Thursday, February 23, 2012

From Paul to Maul

It's amazing enough to consider that within mere days of moving on from his year-long obsession with "The Beatles" and "The Imagination Movers", Carter has already embraced "Star Wars" with the enthusiasm that I did when I was nearly FOUR times his age! A true iconoclast, though, Carter hasn't gone for the optimism of Luke, the cynicism of Han, or the grace of Obi-Wan--rather, he's fallen completely for the short-live Episode One villain "Darth Maul", a character whose original design was so frightening that George Lucas himself briefly considered NOT using in the film. Well, Carter is memorizing his light sabre and fight moves, and even sleeps with him. And with the reissue of the first chapter in 3D, new apps are available for the iPhone, including "Darth Maul Me", which can turn anyone into everyone's favorite Dathomirian Sith Lord, even Nathaniel, Pops, and Maggie...

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