Archive for 2010

Would You Let Chewbacca Run Your Bar? Team | July 8, 2010

Who would make a better investment partner for a bar called Whiskey Business – Chewbacca or Falkor, the luckdragon from The Neverending Story?

Comedians Chris Gethard and Bobby Moynihan chat on Comedy Central’s Portable Lounge about who they’d pick. Plus Star Wars impressions!

Moynihan: “If I was a bar owner, Chewie is THE best co-pilot ever! He would do everything. He would clean up. Chewie’s like a bouncer too. He has a crossbow which is awesome!”

WATCH VIDEO: Chris Gethard & Bobby Moynihan: Whodja Rather?

Han Solo & Princess Leia Wedding Cake

Bonnie Burton | July 7, 2010

Wedding cakes are always special, but there’s something extra-cool about a Star Wars wedding cake.

Que la fuerza os acompane! May the Force Be With You!

Read more about this cake here.

Swing Jedi Master! Swing! Team | July 7, 2010

Yoda’s wisdom isn’t just for Jedi. The San Diego Padres seem to have adopted a new green mascot, which can’t hurt gaming odds.

Recently, Yoda was spotted with the Padres as they played against the Florida Marlins. Of course, Yoda does have another connection to the Padres. Actress Ashley Eckstein, who voices Jedi Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars animated series and created a new fashion line for female Star Wars fans called Her Universe, is married to Padres’ infielder David Eckstein.

(AP/ Photo/J Pat Carter)

San Diego Padres player Ryan Webb wears a Yoda backpack on his back before the Sunday, June 27, 2010 game in Miami against the Florida Marlins.

Seth Green vs. Warren the Ape with Lightsabers! Team | July 7, 2010

There are good puppets, and there are troubled puppets. Warren the Ape is clearly not a Jedi Master, but he might be too adsorbed in self-help therapy to be a successful Sith Lord.

In his new MTV show Warren the Ape, Warren gives fans a look at his life after his success in the show Greg the Bunny.

Having had a brief taste of success on the former sitcom Greg the Bunny, Warren’s life has been in a downward spiral ever since the show got canceled. Over the past few years, Warren has paid more attention to drugs, booze and women than his career, which as of late has mostly consisted of a series of seedy exploitation films and low-rent theater productions.


Liz Lee Hangs With Stormtroopers Team | July 7, 2010

One of our favorite celeb Star Wars fans and star of MTV show My Life as Liz spent some quality time with the 501st Legion in Texas.

She’s also modeling our exclusive Bow TIE Tuxedo Shirt designed by artist Reece Ward.

Read more about Liz here:

Be sure to follow Liz on Twitter here.

Ashley Eckstein Talks Clone Wars & Geek Girl Gear Team | June 30, 2010

Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars, talks about what she brings to the character of Ahsoka and how Season 3 will tie in with the films, Star Wars fans vs. Disney fans, Alice in Wonderland, her new geek chic fashion line for female Star Wars fans – Her Universe and more with!

WATCH VIDEO: Exclusive: Clone Wars Ashley Eckstein Geeks Out

May the Bagpipes Be With You! Team | June 29, 2010

Songs always sound more majestic somehow when played on the pipes. Here’s a selection of some of our favorite videos of fans playing the Star Wars theme song on the bagpipes!


My Pet AT-AT? Team | June 28, 2010

Filmmaker and Star Wars fan Patrick Boivin made this heartwarming and adorable short movie about an AT-AT toy that lives its life like the family dog.

Boivin says: “When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.”

WATCH VIDEO: AT-AT day afternoon
(via Vimeo)

Walter Cronkite Visits ILM in Early 1980s Video

Pete Vilmur | June 28, 2010 recently posted a heads-up for a rare video gem from the ‘80s offering a glimpse inside the Industrial Light & Magic facility during the classic trilogy era.

Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, who hosted a news science magazine show called “Universe” between 1979 and ’82, took cameras inside the cloistered environs of Industrial Light & Magic where it appears at least one “making of” Empire set-up was re-enacted for the benefit of Cronkite and his audience. Some great chatter between Cronkite and George Lucas, too, who personally hosted the tour.

Check it out — the audio/video quality is pretty sketchy, but the rare look inside the ILM studio during the company’s early days is worth the watch!

Inception Inspired by Star Wars Team | June 28, 2010

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Director Christopher Nolan recently revealed that Star Wars had a deep impact on him as a filmmaker, making films like his new mind-twisting tale Inception possible.

Nolan says about Star Wars:

“That was an entire world that didn’t exist anywhere else before. It only existed in that movie, and then your brain lived in it for a couple of hours, and it stuck with you.”

“Ever since I saw that film, whether I knew it or not, my ambition has been to give the audience that kind of experience. To create a world that they hadn’t expected before and hadn’t seen before and let them lose themselves in it. There’s a huge advantage of jumping into something original that can be anything.”

Read full interview here:
Nolan: Star Wars sparked Inception