#McQuarrieMonday : following on from Ian McDiarmid's--who portrayed Palpatine--birthday, here's an original concept art image of the pivotal moment in Return Of The Jedi where Luke is struck by The Emperor's deadly force lightning. This is part of Ralph McQuarrie's art legacy. He was an original concept artist for Star Wars.
#SithSunday : the patient Darth Sidious rains deadly force lightning on Luke Skywalker in Episode VI. Sidious/Palpatine is played by Ian McDiarmid who celebrates his birthday today. The dark side clouds everything today...
The Force is with us all: never forget that! (I nearly did until recently).
After weeks of slave labor and ceaseless scavenging for usable parts, I’m finally free: old Maz pulled it off at last, arranging for a certain someone to handle my release whom I never expected: Hera Syndulla, one of the founding commanders of the Rebellion to Restore the Republic. Needless to say, I was completely stunned when she showed up in the trash site, informing me that she was there to give me a lift to Takodona, and with a release form in hand!
Accompanying her was her foul-mouthed astromech, Chopper, and her kid, Jacen, who’s father was rumored to be Jedi. As for HOW she got the authority to bail me out...I guess she talked with her dad and managed to secure my release: must have been the plan Maz had come up with to get me out. I cannot express how incredible that I’ve been let loose by a rather famous former-Rebellion General! The questions I could ask! Though how Maz managed to get ahold of one of the former Rebellion’s most effective generals, though, I have no idea. She’s just that good, I guess!
I’m currently onboard the ‘Ghost’, in orbit above Ryloth, waiting for the lightspeed jump that will take us to Takodona: E9 is piloting my N-1 without me, mainly because I wanted to ride on the ‘Ghost’ a LOT. It was pretty legendary vessel for the Rebellion back in the day, and I would be foolish to pass up on the opportunity to fly in it!
I’m hoping to get an interview with the ex-general while in hyperspace...and hopefully it’ll go better than when I tried to interview her father...😖 Thankfully, General...Er...CAPTAIN Syndulla is a really understanding individual, and her kid is real swell too: Chopper, on the other hand...the stories about his rude personality are by no means exaggerated...😓 I can hear Jacen and Chopper ‘talking’ on the other side of the main hold as I type this...that droid’s talk is colorful, to say the least. Well, just thought I’d let you guys know my current situation, seeing how I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks. Next stop, Takodona!