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ALLEGIANCE by Timothy Zahn. A spot of Star Wars, set between Episodes IV and V. Entertaining fun, though felt like generic space opera with added insistence on all the make and model numbers of equipment. Mara Jade's detective element was best – though at this point she's supposed to be 18 and already a superheroine who's just too fair and good to be working so well with Vader and Palpatine – with the Stormtrooper squad also providing fun – they should have done a series with them as the Rainbow Six to her Jack Ryan. The Luke/Han/Leia stuff didn't really sit that well, and I think things would have been tauter without them being in... But still, good fun.

I feel some comics reading coming on next, now that my eyes have recovered enough to handle dialogue balloons on coloured backgrounds again...
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Day 27 - Best villain

Well, there are a lot of great villains I really love for various reasons: Hans Gruber, Keyser Soze, Guy of Gisburn, Francisco Scaramanga, etc - in fact I may have to make or find a villains’ month meme for October.

But, for those of us of a certain age, there is one figure more iconically villainous than any other... Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith...


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Star Wars Classic Hollywood fancasting

Yeah, so in a Tumblr post I got on to thinking Basil Rathbone’d be an Imperial officer if SW had been made back in the day, and then one thing led to another and there were suggestions of who’d play who, and…

I’m going to have to think about this and do it properly. So…

Let’s imagine the Prequels were made in the late 30s (say. 1938), the Holy Trilogy around 1942, and The Force Awakens maybe around 47 or in the 50s… (For bonus points, you just know if it was silent era you’d have Werner Krause and Baby Connie as Palpy and Anakin, with Fairbanks Jr as Obi Wan.)

Palpatine- Claude Rains

Qui-Gon Jinn: Douglas Fairbanks Jr

Obi Wan Kenobi: David Niven

Yoda (voice, since he’s a puppet): Um… Nah, OK I’m stuck with this one.

Padme: Olivia de Havilland

Darth Maul: Fred Cavens (what the hell, let’s give him an actual role)

Anakin Skywalker: I’m tempted to say Sebastian Shaw who’d be the right age for adult Ani… But for swashbuckling purposes, Tyrone Power.

Jabba the Hutt: Sidney Greenstreet

Nute Gunray: Peter Lorre

Zam Wessell: Bonita Granville

Count Dooku: Basil Rathbone

Jar Jar Binks: Stan Laurel

Threepio: Cary Grant (need him in somewhere, but the voice is what would be useful)

Jango Fett: Humphrey Bogart, unless he’s Han, in which case John Wayne.

Luke Skywalker: Richard Attenborough (he’d be 19 or so in ‘41/42 - he’s 24 in Brighton Rock), or John Justin.

Leia: Katharine Hepburn

Han Solo: Either Errol Flynn, with Alan Hale as Chewie, or Humphrey Bogart (who’d pull off The Force Awakens’s Han better)

Darth Vader: Woody Strode, if we want to stick with a black actor of the right age

Grand Moff Tarkin: Conrad Veidt

Rey: Maureen O’Hara

Finn: Ossie Davis

Kylo Ren: Christopher Lee

General Hux: Vincent Price

Snoke: Orson Welles
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Music Monday- with yesterday having been Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you, yeah?) I really should have posted this 24 hours ago. But still, any excuse.

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