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Help Me, Adobe-Wan Illustrator, You're My Only Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV as a single, 123-meter long infographic.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on May 24, 2016 - 25 comments

Happy Chewbacca

It's the simple joys.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on May 20, 2016 - 42 comments

This is a rebellion, isn't it?

Rogue One: A LEGO Star Wars Story. (SLYT)
posted by tocts on May 10, 2016 - 4 comments

Skywalker. Luke Skywalker.

Here is the James Bond-style title sequence for The Empire Strikes Back that you did not know you needed.
posted by DoctorFedora on May 10, 2016 - 42 comments

Is that, is that me?

Galactic Warfighters [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on May 8, 2016 - 28 comments

With Paul Lynde as Admiral Motti

A very Donny and Marie Star Wars
posted by Mchelly on May 5, 2016 - 18 comments

May today be with you

The Asteroid Field, covered by Evil Genius Orchestra. Appropriate for the date. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on May 4, 2016 - 10 comments

R2D2 vs BB8

Leaked clip from Star Wars Episode VIII
posted by beerperson on May 2, 2016 - 11 comments

Who's the hero of the story?

Pop culture is filled with brilliant female characters who know everything and can do anything — except save the day.
posted by chaiminda on Apr 20, 2016 - 62 comments

Indian Geek Jams ahoy

Tushar Lall arranges Indian classical music versions of well-known pop culture soundtracks. The latest release is Star Wars; there's also Harry Potter, Interstellar, Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean and BBC Sherlock.
posted by divabat on Apr 18, 2016 - 3 comments

Growing up with Star Wars

I Grew Up Star Wars had been collecting and posting photos of people growing up with Star Wars for almost a decade now. It is chock full of photos of kids with amazing retro toy collections, fake looking Darth Vaders signing autographs and a ton of Christmas and birthday photos. While it is fun just to look at the old photos, the site also demonstrates the influence this franchise has had on people over the years. [more inside]
posted by metaboy on Apr 10, 2016 - 27 comments

"What will you become?"

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The first trailer for the next Star Wars universe story is online.
posted by crossoverman on Apr 7, 2016 - 478 comments

It's a... well, you know.

2016 is turning out to be a tragic year for the voices of iconic Star Wars characters. Only three months after Jason Wingreen (who voiced Boba Fett) passed away, we now have the passing of radio dramatist Erik Bauersfeld, who once upon a time stepped into a recording booth and spent an hour or so voicing Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Apr 4, 2016 - 11 comments

A Serving of Scores

Love the music from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels? No? What about from Hell on Wheels or Making A Murderer? Perhaps Jane the Virgin? The composer behind these shows is Kevin Kiner and on his website, he's uploaded selections from his work on the above shows and a few more to listen to for free.
posted by Atreides on Mar 18, 2016 - 5 comments

Fan made beats Phantom

Darth Maul: Apprentice Making Of
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 7, 2016 - 44 comments

I've made a lot of special modifications myself

A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Mar 2, 2016 - 21 comments

Okay. Thanks. Long live the First Order.

The modern adventures of the Solo family. Spoilers if you've been living under a rock since December.
posted by phunniemee on Feb 26, 2016 - 23 comments

Yams

You’re George Lucas In 1975. Can You Create ‘Star Wars’?
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 25, 2016 - 25 comments

You're Letting All the Air Out

Frog Imperial March Instructions (proper keyboard/numpad may be necessary):
- Play this video
- With your cursor focused on the video, type the following: 6 6 6 8 56 8 56, 3 3 3 2 56 8 56 8 56, 2 7 2 3 4343 7 4 6565 87 8 56 8 56 [more inside]
posted by numaner on Feb 23, 2016 - 16 comments

"Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten"

The original 1977 release of Star Wars has long been the holy grail for fans. George Lucas famously made numerous changes for each release and once declared, "A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition]." Even the National Film Registry (created in response to the pleas of filmmakers like Lucas) which inducted Star Wars in 1989 does not have a copy. Fans resorted to creating "despecialized" editions (previously) in an attempt to recreate the original. Understandably, fans were delighted when Team Negative1 completed a digital scan of an original 35mm print. [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Feb 20, 2016 - 90 comments

Finding Boshek

The smuggler in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from the original Star Wars who refers Obi-Wan to Chewbacca has been known for years as BoShek. But despite having an action figure of the character, the actor playing him was unknown. With help from the Rebel Scum forum, Billy Jensen was able to use social media detective work to track him down.
posted by graymouser on Feb 10, 2016 - 32 comments

He's takin' to the stars, to take down the man!

