Category Archives: Star Wars

Disney Investor Day 2020 Announcements and Discussion

While I am not thrilled that a huge mega-corporation like Disney is announcing all of the news I am interested in as a way to reassure their benefactors that they will be making lots of money, I have chosen to view this as a wealthy patron of the arts talking about where they have spread their wealth rather than a greedy factory foreman talking about the products that they are churning out.  That said, if you are a fan of the Disney owned properties like Marvel and Star Wars, there was a lot of announcements, and here is a list of what you can anticipate for the next few years, not just the previously covered Fantastic news.  I hadn’t found a nice, easy to read list, so I figured I’d compile one, and throw in my own commentary.  Also, there’s a 90 second clip of Wonder Woman’s directory Patty Jenkins announcing one of the projects that I felt was best enjoyed without a setup, so watch that before reading more.  Please feel free to comment and add any more details, refute my statements, and/or join in my speculations.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 13

Our patience is rewarded!  This week, we get the return of Pennyworth with his second season to watch the Wayne’s butler learn the benefits of being stately.  Also, the Belters return for (possibly?) their penultimate season, as the Belt goes to war with the Inners.  The Expanse, which might be some of the best true Sci-Fi on TV joins the other two finest space shows, with the Discovery giving us the second half of a romp into the Mirror universe, and the season finale of The Mandalorian, as he, Boba Fett, and Agent May attempt to retrieve The Child.  Before all that, however, X-23 Lyra and Will ramps up towards its finale.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 6

As we crawl towards the end of the year, the seasons crawl to their end as well.  Daleks wraps up its animated offering, The Mandalorian takes a fan-favorite (and a clone) with him on his Penultimate episode, Will and Lyra chase their golden compass on the Anti-penultimate episode of His Dark Materials, and Discovery gives us the first of a two parter.  Seems kinda sparse, but on the horizon for next week is a return of a favorite butler and a miner skirmish.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 29

If the delay is the new seasons have you depressed, take heart in the fact that between Discovery and Mandalorian we are getting some of the best examples of the two biggest franchises in our genre.  This week, Discovery travels to Books homeworld, and Mando continues to reel back from learning that The Child has a name.  His Dark Materials has our kids quest to retrieve their golden compass.  The Good Doctor struggles with teaching.  If you are still looking for animation the Ducks have Scrooge and Santa Claus team up, and the Daleks continue their game of cat and mouse in the universe of 90’s level CGI.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 22

This week on the Television Table, we get Discovery and some 32nd century Vulcans, while the Mandalorian gets some Jedi.  Meanwhile His Dark Materials shows us what happens when Lyra disbelieves her golden compass.  The Dalek’s CGI videos over on YouTube continue as the Strategist and Emperor try to escape the green blob that is after them, and The Good Doctor steps up his relationship.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 15

The first thing in this list that jumped out at me was the fact that I can’t see a listing anywhere for the third episode of this season’s Blacklist, and this week’s is labeled as “Conclusion,” but a bit of web research is inconclusive but seems to indicate they are referring to the fact that it’s season seven’s conclusion, pushed to this season.  Going in reverse order this week, we also get Marvel’s 616, a series that examine the characters in-universe.  The two best genre shows currently on television, possibly the two best shows on television at all, also appear.  The Mandalorian doesn’t give us a description, and some of the crew of Discovery are going to meet with Book.  Reinforcements show up to deal with the pandemic on The Good Doctor.  In His Dark Materials, Lyra crosses into the show’s version of our real world.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 8

We get more shows returning, as Blacklist pits Red against Liz this season, and His Dark Materials shows Lyra and Will arriving in a new location.  The Good Doctor, after last week’s brutal look at Coronavirus from the view of the hospital workers, continues to pummel our feels with the second half of the episode.  Meanwhile out in space, Discovery heads for the Federation headquarters and The Mandalorian searches for the Mandalorian’s headquarters.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 1

It was at this point that I realized all of the shows I typically am putting on our Television Table are missing.  I see that the CW has delayed its offerings until January, but we have a trickle of the regular shows returning here, starting with this week’s season premier of The Good Doctor.  Outside of that, our regular genre shows for the week are Star Trek: Discovery and The Mandalorian.  Is anyone else amused that these two titans of the genre are going head to head for release dates?

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 October 25

So if Star Trek: Discovery was so terrifying, who could possibly show up to give it competition for our screen time? The Mandalorian, of course.  Sure, we have some animation, with Spider-Man and his Big Hero 6 buddies from Marvel, their Disney buddies of DuckTales, and that quiet caveman on Primal, but the big action is obviously in live action (or at least in CGI.)

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