...to Just The Best. This website is wholly fan-made and dedicated to actor, voiceactor, writer, and director Mark Hamill. It's the place for you to get all the latest news and the most thorough information on every aspect of his career. Your webmiss is Sienn, huge, huge fan since 1996. If you're curious about me, find some basic information here. Now, explore Mark and have fun!
April 16, 2017: Look who's back!
Gosh, is it really 2017 already? I don't know whether anybody is even still coming here to check whether Chaos Queen Sienn has finally gotten her act together to return to this place.
Needless to say, I was never gone from Mark fandom. If anything, my addiction has grown steadily more intense. I have been following everything he did, have been rooting and enjoying; I just didn't have the time to get back to Just The Best. This will change starting today.
That said, as a full-time freelance translator, I unfortunately no longer have the many hours available that I had during school and university to devote to Mark. So I can't tell you how long it will take to get this website back into shape. I can only tell you that I will work on it steadily. One thing in my favor is that for the most recent Mark news, all you have to do is follow him on Twitter (see Mark Link Roll in the box to your right). That gives me a bit of breathing space. ;)
Naturally, I am farther behind than Tatooine is away from the bright center of the galaxy. But I'll just consider this my happy hamster wheel. Yes, I know these days we're Hamsters; told you I have been around all the time to quietly worship the Master Hamster. ;)
Today is really just a shout out to let you know I'm back and I intend to stay. Should I don't find time brushing up the many sections, I will at the very least be here every Sunday for your weekly Mark fix with news and links as I find them.
Of course currently, Mark is in Orlando, Florida, for STAR WARS Celebration. My picture hunt has only just begun, and I'm sure the internet is full of shots, but for a quick first fix go to Getty Images. Careful, though, ladies: he is smoking hot, so make sure you have a soft landing in case you drop off your chair.
Once you have recovered from the pictures, indulge in his panels. Get tissues for his Carrie Fisher tribute. It was wonderful, thoughtful, heartfelt, brilliant... so fitting for the amazing woman she was and I can only send virtual hugs to him, and thanks for sharing such private pain and memories with us fans. <3
40 Years of STAR WARS Panel
Mark Hamill's Carrie Fisher Tribute
The Last Jedi Panel
I am very happy to be back and can't wait to share in my Mark fandom with you. It's a Hamster world! <3
September 25, 2013: Happy Birthday, Mark!
Spend a wonderful day with your loved ones! All the best and lots of love from Germany!
September 22, 2013: Getting Back into a Rhythm
Once more, I've been absent for much longer than I had planned. And once more, I have every intention to find back that lovely Sunday-Mark-fix rhythm of past times. I'm taking little baby steps and working on putting JTB back into shape.
The Movies section is half-way there. All individual movie pages of the previous JTB version are back online and will be perfected and added to within the next few weeks. I'll try my best to get you individual sections for Sushi Girl and Airborne asap.
Also, I'm in the process of collecting goodies from Celebration Europe, which I will hopefully have for you soon. After all, it's Mark's birthday on Wednesday. ;)
Until then, everyone!
July 1, 2013: Mark at the PromaxBDA Awards!
I apologize for the delay, but the weekend has been busy. If someone has a magic trick to add, say, five or six hours to a day, let me know. That said, I come bearing goodies. YouTube videos, to be exact, of Mark at the PromaxBDA awards on June 20. Here's the complete laudatio and Mark's speech.
And here's two shorter clips from closer up, of some parts of his speech: Clip 1 and Clip 2.
Google also tells me that Mark was at George Lucas' wedding reception on Saturday, June 29. No pics found yet.
I hope that sometime soon I will finally get around to brushing up some more sections of JTB. On the other hand, if I find new videos every weekend, I can live with unfinished layout pretty well. :)
See you next week!
June 23, 2013: Sushi Girl and a tiny update!
Hello, Hamill fans!
I've been pretty busy at work these last few weeks, which is why I haven't had any time for major work on JTB. I wanted to share some news with you, though.
As you might already know, on June 20, Mark was honored at the PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards. Check out WireImage and Getty Images for photos!
Also, there are thrilling news for all European Hamill fans - Mark will be at Celebration Europe in Germany!! Whohoo! All info is at the official site at www.starwarscelebration.eu.
Enjoy and until next time, Hamnillites!
June 9, 2013: Sushi Girl and a tiny update!
I had a busy weekend, so today's update is tiny - to be ready when Mark will be honored at the PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards on June 20, I have re-uploaded the Awards section for you.
And I finally had the opportunity to see Sushi Girl yesterday. What can I say? Watch it! It's not normally the kind of movie I'd go for, but that said, I liked it quite. You don't see the end coming, and the acting compensated for the bloody, shiver-inducing parts.
Needless to say, Mark was stellar. From what I read before of his Crow, I had not really expected that kind of character. The violence part, yes. The rest,... not at all. If you have seen the film, get in touch. There's nothing like a nice chat about a Mark movie. :)
June 2, 2013: Finally Back for Good!
I know I've said it before, but this time, it's true. After an involuntary three-year hiatus, Just The Best is finally back for good, with an all-new layout! Do you like it? I hope so! If you have any feedback, send it along!
For the time being, in many places you will still read Coming soon.... Since I am no website pro, I am doing the conversion to the new layout by hand, and I can only work on it during the weekend, so it will still take a while. But it will grow bit by bit every Sunday.
And what a perfect time to come back, since there seem to be exciting Mark news every other day! Did you catch him on Criminal Minds, for example? Have you already seen Sushi Girl? Not to speak of the voices he's done. I have so much to catch up with and I'm looking forward to it big time. And of course there's another highlight that we didn't have three years ago - Mark is on Twitter! So what are you waiting for? Follow him now!
To get back into the swing of things, why don't you check out Mark's Question & Answer session at the CapeTown Film Festival at the beginning of May? As always, I could listen to him forever.
And mark June 20 in your calendars - Mark will be presented with the Don Lafontaine Legacy Award at the PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards that day. Whohoo! :)
It's good to be back and I'm looking forward to talking to you again next Sunday. Until then, Hamillites!