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

3 days 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

5 days 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?

last weekOdd : 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

Star Wars Imperial Chronometers – go all Vader on your time!

The Star Wars franchise has certainly seen its fair share of releases in the past that will definitely keep you wondering just when will George Lucas get tired of milking this particular franchise for all that is worth. Today, we have...Show More Summary

Weekend Odds & Ends & Open Thread - The Phanfic Menace, Spider-Dog & More

-Here's a Kickstarter for an Episode I fanfic novel supposedly based on George Lucas' original drafts. -Kimota! New Miracleman stories are coming, including one whose mere proposed existence pi...

Viva La Vader: A Coldplay Star Wars Parody [Video]

From ZDoggMD: George Lucas retroactively ruined my childhood by “enhancing” his original Star Wars trilogy. Well, two can play at that game. Revenge is a dish best served Cold…play. [ZDoggMD | Via]

Starchitects Vie to Design Presidio Plot That Doesn't Exist Yet

Rendering via West 8 George Lucas's $700M museum may have been chased off to Chicago, but big, potentially starchitect-led changes are nevertheless headed to the Presidio Parklands, as the 13 acres of land sandwiched between Crissy Field and the parade...

'Star Wars Episode 7' Release Date, Casting Rumors: Filming Resumed, 'Game of Thrones' Swordmaster to Join Cast

Filming of the upcoming seventh sequel to George Lucas' "Star Wars" saga was forced to be put on hold following Harrison Ford's (Hans Solo) injury from an accident at Pinewood. Now recent news pointed out that J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars Episode 7" has already resumed its production and is expected to wrap up later this year.

Vince McMahon Needs To George Lucas His Way Out Of WWE

Vince McMahon has long been considered Master of the Wrestling Domain. Taking his father’s regional promotion national and turning it into the sometimes-billion-dollar juggernaut that it is deserves some respect, no doubt. Along the way, he even became an in-ring performer himself, and a darn good one. Show More Summary

Viva La Vader

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) ZDoggMD (Dr. Zubin Damania) blames George Lucas for ruining his childhood with retroactive edits to the Star Wars series. I don’t know if that really inspired this parody song of Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida,” but that’s what he complains about at his site. Show More Summary

Amazing Star Wars Fan Restoration Removes All Of George Lucas' Mistakes

As popular as Star Wars is, I'm not sure there's a franchise out there that has dealt with more controversy and backlash. There are certainly those out there who unconditionally love every frame of every movie in the two trilogies, but...Show More Summary

George Lucas Wants Desperately To Preserve Old Movies... Unless They're His; So Fans Are Trying To Do It Instead

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Kevin Carson points us to a fascinating story in The Atlantic about fans trying to recreate the "original" version of Star Wars ("Episode IV -- A New Hope for the folks who feel like being pedantic) from 1977. As various fans have pointed...Show More Summary

Required Reading: Distracting Movie Extras and Pop Culture Sins

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Will We Ever Forgive George Lucas?” — Rob Bricken at io9 opens up the mail bag and answers an excellent assortment of queries. Show More Summary

Why We'll Likely Never See a Definitive Star Wars Release

George Lucas and rights deals have made a Blu-ray of the original trilogy basically impossible

Movie Legends Revealed: Did "Star Wars" Add a Severed Arm to Earn a PG Rating?

In this week's Movie Legends Revealed, discover whether George Lucas inserted a shot of a severed arm in "Star Wars" to avoid a G rating from the MPAA.

On restoring Star Wars

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Everyone knows about George Lucas's habit for messing with the Star Wars trilogy, but not how hard it is to see the unmolested originals--he even refused to give a copy to the National Film Registry.

Will We Ever Forgive George Lucas?

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Good day, my envoys of envelopes. My banana gambit did not work, and I've been captured by the intelligent apes. They seem amazed that I can talk, but also annoyed that I spend all my time making jokes about them throwing their poop at things. They did take all my bananas, though, the furry little bastards. Anyways, on with the mail… Read more...

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