Blinking ewoks? Pfft.
i09 just posted a great article about the changes and edits George should have made… Well worth a read and I certainly agree with most of these!
Blinking ewoks? Pfft.
Whoop! 500 of you deeply sexy and attractive people have joined us over the past few months and hung out with us on our facebook page.
It’s been an utter pleasure getting to speak and interact with so many people and all your opinions on Star Wars.
We have made many cool friends, and so wanted to say a big fat warm Jabba sized THANK YOU! It’s been a blast so far, and looking to get to know many more of you.
Hold up, help us celebrate and you can win some stuff!
Our 500th facebook ‘Liker’ has already won a surprise Star Wars prize, and since we’re feeling generous, you can win too!
1. head on over to our facebook page quickly and just give the 500th Liker post a thumbs up and we’ll enter you in to a prize draw too. Closes Sunday 12th June 9pm AEST
2. That’s it! Competition open to anyone giving the post the thumbs up, ANYWHERE in the world, we’ll post you a Star Wars prize and cover the shipping too.
We’ll do our best to make it something as exciting as budget permits!
* we kinda lied about Georges underwear. As you should know the Notorious GL, our lord and creator has only the most cleanliest and purest of underwear, and they are as white as a Stormtroopers booties. Don’t sue us George!http://flyguy.net/win-george-lucass-dirty-underwear-and-some-ot
New SW lego hitting stores in Melbourne
Win a Rocket Firing Fett! Details
SithLord229 gets 12,000 Subscribers!
Lucas has 50 hours of Live-Action SW footage, but the project is shelved?
July 2011 SW Insider Magazine Cover
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Star Wars Begins - The Complete Documentary. Never seen it? You’re in for a treat!
Big Bad Toy Store.com specials
Toys/Reviews:Bom Vimdin HD Figure Review
Han Solo Bespin HD Figure Review
Rebel Trooper HD Figure Review
Logray HD Figure Review
Chewie wave gets revealed
New Clone Wars Figures (Plo Koon, Fisto Cold weather, Seripas, Stealth Ops Clone, Saesee Tiin etc.)
Toys R Us UK Vintage half price sale (FINALLY!) Figures were £8.99, now £4.49!
Echo and Fives are revealed-guess where? : )
Commander Blackout/Stealth Ops Clone
Vintage Y-Wing on eBay (In Oz no less) Real or fake?
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Golden Rod indeed in this excellent vintage XXX porn poster! Design by Icestation61 (Link only works for Deviant Art members)
BTW Who is Bambi Woods?
Very much like Adywan’s fan edit of Star Wars, Jambe Davdar’s excellent Building Empire documentary wowed many upon it’s release several years ago. After a long wait ‘Star Wars Begins’ is finally finished!
Inspired by a love of the film ‘Star Wars’ and the idea that audio commentaries could be expanded, Jambe Davdar set out to make what he calls “the ultimate audio/visual commentary”. He started the project in February 2007 and finished, three years later, in late January 2011. It was initially released to in late Jan 2011 those who contributed to the project and finally to everyone else in Feb 2010.
Star Wars Begins is an unofficial commentary to Star Wars, offering an insight into the development and creation of film. The documentary combines video from the movie itself with seen and unseen behind the scenes footage, rare audio from the cast and crew, alternate angles, bloopers, reconstructed scenes, text facts and more to give an in-depth look at the process which brought the film to the big screen.
As to it’s availability, you’ll just have to hunt and search for now…
Still some time to bid for what must be the ultimate Stormtrooper helmet…
This helmet has been signed by the following…
Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia
Harrison Ford - Han Solo
Billy Dee Williams - Lando Calrissian
David Prowse - Darth Vader
James Earl Jones - Voice of Darth Vader
Anthony Daniels - C-3PO
Kenny Baker - R2-D2
Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca
Jeremy Bulloch - Boba Fett
Frank Oz - Puppeteer/Voice of Yoda
Warwick Davis - Wicket (Ewok)
Gary Kurtz - Producer: Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams - Compose/Conductor
Lawrence Kasdan - Writer: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Irvin Kershner - Director: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Liking this poster! Given away to you oh so bloody lucky USA-ers attending the Clone wars preview screenings! The official site adds;
In addition to being the first to witness the monstrous new villain, fans will get to take away an exclusive one-sheet-size poster inspired by the classic horror monster movie posters of the 1930s (supplies are limited and cannot be guaranteed for every attendee).
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A sprightly 87 years old, I guess the famed Empire Strikes back director had a good run, but sadly he passed away in Los Angeles earlier today.
