Category Archives: UPDATE

/NEWS: DISNEY TAKES OVER LUCASFILMS AND STAR WARS

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So the whole interwebs is ablaze with the news: Disney has bought Lucas Film and the rights to the Star Wars franchise for a whopping $4.05 billion. Obviously, this brings with it a whole debate and discussion. Disney has announced that they plan on releasing Episodes VII, VIII and IX (and perhaps more) at a (hopeful?) rate of a movie every two years. George Lucas himself said:

I’m doing this so that the films will have a longer life. So that more fans and people can enjoy them in the future. It’s a very big universe I’ve created, and there’s a lot of stories that are sitting in there… I get to be a fan now, which is what I was saying before, and I’m looking forward to it. It’s a lot more fun actually.”

On the one hand, there is positivity because this means that there is a future for the series (beyond cartoon TV series, games and merchandise), but on the other hand a shadow of doubt is being cast because of the fear that Disney will “spoil” the series.

In my opinion, its awesome. Sure Disney has made some serious flops and stuff-ups before, but after watching TRON: Legacy and TRON: Uprising (its parrallel TV series), am I totally confident that Disney won’t let something as big (in terms of following and cash-pulling) as Star Wars go to waste. Worst comes to worst, its a chance to see more of R2-D2 and C3P0’s universe, if you don’t like it you could always ignore the new movies and just pretend like the series ended at Episode VI.

EDIT: Has everyone simply forgotten that Disney also runs franchises like Indiana Jones and The Avengers? – if you ask me, they’re pretty rad. I’m not defending Disney, just saying that people shouldn’t be hating until they’ve seen these new movies, and in the very least give them a chance to be made and released first!

For more, check out:

STAR WARS OFFICIAL SITE

DISNEY OFFICIAL SITE

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/ANNOUNCEMENT: SORRY FOR THE DELAY

The title says it all . . .

Truth be told RATHER/RAD has been dormant for too long; but fear not for it is back with a passionate vengeance.

Aiming to bring you more of the same radness and awesomeness; keep tuned for fresh new stuff from yours truly. In store for you we have tons of treats, and are currently working on a lil upgrade…

So much excitement!!!

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/UPDATE: RATHER/RAD’S GONE TWITTER

So in our never-ending quest to improve the blog and make life easier for you guys and anyone who wants to follow us, we’ve launched our own Twitter page! Yay!

Follow us at: http://twitter.com/ratherrad

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/UPDATE: GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!

Good News Everyone! We’ve had over 1200 hits on the blog already, that is, within the two months its been around! On top of that, the upgrades we’ve been doing on the blog are finally finished – thank you to everyone for your input and comments! In accordance with what a lot of you have been asking – how to follow the blog without signing up to WordPress, we’ve given RATHER/RAD its very own Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/ratherrad , so you can Like it on Facebook and be linked in to it without having to get a WordPress account!

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/UPDATE: UPGRADES GOING DOWN

So as I’m sure you’ve noticed by now we’re busy doing a little upgrading of the blog – both in looks and how it works. Don’t worry though, its still gonna be the radness you’re used to!

If you have any comments or suggestions please don’t hesitate to comment or drop us an email.

Stay Rad!

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