Scribes of a Star Wars fan!

By John Hood

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#37・

Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #37

I've written about my life-changing brain injury, at the age of 5, previously. So, perhaps it's worth repeating on the 45th anniversary.From a primary school teacher's alleged failure in duty of care (despite witnessing the classroom incident) and dad carryin…

 
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Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #36

It's the autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere, heralding the arrival of my favourite season. To celebrate, I'll be listening to Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (1978) on Apple Music!Refurbished a family friend's laptop (supplanted b…

 
#35・

Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #35

The cost of living crisis will be on everyone's mind during the last bank holiday weekend (in most places) before Christmas.However, Nick Smith and I will continue to endeavour to bring a little light into the geek galaxy as summer turns to autumn/fall in the…

 
#34・

Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #34

Dad celebrated his 80th birthday this July! It was a time to reflect on how fortunate we are, and I recorded (on iPhone) our family singing happy birthday during Sunday lunch. You can view the video on Instagram. Whilst mum may have passed away over 15 years …

 
#33・

Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #33

Paramount+ has launched in the UK and Ireland. For that reason, this month's issue has a focus on all things Star Trek! Nick Smith explores Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and I've looked at Paramount+ to see whether or not it's worth subscribing to at launch?…

 
#32・

Scribes of a Star Wars fan! - Issue #32

45 years ago today, Star Wars was released in America. George Lucas' space opera would change moviemaking forever. Like many in the UK, I didn't see Star Wars until 1978 and not before life took a traumatic, life-changing, twist.Therefore, I've included my St…

 
#31・

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…

 
#30・

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…

 
#29・

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…

 
#28・

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…

 
#27・

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…

 
#26・

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 …

 
#25・

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…

 
#24・

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!

 
#23・

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…

 
#22・

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…

 
#21・

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…

 
#19・

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…

 
#18・

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 …