The Spontaneous Spectacle of STAR WARS

The Spontaneous Spectacle of STAR WARS

Back in the day, we waited in line because we had to. That was the only way to see the show. By contrast, a month before its release, THE FORCE AWAKENS had already surpassed $50 million in advanced ticket sales, breaking the overall record previously held by THE HUNGER GAMES more than eight times over.

A Case for Ewoks

A Case for Ewoks

When it comes to STAR WARS you should know that Ewoks hold a special place in my soul. Now, I have read many blogs about people’s hate for Ewoks and that they are the worst, etc.  However, I am here to make a case for the Ewoks and prove to you why they actually are worthy of respect.

Getting More Out of the Star Wars Universe

Getting More Out of the Star Wars Universe

At some point, people are going to get bored of the same old characters, the same old dynamics, and stop going.  But: the universe of STAR WARS is vast, deep and largely unexplored.   I hope the success of ROGUE ONE will soften Disney’s view of what can work as a STAR WARS property and allow for new and exciting stories to be told in that galaxy so long ago and so far, far away.

Kelseios: Scenario 8

Kelseios: Scenario 8

Knowing Kelsey’s weakness for a good underdog story, she more than likely enlisted her vessel and its crew into the battle as one of seven samurai gunslingers- I mean starships- to take on John Saxon with a Gorbachev splotch over his eye.

Kelseios: Scenario 7

Kelseios: Scenario 7

First, we will attempt to communicate with the Kelseios via ham radio and walkie-talkies. If that doesn’t work, we will try an elaborately staged Christmas light display. We have no idea why this works but we’ve had some success with it in the past. 

Kelseios: Scenario 4

Kelseios: Scenario 4

The vessel’s last transmission puts them on the surface of one of Saturn's moons. Suppose the crew discovered other lifeforms on the moon – and suppose those other lifeforms, or “Selenites,” were hostile… Kelsey and her crew may have been able to fight off an initial attack and hole up somewhere, or perhaps they were overtaken and brought to the “Selenite King” as prisoners. Either way, they would be stranded on the moon. Hopefully their ship would still be in working order, though abandoned.

Kelseios: Scenario 5

Kelseios: Scenario 5

Though a longshot...literally...there is a chance that the Kelseios, with its hyperdrive burning at full throttle and leapfrogging through every available wormhole to further and further reaches of the universe, has not only reached but my have also gone right over the edge of the universe.

Kelseios: Scenario 3

Kelseios: Scenario 3

The Kelseios is equipped with a very sophisticated AI personality, which not only controls ship’s operations, but also three automatons that are responsible for the tedious and sometimes more dangerous tasks the crew cannot or will not perform.  There is the possibility that this AI has malfunctioned.

An Ode to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

An Ode to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

There are those memories [in life] that are solidified permanently. Those moments that, for some reason, were life-changing... One of these for me was the first time that I ever watched MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS.

Kelseios: Scenario 2

Kelseios: Scenario 2

Another transmission would come through as we'd grow closer to the last known location of the missing vessel. A distress signal. Likely riddled with static and alarming behavior...that seems on the level. So of course we would go investigate in that case...

Kelseios: Scenario 1

Kelseios: Scenario 1

Scenario Description: An alien Xenomorph has breached the ship's defense and lurks within the many corridors. Over the last year and a half, Kelsey and her crew have hopefully overcome the odds and survived, but most likely the Xenomorph has hunted them down, one by one. Suggested Strategy:

OWA Team Mission: KELSEIOS

OWA Team Mission: KELSEIOS

A few months after the inaugural 2014 festival, our team decided to pull together all the profits from the festival and send team member Kelsey Hockmuller into space to discover the true meaning of Science Fiction. The launch and first six months of the exploration went well, but then silence. We tracked the ship and it has been orbiting Saturn for the last year and a half. The great news is the Other Worlds Austin team was able to raise enough money to send a rescue mission to save Kelsey and her crew.  Since we have no idea what made the ship go dark, we are planning for everything. Please keep Kelsey in your thoughts. She is screaming right now and no one can hear her. 

May the Fourth be with You at 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative 

May the Fourth be with You at 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative 

The 4th Tap founders and brewers have stepped up to the challenge of hosting this stellar event,by offering a taproom-only limited release beer created specifically for our special event! Read more about our Dark Side/Light Side beer and learn a bit about the head brewers.

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