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Trivia: George Lucas Originally Rejected Frank Oz as the Voice of Yoda

Above you can see two pieces of concept art for Yoda, designed during the development of Empire Strikes Back. Its almost impossible to imagine Yoda as a blue gnome creature with pointy toes, but that was George Lucas’ initial conception of the wise old master Jedi. Show More Summary

Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the "Star Wars" franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and clothes. Show More Summary

Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters where the structure goes.

Star Wars Original Trilogy Blu-rays: Has The Time Passed?

Rumours swirled over the weekend that fans of Star Wars may finally see the original trilogy released on Blu-Ray without all of George Lucas’ “improvements” on board. It’s a long shot, and I’m left wondering if it’ll ever happen. More »      

Why The New Star Wars Movies Will Be Better With Less CGI

One of the sharpest criticisms levied against George Lucas' Star Wars prequels was focused on the writer/director's abandonment of practical effects and puppetry in favor of CGI - which was quite a good deal less advanced than it is today. Show More Summary

The 5 Most WTF Origins of Iconic 'Star Wars' Scenes

By Cezary Jan Strusiewicz Published: August 16th, 2014 Everyone knows by now that Star Wars came about when George Lucas took Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress and combined it with a bunch of old film serials and just a sprinkle of magic (which, for legal purposes, was definitely not cocaine). With su

An Animated Parody of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ With Script Rewrites by George Lucas & an Audition by Shia LaBeouf

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Toronto-based animator Kurtis Scott of Kurttoons has created an animated behind-the-scenes parody of Star Wars: Episode VII (part two) that features George Lucas rewriting J.J. Abrams‘ script and auditions from actors Shia LaBeof, Justin Beiber, and Matthew McConaughey. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

‘Star Wars : A New Friday’, A Mashup Parody of ‘Star Wars’ & the 1995 Stoner Buddy Comedy Film ‘Friday’

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

“Star Wars : A New Friday” is a fantastic mashup parody by filmmaker Blake Faucette of Distractotron that brings together George Lucas‘ 1977 epic space opera film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and the 1995 stoner buddy comedy film Friday. Dialogue spoken by Darth Vader has been dubbed over with the voice of […]

Star Wars Wire: Curbed National today has a look...

Curbed National today has a look at George Lucas' real-life Sandcrawler, an office building for the filmmaker's HQ designed to look just like the the moving fortress from his apex work, Star Wars. Not only does it look like the...

Office Spaces: Inside the Real-Life Sandcrawler Lucasfilm Built in Singapore

Photo via Arch Daily With all the talk about the $1B vanity museum that George Lucas is bringing to Chicago, it's worth stopping for a moment to consider the fact that the Star Wars creator has already plucked a moving...

You're Welcome, World: San Francisco's drubbing of George Lucas's...

San Francisco's drubbing of George Lucas's theme-parkish museum proposal for Crissy Field may have pushed the Star Wars creator into the modern world, according to a light psychoanalysis of Lucas by John King. That Lucas enlisted the ubercontemporary Chinese firm...

Disney To “Significantly” Increase Star Wars Presence At Theme Parks

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, it wasn’t just doing us all a favor by wresting the Star Wars films from the tinkering hands of George Lucas, nor was Disney merely thinking about box-office revenues from the eventual Star Wars sequels it would produce. Disney also has a few theme parks you might have heard of, and it thinks people … [More]

Hillary Clinton Drops in on Colbert to Show Him the Trick She Learned from George Lucas

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

SC and HRC play the name dropping game, and is Clinton launching her presidential campaign in NYC?

Rediscovered Empire Strikes Back trailer features lost footage of Luke and Leia making out

The San Diego Comic Con has a rich history of giving us our first look at the best upcoming sci-fi movies. Case in point: on August 4th, 1979, Comic Con was where George Lucas showed an excited crowd the very … Read more ›

Howard the Duck Legends Revealed

With Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik’s classic creation, Howard the Duck, suddenly getting a lot more attention than he has received in years (before even since George Lucas’ ill-fated Howard the Duck film in 1986) we thought it would make sense to spotlight the various installments of Comic Book Legends Revealed that featured Howard over […]

Watch the First 7 Minutes of the New Star Wars TV Show, Rebels

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an amazing adventure took place... Those words, the original unedited prelude George Lucas wrote for his 1977 movie, could just as easily apply to this — Star Wars Rebels, the first piece of...Show More Summary

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“The trouble with what George Lucas has done to the movies is that so many writers and directors and companies have learned the wrong lessons. They’re building myths and monuments and worlds. But they’re not having any fun. Guardians is the first movie since Mel Brooks’s Spaceballs to understand that the Star Wars movies were […]

At $100 million Skywalker Ranch in California, the 'Force' of George Lucas is everywhere

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

George Lucas, the man behind the mega-successful interplanetary saga "Star Wars," may well have retired, but his spirit looms large at the famous Skywalker Ranch. The creator of Luke, Leia, Indiana Jones and Darth Vader bought the property...Show More Summary

STLV: First Details On Star Trek TNG S7 Blu-ray + Hope for DS9 in HD? + Okuda Resists Inner George Lucas

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekMovie.com

Today at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention some of the team behind the Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD project held a panel where they talked about the project and revealed some details on the Season 7 release. They also answered questions about the possiblity of Deep Space Nine and Trek The Animated […]

Copernicus explores The Science of Star Wars!

AICN's resident astronomer Copernicus (aka Andy Howell) breaks down the science fiction and science fact of George Lucas' seminal Star Wars! Read the full article on AICN The Science of Star Wars Every year I give a talk at the St. Louis...Show More Summary

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