Scribes of a Star Wars fan!

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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #31

Back from a much-needed family holiday (belated 50th birthday celebration) in the Peak District, which was almost scuppered at the eleventh hour by COVID-19! Haven't been this far north since 2016.The Peak District has evoked cherished childhood memories of v…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #30

2 years ago, the UK went into lockdown for the first time with a new normal in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19). Like many, I’ve lost family and friends during the ongoing pandemic, attended funeral services online and helped elderly and clinically vulnerab…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #29

February is the shortest month and this newsletter - refreshingly old school in an era of information overload - celebrates its first anniversary. However, a barrage of Atlantic storms, battering the UK, has seemingly sped things up! I hope everyone is stayin…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #28

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes (via card, iMessage and social media), gifts and helped raise money for this year's nominated charity - Emilia Clarke's (Game of Thrones) SameYou.I was lucky enough to celebrate this milestone with…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #27

A belated happy new year! Let's hope it's a good one for everyone.2022 began with Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Day of the Daleks), which Nick Smith reviewed following the Flux. Boba Fett made his comeback during Betwi…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #26

A bonus holiday special! I couldn't mark the festive season without a trip back to Christmas 1981 when the finale of Blake's 7 traumatised a generation of children (myself included)!The next issue will be in 2022. So, may I wish you all a safe holiday season …

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #25

This is the final issue of 2021! Thank you for coming along on this impromptu ride, and I hope it may have brought some cheer during another difficult year for so many.Nick Smith looks back at Doctor Who: Flux and its implications for the long-running BBC sci…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #24

The LEGO Advent Calendar has become a highlight of the holiday season, and I thought you might like to follow my LEGO Star Wars advent adventure on Instagram!

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #23

I hope all my US-based readers had a great Thanksgiving AKA Turkey Day and were able to spend time with loved ones before braving Black Friday!Am writing this as storm Arwen (fellow The Lord of the Rings fans at the Met Office) hits the UK for the next 24 hou…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #22

On this day in 1984, The Box of Delights began on Children's BBC and quickly established itself as a festive family favourite. So, it only seemed apt to dedicate an issue to this magical live-action adaptation of John Masefield's fantasy book starring Patrick…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #21

40 years ago, The Five Faces of Doctor Who began on a chilly November night! Nick Smith takes a look back at the fabled retrospective season in an era before BritBox...

 
#20・

Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #20

A real-life story of childhood regeneration...With the return of Doctor Who this Halloween I underwent a form of regeneration, myself, after waking from a coma in a children's hospital. The blonde-haired boy was now brunette (once my hair grew back and covere…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #19

October is almost over but not before Doctor Who returns to BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC America this Halloween! Amongst this month's highlights (hopefully). There's the latest timey-wimey coverage, 25 years of Tomb Raider and a DC FanDome deep dive with Nick…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #18

September sees the arrival of my favourite season of all! The autumn/fall, in the northern hemisphere, heralds darker days and a sci-fi smorgasbord ushering in the holiday season.This year marks the 40th anniversary of Blake's 7's ending, which traumatised a …

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #17

How is it August already? Restaurants will be advertising festive bookings next! Oh, wait.This month, my mum would have celebrated her 80th birthday, and it's not been easy. However, dad and I have reflected on cherished memories as we've ambled around family…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #16

The start of the second half of the year witnessed dad celebrate his 79th birthday with a surprise visit from family. All very emotional, as you would expect during a pandemic.Following my second jab (fast-tracked by friendly NHS staff), I took an impromptu t…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #15

The month of June has a xenomorph theme, and 'the man in the hat' celebrates his 40th anniversary as filming begins on the fifth Indiana Jones instalment for Disney!Inexplicably, Raiders of the Lost Ark passed me by at the time of its original release. Instea…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #14

Apple's M1 silicon is a revelation taking all things ‘snappier’ to the nth degree, the edge-to-edge screen is stunning, and Face ID is something out of Stark Industries.Hopefully, the Cupertino-based tech titan will announce professional apps for the M1-power…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #13

It seems like only yesterday I ventured into WHSmith and bought a copy, before reading the opening chapter as I listened to John Williams conducts the Star Wars trilogy on a shiny Sony Super Walkman in a pre-iPhone world.Timothy Zahn's best-selling novel ushe…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #12

Star Wars: The Bad Batch begins on 4th May on Disney+. Expect plenty of coverage of the latest animated spin-off series over the coming weeks on the blog.Apple's Spring Loaded event ushered in AirTags (on order), an iMac redesign (white bezels for nostalgic f…