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‘Flash Gordon’ Heads Back to Mongo Via ‘Predator’ Producer and ‘Star Trek’ Writers

With Star Wars heading back to theaters, it’s only natural that Flash Gordon follow suit. Ironically, it was the 1930s Flash Gordon serial that was a big influence on George Lucas, whose Star Wars movies then seemed to have an influence on the release of the campy Flash Gordon feature in 1980. Show More Summary

George Lucas Is Consulting on 'Star Wars 7'; Casting Almost Complete

17 hours agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Disney CEO Alan Horn confirms 2nd unit photography is under way in Abu Dhabi as he heads to London to meet with J.J. Abrams on the script. [...]

Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult

In 1970, George Lucas needed dozens of actors with shaved heads for his sci-fi dystopian movie THX 1138. He had trouble filling the roles at first, since so few actresses wanted to cut their locks, but Lucas eventually found the extras...Show More Summary

Are ‘Star Trek 3? Writers Also Rebooting Flash Gordon?

last weekOdd : Nerd Bastards

Flash Gordon may be one of the the 20th century’s first science fiction icons and an inspiration for George Lucas when he created his own space opera, but most are familiar with the guy from that rather cheesy 1980 movie with a kick-ass soundtrack by Queen. (FLAAASH! AHAHHHH!) That Flash Gordon is a cult classic, […]

Empire Of Dreams - A Feature Length Star Wars Documentary

last weekOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) Star Wars, crazy Star Wars, it's a blast from sci-fi history, with those kooky ewoks George Lucas kept it all PG... (sung to the tune of The Flintstones Theme Song). If you have two and a half hours to spare, and a deepShow More Summary

The Stalled State Of MannKind

ByScrying Biotech: It was like something out of a George Lucas episode of Star Wars. The Empire had summoned a quorum to discuss the future of mankind. The directives of that meeting were released near evening the day before it was to take place. Show More Summary

Chicago to vie for George Lucas' museum

Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural...Show More Summary

Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters

Dont' be a Sarlacc! Loose lips sink ships! George Lucas's Star Wars films have always borrowed their inspiration from old sci-fi movie serials. Inspired by the likes of Flash Gordon[i], [i]Star Wars's entire aesthetic--from swashbuckling with laser swords right down to the famous opening crawl--is deeply rooted in the 1940s. Read Full Story

Listen To Darth Vader's Classic Dialogue As Read By Winnie The Pooh

What a difference a voice makes. James Earl Jones lent his signature baritone to George Lucas’ evil creation, Darth Vader, and one of cinema’s most iconic villains was born. But what if Lord Vader were voiced, instead, by Jim Cummings, the voice actor best known for lending his pipes to the gentle, hungry Winnie the Pooh. Show More Summary

An animated leadership talk with Pixar’s president

If you were to make a dream team of people — living or not — who'd have solid advice for running a successful creative operation, Steve Jobs would be on the list. So would George Lucas, the movie maker and entrepreneur. A director of one of Pixar's or Disney's blockbusters, such as Toy Story or the recent runaway […]

The 'Big Bang Theory' Teams Up With Lucasfilm For 'Star Wars' Day

Geek Alert: The force is about to get a lot stronger with TV's favorite comedy nerd-semble. CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" is celebrating "Star Wars" Day this year with a tribute episode approved by George Lucas himself! (Ok, maybe notShow More Summary

Star Wars Featurette: The Birth of the Lightsaber

Listen as George Lucas, Mark Hamill, and sound designer Ben Burtt gives us “a little backstory on the creation of the single coolest weapon in the history of the galaxy.” George Lucas recalls that Star Wars was influenced by pirate and swashbuckling films of the ’40s, which showcased the romantic side of fighting, illustrated in […]

Reports surface that Star Wars episode 7 set to start filming

New from PopCrunch: Reports have surfaced that director JJ Abrams is set to begin filming in Morocco. Abrams is rumored to be starting the film May 14th in Morocco, where Star Wars creator George Lucas also shot scenes that were based on the fictional planet of Tatooine. Show More Summary

The Birth of the Lightsaber

George Lucas, Mark Hamill and sound designer Ben Burtt talk about the conceptual and technical aspects of the most famous movie weapon of all time, the lightsaber. The documentary includes a lot of behind-the-scenes clips.

‘Star Wars’ Creator George Lucas Discusses the Concept and Creation of the Lightsaber

Star Wars creator George Lucas, actor Mark Hamill, and sound designer Ben Burtt can be seen in this recently released footage discussing the concept and creation of the lightsaber. George Lucas recalls that Star Wars was influenced by… ‘Star Wars’ Creator George Lucas Discusses the Concept and Creation of the Lightsaber is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

15-Minute ‘Star Wars’ Featurette Gives an In-Depth Look at How the Lightsaber Was Created

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In this 15-minute Star Wars featurette, creator George Lucas, actor Mark Hamill, and sound designer Ben Burtt give us an in-depth look at how the fascinating lightsaber was created. George Lucas recalls that Star Wars was influenced by pirate and swashbuckling films of the ’40s, which showcased the romantic side of fighting, illustrated in characters [...]

The Birth of the Lightsaber

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Let's discuss “…chivalry and honor and that sort of thing.” George Lucas tells the story of how the light saber was invented for the Star Wars saga. It was a more civilized way of cutting your enemy in two. Or, as theShow More Summary

The Birth of the Lightsaber, a mini-documentary

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

George Lucas, Mark Hamill, and Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt provide deep background on an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.

The Full History of the Lightsaber, According to George Lucas

Of all the amazing ships, droids, and weapons in the Star Wars franchise, the lightsaber is the most iconic. Now we have the full history of the lightsaber, from George Lucas himself.

Watch George Lucas explain the magic and technology behind the lightsaber

A perfect fusion of two-handed sword-play with burgeoning special effects created "Star Wars'" iconic weapon

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