)

I grew up as a Star Wars fan, but with no new movies coming out after 1983 I was willing to give the Enterprise crew a chance when they undertook “The Search for Spock” in 1984. At the time, I didn’t really have a clue who Spock was and I remember being much more impressed by the Klingons.

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A few thoughts about Star Wars #2 (spoilers)

I think I loved the second issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars series more than the first.

We start out with the first real face-to-face meeting between Luke and Vader, and Vader is clearly not impressed.


And that feels right – Luke had a few minutes of lightsaber training with Obi-Wan on the Millenium Falcon, and whatever he managed to figure out on his own after the Battle of Yavin. It’s more remarkable that he hasn’t accidentally cut something important off than it is that he’s completely useless against someone who really knows how to use the Force.

It will be interesting to watch Luke develop even the minimal Jedi skills he possesses at the beginning of the Empire Strikes Back with no teacher to rely on.

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