Grindhouse Star Wars (slyt)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 2, 2016 - 15 comments

The adventures of Odge Dadam on Nam Chorios

LEGO builder Adam Dodge presents a slice-of-life Star Wars story in the form of a Flickr gallery. It starts here (found via The Brothers Brick).
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Jan 29, 2016 - 2 comments

An elegant weapon for a more civilized age

Not content at making Thor's hammer Mjölnir (and a Rasengan) Allen Pan has made a working lightsaber (probably best not to try this at home) (MLYT) (previously)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 25, 2016 - 27 comments

“I haven't had my muffin yet, MATT!”

Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base [YouTube]
posted by Fizz on Jan 23, 2016 - 31 comments

Getting Sauced: a post about condiment packets

The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets: How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment (The Atlantic) [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 22, 2016 - 31 comments

Fōsu to tomo ni are! [フォースと共に在れ]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Anime Opening, courtesy of Tumblr user and Star Wars fan KyloRenIsAPunkBitch.
posted by Hermione Granger on Jan 21, 2016 - 20 comments

"The top hat and the thimble weren’t plot points, either."

“Would your son want to play with an action figure of Rey, the central figure in the latest Star Wars film? Would your daughter? It’s too bad they don’t have the choice; Hasbro, among other toymakers, left out the one key female figure in their The Force Awakens game sets. Hasbro says it was to preserve plot secrets, but an industry insider said the choice was deliberate.” Where's Rey?
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jan 20, 2016 - 216 comments

"How did my father die?"

Obi-Wan Remembers The Truth
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 19, 2016 - 47 comments

Rest of the orchestra didn't show, so fine, I'll play it myself.

Youtube user 826aska plays an impressive Star Wars medley on her electric organ, adding her own creative twist. (slyt)
posted by polywomp on Jan 16, 2016 - 30 comments

Latching onto bit characters simply because they look cool

WHO IS BOBA FETT? WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE PREQUELS - Noelle Stevenson (of Nimona and Lumberjanes awesome sauce) breaks down her theory of who Boba Fett really is.
posted by jillithd on Jan 8, 2016 - 45 comments

Celebrating the Polyester Decade

Space 1970 :: Journey with us back to the days when special effects were created by skillful hands and spaceships were detailed models, when robots were obligatory comedy relief, when square-jawed heroes and cloaked villains battled among the stars -- and the future was fun!
posted by anastasiav on Jan 7, 2016 - 37 comments

Bigger Luke

The Bigger Luke Wiki: "Bigger Luke, commonly abbreviated to BL, or more uncommonly BgL, is the slightly larger manifestation of Luke Skywalker that is said to appear in certain scenes of the original Star Wars Trilogy, contrasting to Regular Luke. ... The activity of combing the original Star Wars trilogy for instances of Bigger Luke is known as Luking. ... There have been many elaborate theories as to why there exists a larger version of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars films"
posted by Greg Nog on Jan 4, 2016 - 139 comments

It wasn't real, but it was magical.

My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park
posted by brundlefly on Dec 31, 2015 - 6 comments

A not so long time ago in a galaxy not so far away ...

Mike Duncan of the Revolutions podcast reworked the Star Wars prequel trilogy by way of the American and French revolutions on Twitter today. Episode One: The Glorious Cause, Episode Two: The Coruscant Revolution, and Episode Three: The Clone Wars have been storified for your historical Star Wars mashup needs.
posted by immlass on Dec 31, 2015 - 6 comments

Lucas told us Han Solo was married to a Wookiee

An Oral History of "The Star Wars Holiday Special" [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Dec 27, 2015 - 73 comments

"Folks at NPR thought, 'Oh good grief, we're selling out to Hollywood.'"

In 1981, NPR affiliate station KUSC hatched a bold plan to adapt George Lucas’ Star Wars for radio. Easily the most visual film of the last decade, Star Wars as a listening experience seemed like an unlikely idea, but Lucas sold them the rights to adapt the hit movie for one dollar, and opened the Lucasfilm vaults to the show’s producers: Star Wars sound effects would be available to them in their raw form, along with every note of John Williams’ music. The cast was a mixture of original Star Wars cast members, Hollywood veterans, and future TV and movie stars still in the early stages of their careers. Novelist Brian Daley and Director John Madden then turned the first three films into "movies to watch with your eyes closed." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 20, 2015 - 46 comments

“If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive.”

