Hey everyone, it’s time for our annual year in review special, where we talk about the best and worst things that came out over the span of 2016. We go through our picks for movies, new television shows, video games, comics, conventions, and things to come out of Japan. It’s a pretty broad scope. Before that though, we take a moment to remember the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who passed since our last episode.
Which is pretty damned sad.
This is also Pher’s last episode on the podcast, and we bid him a fond farewell.
Losing Carrie Fisher yesterday has hit most of us pretty hard. I mean, I can’t be the only one whose Facebook feed is composed 90% of people mourning her death. And though she drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra, I think it’s important to take a minute and look back fondly.
By that, I of course mean “Watch Carrie Fisher lovingly mock George Lucas.”
Back in 2005, George Lucas was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Film Institute. Fisher was tasked with introducing him, but rather than give your typical glowing introduction… she gave the world this. And you should watch it.
Watch it and smile that we got lucky enough to breathe the same air as this woman.
“…no matter how I go, I wanted it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra”
-Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
We reported earlier today that actress Carrie Fisher was in stable condition after suffering a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Many of us have spent the last few days hoping that things would turn out alright, and that the actress would recover. Unfortunately, it has now been confirmed that earlier today Carrie Fisher passed away at age 60.
Carrie Fisher drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.
It’s impossible to begin to explain how important Carrie Fisher was as a cinematic icon, nor is it easy to express how her frank and honest talk about mental illness and addiction have been an inspiration to many. I honestly can’t remember the first time I watched A New Hope, but her performance as Leia Organa is a part of not just mine, but multiple generations earliest memories. Carrie Fisher will be severely missed.
We often take the Holidays off at this site, but sadly the world around us doesn’t. For those of you who managed to stay off of social media and ignored the news over the weekend, Star Wars star Carrie Fisher suffered a Heart Attack while on her London to Los Angeles flight this holiday weekend.
The 60 year old actress was kept alive with CPR while on the plane, and was rushed to the hospital as soon as possible. The good news is that Fisher is currently in stable condition, but I can tell you we’re all crossing our fingers and toes here at Nerd & Tie.
I don’t need to tell you that Carrie Fisher is best known for playing Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. I don’t need to tell you that her character is incredibly important to multiple generations of fans that grew up seeing her (and continue to see said character) as a strong leader. I don’t need to tell you that Carrie Fisher’s frank and open discussions about addiction recovery and mental illness are even more important to many people — much more so than any part she’s played on screen.
The world needs Carrie Fisher right now, because I think we need hope these days more than anything.