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Original Star Wars Producer: Star Trek Was An Influence For George Lucas

Gary Kurtz was the producer of the original Star Wars movie and the first sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, and in a new interview he talks about how George Lucas was influenced by Star Trek. Star Wars Producer Talks Star Trek Influence In a new interview at Mashable, producer Gary Kurtz blasts a number of […]

Oscar Isaac Says “Nooooooooooooo” to ‘Star Wars’ Special Edition Changes

2 days agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Perhaps the most controversial of George Lucas‘ many controversial maneuvers in regards to the Star Wars franchise is his constant re-tooling of the first three Star Wars movie. So far as Lucas is concerned, each new platform or anniversary for the trilogy’s release is a new opportunity to change something in them a little more. […]

How the Star Wars Empire Was Built

A New Book Takes a Fresh Look at Star Wars Film Star Wars George Lucas How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Chris Taylor

How the Star Wars Empire Was Built

A New Book Takes a Fresh Look at Star Wars Film Star Wars George Lucas How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Chris Taylor

Newswire: Star Wars: Episode VII’s Oscar Isaac also wishes Lucas hadn’t changed the original trilogy

Despite the fact that George Lucas isn’t involved in any way—possibly the best thing that can be said about any movie—people are still a bit wary of the new Star Wars sequels. Disney is doing its best to convince fans to give the new Star Wars sequels a chance, though, by giving everyone exactly what they want. Show More Summary

Robin Williams memorial: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and George Lucas pay tribute

Robin Williams may be gone, but he is far from forgotten. Us Weekly reports a memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 27 to honor the late comedian's life at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Many of Williams' longtime friends and...Show More Summary

'Star Wars' Producer Blasts 'Star Wars' Myths

Pop quiz: If Star Wars had won the 1977 Best Picture Oscar for which it was nominated, who would have bounded onto the stage to accept the award? Not director George Lucas, but a man four years his senior: independent film producer Gary...Show More Summary

Sesame Street Meets Star Wars

What do you get when you cross Jim Henson and George Lucas? The brilliant parody "Star S'Mores." The post Sesame Street Meets Star Wars appeared first on The Good Men Project.

7 Famous Pop Culture Things You Didn't Know Had Bizarre Origins

How to be creative? Pay attention to the weird moments. Brilliant ideas can come from basically anywhere. Whether it's Kurt Cobain not realizing "Teen Spirit" was a female deodorant that his girlfriend used or George Lucas looking at...Show More Summary

Oscar Isaac Feels The Same Way You Do About All Those Changes George Lucas Made To 'Star Wars'

Oscar Isaac doesn't need a nod from the Academy to confirm that he's one of Hollywood's fast-rising stars. The Juilliard-trained actor we came to know as Llewyn Davis will seem like he's everywhere pretty soon. His latest, "Two Faces...Show More Summary

Your Space Battle Physics Are All Wrong, and It’s All George Lucas’s Fault - Surprising no one.

6 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Need another thing to be mad at George Lucas about? It's Okay to Be Smart has an video deconstruction of what's wrong with the science behind fictional space battles and why it's all his fault. Or you could accept that some scientific...Show More Summary

4 Signs J.K. Rowling Is the Next George Lucas

By Amanda Mannen Published: September 23rd, 2014 As the old saying goes, heavy is the hand that wields the lightsaber, and "heavy-handed" is certainly one of the more polite ways to describe the recent works of George Lucas. While plenty of artists have faded into obscurity after achieving acclaim,

Star Wars-inspired house uses the force

The force is strong in South Korea. Local architecture firm Moon Hoon has built a Star Wars-inspired home that would look at home on a George Lucas movie set. The Starwars House was constructed for a family of four on a relatively low budget and shows a sense of fun while remaining a practical family home. .. Show More Summary

‘Star Wars’ Was Meant As Protest Against Vietnam War, New Book Claims

Even though Star Wars is set in a galaxy far, far away, its origins are very much of this world, and events happening during the time George Lucas wrote the script for the original trilogy greatly influenced the storyline. AccordingShow More Summary

Anthony Daniels Talks About What’s New with Threepio in ‘Episode VII’

2 weeks agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

A way back when, sometime around the initial release of Return of the Jedi, George Lucas talked about his idea for a trilogy of Star Wars trilogies, and that one of the through-lines for that trilogy would be the presence of the droids C3PO and R2D2. In fact, the story would be, in essence, told […]

View Our World Through the Eyes of a Stormtrooper

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"Space Station Earth" is a digital map that turns our entire planet into a cold and otherworldly spaceship. Our terrestrial home transforms into George Lucas' scourge of the Galaxy—the dreaded Death Star. Read more...

How Clone Wars Explains the Big Problems With Modern Warfare

Now that America's long war is getting longer, it's worth getting some outside perspective on what that war's all about, with all its twists and pitfalls. In short, it's worth asking George Lucas. Read more...

Characters From ‘Star Wars Episode 7? Could Debut Before ‘Star Wars Episode 7?

2 weeks agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

‘Star Wars Rebels’ is a computer animated cartoon set about 5 years before Episode 4: A New Hope. We’ve been reporting on this new edition to George Lucas’ storied universe since it was first announced. It’s set to premiere on the Disney Channel on Oct. 3 with the 1-hour special entitled ‘Spark Of Rebellion.’ Be […]

Proof That the John Williams Score Is Absolutely Essential to Star Wars

In an interview with film critic Tom Shone for his book Blockbuster, George Lucas said, “Star Wars is basically a silent film, was designed to be a silent film.” The director was referring to his style of storytelling, and its reliance...Show More Summary

Cool Stuff: The Star Wars Deluxe Edition Hardcover Collection

Dark Horse Comics has released The Star Wars Deluxe Hardcover Collection, which compiles The Star Wars comic book mini series. Based on George Lucas’s original rough draft screenplay for Star Wars, the comic adapts Ralph McQuarrie‘s early concept designs to bring the un filmed version of the story to life. Show More Summary

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