Apr. 30th, 2014

eldritchhobbit: (Star Wars/Mock)
Right. So the cast of Star Wars VII has been announced. Beyond the welcome familiar faces are some interesting names. I wonder in particular what the presence of Andy Serkis suggests. After all, he's made himself synonymous with pioneering CGI-assisted performances.

We also know the following:
* Several names were conspicuously absent from the announced list.
* The Expanded Universe has been Jossed. (TBH, we've known that was coming for some time.) The existing (now non-canonical) EU stories will be labeled "Legends."
* More casting news is to come.

Your thoughts on the news?

To quote Wash from Serenity, "Do we care? Are we caring about that?"

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Some reactions:
* From DenofGeek: "Some Thoughts on the Star Wars Episode VII Casting."
* From EW: "22 Immediate Reactions to the Star Wars Casting Announcement."
* From HitFix: "Gender Politics and the Casting of Star Wars."
* from io9: "Hey Star Wars - Where the Hell Are the Women?"
eldritchhobbit: (SF/Cosmic puppets)
Just a quick note to say my latest unabridged narration for StarShipSofa, which is of the wonderful short story "Number 73 Glad Avenue" by Suzanne J. Willis, is now available to stream or download on episode no. 335 of the podcast here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of links to my unabridged dramatic readings is here.)

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