No, no, no. I didn't take 'May The Fourth' off, peeps. I was here. Faithfully. Plugging away behind the scenes. I've spent the better part of this week actually working on a lot of new Daily Page Citations, trying to get all of them up to 75 tidbits each; and -- as you can imagine -- that's a lot of work, research, typing, blood, sweat, tears, etc. Trust me when I say that it ain't easy being 'the hardest working guy in Science Fiction,' but I persevere, that I do.
Still, like the rest of you and all of general mankind, I did see the new Kenobi trailer that released in celebration of the Fourth. Yes, yes, yes. It was quite fetching, but -- as I've always said -- I'm a bit older than most of you, and trailers just don't excite me all that much any more. (Don't get me wrong: I can appreciate quality craftmanship just as much as the next bloke.) Trailers are designed to maximize your interest -- they're meant to get your blood bumping and your heart racing -- and at my ripe old age I've been disappointed with finished product more often than I care to remember. It's a measured take, it is, so I just don't get revved up by them any more. Think of me what you will.
Besides: trailers rarely give you a sense of story. You might capture hints about the plot. There might even be some grand pronouncement declaring "X will be the villain," and while that's all well and good I really get more involved with stories ... so teasing me just doesn't accomplish much. Anyone whose read even a few of my reviews knows that I do tend to think while I watch, and trailers just don't offer me much by the way of a cerebral exercise.
But because the trailer tickled so many fancies, I thought I'd put it up here today for those of you who may not have seen it. (What? Are you living on a deserted island? Still?) Like I said, it's well done, and for those of you who like those things you should be happy.