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Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina Set Unveils a Massive Hive of Scum and Villainy

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The Mos Eisley Cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope remains one of the most iconic moments in the history of the long-running franchise. Now, fans can recreate the scene with a new LEGO set arriving this October. This isn’t the first time that LEGO has produced a set depicting the hive of scum and villainy but it is far and away the most detailed. And also, not surprisingly, the most expensive.

The LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina is part of the Master Builder Series and consists of 3,187 pieces. With that many pieces comes an impressive level of detail, with seemingly every moment and piece of iconic imagery from the sequence captured within the set. LEGO Star Wars design director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen had this to say about it.

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“The Mos Eisley cantina scene is something special to most Star Wars fans but also for us at the LEGO Group. That’s why we have made it into LEGO sets several times; however, these sets have all been smaller models. The idea of creating a big, super-detailed version has been a dream for many years! We knew that a set like this would require a lot of minifigures, several of them with new molded heads. This time around we had the opportunity to make these, and then create the best set we could imagine, with most of the cool iconic aliens included as LEGO minifigures.”

21 Star Wars LEGO minifigures, including Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ponda Baba, Garindan and Labria, plus an R2-D2 LEGO droid figure and a Dewback LEGO figure, are included in the set. Yes, members of the cantina band, Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, are there as well. The Cantina’s roof is removable allowing for easy access to the different booths. The model measures over 7.5 inches high, 20.5 inches wide and 23 inches deep when opened up. It also features attachable buildings and 2 Landspeeders to complete the look.

One feature that is sure to appeal to hardcore fans has to do with one of the great Star Wars debates. Who shot first; Han or Greedo? LEGO isn’t taking a hard stance. Instead, they are letting the individual decide. The model includes an ejector seat so that a minifigure can pop out of the seat in the booth that Han and Greedo had their famed confrontation. The ejector seat is included on both sides, leaving it up to you.

As for the price, the set retails for $349.99. Expensive though it may be that is in line with what the top-end sets from LEGO go for. But that mostly prices it out for kids. This is aimed at the hardcore collector and die-hard fan market. It is recommended for ages 18 and up. The LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina arrives on October 1, with VIP early access starting on September 16. To sign up, or to get additional details, head on over to LEGO.com.

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Supergirl: Coming to an End After Season 6!

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Supergirl will soon fly someplace far, far away from television fans.


But any time too soon at least.


The CW announced on Tuesday that the beloved drama will come to an end after the upcoming sixth season.


It’s unclear at this juncture whether the network yanked the plug or producers decided to move on from the series — but Supergirl will soon begin production on the final 20 episodes of what has been an enjoyable run.


“To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” star Melissa Benoist wrote in an Instagram post after the news broke.


Along with Benoist, the show stars Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Andrea Brooks, Azie Tesfai, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair and David Harewood. Previous stars included Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, Chris Wood, Floriana Lima, Odette Annable and Calista Flockhart.

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Continued Benoist in her message:


“Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless. She’s had that impact on me, too. 


“She’s taught me strength I didn’t know I had, to find hope in the darkest of places, and that we are stronger when we’re united. What she stands for pushes all of us to be better.


“She has changed my life for the better, and I’m forever grateful.”

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Supergirl‘s first season, which debuted in October 2015 on CBS, averaged 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers).


Upon being switched to The CW for Season 2, it slipped to a 2.4 million/0.7, which was expected with the change of networks.


For Season 5?


The show fell to 840,000 total viewers and a 0.22 demo rating, down a full 30 percent from Season 4.

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Wrote Benoist of portraying Supergirl:


“She’s had that impact on me, too.


“She’s taught me strength I didn’t know I had, to find hope in the darkest of places, and that we are stronger when we’re united. What she stands for pushes all of us to be better.


“She has changed my life for the better, and I’m forever grateful.”

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The actress also sounds confident about how the series will wrap up in 2021, concluding:


I’m so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store.


I promise we’re going to make it one helluva final season.

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The only returning CW series set to premiere this fall is Supernatural, as networks continue to adjust to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Supergirl will return for its sixth and final season some time next year.


Will you miss it?

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IDLES “Represent Everything That Is Wrong With Contemporary Cultural Politics” Says Fat White Family Frontman

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Last year, Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson accused IDLES of “appropriating a working-class voice.” Then Fat White Family, another UK band, chimed in to agree: “the last thing our increasingly puritanical culture needs right now is a bunch of self neutering middle class boobs telling us to be nice to immigrants,” they wrote in a Facebook post. “you might call that art, I call it sententious pedantry.”