George Lucas writes:
“The world has lost a great director and one of the most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing,” says Lucas. “Irvin Kershner was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. When I think of Kersh, I think of his warmth, his thoughtfulness and his talent. I knew him from USC — I attended his lectures and he was actually on the festival panel that gave the prize to my THX short. I considered him a mentor.
“Following Star Wars, I knew one thing for sure: I didn’t want to direct the second movie myself. I needed someone I could trust, someone I really admired and whose work had maturity and humor. That was Kersh all over. I didn’t want Empire to turn into just another sequel, another episode in a series of space adventures. I was trying to build something, and I knew Kersh was the guy to help me do it. He brought so much to the table. I am truly grateful to him.
“He was a friend as well as a colleague. He will be missed.”
A stunning director at the best of times, but just reading the Making of Empire Strikes Back and his work around the carbon freezing chamber, especially with Han and Leia.
If I could say anything it would be ‘We loved you man’…but then he probably knew. 8D
Such talent! Stunning stuff by jerodgibson who is selling the print on just about everything.
I practically live Star Wars like many of you, and so this piece by the official site is just.plain.flipping.odd….
We can only conclude this is to quell some issue, or set the record straight for someone. Either way, actor Dave Prowse gets a boot in the ass and reminded who really is in charge of the empire. Again.
If it even really was him. Let’s remember the press could have made this up, got it from a different source or just blamed it on him. You can bet they never got media training, and he could have been plain excited to talk about the film.
Alternatively Dave Prowse could have just screwed up, and that’s that. It’s done and dusted. So why after all these years keep the resentment going, banning him at CV, and now this odd positioning statement?
Enough is enough, fans could care less about this willy waving contest. We all know after 30 years that Darth was Luke’s father, so can we let it go? Just let fans that want to see the green cross code man at conventions have his last few years with some dignity. Even if he is ‘Dark Lord of the ‘forgot to shut his mouth’, don’t these films tell us hate and anger are the dark side?
What’s your thoughts? Bogus article? Should Dave be in the detention block? Is Lucas not letting go?
(Play the podcast using the flash player above, or if not displaying for you (download the mp3)A huge thank you for all for the feedback on our beta episode! We go live with our Episode 1: The ‘Fandom’ Menace
In this episode, we chew over and discuss the following:
- In the news, discuss our thoughts on the news of new Star Wars films and Steve Sansweet’s announcement
- FlyGuy talked about the Star Wars Visions Book and showed the George Lucas and Tusken Raider/IG-88 image and cover
- DBSW talked about the same book and the awesome rancor painting (is it Darth Maul’s lightsaber?!)
- FlyGuy attended the Sci Fi/Fantasy/Animation ‘Armageddon Expo’ and watched Star Wars actor Jay Laga’aia entertain the audience
- We talked about the great Boba Fett iPad wallpaper on Dribble.com (send DBSW an invite!)
- We talk about the amazing looking wallpaper by Dave Dorman
- We talked about the great post on DBSW for ‘Darth Paper’
- DBSW met up with the gorgeous and talented Pacalin, who you should follow on tumblr
- We talk about the Gratuitous Picture of Yoda Wednesday (GPOYW and/or GPOYodaW)
- Check out the fantastic Millennium Falcon weathering that DBSW has been doing - inspired by Hangerbay94’s work, you can find his new photonovel here
- We get geeky about new toys including the new Target Mini Muggs and Arc Troopers Battle pack and the video reviews we have
- We discuss new Clone Wars figures, the new Cad Bane, new Obi Wan, Clone Trooper Hevy and more…
- We both get excited about the R2-D2 vintage collection that appeared on ebay this week. Does size matter?
- A great tip to add toys, books anything Star Wars you find across the web is to use the Amazon universal wishlist browser bookmarklet. Try it out!
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ANOTHER J.W. Rinzler book hits sehlves this week; Star Wars Art: Visions.
176 pages of SW goodness, George Lucas invited he has now invited more than 100 artists to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration.
Featuring pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantzazu Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, and Jamie Wyeth, Star Wars: Visions is a breakthrough tribute to the worldwide inspiration that is Star Wars.
See the article and a selected gallery: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/star-wars-visions/?pid=1487&viewal…Buy Star Wars Art: Visions now
Greedo was played by three people due to the shooting schedule of A New Hope. When Greedo is with Han Solo, these shots were filmed in England with Harrison Ford and Paul Blake as Greedo. However various shots and tests in the US were done by Maria De Aragon (hence the heels!)
Add to this there were five actors who kinda played Vader and you can see the complexity of film making!
Brilliant. I liked… (no pun intended but neat fit!)
Soon all Ewoks want to poke him8D
Yet again thanks to one of our Star Wars sistas for the find http://twitter.com/mekagnana - follow her!