Ok Star Wars fans, we need your help! Blue Milk Special, the genius Star Wars parody webcomic has been flagged for deletion on Wookieepedia! Holy lasers, Obi-Wan! If you’ve somehow been trapped under a Rancor and don’t know who Blue Milk Special is, it’s the creative team of Rod and Leanne Hannah. They have spectacular illustrations, comics and it’s just damn funny. You can even download a graphic to make your own Blue Milk Special milk carton. Why, Wookieepedia, why would you want to blast them a la Alderaan? Saved they must be from the Deathstar trash compactor. I met them this past year at NYCC and they were totally cool to boot. As their Darth Vader postcard says, “There’s something for everyone!” Read More...
Last week I went home to Cali for a long weekend. My friends thought it was to visit them, but secretly it was to gain more medallion qualifying miles on Delta Airlines! I stopped by Lucasfilm to have lunch with my friends Amy and Kimberly. Beforehand my friend Chris and I had coffee and he gave me the tour around campus. I left Lucasfilm in 2000 and whenever I go back, it’s like a college reunion, bringing back old memories. Working at Lucasfilm is such a memorable experience because of the caliber of people, totally cool and talented. And I ran into some friends that are still there, including Matt who thought my Carrie Fisher pillowcase blog post was “hilarious.”
It’s so cool to walk down the hallways and see movie memorabilia - matte paintings used in Die Hard II, R2D2 models, crew photos with George Lucas, the spaceship from Inner Space, and all the movie posters lined up in a hallway that ILM has worked on. I must say, when I worked at ILM we called it ILMen and I’d be lying if I didn’t say there was some major male GEEK eye candy for Woodsy. Nuff said. I perused the Star Wars gift shop and decided I didn’t REALLY need anything, well at least that week. I put the Garden Jawa on my Xmas wish list and am trying to erase any memories of naughtiness I may have partaken in recently. Read More...
The heroes of the Republic get a visual upgrade in this Friday’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Heroes on Both Sides.” When Padmé Amidala and Ahsoka Tano travel in secret to Raxus to forge a peace agreement with the Separatists, Ahsoka must confront her own prejudices and preconceptions when she comes face to face with the enemy.
What’s special about this episode is the new animated character models for some of the heroes, including Obi-Wan, Anakin and Ashoka! When Ashoka started out in the series, she was just a kid and now that pretty Padawan is growing up! Read More...
Lucasfilm’s latest book, Star Wars Art: Visions, by J.W. Rinzler (Executive Editor at Lucasfilm), and George Lucas, hit stores on November 1st 2010, Featuring pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Philippe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, 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.
"Princess Leia" by Daniel E Greene
Greetings Clone Wars fans! Check out this new teaser trailer from Lucasfilm Ltd for the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars and witness the dark power of Opress! Obi-Wan calls him a “reckless impulsive animal!” This guy is bad ass! And for the first time ever, Darth Maul’s mysteries will at long last be uncovered...
MTV Geek premiered an exclusive clip this past Wednesday introducing Savage Opress in action as his dark hatred for the Jedi fuels his power and rage. Finally, we’ll learn about the origins of the Dark Side! Read More...
Jedi Junkies, a new documentary about well, I'm sure you can guess, was just released on DVD this past Tuesday. I like to watch movies like this to gauge my own sense of Star Wars-sanity against others, makes me feel slightly better about myself. See Mom? My Star Wars sheets aren’t that bad!
Director Mark Edlitz gives viewers a behind the scenes peek into the lives of extreme Star Wars fans. He takes you through first Star Wars experiences, fan films, belly dancing Leias and even Star Wars tattoos (which gave me a few ideas for my yet-to-be-determined Star Wars ink).
All types of fans are interviewed, from Olivia Munn from G4 and The Daily Show who talks about how Star Wars bonded her family Christmases, to Michael, an obsessed collector who now sleeps with his girlfriend on an air mattress in the living room because their bedroom was taken over by shelves and bins of his figurines and toys. Let’s not forget Dennis Ward, a filmmaker who spent three months when he was unemployed, building a true-to-scale Millennium Falcon IN HIS BACKYARD. He said it was “extremely satisfying” even though it ended his relationship at the time. In the end, a rainstorm came and flipped his Falcon over but he had such a great Jedi attitude about it, “Once you build a life-size Millennium Falcon, you can take on anything in life,” Dennis says proudly. Roger that. Read More...
Hey there, Clone Wars fans!
For the first time ever Lucasfilm Ltd, is hosting a one-time, FREE event for all you fans out there! Limited THEATRICAL screenings of THREE Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes not airing until January 2011 are taking place! Ten major cities will be offering a SNEEK peak to the introduction of a new Clone Wars villain, (or scoundrel)...Savage Opress!
Plus, for the first time, Clone Wars will explore Sith training! We'll learn some deep dark secrets about Episode I’s Darth Maul. Just please be sure to use this newly acquired Sith education for good instead of evil.
Lucasfilm Ltd has given MTV Geek an EXCLUSIVE clip from the screening, woo hoo! Check it out here NOW:
RSVP today for your FREE screening, I just did in New York City! Lucasfilm is also asking attendees to please bring a new/unwrapped toy for young Jedis in need this holiday season. I can’t decide if I should bring a remote control R2-D2, my new fave toy, or the LEGO Hoth Wampa Cave.
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Last Friday, the Force was with me as I got a friendly visit from my old pal Grant Imahara. Grant and I used to work together at Lucasfilm back when we were both young Padawans. Now Grant is a host for the popular TV show MythBusters on the Discovery Channel and I am so proud of him. He makes me smile.
Grant was in NYC for w00tstock, a galactic night filled with technology and music, hosted by Paul and Storm. Gracious Grant answered a couple of questions for me. Let’s do some Mythbustin' on ol' Grant Imahara, shall we?
LW: What kinds of things did you make as a kid? How did you play with your toys?
GI: I was hard on my toy cars. I used to pull their wheels off. I would try to take apart anything I could get my hands on, including the remote controls and my grandfather's pocket watch. Eventually, my parents caught on and bought me my first LEGO set. I got many more sets after that, and built whatever I could think of. LEGO is great, because it's a logical system. There are rules to how things fit together, BUT you can make whatever you want within that system. I like to think of them as engineer training tools. Read More...
So every year our good buddy George Lucas throws an ILM Halloween party. And let me say, speaking from personal experience (wink wink) George does not disappoint.
Here is a gander at this year’s invite:
My first Lucas employee bash was the Holiday Party in 1993 where I drunkenly approached George to tell him how great I was. Now that’s a mistake you only make twice. Nonetheless it was a spectacular party and I thought “How in the galaxy will George outdo himself?” Read More...
A long long time ago...well actually a little over three years ago, I'm minding my own business at home, folding my newly laundered Star Wars sheets when my cell phone rings. It's my BFF!
"Hey how's it going?" I ask. I always pick up when it's her. Let's just call her Ham (Her initials mixed up) so I don't accidentally implicate her in this story.
Oh you'll see.
Whenever Ham calls me I get very excited, because I heart her so much. We go way back.
"Howdy! I can only talk for a second, the plane doors are about to close."
Now I also need to divulge that Ham is a flight attendant for a major airline. And once again, since I don't want to incriminate anyone here, let's just call the airline Alderaan Air.
"You'll never guess who's on my flight right now!!!"