A Darth Vader waffle maker? You really shouldn’t have…by David Mitchell [The Guardian]
“Star Wars, it turns out, is the most ambitious, enterprising and impressive exercise in the marketing of crap ever conceived by man. Crap, that is, apart from the toys. I have to make an exception for the toys because, as a child, I was an enthusiastic collector of Star Wars figures and spaceships. [...] But, toys aside, it really is crap. Anyone who enjoys their Stormtrooper single duvet cover set more than watching The Empire Strikes Back is a very odd person indeed – and unlikely ever to be in the market for a Stormtrooper double duvet cover set. These are all things that you either don’t need at all or you’d be slightly better off with a non-Star Wars version. And I say that as someone whose wife once gave him an R2-D2 eggcup as a present. Because if you love eggs, and you love Star Wars… you’ll still, in general, find yourself using a normal egg cup.”
posted by Fizz on Dec 20, 2015 - 115 comments

Flower?!! NOOOoooooo!!

Joining in on the frenzy of Star Wars Week, the folks at Bad Lip Reading have teamed up with Jack Black, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph to punch up the dry, boring dialogue of the original trilogy: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi.
posted by dgaicun on Dec 19, 2015 - 14 comments

Star Wars: The Pencil Game

"When I was a kid, my uncle taught me this pencil and paper game he called Star Wars." "I have no idea who originally invented it." "Basically you draw two bases on opposite ends of the paper. Each base gets a mothership and two flanking defensive (immobile) turrets. Players wage war on each other by launching fighters from their motherships, then attempt to blast away their opponent's base. [...] To launch fighters, move, and fire weapons, players place their pencil tip on the selected unit's cannon. Then they must hold the pencil in position with a single index finger pressing down on the end of the pencil. Finally a player fires by pushing down on the pencil forcing the tip to draw a line outward. " [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Dec 18, 2015 - 44 comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away

A long time ago in a TV studio not so far away, the stars of the original Star Wars film came to the BBC to promote their then-unknown movie Star Wars at the BBC (Iplayer) (Youtube) [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 17, 2015 - 13 comments

A reasonably long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away...

Star Wars minus Star Wars is a video collage that tells the story of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in twenty minutes, without using any sounds or images from Star Wars itself.
posted by arto on Dec 16, 2015 - 22 comments

Probably not Disney sponsored

When you're all out of whisky (previously), and you're still looking to boost your hygge (previously) while also preparing for a cinematic event that's currently in progress, may I suggest settling in with a few hours worth of the Darth Vader Yule Log? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Dec 15, 2015 - 31 comments

Wretched hive of scum and villainy, or jury of his peers?

The Legal Geeks discuss Han's legal justification for shooting Greedo first, via a link from The Mary Sue.
posted by bile and syntax on Dec 14, 2015 - 37 comments

Wanted: Star Wars Celica, last seen 1977 (or maybe 1990s?)

We've all seen weird merchandising attached to blockbuster (or would-be blockbuster) movies, but that sort of thing used to be much rarer before George Lucas famously haggled the merchandising rights for Star Wars away from 20th Century Fox in exchange for a lower director's fee and made gazillions. Forty years later, "Star Wars" has been slapped on virtually anything you can think of, including a 1977 Toyota Celica that was the prize in a nationwide sweepstakes held after the movie had become a huge hit. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 10, 2015 - 31 comments

Book the death star for your holiday!

Airbnb comes to a galaxy far, far away.
posted by pombe on Dec 9, 2015 - 5 comments

“MAKE THE GALAXY GREAT AGAIN!”

Darth Trump [YouTube] [Auralnauts]
posted by Fizz on Dec 9, 2015 - 19 comments

Hamill, Fisher, Ford, Kasdan, Abrams, Boyega, Driver, Ridley

'Star Wars' Strikes Back: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Movie of the Year
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 8, 2015 - 114 comments

Classic Art with a Modern Twist

2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the famous Rinpa School painting of the Wind God and Thunder God (Fujin-Raijin-zu). This has led a modern painter of the Rinpa School to add his own twists on the iconic painting, first in a collaboration with Nintendo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. and, shortly thereafter, to celebrate the new Star Wars movie's release. In addition to these, the artist, Yamamoto Taro, has quite a history of producing traditionally-styled Japanese paintings with a modern sensibility and a touch of humor.
posted by DoctorFedora on Dec 7, 2015 - 4 comments

Life after Death Star

What happens when you mix a legendary sci-fi series with one of the greatest rappers of all-time? We decided to find out.
posted by General Malaise on Dec 7, 2015 - 13 comments

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