Dec
01
2014
6

The inevitable ‘Star Wars VII Trailer, George Lucas Special Edition version’ post.

You have our collective permission to keep George Lucas away from the editing room on this one, Disney. We might even forgive you if your security staff – well, no, you shouldn’t break people’s hands. But don’t let him ‘help’ any more than you possibly can, because it will inevitably end in this:

Inevitably.

Via Do-Gooder Press.

Nov
28
2014
19
Nov
17
2014
7

I imagine that this is how a unreformed junkie feels.

You look at it, and you know.

You know how this ends: with you in a dark room, ready to go bang the gong again.  You can tell yourself stories.  But you know that you aren’t strong enough to hold out. Just once more, for old time’s sake.  What’s the harm?  I’m not that person anymore.  Only… you are.  And you’re about to go prove it to everyone.

It is… your destiny.

Via @BrianFaughnan.

Moe Lane

[PS: I should note, by the way, that it’s almost certainly not an official trailer. We know this because it hasn’t saturated, and I am using that term in as literally a sense as I can, the Internet.]

Aug
29
2014
17

Let me solve the ‘original Star Wars is not available’ dispute.

I have absolutely, positively, I respect these people utterly, no problems with those who are reconstructing the original Star Wars movie frame by frame because George Lucas is a frustrated would-be auteur who can’t stand the fact that he will go down in movie history for creating the greatest space opera of his century.  But the man is a would-be auteur who got bought out by the Mouse.  For an insane amount of money – and if Disney didn’t lock down the redistribution rights to George Lucas’s cocktail napkin scribbles in the process, well, I can’t believe that Disney didn’t do that.

So, here’s how it can play out:.

  • Disney collectively realizes that enough people will pay cash money for the original Star Wars trilogy to justify a DVD set.
  • Disney collectively realizes that those same people will visibly not care if Disney breaks George Lucas’s hands if that’s what it takes to get access to the original footage.
  • Disney releases the dang movies.
  • George Lucas whines about it, and goes back to obsessively trying to edit his epic space operas into something that doesn’t burn his soul.

I think that this is reasonable.

Via… hrm. :clickety click click: Ah, Hot Air Headlines.

May
04
2014
12

Your Glorious Fourth epic Imperial agitprop for the day.

I have been reminded of this classic piece from 2002, making the case for the Empire.

STAR WARS RETURNS today with its fifth installment, “Attack of the Clones.” There will be talk of the Force and the Dark Side and the epic morality of George Lucas’s series. But the truth is that from the beginning, Lucas confused the good guys with the bad. The deep lesson of Star Wars is that the Empire is good.

It’s a difficult leap to make–embracing Darth Vader and the Emperor over the plucky and attractive Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia–but a careful examination of the facts, sorted apart from Lucas’s off-the-shelf moral cues, makes a quite convincing case.

(more…)

May
04
2014
3

May the Fourth Be With You.

This is a somewhat different Troops than you’re accustomed to:

Different theme song (somebody probably complained), much better video quality. So it goes.

May
02
2014
1

oh god i would give them the money for this

i would give them all the money and smile the entire time because it would be worth all the money

Apr
29
2014
7

I hope that @TheWookieeRoars said ‘Just start putting on the zeroes, boys…’

“…I’ll let you know when there’s enough of ‘em.”

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga,Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, andKenny Baker in the new film.

Via Hot Air, where Allahpundit has gone through the depths of despair and utter futility to the placid pools found beyond, and thus to a place where he can hope that “people will be pleasantly surprised by the results.” Me? I’m a Philistine, boychiks. Gimme what I crave! And go ahead and pass around all those tons of Disney cash freely there, Abrams. To quote Commander Riker: when the train comes in, everybody rides.

Apr
12
2014
8

Tweet of the Day, This Is A Portent edition.

I dunno a portent of what, yet, but there’s some definite portent-like activity going on, there.

Nov
02
2013
5

My basic issue with the Wars on Kinkade series.

This is going around – basically, the artist is inserting Star Wars imagery into examples of Thomas Kinkade‘s work – and while I get the concept I have to say that I find the works  themselves to be hit-and-miss, and mostly miss. Let me show you two examples, and I’ll explain why. (more…)

Sep
27
2013
3

“4 Rules to Make Star Wars Great Again.”

There ain’t a dang thing in this that I disagree with. And I’m not even going to try to add anything to it, either. I’ll settle for these four things.

Via AoSHQ.

Apr
17
2013
3

“I do not recognize the chair.”

That’s the first point where I lost it.

Via:

Moe Lane

PS: Personally, I happen to agree with Patton: they should bring back Boba Fett.

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