The One Man Star Wars Trilogy
is a one-hour, high energy, nonstop blast through the first three Star Wars films. The catch is, there's only one cast member.
Charles Ross, the writer and solo performer, spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away- adulthood has been similar. Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships, and fights both sides of the battles.
I'm not so sure I want to see him playing Carrie Fisher, especially in E6
Star Wars: The Changes
compares screen shots of the original movies with the special edition releases and the new DVD.
Star Wars Chick.
Not to be confused with the star wars kid
. Besides, Star Wars Chick looks much better in her handmade Slave Leia Cosutme [ via memepool ]
Greedo and Han Solo: Who shot first? Let the court decide
Grand Unification Theory:
Salavon's work has been mentioned on MeFi before, but I thought in honor of the trilogy finally being released on DVD this week, I'd post a link to this very awesome piece of art using every single frame from Episode Four.
Geek Nirvana: Star Trek's Federation vs Star Wars' Empire By the Numbers
Because we know the debate rages on......
Now if we could only resolve Kirk vs. Picard for once and all.
via Linux Notes
At last, "THX-1138" with green-glowing, computer-generated robot factories!
George Lucas's first movie, the namesake of his sound system
, is coming to a theater near you, with a new 3D effects facelift, and a chilly, incomprehensible Flash site
. Will his "original vision"
of this 1971 dystopia be realized at last, or will his additions clash with the stark San Francisco subway tunnels
, like so much Yes music in a "Metropolis" re-release
Star Wars Trilogy DVD Commentaries Leaked
. Five three-ish minute clips of Lucas-audio leakery! w00t! I can't wait til September!
"...Red 5 standing by..."
Kate Horn documents her love and creation of the X-Wing Toyota Tercel. Note the license plate people, she's out on the road, armed with blasters and quiet possibly, the Force.
Begun the microseries has...
in a very interesting format. Star Wars: Clone Wars
will be shown in two sets of ten installments, each three minutes long, which can be viewed on the Cartoon Network's website the day after they are aired. Director Genndy Tartakovsky
(of Samurai Jack
fame) seems to be doing a good job, based on my impressions of the first episode. Can this series help redeem the Star Wars franchise for the thousands (millions?) who feel cheated by the shoddy prequels?
Alfred Hitchcock meets Star Wars Kid [note: 7 mb WMV (Windows Media) file]
The Star Wars Alphabet Project
is where it's at. Jon Palmer
is constructing LEGO models of every alphabet starfighter not visualised in the Star Wars universe. I can only wish that I'd thought of this first. Via
Star Wars Origami.
It's exactly what it sounds like: square pieces of paper folded in elaborate ways to look like characters
from the Star Wars epics. Fandom at its quirkiest
DVDs are bad for business?
They are, according to the producer of "Attack of the Clones." Although it seems to me that every week I hear about a new box-office record being shattered, Rick McCallum says such things as: "I don't think there's a single movie that can survive on box office gross alone; it just doesn't exist anymore"
and my favorite: "Literally, our very lives are at stake now. George and I are just praying that we can finish 'Episode III' in time, before it's all over."
What do you think? Legitimate concern, or more ridiculous whining by millionaires lobbying to place restrictions on technogy?
Australian government refuses to recognize Jedi
as an official religion, despite the fact that 70,000 people listed it on their census forms.
"Rise of the Empire"
Feast your eyes on a fake Star Wars
trailer for Episode III done completely with Lego
men (and women). It won the Audience Choice award at BrickFest 2002
and is really impressive for a home made production. See for yourself!
The Internet Pinball Database
has shots of backglasses, playing tables, and promotional flyers for just about every pinball machine ever created. I loved pinball. Now, it seems impossible to find a machine to play on. Back when I worked at a local pizza shop, we had a rotation of some great machines. I really enjoyed the Addams Family
, Star Wars
, Lethal Weapon 3
(which i remember as being really easy), and especially the Twilight Zone
game, with the special white power ball. A walk down memory lane that served me well. Find a place near you to play some pinball here
. Or, you could just go pro
Darth Vader: Neocon
"Lucas confused the good guys with the bad. The deep lesson of Star Wars is that the Empire is good." If it wasn't off the Weekly Standard web site, you'd think it was satire.
