The Falcon

I managed to find my copy of this book yesterday.

I searched for it mainly because of a two-page spread that was being shared around social media on Monday.

The configuration in the left column, center row looks like the ship we see in the Solo trailer.

In the book, the Falcon was named Stellar Envoy when it was seen in Revenge of the Sith.

It will be interesting to see how they go about explaining whether or not this is still true, and how the Falcon eventually looks the way that we’re all familiar with from the Original Trilogy.

Again, I may be a little excited about this upcoming movie.

Solo

June 1977: After I had seen Star Wars for the first time, and before I would ever know what kind of impact it would have on me, all I knew was that I wanted to be Han Solo.

About a year or so later, Star Wars books started to appear, and among them was Han Solo at Star’s End, the first of the original Han Solo Trilogy, by the late Brian Daley.

Since then, I had always imagined that they would make a movie about Han Solo and his early adventures.

Flash forward almost 40 years:

Anyone who says that no one wanted this movie made has never met me.  This, and the Jawas film/TV series, are two things that I’ve wanted from Star Wars since first seeing it when I was 10 years old.

I sound biased, but this could be the best Star Wars film since Rogue One.

You might say I’m more than a little excited about it.

Pilot

At the last moment I changed my mind again and decided to pledge for my name on an aircraft card in Corsair Leader.

I posted a question to Facebook, asking what would be a good callsign for a World War II F4F Wildcat pilot.

There were a few good suggestions, but I wanted to have some connection to my own Filipino heritage, so when someone suggested ‘Bailout’, I came up with… ‘Balut’.

Chris ‘Balut’ Saguisag, F4F Wildcat pilot, reporting for duty!

Funded

So happy that this game got funded, and that the backers were able to knock down some great, nay, awesome stretch goals at the end, including this one:

I was one of a bunch of folks who requested this particular stretch goal.

The last stretch goal (for $105K) gave us P-40 Warhawks to use in the game.  Which of course remind me of John Belushi in the movie 1941.

Looking forward to receiving this game in July.

“Sayonara, sucker!”