Archive for 2010



Dave Filoni Talks Clone Wars, Wolves & Football

StarWars.com Team | March 19, 2010

Mandy from TheForce.net chats with Clone Wars Director Dave Filoni about Season 2 and 3 challenges, goals for The Clone Wars, EU, wolves and football!

Excerpt:

Tell us about the average Dave Filoni day.

I get to work around 8:00 am. I use that time to work on various projects related to Clone Wars, future designs, script revisions, shooting a scene. By 9:30 the day gets going normally with Design dailies, then after that I might review a rough episode, watch a color episode, look at revisions, animation, color/lighting, color correct, music review. It all depends where any given episode is at and what has come in. There are also various items to troubleshoot everyday like how to deal with a large amount of characters that require cloth sim, or what language should be used on a particular view screen. No two days are the same, that’s for sure.

You’ve been terribly diplomatic regarding the various arguments over supposed continuity and the Expanded Universe. Are you pleased or have you enjoyed the tie-in work for The Clone Wars (The Karens, Dark Horse, Republic Heroes, etc.)?

I understand the fans’ passion and respect the fact that they have invested a lot of time studying the EU and have grown fond of many characters in it. However, at the end of the day this is George’s universe; he created it, and he has the right to set things the way he sees them. As someone working in the Star Wars Universe I have had incredible access, and time with George, to make sure this series lines up with his universe the way he wants. It’s like when he makes a Star Wars film and produces it, he’s that involved with The Clone Wars.

I do my best to make George aware of existing EU material when I know we are crossing into territory that has been covered, like the Mandalorians, and we debate what might stay and how things can fit, but we can never limit what we are trying to do creatively because of existing EU material. I am aware of a lot of the tie-in work with Clone Wars, and even though there is not a lot compared to other areas of Star Wars, it is almost impossible to keep up with it all. It doesn’t really effect what we do on the series, because our production schedules are so different. If there is a character we like, they may make it into the show in the background possibly, similar to how Aayla appeared in AOTC.

Read the entire interview here:
TFN Interview: Dave Filoni

30 Rock in Carbonite?

StarWars.com Team | March 18, 2010

Carbonite Alert on 30 Rock!

VIDEO CLIP: Don Geiss, America and Hope

Fett’s Just a Sweet Guy Underneath

Pete Vilmur | March 17, 2010

DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) president Martin Thurn sent us a heads-up on a cool Fett cake crafted by local cake ace Michael Abromavage of www.abrocakes.com for a club member’s 40th birthday celebration:

“The cake was four layers of pound cake with the dome made out of Rice Krispy treats,” says Abromavage. “Both the dome and cheekbones were carved into shape. The whole helmet was covered in fondant and then beat up to mimic the damage. All of the other helmet pieces are made with fondant and then hand painted to give it the final look.”

Check out more Star Wars cake goodness in our archive here.

Friend or Fett? The Bounty Hunter Poster Remix

StarWars.com Team | March 15, 2010

SOURCES: TheDailyWhat, io9

Star Wars Shout-Out by Lady Gaga

StarWars.com Team | March 12, 2010

We had a feeling Lady Gaga had some geek mixed with the glitter in her veins, and now thanks to her new music video with Beyonce, it’s pretty clear that she digs Star Wars. In fact, that’s a pretty obscure Boba Fett shout-out in the deadly Cook ‘n Kill recipe in her music video, “Telephone.”

Geeksugar.com reports:

Who knew Gaga was such a geek? Her poisonous Cook n’ Kill recipe gives nods to Dune (Meta-Cyanide), Star Wars (Fex-M3), and Command and Conquer (Tiberium).

According to Wookieepedia:

FEX-M3 was a nerve toxin used extensively by bounty hunters and members of the Assassin’s Guild. Usually delivered as the coating on a poison dart, this toxin could kill a target silently in less than 10 seconds, by causing the brain to release its stored energy, thus boiling the target’s brain. Boba Fett used darts laced with this substance on his knee pad dart launchers. The Imperial military used it with the CSPL-12 projectile launcher. This toxin was used as late as 40 ABY by riot control GAG officers during the Second Galactic Civil War.

Watch her music video here:
Lady Gaga & Beyonce: “Telephone”
(Warning: includes some adult themes)

Lightsaber Graduation on My Life As Liz

StarWars.com Team | March 9, 2010

With all the Star Wars love on MTV’s hit show My Life As Liz, we’re tempted to refer to its star as Jedi Master Liz from here on out!

We’ve already seen Liz Lee in a lightsaber battle with her BFF Sully, and then she picked up a lightsaber again as she chatted about the awkwardness regarding her feelings for Bryson.

So when we saw that her high school’s senior prank right before graduation was a lightsaber flashmob, we were thrilled. In fact, Liz leads the nerds of Burleson High in a Jedi Knight battle and wins!

WATCH VIDEO: My Life As Liz: Lightsaber Senior Prank

Not only did the students show off their best lightsaber (and Force choke) moves, they took their lightsabers to the graduation ceremony and waved them in the air at the end.

WATCH FULL EPISODE: My Life As Liz: The End of the Beginning

May the Force be with Liz, always.

Star Wars LEGO Taste Test!

StarWars.com Team | March 9, 2010


How well do you know your LEGO collection? Could you identify your LEGOs one by one in a blind taste-test? Well this girl can. In fact, she did so on a German game show. Prepare to be impressed.

WATCH VIDEO: Kinderwette Star Wars

Kid Clone Wars Toy Reviews

StarWars.com Team | March 9, 2010

Check out these awesome video reviews of Clone Wars toys from a young fan named Kev from Lancashire who really knows his stuff!

It’s a great way to take a look at some of the latest Star Wars toys through the eyes of the next generation of collectors!

WATCH VIDEOS HERE:
DarthDalek77 Video Toy Reviews!

Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast Launches

Pete Vilmur | March 5, 2010

If you’ve got a bent for all-things-vintage Star Wars and want to drop in on some hardcore collector discussion of 12-backs, Brazilian Vlixes, and C-3PO Underoos (fear not — the hosts keep the discussion accessible for beginners — however, if Underoos need to be explained to you, better do some brushing up on your kid-skivvy history), check out the new Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast, or “Chive Cast” for short.

Hosted by Skye Paine and Stephen B. Danley, the first entry in this new series has a healthy dose of vintage discussion but also touches on Celebration V, Hasbro’s new Vintage Collection, focus collectors, and a new Jawa collector site.

Give it a listen and post your responses here! And don’t forget to check out the very cool ForceCast if you find collecting conversation to your liking.

The Foos Who Follows Him

Pete Vilmur | March 5, 2010

It’s Rebels vs. stormtroopers in this 100% LEGO Star Wars foosball creation posted by builder Connor Flynn over at theslipperybrick.com. While we’d love to see some close-ups of this piece, it is possible to discern Admiral Ackbar, an X-wing pilot and others pitted against an army of stormtroopers. Regardless of how functional this thing may or may not be, the display value is what really kicks on this piece.

Thanks to StarWars.com contributor Jeremy Beckett for the heads up!