Tacky and fun content to fulfill all your Yoda needs.
Yoda was awesome.
What are your thoughts on the movie?
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Critics. Begun, this Clone War has.
From Chicago Sun-Times
, NY Times (registration required)
, LA Times
and Washington Post
is the winner of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards (as chosen by George Lucas). Did he get it right? Should it have gone to the very cool Gangsta Rap
? Or one of the other finalists
redesigns. And Natalie Portman has... nice abs. In your face, Princess Leia!
"All democracies turn into dictatorships -- but not by coup. The people give their democracy to a dictator, whether it's Julius Caesar or Napoleon or Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, the general population goes along with the idea... It isn't that the Empire conquered the Republic, it's that the Empire is
the Republic." George Lucas talks about the politics of his new Star Wars films
What the in duck?
With Episode II coming soon, I'd decided to peruse all sorts of different places in search of as much information as I could and found this online, has anyone else seen it as well?
Anyway, it's good to see that folks that work for Lucas have a sense of humor.
Recently seen on college campuses across the US: Advertisements for used hardware
, apartments for rent
, and that special someone
. Lucasfilm takes advertisement underground.
Seen on theforce.net - sites require flash
Lucas: Powerful reteller of myth - or galactic gasbag?
Salon has a scathing review of Lucas' claim that the basis of the Star Wars saga is in "man's oldest stories" and that he was guided by Joseph Campbell.
"With 'Star Wars' I consciously set about to re-create myths and the classic mythological motifs," Lucas says. "I wanted to use those motifs to deal with issues that exist today."
Hogwash, says author Steven Hart. Star Wars is based not on "The Odyssey" or the "Upanishads", but on Asimov, Heinlen, Herbert and other 20th century S.F.
the script to Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
? It seems to be the same film Harry Knowles
claims to have watched. (If you prefer, there's a .txt file version here
Star Wars junkies rejoice - The Original Boba Fett Helmet on sale.
Just 33 grand. You better hurry.
The Scout Walker Kama Sutra.
Selections from the Kama Sutra
, demonstrated by Scout Walkers
, of course. What else would it be?
Is President Bush Gay?
(Answer: No, but he says "fabulous" a lot.) Is Billy Joel washed up? (NYT required)
(Answer: Sounds like it.) Is Star Wars Episode Two any good?
(Answer: Yes, beyond your wildest dreams.)
New star wars trailer posted.
This is the fourth trailer, entitled Clone War.
Star Wars on telnet.
It only gets about halfway through, but still an amazing effort.
MMG Strikes Back
* The creators of Star Ballz
* , an adult cartoon parody, have successfully argued
for the lifting of a preliminary injunction in this lawsuit by George Lucas
which was keeping them from distributing their video online while the lawsuit was ongoing. (more inside)
*contains some "adult" animation, probably not suitable for those at work
Impressive collection of movie prop replicas.
Its mostly Star Wars stuff, but this replica of Deckard's gun
from Bladerunner is very, very cool.
Despite what Joey Fatone says
...InSync not out of Attack of the Clones
Sorry to rehash this topic, but there seems to be a lot of anymosity between the famous boyband and wookie fans everywhere. (via theforce.net
N'Sync are out of Episode II!
, via Fark
.) It's confirmed by an interview
(543KB MP3) with N'Sync member Joey Fatone on the Carson Radio Show
. Joey sounds a little miffed about getting cut from the movie, although it could be that he's angry for having a name like "Joey Fatone".
Seattle Star Wars Society member gets in line for Star Wars tickets.
Well, I guess he is
the line, for now.He says it's an "art project" and he's trying to set a new world record. Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones opens May 16, 2002.
As if it didn't have everything else going against it, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones to feature cameos by members of *Nsync.
To all of those who thought "could it get any worse after Jar-Jar?" The answer is apparently a resounding, "Hell, yes it can! And it has!" Remember, don't shoot the messenger.
With the impending release of Episode 2
this summer, be prepared for an onslaught of new toys
, including some that will bring back memories
of Return of the Jedi, as well as resurrect old flaps
over the not-so-subtle
cultural stereotypes in the movie series. On a side note, I like what they've done
to Obi-Wan's hair these days.