Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Bosh_Talk, Apr 23, 2007.
Oh man, Tauntaun...that is CLASSIC.
I can't tell who needs to be kneed in the face more....him (for the obvious) or her for calling Dr. Phil.
Apparently the released a bit about Ashoka Tano, who will become Anakin's padawan in the new Clone Wars cartoon. [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ahsoka_Tano]wiki[/link] How much time is there for him to have a padawan?
Wasn't she the one featured in Revenge of the Sith?
Oh, wait...she's the one from the Revenge of the Sith Special Edition, coming in 2015.
(Cheap shot, but it had to be made.)
ROTS:SE:3-D vs Predator
In IMAX. I hear that Hannah Montana's gonna be in it too. If she can lift herself up off her crack rock sick bed.
Don't you if you caught [link=http://gizmodo.com/photogallery/minilegostarwars]this[/link]. I thought it was cool.
So, I was going to apologize for the following coming from the benevolent, though planetary blog-gernaut gawker, and then I realized that the previous post came from there too... Eep.
At any rate gawker's new scifi blog, io9, is nice. They've had a flurry of SW posts in the recent past. I like this one: [link=http://io9.com/355819/you-probably-own-these-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away]Link[/link]. What worries me is that I'm 100% behind some of these products. Cloud City desk lamp? Sign me up.
Holy kee-rap! There was a guy at C3(PO'd!) that had the tauntaun suit, and I would definitely go for the sun shade, Jabba bean bag chair, and the foosball table.
In fact, I think I am going to work on my own version of the Carbonite fridge when I get home...
They made millions of those freak-ass Jar-Jar tongue lollipops, but decided AGAINST the General Veers sun shield and Death Star dart boards with X-wing darts??? Who the hell was making these calls?
My SW merchandise fandom has faded dramatically over the years, but I'm genuinely pissed about this.
(I like one of the commenter's ideas: add a "hanging Luke" pull string to the Bespin lamp)
[link=http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/sanitation-death-star.php]The Life and Times of an Imperial Sanitation Worker[/link]
Pretty much exactly how I'd imagined it would be.
Ha Ha! That story full of clever "in-jokes" that people who saw the Star Wars movies a bunch of times will understand.
The "Family Guy" SW episode proves that people still eat that sh!t up.
No kidding. Me too.
I have a crapload of SW toys in my parents' basement in South Holland, and I know one of them is a Power of the Force era AT-AT. Unless it's worth a gajillion bucks on eBay, I'm gonna convert that bad boy to a [link=http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ottertorials/wp-content/uploads/2008/atatcaddy.jpg]chair caddy.[/link] I wonder if it's even big enough to hold anything substantial...probably not an ice-cold Pepsi, unless I reinforce the head somehow and start to like Pepsi...
So, this post has nothing of substance, but that I wanted to congratulate you on making me laugh out loud during a lecture inappropriately. Thank You, sir.
It's the least I can do.
No, seriously. The absolute LEAST.
Do you like Star Wars? How about Hitchcock, Stanley Donen or any of the other great directors that Saul Bass did titles for in the 50s and 60s? Ever wish Episode IV had something resembling a proper credit sequence? If you answered "yes" to at least two of those questions, [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z25t-PQDn5A]dig it[/link].
"They said I led a boring life."
GameTrailers.com has a nice [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/player/31944.html]video retrospective[/link] of the early years of Star Wars video games. It even has footage of a prototype of an Ewok Adventure game for Atari that was never produced.
I couldn't decide whether to put this in the icanhas post.
Nice find! Their other retrospectives, Metroid, Zelda, and Final Fantasy, are quite good as well. This is likely intended to hype The Force Unleashed. Hopefully that game will be good, but I'm not hopeful.
[link=http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/news/2008/03/submissions_star_wars]Wired "contest"[/link] in conjunction with the new "Fanboys" movie. There's bound to be some interesting stuff (I'm sure a few of our pics are at least worth posting) though the final 10 will no doubt include a handful of Leia/Twi'lek girls and the inevitable "50 501st guys all lined up in a parking lot at D*Con" photo.
"Of course I've looked better."
Yeah, since it appears to be a Digg style contest, I can see big groups of Dbags voting down good pix.
-Mark's famous photo from CIII
-A good shot of Jabba
-The Carbon Freezing Chamber
-The Admiral Ackbar ham is pretty creepy too
I just submitted a picture of my "Stigmata Amidala" punch bowl.
Also, from what I gather at the Fanboys IMDB board...from this tight group of nerds who were actually involved with its making...the suits have completely ruined the film (not that I thought it would be any good anyway), but apparently it's even worse. That's why the release date moved every six months as they re-shot and re-cut.
GameTrailers.com's Star Wars video game retrospective [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32413.html]part 2[/link] is up. Quite nice roundup of the games based on the Original Trilogy, right up to Lego Star Wars.
AV Club posted some info about the Fanboys "protest" this weekend:
The kerfuffle over Harvey Weinstein's new, pathos-free edit of Fanboys was supposed to erupt this weekend, as the scrappy Rebel Alliance of miffed Star Wars obsessives were ostensibly banding together against the Evil Empire by protesting the premiere of Weinstein's new Superhero Movie. While it's difficult to know who to root for when it comes to Harvey Scissorhands vs. guys who get uppity if you don't know how many parsecs it took the Millennium Falcon to make the Kessel Run, it's hard not to let out a Jabba-like chuckle over this report on what a lackluster protest it all turned out to be. First of all, whether a protest even took place seems to be a matter of much debate: A fan group calling itself The 501st claims that 14 protesters went to an AMC theater in New York, but by its own admission, when confronted by a security guard, they chose to go inside and pay to see 21 instead. And yet, even this paltry showing is under dispute: An AMC spokesperson said it never happened, while a YouTube video from the "event" (since removed) apparently showed one lone protester complaining that no one was there. Even sadder was this report from L.A.:
The group also claimed that more than 20 showed up at AMC's theaters in Century City and faced even more security guards who asked them to leave the mall, which was considered private property. An AMC rep said the protest was limited to one person in a Darth Vader costume on the street outside the theater. A source close to the film said eight protesters did appear, and were taken out for pizza by one of the filmmakers.
Full link [link=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3ib32aa438464bc12534332654fb67783c]here[/link].
"A fan group calling itself the 501st..."
someone NEEDS to upload the Admiral Hambar. I don't suppose Shauna's still around on the boards...? That was really her masterpiece.