Can Star Wars support this increased output in the first place? Tasha: I think Star Wars takes place in a huge, complicated galaxy that could sustain endless stories, if Lucasfilm was just willing to broaden the definition of what a Star Wars movie is. I thought we were moving in that direction with Rogue One, which was echoing the war films of the 1940s and 1950s, and with Solo, which was supposedly going to be a heist movie. But the more the series stretches out, the more it seems like tiny new variations on the same old thing. It bothers me that the Resistance fighting the First Order is just a reskinned version of the Rebels fighting the Empire. It bothers me that we can’t seem to leave behind the Death Stars concept. The Last Jedi seemed like a step in the right direction with its “kill yr idols and move on” philosophy, but I don’t necessarily see J.J. Abrams embracing that when he picks up the central plotline with Episode IX in 2019. I get the sense that … [Read more...] about Question Club: Where should Star Wars go after Solo’s box office disappointment?
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Process, it seems, was on Torvalds' mind when announcing Linux 5.3 on Sunday. The delay to the new release wasn't all bad news because it allowed for some "good fixes" to come in, particularly one issue that wasn't in itself a bug but which illustrated the difficulties the project has with process and communication. … [Read more...] about Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.3: Kernel fixes are about user impact, nothing else
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While exact sales numbers are not yet available, Samsung is likely to reveal official numbers by the end of this quarter. The information certainly isn't shocking, as the coronavirus pandemic has hit the smartphone industry very hard. As per data from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone monthly shipments dropped by 38% YoY in February. … [Read more...] about Samsung is reportedly seeing ‘very disappointing’ sales of Galaxy S20 series phones