Calling All Star Wars Fans (and the moms who love them)
My very soon-to-be-9-years-old son has a king-size Star Wars habit, courtesy of his dad. (I mean, my husband is such a superfan that I surprised him with an R2D2 groom’s cake at our wedding. YES, I am a good sport.) So my ears definitely perked up when I heard about the three-night switchup on Disney XD (a digital cable/satellite channel aimed mostly at tween and teenage boys) running now through August 1. It’s called Disney Fandom and focuses on programming from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Come Thursday night at 8 ET, I know where I’ll be—happily huddled on the couch with my little man, watching the premiere of “My Family Recipe Rocks – Star Wars” Special Edition. Host Joey Fatone catapults me right back to the days when I was slightly too old to be an ‘N Sync fan and had to take it underground. I cheered for Joey unabashedly when he did Dancing With The Stars, too. (For the record, I still think he got totally gypped of the mirror ball trophy.) Anyway, during the show, Joey visits the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, showcased in a museum on the ‘Rancho Obi-Wan’ near Skywalker Ranch, and cooks a Star Wars themed breakfast from the Star Wars Cookbook. I expect the force will be with us.