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Do the Trash Compactor!

Dancing with Han Solo is a real thing that exists.
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 2, 2012 - 99 comments

HEAD MAN

No line of unlicensed Star Wars figures is as sought after as the Turkish line known as Uzay. STARS WAR UZAY set includes: Stormtroper, Imperial Stormtoper, Head Man, Chewbacca (Monkey Man), Artoo-Detoo, Imperial T E Fighter Pilot and See-Threep.
posted by timshel on Mar 28, 2012 - 28 comments

Aim like a drunkard... jump like an idiot...

The (Totally) Phantom Menace ... light sabre duelling techniques examined [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 24, 2012 - 64 comments

Darth Vader Tai Chi

Darth Vader Tai Chi (SLYT)
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 21, 2012 - 14 comments

That's no Lunar Transporter!

Spaceships that became other spaceships: The Millennium Falcon, The Colonial Viper, The Eagle Transporter - from the blog of Gavin Rothery, visual effects designer on Moon. Previously.
posted by Artw on Mar 17, 2012 - 33 comments

Ralph McQuarrie, 1929–2012

Ralph McQuarrie, legendary concept artist for Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and many other projects, has passed away at the age of 82. Previously, here and here.
posted by brundlefly on Mar 3, 2012 - 85 comments

Gurgling Gungans

A whole new batch of rejected Star Wars toys (Previously)
posted by griphus on Feb 28, 2012 - 47 comments

Only Five there are

The correct viewing order for the Star Wars movies. Aka Machete order.
posted by blue_beetle on Feb 26, 2012 - 156 comments

Maybe these are the droids you're looking for

Mos Eisley Performance Hall. You will never find a more wretched hive of burlesque, theatre & entertainment. We should be cautious.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 26, 2012 - 13 comments

. . . rather than just giving poop jokes to Jar Jar.

What if Star Wars: Episode I was good?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Feb 25, 2012 - 116 comments

Admiral Ackbar mousetrap exclamation mark

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, narrated in icons. By Wayne Dorrington (Previously). The Empire Strikes Back. Return of the Jedi.
posted by running order squabble fest on Feb 14, 2012 - 16 comments

*waves hand* Greedo /always/ shot first

George Lucas sits down with The Hollywood Reporter: "The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down." [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 10, 2012 - 259 comments

Smell like a god.....or a man encased in metal?

JADs International, makers of fine Star Wars and Star Trek related perfumes, have released a new line to coincide with The Avengers Movie. [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Jan 26, 2012 - 17 comments

The ability to recreate an entire movie is insignificant next to the potential of the Force.

Back in 09', Star Wars Uncut (previously) asked people to recreate 15 second chunks of Star Wars: A New Hope however they wanted, using live action, animation, text adventure screens, SCUMM interfaces, costumed pets, and more. Now they've been edited together to recreate the entire movie as a homemade, constantly shifting media experiment. (Vimeo link)
posted by The Whelk on Jan 20, 2012 - 131 comments

That's No Moon

This article aims to investigate the first ‘Death Star’ from the ‘Star Wars’ film series and how much energy it would require to destroy a planet.
posted by veedubya on Jan 16, 2012 - 79 comments

A Longer Time Ago, Two Galaxies Crossed Paths...

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer explains how Star Wars has dulled the edge that made science fiction such a pertinent film genre. A Galaxy Far, Far Away My Ass... Pt. Two, Pt. Three [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Dec 31, 2011 - 43 comments

An Alternative to Dick Clark

The Beatles vs Joan Jett vs Cypress Hill vs House of Pain vs RATM - Mash Together

Johnny Cash vs Jackson 5 vs Steve Miller Band - Folsom Prison Robin

Franz Ferdinand vs Stealers Wheel vs Nirvana vs Michael Jackson vs Def Cut –Franz Tranz

Ramones vs Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Blitzkrieg Girl

The Beatles vs LCD Soundsystem vs The Kinks –The Brits Are Coming To My House

These mashups – and many more – are the creations of DJ Faroff of Brazil. Other projects of his worth mentioning here are a samba version of the Star Wars theme and a klezmer remix of Lady Gaga.
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 31, 2011 - 23 comments

Hark the Herald Channels Sing

In honor of Christmas, Splitsider's Mike Drucker runs down twenty Christmas TV episodes, new and old. It all starts with The Dick Van Dyke Show... [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 23, 2011 - 11 comments

