The Last Jedi Teaser

04.15.2017Tagged with:    

The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The official title of the next Star Wars film was announced today. Episode VIII will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and will arrive in theaters on December 15, 2017.

01.24.2017Tagged with:    

The Data Formats of Star Wars Suck

I liked Rogue One quite a bit. Still, there’s some silly stuff at the end. Spoilers ahead.

A key plot point in Rogue One is that the file size is so large that they need to commandeer a giant antenna and knock out a planetary shield in order to upload the files. But for some reason they can send regular communications just fine without doing either of those things?

What on earth is being stored on that magnetic tape cassette? Is it 5000 .bmp images loaded into slides in Powerpoint with accompanying animations? Why is DEATH_STAR_final_final__FINAL.dwg.doc.gif.pdf so big?

01.06.2017Tagged with:    

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Supercut

Science vs. Cinema co-creator James Darling revisits his Star Wars: THE FORCE AWAKENS Supercut–incorporating all of the latest footage, including the 3 domestic trailers, the Comic-Con BTS reel, the new TV spot and the international trailer–to make the definitive #SuperDuperCut!

New trailer for The Force Awakens from Japan

Featuring new footage not included in the US version.

Star Wars: The Apprentice

Great short film set in the Star Wars universe, made as a proof-of-concept without the involvement of Lucasfilm.

12.02.2013Tagged with:    

Star Wars in 3-D

Lucasfilm has announced plans to re-release all 6 films of the Star Wars franchise in the 3-D format. Industrial Light & Magic, the company Lucas created to pioneer the special effects in the first movie, will handle the painstaking conversion from the original 2-D.

The first film in this 3-D sequence, which 20th Century Fox will release in 2012, will be the 1999 prequel, “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” meaning that fans will have to endure a 3-D Jar Jar Binks before they get to see a 3-D X-wing fighter assault on a 3-D Death Star.

I can’t say I’m surprised. Or excited.

AT-AT Day Afternoon

Very nice short film by Patrick Boivin with the AT-AT as household pet. Well done.

06.29.2010Tagged with:    

Star Wars Uncut

The editors at the Star Wars Uncut project have divided the first Star Wars movie into 15 second clips, which fans have recreated in a dizzying variety of styles and quality. Stitched together, the final product is a remake of the entire film, made from 473 independently produced pieces.

What follows is a 5 minute preview. The full film will be premiered at the CPH PIX film festival in Denmark.

04.13.2010Tagged with:    

Kenner Star Wars Toys Commercial ’77

Speaking of Star Wars, here’s a commercial from 1977 for a collection of movie tie-in toys. For some reason, I very clearly remember the part with Han Solo and Chewbacca on the potted plant from when I was a kid.

That Death Star playset is one of the best toys I ever had.

01.12.2010Tagged with:    

Star Wars Made in France

Part of me wants to know what’s going on here, but most of me doesn’t really care.

(via coudal)

01.12.2010Tagged with:    

70 Minute Phantom Menace Review

Divided into 7 bite-size chunks, it’s a long review, but funny and spot-on in its comparison of the original trilogy its first prequel.

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequels is that they’ll be around… forever. They will never go away. They can never be undone.

Painfully true.

12.18.2009Tagged with:    

5 Star Wars Status Updates

What if Facebook had existed a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away? Here are some status updates from classic Star Wars characters.

11.28.2009Tagged with: