It's the best of both worlds like peanut butter and chocolate.
This is a must own, I know I have already ordered mine, lol and it is released on Tuesday Jan 15th. The creative geniuses over at the Family Guy show did a tribute for Star Wars 25th anniversary earlier in 2007 where they took famous Star Wars scenes and filled the roles with the cast from family guy and gave it a family guy flavor and sense of humor. The most memorable clip was after the death star took control of Lea's ship Vader Stewie enters the hall. He pauses looks around and then complains because not one of his storm troopers had the consideration to clean up the mess, not that it would be much trouble and not that he was important and all.
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It's the best of both worlds like peanut butter and chocolate.
The Star Wars Trilogy Video In 2 Minutes
This video retells The Star Wars Trilogy in 2 minutes using Legos and stop animation. The video is great fan fun. Watch the video above.
I love the scenes picked to highlight all of the events from the three movies. There are many ships, settings, characters, and events featured. One of my favorite is Yoda chilling in a recliner under an umbrella on Dagobah. In context it's hilarious.
The language used is very casual and without names which works since the voice narrating it is a child. This lends to the fun relaxed nature of the video. For instance the scene where Darth Vader reveals his identity to Luke is phrased as "That was when the Boy got very surprising news about his dad... Wud up son."
I want that Lego collection, Wow!
Star Wars: Clone Wars Enter Boba Fett
Have you ever wondered what happened to the little boy in Attack of the Clones that will turn him into the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy? We may get some answers when Boba Fett makes an appearance on The Clone Wars!
“How does he become that guy? Much like George [Lucas] did with Darth Vader, but Boba's path is already set kind of in a much more direct way than young Anakin, because he saw his father die firsthand at that very early age” Dave Filoni said in an interview at Wonder Con.
This may address Boba’s dislike of the Jedi and why he would have no problems taking jobs hunting them but it does not answer some of the other questions.
- Who trained Boba Fett?
- Where did he get the cold, detached business attitude from?
Enter Aurra Sing…
If you jumped no worries I did too. Aurra Sing will be Boba Fetts mentor!
This makes so much sense. Which other bounty hunter in the galaxy who is better than Boba Fett other than his mentor Aurra Sing.
She will be a motherly figure for him. Taking in the child, training him in her ways…
- very clear intentions on what it is that one wants
- Not bound by emotions.
- Where the job is just really about money, and power.
Boba Fett will appear in the episode Death Trap which airs April 23 and in the two-part finale R2 Come Home and Lethal Trackdown.
(via SCI FI Wire)
Star Wars: Clone Wars to add George Takei
This Fridays Star Wars: Clone Wars will feature the voice of George Takei in episode # 14 Defenders of Peace. He will voice the villain Lok Durd.
George Takei gives us an idea of what Lok Durd looks like and remarks on the quality of the animation.
“Then when I saw the finished product I couldn’t help but realize it was amazingly well done. He’s just extremely flabby and loose he is. It made me wonder why I do all the sit ups, push ups and other exercises I really do when they think of that kind of character for my voice. I mean when Lok Durd moves, you can see his stomach, arms and legs, all his flesh, just jiggle. The animation is just amazing! Oh, the vanity of an actor!”
Synopsis for Defenders of Peace:
While the Jedi combat a new Separatist weapon, the pacifist Lurmen must decide whether they will lay down to the oppressive Separatists or fight with Anakin, Ahsoka and Jedi General Aayla Secura.
(via Star Wars)
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When The Sith Did That Happen: Star Wars Timeline
Have you ever wondered when Mandalore the first began his crusade in the outer rim? Or like me ever wonder while reading Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith when those events happened in relation to finding of Anakin Skywalker on Tatooine? I like to look at a couple of different of timelines. The first Star Wars timeline is at Wookiepedia and it's a massive listing of dates and events all based on the Battle of Yavin standard. it starts at 7,500,000,000 BBY at the first star in the Cularin system, named Morasil, forming and running all the way to 137 ABY Cade Skywalker trained as a Jedi but self-exiled from the Order to become a bounty hunter. At Wookiepedia you can also look at timelines based on Books, comics, films, short stories, television series, and video games. I wished they had a series based on fan works too but it's still sweet to look at when everything happened.
The next timeline is Steve's Star Wars Timeline this one puts the Star Wars media into a timeline based on when the work occurs. For instance if you are curious when Tales of the Jedi : The Freedon Nadd Uprising occurs it is listed at - 3998 Years before A New Hope. It's not as comprehensive as Wookiepedia but it still has a lot in it and in a way it's easier to navigate and not as intimidating for someone who is new to the Star Wars setting.
Now what I would love to see is a nice list of Fan works in the Star Wars setting set in the timeline.
Lucas Takes Clone Troopers To Convention
You got to love the irony of George Lucas showing up at a convention with a unit of clone troopers. His past love / hate relationship with conventions makes it easy to see him as an imperial governor with all of those clone troopers surrounding him, lol. That being said, I really wished I could have been there for ShowWest 2008. George Lucas spoke about the next generation of Star Wars Fans and answered some questions on the up and coming Clone Wars TV Series project.
He said that the majority of The Clone Wars would be rated at the "sort of high end of PG" with moments that would flip over into PG-13. This is relieving, I feel we really need media content to allow the public to address troops in a war time situation but so many of the other movie projects on this topic go for the R ratting and become so grotesque that they distract from really looking at the true issues.
The Clone Wars series is episodic but not so knit together that a viewer would get lost if they didn't watch from the beginning.
This is an old-fashioned episodic show. We looked at it on the big screen and it looked so beautiful and great that we said, "Gee, we can make a feature just like this." So we did and got all the people, got all the stuff and said, "Let's make a feature." So we did.