It’s official…Star Wars Episode VII has a title: “The Force Awakens“. It sounds cool. Certainly better than “Attack of the Clones” and ultimately a better film, or so we hope. A lot of it has been surprisingly kept secret with of course the odd picture surfacing here and there. One of my favorites is what I like to call the “SpaceHog”.Apparently it’s a full sized creature that takes several men to operate it, much like Jabba the Hut was in Return of the Jedi. Apparently JJ Abrams wanted to use a great deal of physical effects like in days of old rather than relying too heavily on blue/green screen computer animation. I for one hope that a return to old school visual effects will make the film one of the best in the series. After all the fan favorite, The Empire Strikes Back was directed by someone (Irvin Kershner) other than George Lucas so there is still hope that this film will be like Star Wars of old. I can’t wait until The Force Awakens!