You know, for as much shit as I fling at Lucas for his incessant reworking and 'enhancing' of the original trilogy, I really have no business being as impressed as I am with this most excellent take on the final Obi-Wan/Vader showdown. According to the notes it was made as a VFX and camera test, but it's all fan gravy as far as I'm concerned.
Thursday, May 9th 2019 (12:01am) | Thanks: sepharo
A "blaster" used by Harrison Ford's character Han Solo in the film Return of the Jedi has sold at auction in New York for $550,000.
Plenty of other info on collectibles and Star Wars props in the BBC article.
Tuesday, Jun 26th 2018 (12:00am)
He was inside Jabba the Hut in “Return of the Jedi,” helped make “The Muppets” come alive and has been pulling the strings on Yoda since he was 19 years old. Meet Dave Barclay, the puppet master, builder and animatronic supervisor responsible for some of your favorite characters on film and TV. He started his career as an assistant puppeteer for Yoda in “The Empire Strikes Back” under legendary puppeteer Frank Oz. Today, he’s the chief puppeteer responsible for Jabba the Hut, taking your favorite “Star Wars” characters from words on a page to a galaxy far, far away.
Monday, May 21st 2018 (12:00am)
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Back in 1982, a group of young Star Wars fans trekked into the California desert to crash the outdoor set of Return of the Jedi, and this seven-minute video of scenes from the Sail Barge, featuring Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Slave Leia and Boba Fett, was the result.
Saturday, May 12th 2018 (12:00am)
Uploaded to The Pirate Bay yesterday by an anonymous user, the "The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit" is, according to their own description "basically The Last Jedi minus Girlz Powah and other silly stuff". The resulting movie is (wait for it …) 46 minutes long.
Tuesday, Jan 16th 2018 (4:22pm) | Thanks: beppo
These will only take a few seconds of your time. Unless you play them several times.
First, the John Williams' "Cantina Theme" from the original Star Wars film.
Now, the "Imperial March" theme.
Friday, Jan 12th 2018 (12:00am)
The Serbian a cappella choir Viva Vox performs a medley of Star Wars themes with just their voices. All the orchestral parts are there, and they do a great job of executing. The group is a lot larger than you can tell from the visuals here. The visuals are almost as catchy as the music.
Wednesday, Dec 20th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Geeks
If you look closely, you'll see a dentist in this scene. Dr. J. Steven Abernathy commissioned an ad for a laser root canal treatment offered by JS Abernathy Dental, with six locations in Arkansas and Florida. The floss is strong with this one. Whether or not the laser technique takes the pain out of root canals, it's clear they have taken the pain out of watching a root canal ad.
Benjamin Große spent 20 hours building the new 7,541 piece LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon. He sped up his amazing build process with a two-minute timelapse video.
Hey, remember how Luke and the rebels went zipping thru the trench that goes around the middle of the Death Star to get to the exhaust port that leads to the reactor that makes the whole thing go FOOM? Yeah, that's not where you thought it was. It's nowhere near the equator, and they even showed you that in the pre-attack meeting.
Thursday, Jan 26th 2017 (12:00am)
Let R2 help you navigate your mornings more successfully with this Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press. He's happy to help a human in need. Put your grounds and boiling water in his glass body, brew for a few minutes, plunge, and he'll serve up 32 oz. of piping hot coffee. For folks playing along at home, that's 4 cups, so even if your motivator is so bad that the Jawas put you back on the scrap heap, he can still get you going.
My single favorite line in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is when C3P0 re-introduces himself to Han Solo by saying "You probably don't recognize me because of the red arm." I almost peed in the theater.
So yeah, what was the story with his red arm? Turns out it wasn't just a throwaway gag but a nod to something much deeper and philosophically challenging - the sentience of droids and their station in the universe.
A team of animators have recreated the teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in LEGO. They have also released a side by side comparison, abehind the scenes video and VFX breakdown for the animation.
Sunday, May 8th 2016 (12:00am)
A while back the intarwebs were suddenly taken by a craze for garlic bread (possibly originating from this facebook post in 2011) and that craze kicked into high gear with this phony tweet from DMX and gave us memetic gems like this and this.
Really, it was just a matter of time before the craze crashed into The Force Awakens. Glorious.
Thursday, Apr 14th 2016 (12:05am)
This experience is only intended for people(s) not currently GEORGE LUCAS. If you are currently GEORGE LUCAS, please identify yourself as such below. Thank you.
It may be breaking box-office records all over the globe, but not in China - the latest Star Wars movie just got outperformed there by the low-budget animated movie Boonie Bears 3.
Carrie Fisher's iconic metal bikini from 'Return of the Jedi' is still the stuff that haunts nerd dreams. Let's face it, Jabba the Hut wasn't the only one who was perving out on Princess Leia in this get-up. As Fisher trades barbs with a New York Post critic over her appearance in 'The Force Awakens', it's worth looking back at a 27-year-old Fisher romping in the surf in this stunningly strange 1983 photo shoot for Rolling Stone.
Monday, Jan 4th 2016 (12:01am)
Dante's Peak (1997)
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