Alex’s CV Coverage

Alex’s reports from Star Wars Celebration V we be post here and on our Special Features page.

The Author: Alex Newborn

Alex is a lifelong fan of the Star Wars movies and everything Disney, so his obsession with Star Tours comes as no surprise. Born in 1970, Alex visited Walt Disney World for the first time in 1975, and saw the original Star Wars film in its first theatrical run in 1977. He returned to Disney in the 80’s and the 90’s… riding STAR TOURS (twice!) on one fateful day in 1991. He has yet to visit Disney in the new millennium, waiting for both his children to be the required 40″ tall to ride STAR TOURS. “What I’d really like to see is a Tour chartered for the planet New Bornalex,” says Alex with a smile. The planet, mentioned first in Cloak of Deception, is a Tuckerization of Alex’s name, an honor bestowed on him in print by author Jim Luceno. Alex is currently at work on a partial realisation of his childhood Disney-in-miniature wish– he is constructing a hyper-accurate 1:18 scale Star Tours diorama to showcase his collection of park-exclusive action figures. In the meantime, Alex is always on the lookout for more STAR TOURS video or audio files, and other STAR TOURS memoribilia. Alex also is our site’s researcher, and comes with never seen before goodies, for your entertainment. Give him a round of applause guys.

Comments 2

  1. Novahawk
    Aug 26, 2010

    Very cool review of the SS1K. I too noticed the differences immediately.

    I still do not think that the 6 pack of 1/64 SS1Ks will be “competitors”, but rather other paint schemes used by the ST company.

  2. Alex
    Aug 26, 2010

    Oh, that’s not mere speculation. I got it straight from the source, during the Disney Merchandising panel at CV. I even videotaped the slideshow, so here is EXACTLY what Brad Schoeneberg had to say, transcribed from my recording:

    “…One more other detail, which is little known to people. Although Star Tours always strives to be the very best in interstellar space travel, we are going to find out in the future that they may not be the *only* spaceliner in the galaxy, so we will be offering these all-new spaceliners as a six-pack of diecast vehicles, and this will hopefully debut with the attraction.”

    The other five designs all sport giant aurebesh letters in their paint schemes, probably hints at the names of their spaceliner companies.

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