MMO Extinction Level Event

"The subscription model is dead." says John Smedley, head of Sony Online Entertainment, and creator of EverQuest. Are people willing to pay $15 per month to play a computer game that isn't endorsed by Mr. T? Bioware is betting a rumored $135 million, the most ever spent on a video game, that the answer is yes. Star Wars: The Old Republic launches on December 20th. [more inside]
posted by tastyhat on Dec 15, 2011 - 104 comments

This is history

Raiding the Lost Ark: a filmumentary (pt.1, vimeo) [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Dec 15, 2011 - 17 comments

Special Snowflakes

Star Wars Snowflakes (with patterns). Star Trek Snowflakes (without patterns). [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Dec 14, 2011 - 17 comments

With special guest stars: Beatrice Arthur, Art Carney, Diahann Carroll, The Jefferson Starship and Harvey Korman!

The Star Wars Holiday special, in its entirety, complete with original commercials. You are welcome. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Dec 14, 2011 - 107 comments

Fighting the TRUE menace

George Takei wants Star Wars and Star Trek fans to unite against the REAL enemy: Twilight. (slyt)
posted by antifuse on Dec 13, 2011 - 159 comments

Much More Than Props

I am Iron Man. I am Aquaman (and you can be too). I am Flynn (possibly NSFW). I'm Batman. We are Boba Fett. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Dec 7, 2011 - 11 comments

There's always room for Cello

Star Wars medly for two cellos. (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by ShutterBun on Dec 6, 2011 - 21 comments

The deathstar trench run minecraft style

Minecraft - Star Wars - Death Star Run, and the making of.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar on Dec 4, 2011 - 22 comments

Play that same song.

For a band that doesn't exist, Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes's song "Mad About Me" -- more widely known as "Cantina Band" or "Mos Eisley Cantina Theme" -- has received a fair share of interesting covers. Like a ragtime piano duet. Or on harp. Or the Chapman Stick. (The what?)
posted by griphus on Nov 30, 2011 - 26 comments

I believe we have time to take a closer look, Number One

The crew of ST:TNG watches A New Hope.
posted by hippybear on Nov 15, 2011 - 53 comments

[insert wampa sound effect here]

What do you get when you cross a pug with the Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back? Behold The Wampug. (SLYT 36 seconds of cute)
posted by quin on Nov 14, 2011 - 21 comments

"Not if anything to say about it I have."

Speak like Yoda, did you? May have we. [HuffPo] "New research published in the the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the "proto-human languages" of 50,000 years ago resembled the speaking patterns of a certain wise, green Star Wars character."
posted by Fizz on Oct 20, 2011 - 41 comments

"I don't like it in here. It's gross."

Eastbound & Down v. Star Wars Mashup. Kenny F'n Powers is Darth Vader. (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by amro on Oct 16, 2011 - 15 comments

He's more machine now than dog

Meet Bones Mello, an Italian greyhound disguised as an AT-AT.
posted by bewilderbeast on Oct 12, 2011 - 42 comments

I Am Your Father

Dad films his four year old son's reaction to 'Empire Strikes Back' reveal.
posted by hermitosis on Oct 2, 2011 - 159 comments

The sound you hear in the background is nerdgasm...

Imperial March....
posted by stringbean on Sep 30, 2011 - 17 comments

Make Picard human again

The Star Trek Quiet Book, by the author of The Jedi Quiet Book
posted by Toekneesan on Sep 30, 2011 - 35 comments

Hard Times for Porn (Seriously)

"In the last few years, the rise of free online porn — content-rich sites that tease viewers to subscribe for more — and pay-site juggernauts like Brazzers have put the L.A.-based adult-video industry against the ropes. Its answer, in part, has been the high-dollar parody, designed to attract ComicCon nerds, science fiction fans and other pop culture aficionados who must collect everything within their target oeuvre." -- The troubled US economy affects pornstars too, so "Porn Defends The Money Shot" (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by bardic on Sep 29, 2011 - 80 comments

Lost: Wired's Guide to Pop Culture's Buried Treasure

Wired takes a look at some pop culture legends that elude fans and collectors.
posted by reenum on Sep 23, 2011 - 67 comments

He's in my behind!

