Boing Boing previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche, who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he was a kid in order to capture the audience's reaction to the original Star Wars. Well, YouTuber user Homer Thompson took that raw audio and put it alongside the visuals from the Star Wars climax, which provides a much better sense of what the audience is responding to. Han's appearance gets the most applause, although the audience is pretty jazzed about the Death Star's destruction too. The whole thing is a reminder of just how mindblowing the original Star Wars was when it first came out.
The Auralnauts have made a delightful career out of making silly Star Wars songs on YouTube, but their latest bop is a whole new level: a generic-ass pop-punk anthem that celebrates every moment in the saga when someone gets ready to go somewhere. It fits the genre so perfectly. I love it, and I hate… READ THE REST
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In the battle of Star Wars and Star Trek, I'm always going to side with the Federation. One could argue that Star Wars is more "fun" than Star Trek, but few can make the argument that it's smarter. Star Trek takes the fantasy of interstellar travel and expatiates on the implications of that reality intelligently. Star Wars, by design, speaks more to the… READ THE REST
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