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Want to appear in the next Star Wars movie as an extra?

May 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Want to appear in the next Star Wars movie as an extra?

J.J. Abrams has teamed up with the charity Unicef to offer fans the chance to appear in shot in the next Star Wars movie and meet JJ himself. Here’s the blurb . . . Star Wars fans, movie lovers, and dreamers, this is it. The return of the most beloved franchise of all time, and […]

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Star Wars the 80s anime.

December 31, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Star Wars the 80s anime.

At last, see the original Japanese science fiction TV series that inspired George Lucas to shoot a live action movie . . . Star Wars the 1980s anime.

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Imperial Death Star: DS-1 Orbital Battle Station: Owner’s Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Imperial Death Star: DS-1 Orbital Battle Station: Owner’s Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

Probably the biggest world-beater in Science Fiction terms has to be the Imperial Death Star as demonstrated in the 70s-80s ‘Star Wars’ films where it annihilated worlds. The ultimate weapon to be used against those nasty rebels who want to dethrone the Emperor Palpatine and keep any other planet’s population in-line should they be planning […]

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Death Star attack… the shocking truth!

March 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Death Star attack… the shocking truth!

An examination of some questionable events and circumstances leading up to the destruction of the Death Star, through the eyes of an amateur investigative journalist within the Star Wars galaxy. The focus is mainly on the connections between the people who created and operated the Death Star and those responsible for destroying it.

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Forget the Oscars, I want to win a C3POscar!

March 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Forget the Oscars, I want to win a C3POscar!

LucasFilm has a fine way of rewarding employees who reach the 20-years’ service mark of their careers down in the StarWars Mines… meet the C3POscar! Nice one, George. This is Paul Matwiy’s award (taken by fellow staffer Brad Bird via Twitter).

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Carrie Fisher back as Princess Leia, for sure.

March 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Carrie Fisher back as Princess Leia, for sure.

Palm Beach Illustrated is a glossy magazine created in 1952 which looks at “high fashion, fine dining, the social scene, exquisite interiors, culture and the arts.” It’s an unusual venue for actress Carrie Fisher to confirm she is definitely coming back as Princess Leia in the new Disney-fied Star Wars films. But it is so! […]

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Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo (book review).

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo (book review).

Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo Thought the Star Wars universe was just six films and some Vodafone ads? Shame on you. With over 200 books, young adult novels, short stories and novellas, there’s a whole lot more out there. The thing is, if you have never picked up a book with […]

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Harrison Ford to return as old Han Solo in next new Star Wars movie.

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Harrison Ford to return as old Han Solo in next new Star Wars movie.

Yes, here’s the scoop, Harrison Ford is set to return as an old Han Solo in the next big new Star Wars movie. Watch the FoxNews video interview and celebrate or weep, depending on your emotional state and take on such things. Watch the latest video at video.latino.foxnews.com

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DARPA build air-robot based on Star Wars droid.

December 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
DARPA build air-robot based on Star Wars droid.

Here’s a nice video of the US defence tech organisation DARPA playing with their hovering V-bat robot – a droid that they clearly based on the Star Wars Imperial Spy Probe Droid. And here’s how it might look in the future…

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World’s largest Star Wars figure collection, currently $8k in online auction.

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
World’s largest Star Wars figure collection, currently $8k in online auction.

And I thought I had a large collection of Star Wars figures (only from my youth, you understand… not allowed to fill the house up with them post-marriage). But I was wrong, for, as you can clearly see, Rancho Obi-Wan has put close to 2000 figures up for auction on eBay… currently bumping along at […]

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