IDLES’ Joe Talbot addressed the backlash in an interview with The Guardian last week. “I’m not virtue signalling. I’m not hiding behind any sort of surrealist bullshit,” he said. “I’m saying: this is what I believe in.” On paper, he added, “I don’t think our message comes across as well. People think: ‘Fuck off, you cheesy bastards.’ We’re a band that has to be seen to be believed. You come to our show and you believe us.”

And yeah, the shit that Sleaford Mods and Fat White Family say pisses him off. “I do hold on to those grudges,” he said. “Their grudges, not my grudges. They make me powerfull. It makes me angry. I was a very violent person. So yes, one day I genuinely had to stop myself driving up to London and finding him [Lias Saoudi, Fat White Family frontman] because I go through fits and pangs of, like: ‘Fuck off, just leave us alone.’”

Now Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi has responded with an essay of his own for the Social. “Given Joe Talbot’s comments relating to my shameless trolling in The Guardian last week, I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify my position,” Saoudi writes. “In a way I’m grateful to the band IDLES, for no other phenomenon in music over the last few years elucidates more clearly the brazen inconsistencies of the US import social justice faith currently permeating every facet of our culture.”

“This is a band that purports to be about unity and zero tolerance of prejudice of any kind, yet feels it necessary to pour scorn on anyone that comes from a small town that hasn’t quite managed to adopt the same middle class metropolitan point of view they call their own,” he continues. “Having been beaten, spat on and racially abused in a village growing up, I can confirm that a great deal of bigotry does reside there, but who is Joe Talbot to wag his finger and cast judgement on these people?”

“When you grow up economically oppressed in a world which offers you ever diminishing prospects, a world where violence and abuse are the norm, sooner or later the hopelessness of it all has a fairly good chance of morphing into hatred,” Saoudi says. “Labelling these people scum isn’t progressive, it’s decadent. I’d go as far as saying it’s tantamount to blaming the slave for his chains.”

IDLES, according to Saoudi, “represent everything that is wrong with contemporary cultural politics, with a left to whom the future used to belong, in defeat now collapsing into whimsical utopianism. A left in love with its own marginality. Theirs is the sound of an inverse solidarity, one that revels in the sanctimonious condemnation of people not quite up to speed whilst offering up no valid counter strategy.”

“It’s as if the lyrics have been generated by a Guardian designed algorithm, every red button issue of the day systematically addressed in the most predictable way imaginable,” Saoudi says. “Nothing all that personal is ever laid on the table. I don’t feel like I learn anything about Joe Talbot by listening to Joe Talbot. The easiest way to gain popularity online of course, is simply to regurgitate what everybody else already believes.”

Saoudi says he has “no interest in beefing with this group of individuals, only what their huge popularity represents where politics infringing on art is concerned. For me, straight down the middle post-post-punk represents a collapse into nostalgia, born out of a refusal of the present, in a world where the future has been all but cancelled.”

“If Joe wants to get in his car and drive to London to mete out some form of rough justice on account of my expressing my opinion about his group that’s fine with me,” he concludes. “It’s awful when you get a public rinse down; I should have at least qualified my comments last year. If it makes him feel any better, the tundra of abuse I received from both his fanbase and that of the Sleaford Mods after that outburst did rattle me to the core.”

Read the full essay here.

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‘Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ synopsis teases the return of an old friend and an infinity stone

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In a couple of months, ‘Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ will head into production, ahead of its much-anticipated May release in 2021 and there has been a lot of speculation about the plot, which has been kept carefully under wraps. 

Now, a recent casting site has reported having details about the synopsis. According to this, there just might be the return of an Infinity Stone.

However, that’s not all. An old friend-turned-enemy is expected to return, and if we really rack our brains, it could be Baron Mardo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) from the first film.

Mardo was an old colleague who swore revenge on Strange if we remember correctly. There’s also a  small chance it could be Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), but to be fair, they really weren’t “close friends” as such. 

The synopsis reads, “After the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Dr Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend-turned-enemy puts an end to his plans and causes Strange to unleash unspeakable evil.”

Thanos destroyed all the infinity stones between ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’. So it’s quite possible that Strange might adopt some time-traveling tech to go and get the Time Stone from an alternate timeline, or perhaps he discovered a method of gathering the atoms and returning the Time Stone to its original form.

It came as a nasty surprise to fans when it was announced that Scott Derrickson, who had helmed the first film, had walked out as director for the sequel, and would only be producing the film.

“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on ‘Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP,” he had tweeted.

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ was touted to be a horror film and there is strong speculation that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige could not see eye-to-eye on this with Derrickson.

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ sees Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role as Dr. Strange. It will release in May 2021.

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