You've read The Backstroke of the West; now WATCH The Backstroke of the West! (MLYT, some NSFW language. The first minute or so of video is missing, but the rest of the movie is there in its full glory.)
posted by cthuljew on Sep 18, 2011 - 6 comments

Taking Star Wars back from George Lucas, one edit at a time

So you've come to terms with it: George Lucas doesn't give a shit about you. Maybe it was the minor edits to the re-releases, like Han shooting second, or one of the recent Blu-Ray additions with Darth Vader shouting Nooooo at the end of Return Of The Jedi, or maybe you liked the movies, except for silly characters like the Ewoks or Jar Jar Binks. However it happened, you are pining for the early version of Star Wars you remembered before all those changes, or maybe you're dreaming of a version without some of the schmaltzy stuff. Dream no more, the Fan Preservers and Fan Editors are making your wishes real. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 17, 2011 - 155 comments

What the Galactic Empire knows about defense budgets

Don’t Come to the Dark Side: Acquisition Lessons from a Galaxy Far, Far Away [PDF] would seem like ordinary Star Wars fanfic, if it wasn't published in the military's usually sober journal for defense aquisitions. The lessons for the Department of Defense seem quite real, however, especially given the $31 septillion cost of the Death Star, compared to the much cheaper x-wing.
posted by blahblahblah on Sep 12, 2011 - 66 comments

CHIPMUNK ADVENTURES!

Hungry chipmunks + toys = CHIPMUNK ADVENTURES! [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Sep 3, 2011 - 17 comments

Protected by the legendary Jedi Order, the Galactic Republic stood as a bastion of peace in the galaxy for a thousand generations...

Can't wait for Star Wars: The Old Republic? You'd better be Jedi fast! EA wants you to pre-order its game real bad. [more inside]
posted by _paegan_ on Aug 23, 2011 - 72 comments

Note to self: invest in a deadbolt.

When Brandon left for camp, his last words were, "stay out of my room!" Unfortunately for Brandon, he has the meanest most awesome family in the entire world. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 15, 2011 - 577 comments

Out there, in the stars / war passes like a sun / out there, iron runs wild

It's the late 1970s, you're in France, and you're not quite sure what this whole Star Wars hype is about. Let René Joly tell you about it. If your French isn't so good, someone was kind enough to overlay a translation in English, of course in the Star Wars Crawl style. If you can't find the original record from 1977, you can also hear the b-side: Enfant de l'univers (French lyrics). More French Star Wars? Behold: a dance spectacular on French TV (previously). If you like your cheese 100% American, check out the Donny and Marie Star Wars musical number, with very some special guests. For a little less cheese, and a bit more swing: Darth Vader and his jazz combo. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 2, 2011 - 9 comments

No! I am not Luke Skywalker, nor was meant to be

The Lovesong of Admiral Piett Let us go then, you and I, When the star destroyers are spread out across the sky Like a smuggler frozen, cased in carbonite.
posted by Violet Hour on Jul 29, 2011 - 57 comments

I Have Seen The Future, And The Future Is Jar-Jar

Many would agree that the advent of CGI has made movies worse, not better. Blogger Gin and Tacos makes the argument eloquently: "The fundamental problem is that CGI, rather that being a tool that allows directors to explore new creative possibilities, just enables laziness."
posted by bardic on Jun 19, 2011 - 189 comments

George short first

George Lucas Strikes Back the truth behind the prequels at last (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 2, 2011 - 94 comments

I have some extremely distressing news.

A long time ago (1987) in a slightly parallel galaxy not so far away, an aspiring filmmaker named George Lucas teamed up with thespian Richard E. Grant to create the epic tale of a frustrated thespidroid trying to find fame on the desolate planet of Tatooine. Withnail and O is the result.
posted by Shepherd on May 27, 2011 - 14 comments

Ah, "Diorama-Rama", my favorite school event next to "Hearing-test Thurday!"

The Greatest LEGO Diorama in the Galaxy! Imperial Employee of the Month Jay Hoff has been hard at work building the greatest LEGO Diorama in this or any other Galaxy. An impressive, most impressive 37,000 pieces of LEGO (as well as, presumably, a scary amount of time and money), including 388 mini-figurines, went into this custom commemoration of the Emperor's arrival on the second Death Star. This great moment in Imperial history was made in 2011 for Science Discovery Day at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa. It uses an Imperial Shuttle Kit with custom designed Death Star hangar. [Via Death Star PR]
posted by Fizz on May 27, 2011 - 41 comments

Indy Meets Han

Once upon a time, Indiana Jones met Han Solo. Sort of. Wookieepedia article. Vanity Fair story. io9 story.
posted by kmz on May 25, 2011 - 30 comments

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