Category: Star Wars

George Lucas Raped Your Childhood? Really?

“Coming soon to a theatre not too far, far away from you …”

The People vs George Lucas is a documentary slated for 2010 that “delves into the impassioned feelings and opinions expressed by fans and foes of legendary screen icon George Lucas, and the many debates surrounding his legacy.” It looks pretty interesting …

Personally, while I hate Jar Jar Binks, I can’t hate George Lucas. The dude created not only an endless universe of characters and stories that have pervaded movies, TV, books, comic books, video games, and toys, but also a sci-fi lexicon that forever changed the way the world thought about science fiction. The Force is strong with him … even if he doesn’t always tap into it as well as he should.

via Topless Robot

Finally, The Force CAN Be With You!

Have you always suspected that your midi-chlorian level is high? That with the proper training, you could lift a large vehicle out of a muddy swamp? That some days, it almost feels as if you really COULD lift your boss off his feet and choke him with nothing more than the power of your mind? Well, young padawan, the time has come to stop being a poseur and find out for sure.

For the low price of just $90-100 (hey the fate of the galaxy might be at stake here!), you’ll soon be able to purchase The Force Trainer. For real. Kind of. With the help of a wireless headset, this toy apparently reads your EEG waves, and based on how focused your brain is, moves a “training sphere” (which looks suspiciously like a ping pong ball) up a tube, accompanied by some sound effects. It’s not much … but you know you want to try it!

What intrigues me about this more than anything else is wondering how long it will take for Nintendo to adapt this kind of technology to the Wii.

Star Wars Holiday Special

The year was 1978. George Lucas got really high one night and decided to make a Star Wars Holiday Special. Which was so bad that it only ever aired once. I missed it the first time around, but it’s one of those things you hear people talking about all the time in sci-fi circles. Now, thanks to the internet, it’s out there for the world to see, complete with 1978 commercials. Enjoy!

via The Movie Blog

Luke Skywalker's Insanely Stupid Plan To Rescue Han Solo from Jabba The Hutt

I read something over at Topless Robot the other day that’s had me chuckling to myself all weekend, so I have to share it. Shaun Clayton’s post was “The 5 Reasons Luke Skywalker is a Complete Idiot“, and while the list as a whole was very funny, his dialogue play for #3 is what I haven’t been able to get out of my head. So I’ve decided to reprint it here, with a few additions, some creative edits, and photos.

Please to enjoy Luke Skywalker telling you his plan to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine at the beginning of Return of the Jedi

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