Archive for 2009

How Long Could Luke Survive in a Tauntaun? Team | December 14, 2009

Here’s something to think about the next time you’re complaining about how cold it is outside. At least you’re not stuck inside a tauntaun trying to stay alive.

In a normal environment, a carcass gets cold in 8 to 36 hours losing an average rate of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit per hour. However, the ice world of Hoth is not an average environment. The Star Wars database lists that Hoth reaches nightly temperatures of -60 F. In a frigid, sub-zero environment, body heat can be lost almost 32 times faster. This means a Tauntaun’s body heat could drop almost 51.2 F every hour. Considering that Han Solo’s Tauntaun died of severe hypothermia even before it was cut open with Luke’s lightsaber, one could assume it’s core body temperature was already well below normal.

The problem for Luke is if the Tauntaun’s body temperature reaches freezing point those once toasty guts, blood, and assorted alien goo, will in fact become a frozen coffin. If the Tauntaun died of cardiac arrest due to hypothermia with an average body temperature of 75 F (23 C), and if Tauntaun blood freezes at 28.4 F (-2 C), then Han has roughly 56 minutes to set up a shelter before Luke once again is in danger of losing his life in the barren wasteland of Hoth.

Read the full article here:
How Long Could Luke Survive in a Tauntaun?

Darth Stewie Invades FOX Lot Team | December 14, 2009

Creator of TV series Bones, Hart Hanson tweets today that his co-worker Dean Lopata just spotted none other than a gigantic Darth Stewie on the FOX Lot.

Millennium Falcon Bed Team | December 14, 2009

Photos by Heather Leah Kennedy
Bed by Kayla Kromer

The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, is now the comfiest thanks to talented artist and Star Wars fan Kayla Kromer who made this awesome Millennium Falcon bed complete with lights.

Check out more photos here:
Millennium Falcon Bed
SOURCE: Gizmodo

Vote for Mark Hamill as Best Voice in the 2009 VGAs Team | December 10, 2009

There have been a lot of great Jokers over the long history of the Batman franchise, but our favorite is Mark Hamill for admittedly biased reasons (sorry, Cesar Romero).  Hamill first took up the Joker mantle in the glory days of the ’90s Batman animated series, and though others have played the role in more recent incarnations, the makers of Arkham Asylum rightly tapped Mark to reprise his high-energy performance as the quintessential Batman villain.


The Video Game Awards are looking for votes for the best voice performance in a 2009 video game, and Mark Hamill is one of the nominees. Head over there and make your voice heard by voting for him as your fave. The VGAs air live on Spike on December 12, at 8pm.

Seasons Greetings from Golden Gate Garrison Team | December 9, 2009

Golden Gate Garrison wishes you all Happy Holidays — and so does the Darth Stewie float!

Photo by Karen Louie, Card by John Schlosser.

Kid Test Labs Reviews Draw Clone Wars Book

Bonnie Burton | December 9, 2009

The parents and kids at Kid Test Labs shot this awesome video reviewing the new book Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (written by Bonnie Burton, illustrated by Grant Gould) published by Klutz Books.

The video shows various kids as they draw everything from General Grievous to battle droids using the tutorials and tracing pages from the book.

Bonus points to the young artist who took up the “double dog dare” challenge to draw a “a fairy princess General Grievous” complete with gnomes!

WATCH VIDEO: Get Klutz Wit It

The Ewoks Are Not What They Seem Team | December 9, 2009 gives a heads-up to a video that recently surfaced showing David Lynch (director of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, etc) explaining why he turned down the offer to direct Return of the Jedi. From scifiwire:

At a seminar last month at New York’s Russian Tea Room, sponsored by the Hudson Union Society, the director of Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive talked about the James Bond-like arrangements he had to make to meet with Lucas, how he reacted when he saw a Wookiee for the first time and why Lucas shouldn’t be driving a Ferrari.

Of course, the directing role ultimately went to Richard Marquand, but one has to wonder what might have been if Lynch had accepted — check out the story and video here .

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Fett Hates Fruitcake: 12 Days of SPACE-Mas! Team | December 8, 2009

Boba Fett unwrapping fruit cake? Darth Vader getting fuzzy slippers from the Emperor? Ugly tie for a Tusken Raider? Must be the holidays!

From Dec. 23-Jan. 3, SPACE Channel (Canada) will host 12 Days of SPACE-Mas programming with the entire Star Wars saga and The Clone Wars movie, along with zombie movies, superhero movies, end of the world movie marathon, Torchwood: Children of Earth, Doctor Who, StarGate, Star Trek movies and more!

To get their viewers excited for their full-of-awesome programing, SPACE made this entertaining promo video featuring some of your favorite Star Wars characters getting less-than-spectacular presents. Bonus points for giving Darth Maul a bottle of Ewok After Shave!


Here’s some of our favorite moments from the hilarious promo:


Annie Noms for Clone Wars & Robot Chicken Team | December 7, 2009

Looks like the Force is strong with The Annie Awards. The Intl. Animated Film Society announced the nominations last Tuesday. Winners will be revealed at ceremonies Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Kevin Kiner is nominated for “Music in a Television Production” for
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Weapons Factory” episode.

While our friends at Shadow Machine are up for “Best Animated Short Subject” award for their Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5.

Go Team Star Wars!

Read more about it here:
Coraline tops Annie nominations
(via Variety)

Darth Stewie Float & 501st at San Jose Parade Team | December 7, 2009

Our friends in the 501st Legion Golden Gate Garrison marched in the 2009 San Jose Holiday Parade. Not only did fans get to see stormtroopers and Darth Vader, but they were followed by gigantic Darth Stewie float!

WATCH VIDEO: 501st in 2009 San Jose Holiday Parade

Thanks Elton!