My wife says she always thought of Chewbacca as a space sasquatch; I just spotted this delightful "Bigfoot of Endor" t-shirt on Neatorama!
The forest moon was full of furry creatures of all shapes and sizes, and they generally got along just fine thanks to daily parties and plenty of libations, but when the critter they referred to as Bigfoot moved in things got pretty scary. He carried a big bowcaster and a bag full of tiny bones, and when he spoke it sounded like a sheep was being strangled. The little alien bear people now live in fear of the Bigfoot, hoping to one day hire a smuggler to come and take him away...
Karen Hallion has turned her brilliant Princess Leia as Haunted Mansion stretch-gallery character illustration into a limited-edition t-shirt from Teefury. You can only buy it today! (There's also a poster!)
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Thinkgeek sells a line of Star Wars loungers (Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, $70 each) made of 60% cotton/40% polyester blend -- they're basically Star Wars kigurumis, with two front pockets and a drawstring hood. Stylish loungewear for the Star Wars geek in your life!
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Tom Murphy sorted the whole script of Star Wars alphabetically, located the timecode for each spoken word in the film (using the Han Shot first print), and edited the film into alphabetical order. I don't know about you, but I think Kenobi #8 was definitely the best.
The word "lightsaber" only appears once in this film.
There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
The most common word is "the", of course, said 368 times.
The word with most screen time is "you", at 52.56 seconds.
There are 1695 different words, and 11684 total words.
The longest words are "responsibility," "malfunctioning", "worshipfulness", and "identification", all 14 letters.
I labeled the words manually (!) using some software I wrote specifically for the purpose.
This is the Special Edition to troll Han-shot-first purists. Everyone knows the orig is the most legit.
ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically
Following on yesterday's spy shots of Star Wars: Episode 7, TMZ posted photos today that appear to be an under-construction Millennium Falcon and another ship, possibly an X-wing starfighter.
TMZ has a set of leaked photos from the Tunisia et of Star Wars Episode 7 that in short reveal that the JJ Abrams flick will feature life-size creatures and vehicles not just digital FX.
Gotta love a one-man band, especially when he plays a rollicking version of the Star Wars Theme while marching around. (via Devour)
Jeff writes, "Chinese historian Maggie Greene has recently written about one of the strangest treasures in her collection: a Chinese comic book version of Star Wars from 1980, which she aptly describes (with scans to prove it!) as 'a fascinating document' that includes images she thinks may reveal 'a fanciful imagining' of life in a then dimly understood America or generalized West. She notes, for example, a 'dinner scene where a duck (?) is being stuck into a toaster oven (!) & the table has not only a little hot plate, but a crockpot (or rice cooker) there, too.' Whoever drew the pictures, she also points out, 'makes some amusing flubs -- Chewbacca appears in some scenes in a relatively credible way, in others looking like an outtake from Planet of the Apes. It also often looks like something out of a Cold War-era propaganda poster, at least where the details are concerned. Were the actors really garbed in Soviet looking space suits? Was Darth Vader really pacing before a map bearing the location of the Kennedy Space Center?'
[For those who can't get enough of this topic, there are related tweets by both @mcgreenesd Greene herself and Chinese literary translator and now Chinese studies grad student @bokane Brendan O'Kane"
A Long Time Ago in a China Far, Far Away …
Sulka sez, "Someone just released a beautiful work of art at YouTube. If you like Star Wars or are a movie aficionado in general, this is a must see:" In 1981 George Lucas approached David Lynch to direct the final installment of the STAR WARS trilogy. For years fans of Lynch and Lucas have wondered what that surreal vision would look like. Now we finally know.... in David Lynch's RETURN OF THE JEDI.
As redditor Tomcruiseama points out, the $70 Ikea PS 2014 lamp is basically a Death Star: it's a Hoberman-sphere-like lampshade that can be mechanically expanded or contracted to control the amount of light it emits.
If you missed Thinkgeek's sold-out Han Solo in Carbonite rug, here's your chance: the Han Solo in Carbonite towel which is part of a Star Wars Towel set that also includes minimalist Vader/R2/Chewy options. But seriously, the Han Solo is the one to get. $25 each or $70 for the set.
Star Wars Towels
Deviantart's Khallion (who has quite a line in Princess Leia remixes) has posted this Haunted Mansion stretch-gallery/Star Wars mashup that seems to have dropped in from an alternate universe in which the Mansion gets a Star Wars skin. Not that I'd want such a thing to be an annual event, but one special May the 4th event would be something fine indeed.
Leia's Corruptible Mortal State
(via Super Punch)