2/365 Hope

2/365 Hope
2/365 Hope by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Ruby and I went to see Rogue One today. I’m lucky, in that my daughter loves Star Wars and I have a great excuse to watch as much Star Wars stuff as I can fit into our busy schedules. The first five seasons of The Clone Wars arrived at Christmas – we are both looking forward to watching that – but first, it was time to go and see the first Star Wars standalone film.

We both loved it, even though it’s not really aimed at kids. It’s very different to any of the other Star Wars universe films, but has a great story and some amazing special effects. It’s a bit of a mix of The Magnificent Seven and Saving Private Ryan – plenty of action and some incredible set-pieces.

Ruby went in her Star Wars sparkly jumper, Star Wars shoes and Leia hair. I didn’t wear any Star Wars-emblazoned products, but I did get a bit misty-eyed after the final scene.

Roll on Episode VIII!

Star Wars Rebels Season Two

I have seen some news that will make my daughter very happy; season two of Star Wars Rebels starts later this month! The bad news; we don’t have any of the Disney Channels so we can’t watch it until it comes out on DVD.


Ruby has surprised me a little bit by becoming a bit of a Star Wars fan. We’ve watched, together, the original trilogy and she loved it. I asked for Star Wars Rebels for Christmas, and we’ve raced through the whole series. It is very good, and Ruby has thoroughly enjoyed watching it with me. It’s a shame we won’t get to watch it for a while.

Anyway, here is the trailer:


We haven’t got The Clone Wars yet. That’s six seasons of Star Wars goodness to come. We think Ruby is a bit too young for the prequels just now (maybe next year) and certainly too young for the new one. In the meantime, I’m glad that she likes a bit of Space Opera. I should try her with something else, but most SciFi isn’t really aimed at six year-olds.