Man, if I woke up everyday and went to work at Lucasfilm Animation's new offices, I think I'd be in heaven. The house that produced The Clone Wars animation series will soon have a new office building that clearly resembles a Sandcrawler.
There's more to Admiral Ackbar than simply an uncanny sense for detecting traps. Much, much more. This 1983 behind the scenes special from Return of the Jedi features some outtakes of Ackbar singing about how ugly he is, as well as him saying "penetrate it" over and over. It's priceless.
You know what America is in dire need of? An Imperial Walker. Why? Because why the hell not, dammit. AT-AT FOR AMERICA!
Hey, look, another excuse to give George Lucas some more money! Yes, the entire Star Wars saga is coming to Blu-ray on September 16th.
As Japan does its best to recover from the energy plant disaster at Fukushima, we took the opportunity to travel to other parts of the country, in this case Hiroshima, where we found what looks to be a solar-powered replica...
Now that George Lucas is one of the richest men on the planet, it's unlikely we'll see him pitching us a product (a non-Star Wars-themed one, anyway), but back in the '80s, things were a little bit different.
Built as the centerpiece of a spectacular 10,000 square foot Honolulu mansion, the theater makes you feel like Han Solo in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Custom Home Systems out of San Diego made the theater with all of its electronics and speakers hidden from view, so all you see is the 107-inch screen and the amazing architectural details. There's even a pair of life-sized talking C-3PO and R2-D2, though I really hope this C-3PO isn't one of those droids that jabbers through the entire movie.
Ever notice just how ridiculously worthless the Star Wars stormtroopers are? I mean, for the fear-inspiring, rebel-slaughtering shock troops of the Galactic Empire, they sure do go down real easy when anybody shoots them — anywhere. So, what's the issue? Are they simply all hemophiliacs? Are they suicidal? I think it's more likely that the Empire, concerned with balancing the budget, has skimped on its troopers' armor. I'm pretty sure if we were to clothe the troopers in anything else — ANYTHING else — they'd probably do better out there. After all, how hard can it be to stop a little ray of light? Really effin' tough, actually. Last December, the U.S. Navy developed an injector capable of producing the electrons needed to generate megawatt-class laser beams. That's enough energy to power a Eurostar locomotive at top speed! So what's a casualty-weary empire to do? Let's put 10 different modern materials to the test.
How do you make the original Star Wars films terrifyingly frightening? By adding freakish green kappa monsters to it and putting the friggin' Death Star in Darth Vader's eyeball socket. That's how.
Because George Lucas just doesn't have enough money, he's releasing all six Star Wars movies back to theaters after converting them to 3D. And now the first one has a release date: February 10, 2012.