If you're Jay Z
, you have an Empire State of Mind. If you're Darth Vader
Best appreciated by watching the videos in order.
"George Lucas made "Star Wars"; but it was the fans who turned it into a seemingly undying worldwide phenomenon
. So I thought it appropriate to give them a prominent voice in the documentary
." The People vs. George Lucas premiered
at this year's SXSW
. Official Site
. FB page
(The Saga of the People of the Tattooine River Valley) is the Icelandic saga Star Wars was based on. So far five chapters
have been transcribed.
Stefania Rotolo performs live! (single-link incomprehensible YouTube video circa 1979)
Star Wars Urban Photography Click "Work" then "The Dark Lens (Star Wars)" (It's a flash gallery, non-flash view of artist's photos) via)
Came across this video
today and thought I'd share.
The original track of Darth Vader's voice as performed by the British actor that played him, David Prowse
. Imagine how different Star Wars
would have been if they had left it like this.
From the 2004 documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
1978 はごろも缶詰 シーチキン (SLYT)
disco star wars & tuna fish
"Using these values, the mass of R2 is 0.1 kg. Yes, 100 grams. How do I know I am correct? I know because Wookieepedia doesn't list R2's mass or weight. They know it is silly, so they left it off." A physicist explains why R2D2 must weigh less than styrofoam
. [more inside]
We've seen Lego and Star Wars combined
many times. We've even seen a basic Lego chess set
. But you may not yet have seen the Star Wars: A New Hope Lego Chess Set
. Fanboys and chess enthusiasts may proceed to drool. [more inside]
French Star Wars
(SLYT), takes a different approach than the turkish adaption
. (via cynical-c)
Darth Vader and an entourage of Storm Troopers rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange
on December 22nd. [more inside]
Millenium Falcon Bed.
I want to put this on my Amazon wishlist. Don't you?
"You're not allowed to have vodka...sorry, no vodka for Ewoks."
Two purportedly drunk actors
enliven Today Show segment.
Classic Movie Lines
, with Peter Serafinowicz
. Now with Mos Eisley spaceport re-edit.
Star Wars Uncut
is an attempt to recreate Star Wars: A New Hope
15 seconds at a time. [more inside]
Today's featured article:
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The Architects' Journal
(home of British architecture) has recently listed their top 10 architectural features of Star Wars
. The article cites the Sandcrawler
of Tatooine (possibly inspired by
the Hôtel du lac
in Tunisia, and in turn may have influenced Casa da Música
, requires Quicktime] ), gave Bright Tree Village an honorary rating of BREEAM
Excellent (top marks for environment-friendliness and sustainability
), then embrace the Ecumenopolis
that is Coruscant
. This is not the first discussion of the architectural styles of the Star Wars universe. George Lucas once said "I'm basically a Victorian person
," referring to his love of "all kinds of old things," including sort of Art Deco or Art Moderne-type
. The retro-futuristic styles of Star Wars has gone on to inspire others
Han Solo P.I.
. See also: MacGyver
, and Imperial Airwolf
And Han Solo P.I. would be woefully incomplete without the side by side
“Until the recent Great Rebellion, the Jedi Bendu were the most feared warriors in the universe. For one hundred thousand years, generations of Jedi perfected their art as the personal bodyguards of the emperor. They were the chief architects of the invincible Imperial Space Force which expanded the Empire across the galaxy, from the celestial equator to the farthest reaches of the Great Rift.
Now these legendary warriors are all but extinct. One by one they have been hunted down and destroyed as enemies of the New Empire by a ferocious and sinister rival warrior sect, the Knights of Sith.”
- The first draft of Star Wars... was awful
Star Wars Influence Map.
Thank God Jar Jar Binks led to nowhere . . .
The Tauntaun sleeping bag.
Adorable April Fool's joke from ThinkGeek triggers flood of demand. "We have decided to TRY and bring this to life. We have no clue if the suits at Lucasfilms will grant little ThinkGeek a license."
The Worst Homemade Star Wars Costumes
for nerd conventions, nerd parties and any other nerd-based gatherings.
A long time ago in an art gallery far far away: Star Wars as Classic Art via
30 years ago, the sixteenth and final issue of Pizzazz
magazine was published by Marvel Comics at a retail price of 75 cents. In addition to cover stories
like "Linda Ronstadt: Rock's Superwoman" and "Is Meat Loaf the Cutest Cultural Development Since the Pickle?", Pizzazz
published what is arguably the very first addition to the Star Wars Expanded Universe
- a serialized comic titled "The Keeper's World"
. Appearing in October 1977, only 5 months after the theatrical release of what was not yet known as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
, it comfortably pre-dates Alan Dean Foster's Splinter of the Mind's Eye
(March 1978) and even Marvel's own Star Wars #7
comic (January 1978). (previously)
"The biggest problem with the metal bikini, was that it wasn’t metal. ——Not that metal would’ve been an improvement over what it was actually made of, which was kind of a hard plastic. Whatever it was, it didn’t adhere to one’s skin. MY skin. My young, soon to be popular, unlucky skin. SO, when I was relaxing leisurely against Jabba the Hutt’s gigantic, albiet grotesque stomach, my hard, plastic bikini bottom……….well, it had the tendency to make my now not so private privates quite public. Especially for the actor standing behind Jabba playing Bobba Fett—–I believe his name was Jeremy—–from where Bobba/Jeremy stood, so straight and tall and severe behind his mask——to put it simply and weirdly, Jeremy could see beyond my yawning, plastic bikini bottoms all the way to Florida."
- Carrie Fisher
goes from writing the occasional book
to daily blogging
, from substance abuse to abusing punctuation
... heard the name
? Well if you've ever watched a Star Wars
film you've heard what he does
. [more inside]
Star Wars Battlefront III:
a preview of a recently canceled game that apparently had plans to turn our good ol' ghost-ey friend Old Ben Kenobi
into a Dark Jedi
. [more inside]
and Calculated Movements
are two early computer animation projects featured at EVLTube
, the YouTube channel for UIC's Electronic Visualization Laboratory
. In additon to the video archive, the EVL website also features a trove of interesting current EV projects
and Unfolding Space
, not to mention extensive notes on the fascinating research
conducted and devices
used at the facility. [more inside]
There is something indescribable about the Growing Up Star Wars (1977 - 1985)
Flickr pool. I think it's the fact that the nostalgia for a commercial product actually is pretty moving
. Okay, some
, but in general I'm happy this exists. It's strange to see your childhood and realize how old
"...[T]he 5′X10′ diorama is comprised of 60,000 Lego bricks. It cost creator Mark Borlase about $3,000 and four years of construction time to complete." Take note of his custom
You know the trouble with Historically-Based Movies? Unless you're an uneducated, ignorant moran, you know how they're gonna end. At least that's the argument of this Premiere
article on 10 Movie Endings Spoiled By History
. Of course there are ways to avoid that problem, as Cracked.com's (yeah, them) 11 Movies Saved by Historical Inaccuracy
declares. Books have been written about Historical Movies' accuracy or inaccuracy
, and everybody has an opinion
on what the Best Historical Movies are
, but if you want your History purely entertaining, there's only one
dog you can count on: here are Mr. Peabody, Sherman and the original
Wayback Machine dropping in on Cristopher Columbus
, Pancho Villa
and Francisco Pizarro and the Incas
(sorry, no USA History episodes on YouTube). [more inside]
When I was growing up, I did not dress up as a nun for Halloween. When I was a young, impressionable Catholic school girl, I did not secretly (or otherwise) pine for the veils, habits, odd religious names, and overall mystique of the nuns who taught me. The whole “nun” thing kind of snuck up on me when I wasn’t paying much attention. A Nun's Life
is the eclectic personal blog of Sister Julie
, a Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
and a Star Wars fangirl