Bob Iger Stepping Down as Disney CEO

CNBC is reporting that Bob Iger is stepping down as #Disney CEO effective immediately. The man responsible for purchasing #StarWars and #LucasFilm from George Lucas in 2012, Iger will become executive chairman. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO.

Bob Iger

Bob Iger

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RIP Kevin Conway

#RIP: actor Kevin Conway has died at the age of 77 on Feb. 5, 2020. He played Kahless in “#StarTrek: #TNG”, Donavon Stamp in #LifeOnMars, operative at warehouse in #DarkAngel, the control voice in #TheOuterLimits, & more.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.

Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway (1942-2020)

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RIP Alan Harris

#RIP: actor & miscellaneous crew member Alan Harris died on Jan. 31, 2020 at the age of 81. He played Leia’s Rebel Escort in “#StarWars IV: #ANewHope”, Bossk / Bespin Security Guard / stand-in for C-3PO for Anthony Daniels in “Star Wars V: #TheEmpireStrikesBack”, Stormtrooper / stand-in for C-3PO for Anthony Daniels in “Star Wars VI: #ReturnOfTheJedi”, double for actor Terrence stamp as Chancellor Finis Valorum in “Star Wars I: #ThePhantomMenace”; Vervoid / Sevateem Council Member in #DoctorWho; Main Mission Operative / Alphan / Entran Prisoner / Patient in #Space1999; Skydiver Engineer / Interceptor Pilot in #GerryAnderson’s #UFO; man in street in #Scrooge; prison guard in #AClockworkOrange; photographer in #JourneyToTheFarSideOfTheSun; Doctor / Hotel Porter / Journalist / Man at Party in #TheAvengers (TV series); an uncredited stand-in for Peter Hinwood in #RockyHorrorPictureShow; stand-in in #TheDarkCrystal; stand-in for Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman in #Superman (1978), stand-in for Gene Hackman in “Superman II”; & more.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace and may the Force be with him always.

Alan Harris

Alan Harris (1938-2020)

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RIP Marj Dusay

#RIP: actress Marj Dusay died on Jan. 28, 2020, at the age 83. She played Kara in “#StarTrek: #TOS”, Dr. Brandes in #TheBionicWoman, Mildred in #Galactica1980, Rachel in #TheFantasticJourney (TV series), Dr. Brandes in #TheBionicWoman, Dolores Hammond / Crystal Fair in #TheWildWildWest, KAOS girl in #GetSmart, & much more.

Our condolences to her family, friends and fans. May she rest in peace. #LLAP

Marj Dusay

Marj Dusay (1936-2020)

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RIP Robert Leroy Sampson

#RIP: we are saddened to report that actor Robert Leroy Sampson died on Jan. 18, 2020 at the age of 86. (His death was reported yesterday.) He played Sar 6 in #StarTrek #TOS, Chris Miller in #TheTwilightZone, Lt. Peter Chandler in #TheOuterLimits, Capt. Williams in #VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea, Chuck Hutchins in #TheImmortal, Dr. Akers / Bo Taggart in #WonderWoman (TV series), Dixon in #KnightRider, Ron Elliott in #ThePowersOfMatthewStar, Henry Innis in #Automan, Commissioner Jameson in #RobotJox, & more.

Our condolences to his family, friend and fans. May he rest in peace. #LLAP

Robert Leroy Sampson

Robert Leroy Sampson (1933-2020)

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“Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker” Did Finally Reach $1 Billion, But Has Fallen Behind “Rogue One” Domestically

On Jan 15, 2020, “#StarWars IX: #TheRiseOfSkywalker” did finally reach $1 billion in gross box office revenue worldwide. This occurred 26 days after the film opened in theaters, which was 9 days longer than it took “Star Wars VIII: #TheLastJedi” and 14 days longer than “Star Wars VII: #TheForceAwakens”.

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But, on that exact same day “The Rise of Skywalker” reached $1 billion worldwide, the film’s domestic cumulative gross box office revenue also slid below the cumulative domestic gross box office earnings that “#RogueOne: A Star Wars Story” had earned in 2016 after the same number of days in theaters. And, since then, “The Rise of Skywalker” has remained below “Rogue One” in terms of cumulative domestic gross box office.

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Thus, the earnings for “The Rise of Skywalker” continue to drop at a rate faster than what “Rogue One” experienced in 2016, and we suspected that the film may not earn as much as “Rogue One” after viewing last week’s box office numbers when “The Rise of Skywalker” was barely doing better than “Rogue One”.

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